Elisse Joson believes confidence is the key to being beautiful, no matter what your skin color may be. While the desire to have lighter skin varies from person to person, she thinks this should not be used as a beauty standard.
"For me, the color of [your] skin shouldn't define if you're beautiful or not," she elaborates. "It's also how you carry yourself. People should stop making a big thing out of the color of one’s skin because we're all different."
Last September, the actress was launched as the newest face of Cathy Doll Ready 2 White series. And allthough the skincare line promises to have lightening effects, Elisse says that what it truly aims to improve is your self-confidence by giving you a glowing complexion. "[The line] doesn't tell you to get whiter skin—it only gives you that lighter and brighter complexion, but, of course, keeping your natural tone," she tells the press.
During the event, the 23-year-old actress revealed that her fuss-free beauty routine involves only three products: cleanser, cheek tint, and a boosting cream. She especially swears by Cathy Doll's boosting cream, which she says helps control shine on her face. "Walang oiliness sa face mo [after], which is very important in our weather [that's] very humid," Elisse shares, adding that it also gives her skin a brightening effect.
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* This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.