Apparently, Bea Alonzo's beauty secrets cost less than 50 pesos. During her Amanpulo getaway last June, she set up her camera and gave a step-by-step beauty tutorial of the tricks she's learned from her mom, Mary Ann, when she was growing up.
One of the first beauty secrets Bea revealed via her YouTube channel, By Bea, was calamansi, a citrus found in many Filipino households that's also popularly used for skin brightening.
"First of all, kung gusto mo pumuti iyong mga singit mo or mga siko mo, ito iyong secret na ginagawa sa akin ni Mama noon: calamansi," Bea began. "Sobrang effective siya! Ilalagay mo lang sa siko or doon sa areas na gusto mo pumuti, then just leave it on for 30 minutes or more. Then rinse it with warm water."
The next kitchen ingredient Bea used was eggs. According to her, her mom had different beauty purposes for the egg white and the egg yolk.
The egg white, mixed with honey, was often used as a facial mask for Bea.
"Kung medyo madali ka mag-pimples, I suggest gawin mo ito at home," the actress said. "Ginagawa ito ni Mama dati...As in dati, habang ginagawa ito sa akin ni Mama—siyempre kapag ka na-dry-an siya nagiging tight na siya sa skin."
Bea recalled how she stayed inside their house while the mask dried on her face and couldn't go outside to play.
"Iyong mga kalaro ko nasa labas sila. As in [nakapatong lang sa kamay] iyong face ko sa window habang tinitignan ko iyong mga cousins ko na naglalaro," she said. "After nito, mas magiging less oily na skin mo."
What about the egg yolk, you ask? Bea turns it into a homemade hair mask!
Bea said, "Iyong egg yolk kasi has a lot of protein and vitamins [that are] good for your hair. It really helps. Dati, ginagawa sa akin ito ni Mama."
Check out the rest of Bea's beauty regimen in her video below:
*This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.