Self-care beauty ritualsScroll Down
Part of feeling good is looking good, after all. These beauty experts share their regimen.
BY BELLE RODOLFO
IMAGES CARE OF BIANCA MASCENON, NICOLE LIMOS-MORALES AND TRINA EPILEPSIA
We know self-care shouldn’t be restricted to massages, candles, and skincare -- but we are totally here for that part of it. Pasyal talks to three women in the beauty industry on what their beauty rituals are like, that have helped them through this time, when self-care means both pampering and survival.
Bianca Mascenon, Marketing Manager Beauty MNL
Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash and Hand Balm
“I am obsessed with taking care of my hands. I use hand cream regularly, and the scent of the Reverence Hand Balm from Aesop is my favorite. I slather it on whenever I'm stressed, and the scent gives me the permission to sigh and relax. Another thing I've grown to love doing is wash my hands. Not that I didn't before, it's just that it was never as spa-like and relaxing until I've tried Aesop's Reverence. I love the scent, and the little scrub it gives feels like heaven.”
Visit Aesop at Greenbelt 5.
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
“I will admit, I may have fallen off the skincare train during this pandemic, but the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Dear Klairs has definitely inspired me to get back on track. It just smells so good, feels so gentle (on my lockdown-stressed skin), and not surprisingly, having a toner that I actually enjoy using makes me want to complete all the steps in my skincare routine.”
Visit Beauty Bar at Trinoma.
Nicole Limos Morales, Editor and Content Creator at @thebeautyedit.ph; former Beauty Editor of Town&Country Philippines
Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure
“Patchology is such a great mask brand so I had high expectations with this foot soak and I’m glad it really delivered. I had to wear socks for a while a week after this treatment because my feet were really shedding skin. When I posted this on Stories, I got a lot of messages asking if it’s better than Baby Foot, which I also love. I’d say it’s pretty similar as they both use AHAs and BHA as peeling agents, which make your feet start peeling from Day 5 to 7.
This one has glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and citric acids and an additional brightening blend of botanical extracts. What I like about this is the sock itself, which is lined with a nice good fabric that allows an even soak and application, which is usually the problem with other foot peels that can make the skin surface uneven.
It also had a good sealing tape which allowed me to walk and stand while using the soak without any of the solution oozing out of the bootie. You get more value for your money too because as I earlier mentioned, you get two treatments in a box. This one is available at Beauty Bar.”
Visit Beauty Bar at Alabang Town Center
“I use all these alongside skincare. I know these won’t work as much as the treatments I get at the dermatologist but I’d take anything now because I’m still wary about heading out unnecessarily. These gadgets have transformed my nighttime regimen into a very relaxing ritual.
As a new mom, I feel like my evenings have become my ultimate Me Time, where I indulge in beauty application and at-home treatments thrice a week . This habit has really helped me stay sane amid the lockdown, among other things.”
Trina Epilepsia, Beauty Editor of MEGA Magazine
Aesop Citrus Melange Cleanser
“I took a lot of baths during the quarantine. I still do. It’s partly because I’m so hot all the time (being pregnant and then taking care of a newborn means there’s a permanent sheen of sweat on your body) and because taking a shower reset my mood.
If I got mad, frustrated, anxious, despondent—I would go to the shower. Sometimes I would take as many five showers a day, and the Aesop cleanser was perfect because it didn’t dry my skin and its scent, an herby, woodsy citrus seemed designed to calm nerves and uplift the senses.”
Visit Aesop at Greenbelt 5.
Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
“One of the reasons I wear makeup is to get me in the right frame of mind. Applying it is a ritual. On the days when I can’t even be bothered by tinted moisturizer or cream blush, I push myself to “put on” eyebrows.
Gimme Brow+ gives my sparse brow hair thickness, color and shape in a way that looks natural and not overly made-up. It’s trivial, but having my brows done makes me feel like I made an effort and, consequently, its as if all is not lost and I can do more.”
Visit Benefit at Greenbelt 5.
What's your self-care beauty regimen?