All throughout my childhood and adult life, I have known that I have sensitive skin. The sensitivity of my skin has led to a lot of blemishes, discoloration, dryness, irritation, and insecurity. I grew up being conscious of my skin as a simple insect bite can make my skin flare-up. This month of May, Cetaphil is bringing to the Philippines its first Skin Awareness Month.
Studies Show More than Half Affected
Approximately 70% of people worldwide identify as having sensitive skin. And the issue of sensitive skin continues to be a rising complaint that Dermatologists are registering from their patients.
Factors like the environment, lifestyles, and genetics all play a part in developing delicate skin. These patients generally present weakened skin barriers, dryness, roughness, irritations, and tightness, for instance. The frequency of cases has prompted research into skin conditions and resulted in breakthroughs in skincare.
“As a leader in sensitive skin for over 75 years, we are even more committed to delivering cutting-edge products to advance dermatological care for every skin story,” says Jade Silvanetto Ponoc, Galderma Philippines Business Unit Head.
Skin Awareness Month
I am excited about Cetaphil’s Skin Awareness Month. This event is the culmination of Cetaphil’s research into the science of gentle skincare. A chance for Filipinos to discover the breakthroughs and acquire specifically formulated products to care for all types of sensitive skin. It is part of the brand’s unwaveringly passion for providing complete care for sensitive skin.
The Skin Awareness Month offers first-hand access to experts and science-driven recommendations to educate consumers on how best to care for their sensitive skin with a unique routine tailored to them.
In 2021 the summit started which eventually expanded across the Japan-Asia Pacific region. And now has reached the Philippines.
The main highlight of this year’s Skin Awareness Month is the Skin Care Summit, where Dermatologists and skinthusiasts share knowledge and experience across three days of themed discussions:
May 25 – a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Francesca Sy-Alvarado, discusses sensitive skin and acne, along with Bianca Gonzalez, Maggie Wilson, and Patricia Prieto, who will discuss routines for sensitive skin
March 26 – a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Jarische Lao-Ang, discusses the healthy way to brighten skin, along with Bea Alonzo, Laura Lehmann, Anne Curtis, and AC Bonifacio, who will discuss lifestyle-centric skincare
March 27 – a board-certified Dermatopathologist and a member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Mara Evangelista-Huber, discusses the right foundation for baby’s skin health, along with hands-on parents Solenn Heussaff & Nico Bolzico. Meanwhile, relevant topics on healthy food, play, and sleep will also be discussed. Mommies Nikki Gil, Mariel Padilla, Patrick and Nikka Garcia share their experiences as they learn and choose the healthy start their babies deserve.
How to Join the Skin Summit?
Access to the Skin Summit is free! Interested participants may register via this link https://www.booths.virnew.com/events/cetaphil-2022/register.
Consequently, you also get to avail of exclusive perks on Cetaphil products and other promotions during #SkinAwarenessMonth.
The Skin Awareness Month 2022 is packed with promos and other free on-ground activities. To learn more, follow @CetaphilPH on Instagram and Cetaphil Philippines on Facebook for more details.
Cetaphil products are available in Mercury Drug, Watsons, and leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. Also, check the official Cetaphil Philippines stores on Lazada and Shopee.