Before anything else, allow us to start by saying that there's absolutely nothing wrong with wearing makeup! No one should ever keep you from having fun in the beauty department, especially if it gives you that extra boost of confidence.
That said, we also do believe that all women deserve to feel beautiful with or without it—self-love is best manifested when we're able to embrace even the things that our society deems to be our "flaws," including signs of aging. And when it comes to confidently going barefaced, we have a slew of local celebrities in their 40s that we constantly look up to. These gorgeous Filipinas' no-makeup selfies not only show us that they're aging gracefully; they also prove that the best kind of skincare is self-love.
1. Lucy Torres-Gomez
At 47 years old, Lucy Torres-Gomez remains to be one of the most beautiful faces in the industry. Fun fact: Back in 2020, her no-makeup selfie went viral and was praised by the netizens for her ageless beauty. Her daughter, Juliana Gomez, even left a comment: "You are so beautiful!!!" Once in a while, the celebrity mom would still post her barefaced selfies on her Instagram, and she takes our breath away each time she does so!
2. Ina Raymundo
Ina Raymundo's swimsuit OOTDs prove that she's still one of the sexiest local celebrities even in her 40s. But mind you, when it comes to the beauty department, she's not one to get left behind as well! While the actress loves to play with makeup, we occasionally see her going barefaced in her selfies and flaunting her natural beauty! Needless to say, she still looks totally stunning.
3. Sunshine Cruz
At 45, Sunshine Cruz already has three daughters—and all of them took after her natural beauty! The celebrity mom, who has the best replies whenever bashers tell her to "stop dressing like a teenager," confidently takes the most gorgeous barefaced selfies whenever she's soaking up the sun and enjoying beach vacations with her family.
4. Angel Aquino
Angel Aquino, who's three months away from welcoming the big 5-0, is the definition of aging gracefully. The seasoned actress is never one to shy away from going makeup-free, whether she's basking in the sun at the beach, working out, or sharing a nice meal with friends and family. Her confidence radiates—and we can't keep ourselves from double-tapping on her barefaced selfies!
5. Iza Calzado
Iza Calzado has always been an advocate of loving and accepting oneself wholeheartedly. She's a constant reminder that we should embrace our so-called "insecurities" and never let them keep us from living our best lives! The actress, who welcomed her 40s last August, has the most beautiful barefaced selfies that flaunt how lovely she is both inside and out.