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  • Want To Go Barefaced Like Bianca Gonzalez? Moms Recommend These Products

    Bianca Gonzalez went barefaced in her recent 40th birthday photoshoot, and we could only say, "Sana all."
Want To Go Barefaced Like Bianca Gonzalez? Moms Recommend These Products
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  • Who would still dare to go bare face in a world full of extended eyelashes, tattooed eyebrows, and contoured cheeks?

    Despite being conscious about her skin imperfections, host and mom of two Bianca Gonzalez embraces her natural beauty as she flaunts her bare face on her 40th birthday portrait shoot. 

    "Beej, I turn 40 this March, and I wanna shoot a portrait that's very raw, no makeup or styling, literally 'this is me' ang peg," she told photographer BJ Pascual.

    Bianca has always been proud of her morena skin, and she fully embraces her flaws, dark knees, scars, and all. However, she still gets conscious of it at times.

    READ ALSO: Bianca Gonzalez Gets Tattoos Of Daughters' Names: Their Names On My Skin 'Feels Magical’

    In a previous Smart Parenting article, Bianca described how acne breakouts could be very frustrating. Read more about it here

    Netizens laud Bianca for her bold move. One user said, "Very insightful and inspiring! Super love the idea — something women should look up to embracing the "real you."

    BJ, meanwhile, shared how he enjoyed the shoot. "The funny thing is, her skin was actually SO GOOD that even WITHOUT a stitch of makeup, it looked flawless in the test shots! I actually had to adjust the lighting a lot to make it more “unflattering” —to make it more obvious that she wasn’t wearing any makeup! Aside from that, it was the most chill shoot ever and I’m thankful to Bianca for trusting me with this shoot!"

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     Why women should try the no-make-up look

    Author Louisa May Alcott once said, "Love is a great beautifier." Loving and being confident about yourself makes you more beautiful. While wearing makeup makes us feel pretty, here are some reasons why we should try to go barefaced:

    1. You'll build your self-confidence

    Try looking in front of a mirror and see all those fine lines, freckles, dark spots, and stretch marks. Look beyond what you can see, and you'll see that your inner strength defines your natural beauty.

    As one user said, "True beauty comes with happiness and contentment. Invest in your inner beauty, and you'll radiate more than ever."

    READ ALSO: 8 Celebrity Moms That Are As Proud And Powerful As Their Postpartum Tiger Stripes

    2. You'll save your skin from having breakouts

    Putting a lot of products on our skin will have clashing effects on our skin that may lead to breakouts. Excessive makeup may lead to dry or oily skin, eye infections, discoloration, and hormonal imbalances. Wearing less make-up helps your skin breathe. Letting your skin rest once in a while and just sticking to the basics can keep it healthy.

    3. You'll appreciate your natural beauty

    Many people feel pressured to conform to the world's standard of beauty. However, it takes courage to go out without make-up, but it will make you appreciate your natural beauty.

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    7 mom-recommended skincare products that will help you go barefaced

    Instead of investing too much in makeup, it is better to invest in quality skincare products that contain vitamins for your skin. 

    1. Dove Beauty Bar White 90g for Deep Nourishment (Php 157.00/pack of three)

    PHOTO BY SHOPEE

    This beauty bar has mild cleansers that help wash away bacteria and contain about 1/4 moisturizing cream. It helps skin feel softer, smoother, and healthier-looking.

    What we love about Dove is the advocacy behind its products. They encourage its users to develop their self-esteem by advocating in "The Real Beauty Pledge." In their commercials, they portray women as they are. 

    Buy it on Shopee here

    2. Luxe Organix Whitening Repair Toner 150mL, Cleanser 150mL, Moisturizer 80ml, & Serum 30ml Bundle (Php 1299.00)

    PHOTO BY SHOPEE
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    These products are free from harsh chemicals such as alcohol, parabens, and fragrance, making them safe for breastfeeding moms. This bundle is good for up to six months of use.

    Buy it on Shopee here

    3. Cetaphil Brightness Reveal Creamy Cleanser 100g (Php 432.00)

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    This gentle cleanser washes away dullness for vibrant, radiant skin. The creamy texture transforms with water into a comforting cocooning lather that leaves skin soft and smooth. It is also hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and clinically tested to respect sensitive skin. 

    Buy it on Shopee here.

    4. Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (Php 200.00)

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    A proven and tested effective cleanser, this product will give you a refreshing feeling to start the day right.

    Buy it on Shopee here.

    5. SKINFOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash Off 100g (P297.00)

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    What we love about this Korean beauty product is that it is 100% organic and made of real food. Some of their products are made of real tomatoes, lemons, or cucumbers. This Black Sugar Mask is made of brown sugar. This is used for exfoliating and moisturizing and is enriched with vitamins and minerals to hydrate and nourish the skin. Dead skin cells are scrubbed away, leaving skin soft and glowing.

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    Buy it on Shopee here

    6. Mama Blends Skin Bloom Premium Korean Collagen Juice Drink (P288.00)

    PHOTO BY MAMA BLENDS

    This juice helps brighten your complexion, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, correct dark spots, and even protect your skin from the sun. These are proven safe for breastfeeding mothers as well!

    Buy it on Shopee here.

    It's best to consult your dermatologist before using any product, but these are our recommended and tested products for moms.

    Now is the time to feel and look your best. Moms can only feel their best when our cups are full. We can always recharge with proper rest, hydration, and skincare. Lastly, love and embrace yourself, and you'll feel more beautiful than ever before.

    Check out 8 easy and doable beauty tips for new moms, according to the Smart Parenting Mom Squad here.

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