If someone told me that the sun would cause such havoc to my skin, I would’ve spend my days hidden under a rock. But hey, that’s not necessarily how I would want to live my life. My parents taught me that one should exist with a sense of free-will and to never be afraid of making mistakes. Thus, if you were to see me bare (Don’t worry! I’ll save you the torment) dark spots have unreservedly appeared on my face as I come of age. And no, it is not the adorable “freckles” kind.
You see growing up in Manila, I never really paid attention to the abbreviations SPF, UVB and UVA’s. There were only the occasional BRB, LOL and plenty of WTF’s. I was living life vicariously searching for the meaning of it without protecting my skin from the sun’s harmful rays. I remember my family and I would often head to the beach, hit the trending resorts skin exposed to embrace the sun’s warmth without knowledge of the harm it can impose. I was young. I just didn’t care. And together with teenage acne…. Well, we all know where this is going. Now, here I am in search for repair from the wear and tear that skin have endured over the years.
Because of it, I’ve spent most of my time hiding my flaws through makeup trying to alter how I look and tailoring it to look a certain way. But after years of getting up two hours before a scheduled appointment, I decided I want to stay in bed just a little longer. My husband always tells that I am beautiful naturally, that I don’t need to change a thing. It’s not that I don’t believe him completely. I really do. But at the end of the day, it is really about convenience, what’s practical and how I see myself.
The mission is skin that’s healthy and requires minimal touch ups. The real goal is to venture out into the world of beauty for products and services that will help me achieve my best skin ever. Hopefully this blog can provide peace to those who are skin weary and help others to find their happiest skin. Happy skin, happy you!