Bea Benedicto, Vern Enciso and Michelle Dy Share Tips On Loving Yourself A Little Extra This Season

MANILA, Philippines — As we experience the hustle and bustle of this ever-stressful pandemic world, it’s important to dedicate some time in your day to help make you feel safe, cared for, and healthy. That’s where self-care comes in. A self-care ritual is all about knowing what you need to make yourself feel good.

“Self-care to me means shifting my gaze back inward—towards me and my needs,” Bea Benedicto said during a livestream event with NIVEA and Lazada last September 7, 2021. “We’re so used to a society where we always have to care [about] what other people see, and I’ll admit I can get so focused on work I forget about myself.”

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Keep reading to find out other ways to help make yourself feel good and love yourself extra!

Put your mental health first.

Maintaining the habit of self-care plays a vital role in keeping your mental state healthy, too. Not only does it help keep you happy by allowing yourself to focus on you, it also brings a sense of normalcy. “Self-care was something I prioritized ever since the pandemic started last year,” recalled Vern Enciso when asked about the importance of self-care. “I realized that if I can’t control the environment or whatever happens outside my house, I can control what happens inside. I make sure to practice self-care every day to make me feel better about what’s going on during these times.”

Strike a balance.

Self-care isn’t limited to reading and exercising, it can also come in the form of work-life balance. “I practice self-care by keeping everything balanced. A balanced amount of me time, life, work and leisure. I think that’s the only way for me to survive this pandemic,” said Michelle Dy.

Give your skin the care it deserves.

It’s important to have a fool-proof skincare routine that caters to your skin’s needs. That way, you feel confident and ready to face the world. “NIVEA’s message of self-care, empowerment, and self-confidence helps me a lot. So whenever I use their products for my self-care routine, that’s how I feel – cared for, empowered and confident,” said Michelle Dy.

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After a long day, cleanse your skin from impurities with the NIVEA Extra White MicellAIR Cleanser. It has 10x oxygen boost that helps repair signs of skin stress, and pearl and licorice extracts that give you brighter, blemish-free skin. This 3-in-1 makeup remover, toner and cleanser contains 0% alcohol so you’re sure that it’s gentle on your skin.

Follow up with NIVEA Extra White Whip Foam for that extra caring double cleanse. Aside from pearl extract serum that brightens the skin, it also has 3x richer moisturizers that help keep it nourished, baby-soft, and smooth. 

With all the washing we have to do, it’s important to give the skin on our body that extra care. Go with tried and tested products that won’t break the bank. “The pandemic taught me to be smart with money and to look for affordable products that do the job well,” said Vern Enciso. “Ever since I was a teenager, my mom reminded me to always moisturize after showering or washing my hands and I couldn’t live without lotion ever since. NIVEA’s lotion line helps me get the nutrients and moisture my skin needs within my budget.”

NIVEA Extra White Smooth & Firm Lotion is infused with ingredients that help relieve the signs of skin stress for healthy, stress-free skin. It has Q10 that helps in the repair and restoration of skin elasticity, has 50x more vitamin C that helps brighten dull stressed skin and UVA/B filters to protect from the damaging rays of the sun or the harmful rays from your computer/phone screens, too.

Don’t skip your underarm care routine!

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Just because everyone’s stuck indoors doesn’t mean we should neglect our underarms. “NIVEA has always been a go-to for products that not only provide results, they also bring me a lot of joy and relaxation,” Bea Benedicto said. Stick to one that protects your underarms from sweat and odor while being gentle enough to reverse underarm skin damage, ‘caused by shaving or harsh ingredients.

NIVEA Extra Whitening Deo gives 48HR protection from sweat and odor, and has licorice for intense whitening and skin nutrients from avocado extract to gently care for your underarms. It also comes in roll-on, stick and spray formats, so there’s one that fits your routine. Whether you’re like Bea that prefers sticks for quick-dry feeling, or the others who prefer using spray for easier application.

Whenever you’re feeling a little down with the current situation we’re facing, remember to love yourself extra. It can spell a lot of difference not only on your skin, but also on your overall well-being. All the products mentioned above are available at Watsons stores nationwide and online via Lazada, Shopee, and BeautyMNL.