Melissa Ricks Shares Motherhood Story

Inspiring more women through powerful Strong Skin Stories, Physiogel continues its FB Live Series entitled Celebrating Strength in Softness with host Bianca Valerio. The second episode went live last May 1, featuring celebrity and vlogger Melissa Ricks who took us on her journey to finding her very own superpower.
Melissa believes that being soft but strong is a gift that allows you to be kind not just to others, but to yourself, too. It’s the power to love others while loving yourself enough to step away from things that are not meant for you. This strength from kindness guided her in making braver decisions on her own, especially when she became a single mom.


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Unsurprisingly, it was Melissa’s friend Say Alonzo who served as her model of strength as she entered motherhood. She was struck by how the very “kikay” Say was able to manage house, work, and mommy duties all on her own. “Even though she was struggling, you would have never known because she always had a smile on her face and would always be willing to help me out as well”, Melissa shared, proving that behind every strong woman is another strong woman.
Despite juggling work and mommy duties, Melissa makes sure to find a few minutes of “me time” every day. Simple things like showing kindness to her skin make this mommy feel happy. She enjoys using Physiogel skincare products to pamper her skin. It keeps her soft and strong inside and out, thanks to its clinically proven, skin barrier-repairing Biomimic Technology.
Physiogel has 2 ranges depending on the TLC your skin needs. For those who want skin that is moisturized and protected daily, there is the “blue” Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy range. For those with extra sensitive, irritated skin, there is the “pink” Physiogel Calming Relief range that can help soothe, strengthen and repair the skin.  Both ranges are clinically proven for strong but soft skin.
Though it was a tough journey, Melissa’s transformation was all worth it. She learned that being gentle in a tough world is very important hence her vlog slogan, “Remember to be kind”. She then took the chance to encourage the viewers to “know that you can be both gentle and tough. You just need to give yourself permission to be both. Just make the decision and let it shine through”. Indeed, kindness to yourself is key to finding your own strength.