"My goal is not to wake up at 40 with the bitter realization that I've wasted my life on a job I hate because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens."
- Daria Morgendorffer
An additional goal is to wake up at 40 with the same skin I had in my late 20s.
For reference, I am 30 years old (going on 31 on April 6) and this is what my bare face looks like*:
*Photo taken using the front cam of a Huawei P9. No filters used but the photo's brightness was adjusted using A Color Story.
Whilst my skincare routine may still be considered "simple" and by some, I'd have to agree that it has become more complicated as compared to the simple facial wash-and-go routine I was used to. Nowadays, aside from my trusted facial wash, it involves exfoliation two to three times a week, facial masks at least once a week, toner, moisturizer, serum, facial oil, makeup remover, and SPF.
If you think about your skincare rituals from five to ten years ago, the basics were able to keep your skin clear and well-hydrated BUT if you take a closer look at our environment now and analyze what our skin faces each day — like pollution, harsher UV rays, and stress — you’ll realize that these basics are no longer enough. Today’s Filipina is in need of modern-day skincare solutions that can keep up with her ever-evolving skin needs and on-the-go lifestyle.