Skin color has long been associated with beauty. In Western cultures, women love to stay under the sun and tan, while here in Asia, fair skin is a coveted characteristic and is considered a skincare goal. However, more and more women are challenging this beauty standard by embracing their skin color on social media and proving that every skin color can be beautiful and healthy. Take a cue from these Filipina celebrities on Instagram who embrace diversity by flaunting the color of their skin. Here’s how they are doing it.

Highlight Morena Skin with Lighter Hair

Stay golden! Embrace your golden skin with ash blonde hair. (Credit: instagram/bernardokath)

There is a misconception that brown-skinned women cannot pull off lighter hair. Here’s actress Kathryn Bernardo, champion of self-love and being confident in one’s skin, proving all the non-believers wrong. The golden tones in her hair perfectly complement her beautiful brown skin tone. It’s a flattering combination that you might want to try out, too!

Take Care of Your Skin from Head to Toe

Super talented singer Ylona Garcia loves her brown skin from head to toe. (Credit: instagram/ylonagarcia)

Ylona Garcia is proud of her even-toned, morena skin and isn’t shy about showing it off on social media. To gain the confidence to show more, start paying more attention to the skin on your body. Most of our skincare habits are focused on the face, and the skin on our bodies tends to be forgotten. For smooth skin, wash with Dove Go-Fresh Invigorating Avocado Body Wash and apply Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion, which leaves skin deeply moisturized and noticeably healthier.

Morena Glass Skin? Yes, Please!

Actress Maris Racal proves you can have both morena and glass skin. (Credit: instagram/mariesteller)

Who says glass skin is just for super fair skin? Maris Racal shows off her glowing medium-toned skin that is giving off major glass skin vibes. This is something you can achieve, whatever your skin color, with the right skincare regimen and products. Cleanse skin with Eskinol Naturals Micellar Facial Wash Rose. After, apply POND’S Serum Burst Cream, which contains hyaluronic acid that delivers a lot of hydration and gives skin a bright, dewy finish.

Complement Your Skin Color with Neutral Tones

Brown will never go out of style: Leila Alcasid embraces her morena skin tone. (Credit: instagram/leilalcasid)

Embracing your morena skin? Take style inspiration from singer-songwriter Leila Alcasid, who is all about soft neutral tones and natural lighting. Of course, you can go in the complete opposite direction and bring out the Day-Glo oranges, magentas, and neon greens to make your skin stands out even more. Whatever style you choose, do it with confidence. 

Don’t Forget to Blush!

Artist Gabbi Garcia loves her blush and a dewy, golden glow. (Credit: instagram/gabbi)

Don’t be afraid to experiment with makeup and color like the multi-talented Gabbi Garcia, who always seems to be sporting a flattering pink flush. Don’t let yourself be held back by the misconception that morenas can’t wear pink — you can! Just make sure it has warmer undertones to complement your skin tone. To get Gabbi’s golden glow, use POND’S Instabright Glow Up Cream in Golden Sunshine, which nourishes and enhances skin, giving it a healthy-looking radiance.

Your skin color doesn’t have to limit your hairstyle, the makeup you use, or your personal style. It certainly isn’t a measure of beauty. All skin colors are beautiful, so wear it proud and take your cue from these inspiring celebrities.