- Jennica Garcia recently opened up about her struggles with the way she looked a few months ago
- Apparently, this must have been during the time she was already going through marital woes
- The actress said that her worries about how she looked at the time had affected her mental health
- She said she would hide in a portable toilet to put makeup on her arms in an attempt to conceal her uneven skin tone, all the while thinking she doesn't look like her celebrity co-workers who had almost flawless skin
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Jennica Garcia recently opened up about her struggles in dealing with thoughts about how she looked as compared to her celebrity co-workers.
She did not exactly state when did this happen, though she posted a photo of her, which Jennica said was taken in May of this year.
"If my memory serves me right, this particular scene in Las Hermanas (3rd Photo) was shot on the month of May. We wrapped up the entire teleserye come July," Jennica wrote in her post.
The actress then said that she can still remember that time when she would hide in a portable toilet to put makeup on her arms in an attempt to conceal her uneven skin tone.
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"I can still recall my first day at work. I would hide in a cubicle. A portable toilet for everyone to use. I would put make up on my arms (I had uneven skintone. My upper arm, from elbow up is lighter because I always wear Large T-shirts) and look in the mirror," the actress revealed.
She also said during those moments, she would battle with her emotions, fighting back her tears.
"I was battling my emotions. I didn't want my tears to fall. It was an everyday battle. I have to be Professional. I felt pain in my heart. I wanted to hide my face. I wanted to cover up every inch of my body," Jennica wrote in her post.
She would also experience that nagging thought that she does not look like an actress anymore and would feel ashamed because of the almost flawless skin of her fellow celebrities.
"Hindi na ako mukhang artista. Nahihiya akong humarap sa mga katrabaho ko. Ang kikinis ng mga kasama ko, nahihiya ako sa kanila," she recalled at the time.
Jennica also recalled telling herself to buy some skincare lotions the moment she gets her first paycheck.
"I told myself that once I get my first paycheck. I will ask my children what they want and buy it for them. I will save some for rent and bills THEN I'll go to Watsons to buy skincare. Basta nakalagay sa lotion INTENSIVE, nakalagay sa body scrub result in 7 days ganyan binili ko. Ang bilis ko ma-marketing, opo," the actress revealed.
She also recalled thinking about seeing a doctor to help with her mental health.
"On top of taking care of my skin. I sought help from a Doctor. I had sessions with Doc @TitoAlmadin for my Mental Health. I made sure to do my Daily Devotions through the Plans of YouVersion Holy Bible App (free to download on App Store)," Jennica wrote in her post.
Today, the actress admits there is a great difference in how she looked then as compared to how she looks now.
She humorously said that her constant scrubbing in the shower must have helped.
Recently, Jennica also admitted that her estranged husband, Alwyn Uytingco, had reached out to her and they're in the process of working on their relationship.
This must have also contributed to the overall improvement as regards how she thought she looked then, as well as her mental health.
By all indications, a stronger and more confident Jennica is now ready to open a new chapter in her life.
Congratulations and all the best, Jennica.
Jennica Alexis Garcia-Uytingco, better known as Jennica Garcia, is a Filipina actress and widely known for being the daughter of actress Jean Garcia. She was born on December 26, 1989. Jennica recently re-entered the world of showbiz after she and her husband, Alwyn Uytingco, separated. At present, Jennica is a freelance artist. She is a host in the newly-launched One PH channel.
Recently, Jennica admitted feeling sad when her father called her out because of the photos that she posted. The sadness stemmed from the fact that she hardly posts such photos online. She mentioned that after everything that she has gone through, seeing that she also looked good boosted her self-confidence. However, Jennica said that still, she submits to the wisdom of her father, whom she understands loves her, which was why he called her out.
Previously, the actress did not easily let go of the comment of a basher, which was already below the belt, and made the best 'resbak.' The basher said that the "goody-goody" posts of the actress are already too much. She then added sarcastically, "e di ikaw na ang mabait, masunurin at nagbabasa ng Bibliya." Aside from this, the basher even touched upon the marriage of Jennica and on the fact that her parents are also separated.