In fact, skin care was quite a struggle, especially in my teens. It is a miracle that I got through that phase with my self-esteem unscathed.
I wish I could say I've long passed the phase of acne. That would be a dream! But to be completely honest, I still get zits even today at 32! They're considerably less (thankfully!), but they now come with other skin problems like dark spots, dry patches, and fine lines!
Unlike long ago, however, dealing with them is no longer a struggle!
|Luminisce is on the 2nd floor of the Mercury Drug Bldg (across St. Lukes) in BGC|
Two years ago, I met Dr. Kaycee Reyes at her then newly-opened clinic in BGC. My first impression of her was that she was very unassuming, refined, and gentle. As a doctor, it was immediately clear to me that she knows skin and has a genuine heart for her patients.
As I got to know her better, I realized that I was not mistaken with my first impression! If I missed anything, it was probably the fact that Dr. Kaycee also has real passion for her job. This is seen in her continuous pursuit of training and improvement in dermatology and laser technology, as well as in her efforts in helping others understand proper skin care and wellness. (She writes a regular column in a major spreadsheet, appears on TV for consults, and goes on radio too!)
What came as a surprise to me was that, even after Kaycee would have famous names on her patient list, my favorite doctor and her staff never gave me second-rate treatments. Although I was a non-celebrity, I felt I was a real VIP in Luminisce.
|I'm a proud SKINvestor!|
Not only would Kaycee listen to my skin problems, she would also give me enough time to pour out anything else that stressed me out! Over time, Luminisce became my sanctuary. Kaycee became my friend. And probably everyone at the clinic knew that I was visiting because I needed a skin tune-up AND a break for myself, a relaxing me-time as I like to call it.
Indeed, gone are the days when I dreaded facials because they hurt. Gone are the days when I would spend hard-earned money on treatments that weren't customized for my own skin. Gone are the days when I wouldn't understand the treatments! And gone are the days of disappointment and frustration over my skin.
At Luminisce, I found a home. SKINvesting became part of a pleasant journey to overall wellness. At 32, I am now aware more than ever that wellness is essential in living the life that we've always dreamed of. There should be no guilt when you take care of your skin, of your health, of yourself. Everyone benefits from a happy and healthy woman!
Luminisce and I believe in this deeply, and so, to celebrate their upcoming anniversary, we are giving two of my readers a chance to be pampered with trademark Luminisce treatment & services! I don't know about you, but I think this is just PERFECT!
All you have to do is:
1. Follow @luminisce_official, @stellapastores, and @audreyangcos on Instagram.
2. Upload a SELFIE with the hashtags #skinvestorstreat and #skinvestingwithstella.
3. Answer the question, "Why do you deserve to have an afternoon pampering session with Luminisce?"
4. Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject "Skinvesting with Stella".
5. Please include your complete name, address, and contact number in your email.
*The contest ends on November 22, 2015.
Winners will be announced on the Blog on November 27.
Open for Philippine residents who can travel to BGC
on December 6, 2015 for the pamper session.*