A self-care journey from Strong Women

Strong women lift each other up, and when they do, amazing things happen—an extraordinary bond called sisterhood.

After years of virtual reflection, Physiogel hosted an in-person SIS Day Out event, culminating in “chikahan” sessions with beauty influencer Toni Sia (who took the first stage at Southwoods Mall) and actress Bianca Umali (who joined the UP Town Center segment), sharing their unfiltered with host Bianca Valerio stories and words of encouragement.

Bianca Umali

Despite always looking so put together, they admitted their journey to self-love wasn’t smooth sailing.

Umali realized this only when she took a short break from her work.

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“I’m not really malaaga sa sarili dati. But because of the pandemic, I learned how to make myself feel like I’m at peace and everything is fine. So it forced me to take care of myself.”

Meanwhile, Sia opened up about starting from within, learning to say no.

“With things that don’t resonate with me, I just say no. When I feel that intuition is telling me that something is not meant for me, I say no and stick to what I believe in.”


Toni Sia (left) and Bianca Valerio

These ladies made themselves a priority because self-care is undeniable.

When it comes to their skin, Physiogel tops their reco list.

Sia makes sure skin is strong from head to toe by using Physiogel Blue Line on the face and Pink Line on the body to prevent atopic dermatitis flare-ups.

Umali also revealed her weapon of choice, which is the calming aid range. She even shared this discovery with her family, who also have sensitive skin: “Doing what I do and traveling a lot, Physiogel calmed my skin. I’m happy I found Physiogel.”

Hoping to inspire, these ladies left words of encouragement for those who still love themselves.

“Be kind to yourself on the inside. It’s time to stop sabotaging yourself and start appreciating your own strength,” Sia insisted, alluding to her newfound strength through self-care.

“Choosing yourself isn’t something you should feel guilty about,” Umali finally reminded

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Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy and Calming Relief Range are available at Mercury Drug, Watsons, South Star Drug, Rose Pharmacy and Physiogel official stores on Lazada and Shopee.