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Dimples Romana opens up about her insecurities growing up: ‘I didn’t have good skin’

Dimples Romana recalls her ‘Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay’ days with John Lloyd and Bea Alonzo where she had pimples all over her face.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

11/10/2019 10:54 AM
Dimples Romana opens up about her insecurities growing up: ‘I didn’t have good skin’


Photo credit: @dimplesromana IG

Dimples Romana reveals she didn’t have good skin growing up, making her feel insecure during her teenage years. 

The Kadenang Ginto star recalled the days when she worked with John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo in the 2003 teleserye Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay where she had pimples all over her face. 

“Kaya tayo tutok doon dahil nagkaroon tayo ng problema tungkol doon. Ganun ‘yun di ba? Kunwari prinoblema mo ng bata kayo na wala kayong pera. Kaya ka nagpupursigi. Kasi ‘yun ang pinagdaanan mo. And just the same way with the skin, growing up I didn’t have good skin. Nun   days ko, kami nina John Lloyd-Bea, oh my God, ‘yung pimple ko parang ‘pag tumubo sa admiral talaga. ‘Yung sa ilong, dito, dito sa gilid. Ma-coconnect the dots mo,” she said during a presscon for Skin Magical where she was introduced as the brand’s newest ambassador. 

According to Romana, she can particularly relate to those who are struggling to have clear skin because she herself went through it in the past. 

“Kaya nakaka-relate ako sa may pinagdadaanang ganun. Tuloy, natuto akong mag-ingat sa skin ko. Kasi naintindihan ko na okay sa akin ko iba para sa’yo, iba para sa’kin. Mahirap kasi na porke’t ito ang ginagamit niya, ‘yun ang gagamitin mo because you think parehas kayo ng skin,” she shared. 

Romana, who started in showbiz at the age of 12, shared her advice for those struggling to have clearer and fairer skin. 

“At this point in your life, for example, twenties ka, hindi mo pa kailangan ng anti-aging. Siguro dun ka sa maintenance muna kung talagang stressful ang work mo or kunwari long hours ka or kunwari BPO ka. Or nurse ka na matagal ‘yung working hours mo, lagi kang nai-stress, then you can go for a much heavier kind of skin routine. But for me, growing up, dahil artista na ako twelve years old pa lang ako, napakalaki ng insecurities ko,” she said. 

With the rise of video streaming platforms like YouTube where old videos are found, Romana says one could choose to take care of his/her skin or risk one's face full of blemishes to get immortalized online.

“Kasi ‘pag nakita ka nila sa TV, nakita nila ang pimple mo, hanggang ngayon makikita nila kasi may YouTube na. So imagine mo parang na-immortalize na ‘yung pimple mo,” she said. 

She went on: “‘Yung pimple mo na sixteen years old ka, hanggang ngayon pwede nilang pag-usapan. So ang sa akin, hangga’t kaya mo makahanap ng produkto na mahihiyang ka, stay with it, stick with it, and make sure that it works well for you and at the same time alam mo when to use it. Kasi for example hindi mo kailangan ng collagen, hindi muna ngayon kasi umpak na umpak naman ‘yung skin. So okay, sunblock tayo ngayon. Pero akin lang, growing up I didn’t have great skin.”

Romana, who considers having good skin an investment for celebrities like her, shared her thoughts on the clamor for good skin even for those who do not appear on screen like her.  

“It only started when I realized puhunan ko ‘to, ito ang pinagkakakitaan ko, kailangan kong ayusin ‘to. And sa totoo lang ngayon, ang maganda sa ating lahat, kahit hindi tayo artista, ang peg natin palagi ay kutis-artista. Gusto mo na ‘yung parang mamula-mula ka. Kung hindi mo man gustong maputi, ‘yun bang makinis ‘no?”