After swinging by the salon for a much needed hair makeover last week, was an intimate dinner by Dove, with fellow beauty bloggers held at Japan Room in Ascott Hotel in Makati. I know I have practically made myself scarce when it comes to events lately. For a good reason, of course. My schedule is loaded and I have my priorities to zero in to. But skin care is something that’s really close to my kikay heart. So, I gladly squeezed that in my book. 🙂
Gem Laforteza of Unilever started off the discussion as he told us what to expect of this intimate Dove event. Everything will be basically about the importance of proper skin moisturization.
The Magnitude of Moisture was discussed by Dermatologist Dra. Tiongson. From the basic parts of the skin, skin types, to the types of moisturizers and their functions.
For reference, Skin Types are categorized as such:
1. Oily Skin
- Abundance of sebaceous glands
- Young people
2. Dry Skin
- Dry on the cheeks and jawline
- Over 50 years of age
3. Normal – Combination Skin
- Oily skin on the forehead, nose and chin
- Drier skin on the skin and neck
- Bland oleagnous substances applied to skin by rubbing.
- Replace natural skin oils.
- Cover tiny fissures in the skin.
- Provide soothing protective film.
- Slows evaporation of water.
- Maintains hydration.
- Improves appearance and tactile properties of dry skin.
Functions of Moisturizers:
- Repair skin barrier.
- Increase water content.
- Reduce TEWL. (TransEpidermal Water Loss)
- Restore lipid barrier’s ability to attract, hold and redistribute water.
For dinner, I chose a flavorful, spicy chicken dish.
The caramel within these cups totally won me over.
We also had fruits. If there is anything in our diet that we can incorporate that will definitely help boost our skin moisture, this is definitely it. Well, I personally believe that I have to incorporate more fruits to my everyday diet. I haven’t always been a big fruit eater.
We were ushered to the posh washroom of Ascott Hotel to have our individual skin moisture test. I initially got a reading of 41.6%. Afterwhich, I was asked to wash the same spot with Dove Beauty Bar. Had another skin moisture test done and instantly gave me a 46% reading. The digits apparently signifies our moisture level. Boy, have I got to moisturize! I have always been on the oily side for as long as I can remember. But I guess, the table is slowly turning and I have got to give more attention to the very thing that I have always taken for granted. Thanks for the heads up, Dove! 🙂
When I went back to the room, there was yet another test waiting for me. The quick quiz is designed to tell me how old my skin is. How cool is that? Since instruction was given while I was in the washroom, I messed up my numbers. But figured it out soon enough. I scored 34, my exact age. While looking my age shouldn’t be all that bad. I certainly can do better, right? Right.
After all that learning about moisture, popular makeup artist, Xeng Zulueta took the floor and affirmed that a good skin is handsdown, the perfect canvas. And a good skin has the proper moisture. While squeaky clean can work for cars and floors, it definitely isn’t for the face. Xeng Zulueta then demonstrated the “No Makeup” Makeup Look like the pro that she is. Effortless.
The “No Makeup” Makeup Look by Xeng Zulueta on Hannah of Flaircandy.com
Xeng Zulueta and moi. She’s such a darling! I started following her on Twitter that same night.
Photo with the lovely beauty bloggers, Dove (Unilever) and Bridges peeps
(grabbed from Rowena of Animetric’s World).