My All Time Skin and Beauty Secret!

Published September 9, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva












I somehow avoid naming brands for a long time in this blog because I don’t want to associate this into advertisement page from where people are earning from their blog through their reviews, but thanks to demands of people asking for my skin care secret, I finally got inspired to write about it. I’ve been an avid user of Clinique’s 3-Step for 5 months now starting with:

Step 1: Cleanse-using Mild Liquid Facial Soap
This cleanser promises to clean the face lifting off all dirt and oil without drying skin out. It also preps skin for the exfoliation in Step 2.

Step 2: Exfoliate using Clarifying 2
they call this the ‘difference maker’ as it is chosen specifically for my skin type. It has exfoliating properties to shift dead skin cells from the face.

Step 3: Moisturize with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Described as a ‘moisture drink’ this light lotion hydrates and helps the skin maintain its moistures balance.

* Also got this travel sizes from duty free so that I can bring it to layovers.

My skin is actually low maintenance and white since birth, the explanation why it’s getting fairer and fairer is because I’m not an outdoor person. I don’t have a regular dermatologist neither tried expensive treatments or magic creams, I’m not prone to breakouts but like an average person, I get pimple too! Sometimes I’ll go for a diamond peel but that’s rarely. With Clinique products my skin became smoother and blemish free with or without make up maybe because it’s allergy tested and fragrance-free, which avoid any harsh reaction to face. I have one complain though, large pores are visible up-close! But as the saying goes, nobody’s perfect!


Do things that make you happy, wake up with a smile, bring out the child in you go to the playground. Swing and slide with your siblings. Things like that will surely brings out the natural glow in you and don’t be ashamed to collect toys! Who would have thought that I’m still collecting Hello kitty stuff from all over the world! And my room is still surrounded by little mermaids and Hello Kitties!

 Life is actually full of humour a small practical jokes that dont hurt anyone makes me laugh. Television does provide humor of course but for me real life humor is the best, often subtle, sometimes missed, but so valuable. Laugh literally lifts the spirits and helps you burn calories as well! 


Genetics plays a role too. Here’s a fact!  I don’t remember seeing my mom with an acne breakout in my entire life! She also uses Clinique products eversince and just like me she doesn’t go to derm clinic but spas, people always mistaken her as my sister, at her age it’s really amazing that she don’t have fine lines or wrinkles! Her hand is even more smoother than my hand!


Lifestyle factors also contributes because I don’t smoke, I don’t drink and I don’t expose myself to harmful rays of the sun (I always have umbrella! and sunglasses with me) I exercise not regulary but whenever time permits – in the hotel’s gym or simply use their spa ameneties or have a soothing massage. While at home night swimming is my exercise followed by jacuzzi or my portable steambath then relax on one of the lazy boy massage chairs in our house.

Have a puppy! Having a dog makes you happy because loving someone steadily makes you happy. It’s easy to love a dog – because of how cute a puppy is, but it is easy to love a dog for years because the dog loves you back, faithfully.  She shows excitement when you come home or when you get down on the floor to be near her.  A dog reminds you how good it feels to make someone else happy.  This will make you feel great!


Last but not the least, Trust God. God has set a proper time for everything. He is the controller of the universe, there will be mistakes and misunderstandings, but you can trust God to work out every problem. Instead of stressing over difficult circumstances, trust God to take care of everything.

“He Make All Things Beautiful in His Time…”


16 comments on “My All Time Skin and Beauty Secret!

  • you’re one lucky girl for having a flawless skin! 🙂

    i agree genetics and lifestyle count a lot plus exercise too. to top it all, having a good heart and positive attitude will eventually exude in one’s aura. 🙂

  • Hi Star! I’m amused to read that you mentioned the puppy, but I so agree! 😀 Puppies (well, mine is a big Labrador now) are really great de-stressers, and we all know how bad stress is for the skin. And *apir* on the ‘have fun’ part–laughter and happiness can really bring out one’s inner beauty. 😀

  • Hi Star! Nice entry..Yeah I saw your other pictures in Multiplty and you are really blessed with a great skin.. I fall under between morena and fair and sometime I do have breakouts.. 🙂 (envious..haha!) so i need to consult my dermatologist every now and then to prevent my skin from those bad days.. anyways, i think Clinique should provide you a discount for doing them this advertisement.. :))

  • Girl, your beauty is beyond words. I can truly feel that you are a kind-hearted woman, easy to get along as a friend and loving to your family. I will try the product you mentioned here for my face. I am the unlucky ones hehehehe. Thanks for sharing, nag enjoy ako with this post. See you again in my blogs okay? Be safe.

  • I just started using Clinique’s skin care system. My face has dry-oily skin combination. That is why I chose the same step that you have. I hope my skin will be flawless like yours 🙂
    by the way, is it okay to exchange links?thanks much


  • I always tell my wife to practice holding the pepper spray in her weak hand so that she has her strong hand to help fight away an attacker in case they get too close. Most people automatically grab the pepper spray with their strong hand and try to push away an attacker with the pepper spray in their hand. That does not do any good. So practice holding the pepper spray in your weak hand.

  • hi sis! yeah, clinique is one of the brands i trust for my skin. and the tips you gave for staying beautiful should be done by everyone (kaya lang i don’t want to take care of a puppy, hehe!).

    anyways, i’m putting your wordpress link to my blogroll. hope you can add me up to your list, too. 🙂

  • Hi! I realize this is somewhat off-topic but I needed
    to ask. Does running a well-established website like yours require a
    lot of work? I’m brand new to running a blog but I do write in my journal on a daily basis.

    I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share
    my own experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips
    for new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

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