By Marianne Ilumba
Looking fresh and presentable is one of the many requirements of being a television host. Thus getting enough sleep is as important as being informed of one’s topic to discuss in front of the camera.
But sometimes, when busy schedule creeps up on her, TV host and volleyball player Gretchen Ho has to forego restful sleep and contend herself with only a five-hour shuteye, which she admits takes a toll on her skin.
The 28-year-old sports and TV personality shares the number one challenge she faces every day is maintaining her face fresh for the camera without wearing heavy makeup.
She also makes sure that she takes care of her skin so breakouts, which she reveals ruins her confidence, don’t appear on her face.
“As I got older, I also got smarter with the things I do on my face,” says Ho.
For her, a clean face is essential as it serves as a blank canvass. Ho’s beauty routine is pretty simple: she puts on foundation and blush on, lines her eyes with an eyeliner, and applies lipstick on her lips.
She shares she used to put heavy makeup on her face, but since it made her break out, she now opts for lightweight, good-for-skin products.
Her charm, simplicity, and drive makes her the perfect face of Celeteque DermoCosmetics’ line of dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic makeup.
According to Celeteque officials, Gretchen Ho is a woman of action, someone who visualizes things and actually makes it happen—the kind of woman the brand is looking for to become its new ambassador.
“She is not just pretty, she’s also intelligent,” stresses Celeteque senior product manager AC Recio.
Ho is likewise proud to be the face of a makeup brand that aims to help women be beautiful without compromising their skin’s health.
She personally recommends Celeteque’s 24-Hour Photoready Matte Primer, Liquid Foundation, Dual CC Matte Powder, and CC Micro-Hydrating Powder, which are available in Watsons and SM Beauty stores nationwide.
As Celeteque continues to promote beauty with care, Ho hopes more Filipinas become fearless to be comfortable in their own skin and look beautiful every day, regardless of what society deems “beautiful.”
“It is time for us, for strong women to emerge, and to be proud of who we are, no matter what color we have, no matter what skin we have,” she says.
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