Ruffa Gutierrez is one of those celebrities who admit that 2016 wasn’t exactly a good year for them. Besides family issues, she also had health problems and even a near death experience, which prevented her from being more active in her showbiz career.
It can be recalled that in July, Ruffa fainted twice. Her mom, Annabelle Rama, even broke down because the second time she became unconscious, she had no pulse for five minutes.
“I’m very happy that 2016 is over because I had health problems last year,” she told Manila Standard in an interview at the media launch of the Watsons’ Big White Blowout on Jan. 10 at the Podium.
Ruffa says she hopes 2017 will be “much, much better, and busier. Aside from her family’s reality show It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez, which will air its fifth season this year, Ruffa says she wants to be back on TV, hopefully do a series and even a movie as well as finish some other projects.
When asked to elaborate about the mysterious illness, Ruffa cautioned readers not to freak out just like she did when she first discovered the truth.
Ruffa recalled she was rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center by her brother, Richard, for a series of check-ups but the doctors couldn’t pinpoint her health problem.
“Kahit anong klaseng medicine, kahit anong klaseng ospital ang puntahan ko, wala silang mahanap,” she reveals.
As she was already running out of options she decided to consult an “ispiritista,” whose “diagnosis” was that she was being followed by spirits. “It was a good thing that finally nahanap nila, and they were able to get rid of the spirits,” she quipped. “Since then, no more spells at 3 a.m., and “…I’m just really happy and now, I’m super fine, healthy.”
Ruffa says she has just gone back to the gym to work out and get fit. “At my age hindi na pwede yung diet na lang, kailangan din change in lifestyle, take my supplements—you really don’t wake up like this—looking fresh and young, its really hard work din. I’m doing it slowly but surely and thankfully I’m feeling stronger every day.”
As to the secret of her youthful glow, Ruffa says she’s glad it isn’t as hard as working out everyday. Her must-haves include glutathione for its antioxidant and whitening properties and collagen, and for that she takes Cosmo Skin dietary supplement everyday.
Watsons Big White Blowout
As the beauty ambassador of Cosmo Skin, Ruffa also shared several “skintellectual solutions” to media guests on how to have fairer and youthful looking skin. To avoid dry and dull skin, Ruffa suggested vitamin C, which promotes natural collagen production that helps retain the skin’s natural moisture. For those who are above 30 and are concerned about sagging skin, she says the secret is ALA or alpha-lipoic acid, a universal antioxidant and one of the best beauty ingestives for skin tightening. And for those with uneven skin tone or brown spots, the best solution is glutathione, dubbed as the master of anti-oxidants glutathione, it has numerous health benefits not to mention that it helps reverse production of dark melanin to give you fairer skin.
For the widest array of skin whitening and skincare products, Watsons invites everyone to be part of the Big White Blowout Sale running until February 22, 2017.
“The Big White Blowout is for the Filipinos who want to get the best and most complete skin whitening experience all in one stop,” says group category manager for Skin Care Kim Reyes. “Watsons carries the widest range of products that address our consumers whitening concerns and needs from topical applications to ingestive products,” she added.
The Big White Blowout began last year and was one of Watsons most successful campaigns in 2016.
“The reception it got exceeded our expectations, and there was actually a lot of requests to bring it back so it will now be part of our regular campaigns every January,” adds Reyes.
“January because, its the start of the New Year and most people want to have a good start and to look good and feel better about themselves. It’s also to help them get that that flawless look in time for the summer season,” she added.
This year, Watsons made the Big White Blowout a nationwide campaign and added more products to make it even better.
“We are going for a more holistic approach this year, so we included more whitening/lightening products. Now there are more than a hundred brands and SKUs that are part of the promo,” said Watsons group marketing manager Karen Fabres.
Among the participating brands are Cetaphil, Celeteque, Belo, CosmoSkin, L’Oreal, Olay, Ponds, SkinWhite, Dove, Kojiesan, Nivea and many leading brands.
Take your pick from shelves upon shelves of whitening soaps, facial creams, body lotions and deodorants. And if you want to experience the next level of whitening, Watsons also houses a great selection of whitening beauty supplements you can drink such as Cosmo Skin.
The road to a fairer and better you begins at the Watsons Big White Blowout Sale. Head over to any Watsons store nationwide for great deals, offers and as much as 50 percent discount on the best whitening products.