Despite the glamour, being in the limelight is no easy job. One has to be always camera-ready. That has to be tough, right? That’s why actress, comedienne and TV host Alex Gonzaga takes good care of herself, especially her skin.
Here, Alex shares her skin care routine, to maintain her clear, radiant and acne-free skin:
- Get a good night’s sleep
Stress causes sebaceous glands to produce more oil and make skin extra oily leading to acne formation. Alex tries to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night to reduce her stress level. Sleep helps the skin recover after a long tiring day.
- Drink lots of water
Drinking water flushes out internal toxins and hydrates the skin from the inside out. Alex keeps a bottle of water on standby to keep her hydrated during long hours of shoot.
- Make time for exercise
Exercise is good for blood circulation. Physical activity cuts stress which may contribute to acne. Improved blood circulation sends more oxygen to your skin cells and carries the cell wastes away. Pilates is Alex’s exercise of choice.
- Remove makeup before you go to sleep
Before going to sleep, Alex makes sure to remove all traces of makeup from her face so that her pores are not clogged with sweat, dust, and dirt.
- Invest in an over-the-counter product
Alex swears by Proactiv, the leading anti-acne treatment product that is safe and effective for almost everyone. She shares that “Proactiv has always been part of my beauty regimen for six years. Its specially-formulated ingredients help treat and prevent acne so I won’t have to deal with it.”
Proactiv is a complete 3-Step System that knocks out acne, and is very easy to use:
- Step 1 is the Renewing Cleanser, an oil-free, soap-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria with U.S. prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide.
- Step 2 is the Revitalizing Toner, a refreshing alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores.
- Step 3 is the Repairing Treatment, a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria.
Every Proactiv kit comes with a free Proactiv Refining Mask, a rich, deep-cleansing mask formulated with sulfur, a proven acne- fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin.
Aside from Alex’s skin care tips, the following steps will also help in preventing acne:
- Be conscious of foods that trigger acne
Research suggests that too much insulin in the bloodstream can lead to the growth of pore-clogging cells and boost action in the oil glands.
What you can do to have fewer breakouts is to make changes in your diet. Add more whole grains, beans, and veggies and cut back on pasta, white rice, white bread, and sugar.
- Cleanse twice a day
Wash your face thoroughly and gently in the morning and at night, and use cleansers that are noncomedogenic.
Having smooth and acne-free skin just like that of Alex Gonzaga is as simple as maintaining a healthy skin care habit that includes regularly using Proactiv’s 3-step solution.
Get Proactiv online, and from Watson’s and SM department stores nationwide.