The Scar Solution in a Tube

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Got a scar problem? Well, fret no more ladies! Introducing Clearascar! It is a scar gel solution with 100% silicone.  Silicone is clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars by lightening, flattening, and softening scars. It is clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars is as little as 8 weeks.

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Clearascar can be used on all types of scars caused by burns, cuts, surgeries, injuries, etc. and works best on elevated ones such as Hypertrophic scars and Keloids. Old scars? YES definitely! Clearascar can be used for old and new scars. It can even be used in face scars as it is non-comedogenic which means it will not block your pores. Safe for all types of skin.

Use Clearascar as early as 72 hours after getting the wound once it is completely closed (no raw areas and no scabs). For best results use Clearascar twice daily.

How to use Clearascar?

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Hairfood Co. BlogCon Meet-up

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Hairfood Co., Philippines’ fast growing hair care brand recently held a blog conference in Cagayan de Oro to share the brand’s mission to the bloggers who attended the mini conference.

Though I have been using the products (Shampoo, Conditioner, essential oils such as the argan, rosehip, sunflower, and the weekend oil), I didn’t want to let the opportunity of hearing what they have to share about the brand so I was definitely grateful to have been invited to the event. It was such an eye opener and we all went home filled with knowledge about the brand and most of all, the chemicals we unknowingly put onto our hair/body that actually harms us, jeopardizing our health. Interesting!

Because hairfood co is focused on producing haircare products that does not result to eventual hair damage and health hazzards, I think it was great that they went their way to educating us about the main contents of the hair products we commonly use. I wasn’t really big in checking what’s in the hair products I use but after the blogcon, I realized I should be more vigilant to every product’s content regardless if it’s food or personal effects. It’s alarming how naive most of us are, and how we unconsciously put our health to peril by using  hair products that contains Paraben and Sulfates.

Paraben and Sulfates? WTH are those? Well, to help you understand better, Here’s a short info about them.

The Truth About Paraben and Sulfates

What is Sulfate?

When you wash your hair with most shampoos, you will most likely work up a thick lather (love it! right?). This thick lather that many of us love to see or feel, is actually produced by the sodium lauryl sulfate placed in the shampoo. Sodium lauryl is a detergent and crystalline salt of sulfated lauryl alcohol. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a sulfactant; a sulfactant is a product that reduces surface tension between a liquid and a solid. This reduction in surface tension is what produces the rich lather. Once surface tension is removed, the barrier between your hair and the shampoo is eliminated, enabling the sodium lauryl sulfate to rid the hair of oil and dirt.

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Beauty Finds : Myra Facial Wash

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I naturally have an oily skin so finding for the right product that won’t leave me all shiny as I go my way is a bit challenging. While there are tons of skin care products that promises to get rid of excess oil and all that, most of them don’t really keep up to it. Currently because of stress I am struggling with mild breakout and I knew I needed something to control the oiliness and I am glad to have found the new Myra Facial wash. I love that it makes my skin feel so clean and free from oil but at the same time it doesn’t suck up my skin’s moisture.

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Myra VitaSmooth and VitaWhite Facial Wash are multi-benefit products and will be the only facial wash in the market with Vitamin E beads to help keep skin healthy and nourished while riding skin of excess oil and dirt.

I highly recommend ladies that you try either of the two Myra Facial Wash variants. Both feels good on the skin so whether you are looking into having a fairer skin or just want it hydrated, Myra got it covered. To help you decide, here’s the tvc and a brief information about the two below.

Myra® VitaSmooth Facial Wash 50mL – Moisturizing Facial Wash

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E  beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Moisture Plus formula that retains and seals in skin’s natural moisture, keeping it hydrated and more supple.
  • Contains French Spring Sea Water and Aloe Vera Extract that improves skin elasticity and helps keep it smooth and young-looking
  • And of course, because its from Myra®, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested to be safe for everyday use.
  • SRP 70.00

Myra® VitaWhite Facial Wash 50mL – Whitening Facial Wash:

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E  beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Biowhite Complex which is derived from plant extracts that gently whitens skin
  • Has Niacinamide that evens out skin tone by reducing red blotches to make skin more radiant.
  • And of course, because its from Myra®, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested to be safe for everyday use.
  • SRP 75.00

 

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Amazing Pimple Home Remedy

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Ever been into a situation where this annoying pimple decided to popup on the night before that big day or on any given day? Well, I’ve been constantly there lately and it only gets irritating each time! Glad to have these simple home remedies that alleviated or got rid of them! I hope these too will help save your day beauties!

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Ice

Ice can be used to quickly reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples. It helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area, and in tightening the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin. You can use ice cubes or crushed ice, whichever is convenient.

Wrap the ice in a piece of cloth and hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds.
Wait a few minutes and repeat the process.

Aspirin

The active ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid—the same key ingredient in many topical acne products. “Crush one aspirin in water and make a paste,” suggests Debra Jaliman, MD, New York City-based dermatologist and author of Skin Rules. “Apply the paste directly to the pimple with a cotton swab and leave on for 10 minutes.” Then rinse off with warm water.

Lemon

Another quick way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice, which is rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice and not bottled juice, which has preservatives. There are a couple of ways to apply this remedy.

Toothpaste

The toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth also can be used to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. You must use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste.

Apple cider vinegar

For a DIY toner, dilute one part apple cider vinegar with three to four parts water (use four if you have sensitive skin), and then apply all over your face using a cotton ball or pad. “It may kill surface bacteria and give a mild chemical peel,” Dr. Krant says. What’s more, adds Dr. Jaliman, apple cider vinegar contains citric acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid—added to many over-the-counter acne products.

Garlic

Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples.

Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces.
Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water.
Repeat the treatment several times a day.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is excellent for treating acne and pimples. It has antibacterial properties that help fight the bacteria that cause these skin problems.

Plus, its soothing properties help reduce the redness and inflammation of pimples. It also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads.

Just dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and dab it on the affected area. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes.
Another option is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply it on your pimples and blemishes, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

 

 

 

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SkinStation Opens 23rd Branch

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SkinStation is a skin care company that utilizes science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. For ladies out there who are looking for the best skin care treatment procedures and innovations, SkinStation is definitely the best place to go to. Just recently, it opened its 23rd branch in SM City Cagayan de Oro City.

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SkinStation is number 1 clinic in painless Diode Laser Hair Removal – a virtually painless diode laser hair removal, the Gold Standard for light brown (type III) to fair (type II) skin tone. Treatments procedures from slimming to anti-aging, whitening and firming, to the highly popular diode laser hair removal treatment, all at very affordable prices and guaranteed result.

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SkinStation Founder and CEO Fred Reyes, President Carleen Reyes and newest SkinStation face 2014 Bb. Pilipinas semifinalist / professional model Ms. Julian Flores at the press conference.

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The overall design of SkinStation is tasteful and minimalist promoting relaxation, soothing to the senses and mind calming. It has individual rooms (see photos below) for utmost privacy for each client. Doctors are available for consultation and Doctor’s services. Well trained Aestheticians are also available to give each client the best possible skin care service.

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Aside from state-of-the-art equipment, what I love about SkinStation is they have their exclusive skin care product line, the DERMAX Professional formulated no less than its founder and CDO Fred Reyes, an award-winning chemist and a recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies and 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission.

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My personal DERMAX Professional stash. Thanks to SkinStation for some of these (bought some of these as well). I must say that I love everything! Totally love how effective they are and how great they feel on my skin. My new favorite is the Hyal-C Serum (to which I have 2 – the clear one and the smaller white bottle). It is for instant firming and long-term anti-aging. Concentrated serum formula that helps boost collagen production, revitalizes, hydrates, and firms skin. It contains Vitamin C which is know for anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and lightening effects.

Another new favorite is the Pink n’ Pout (lip plumper). I just love how soft it feels on my lips. It does not give me this greasy feel (main reason why I don’t like lip balms) whenever I apply it.  It creates youthful, smoother and fuller lips. Love the fact that it blends well with any lipstick color.

I highly recommend you ladies visit SkinStation to check out more of the Dermax Professional line and see for yourself the best product / procedure for your skin needs. SkinStation CDO is located at the second floor, SM City CDO. You may contact them at 0915-2812465 / 0942-0762296. To know more about SkinStation and DERMAX Professional products, check out www.skinstation.ph or like’ www.facebook.com/skinstationph

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Why You Should Try Tanning Salons

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Tanning salons provide so many options to sun-seekers who are unable to migrate with the sun. These choices mean that you are able to get that healthy summer glow even in the middle of the winter. Many salons have a variety of tanning bed options, but a tanning bed won’t help you if you’re in a pinch, and they have been proven to be bad for your skin. However, sunless tanning products provide amazing results in only a few minutes while still protecting your skin. Here are the top three benefits of using a sunless tanner:

They are Safe

We’ve been told since childhood to wear sunscreen to protect ourselves from the dangers of the sun. Yet, we used to flock to tanning beds and cover ourselves in lotion to keep our tans year round. UV lights have been linked with melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer. Sunless tanning allows you to avoid UV exposure and get a glowing tan faster without increasing your risk of melanoma.

They are Fast

Even in a tanning bed, it takes a while to develop a natural glow. While it is faster than flying to Mexico in January, it will still take time to get a tan that looks healthy. Sunless tanners let you choose the tone of your tan, so you don’t have to go through that red “lobster” phase that is both painful and a little bit embarrassing. You can choose a shade that is natural for your skin tone, and it can be applied in only a few minutes. After you let it develop for a few hours, you will have the perfect tan just in time for a last minute event – and your glow will last all week.

They Keep Your Skin Young

UV lights are bad for your skin. Baking yourself in a UV oven can cause premature aging which may include the development of wrinkles and pigmentation marks. You can avoid all of this by using a sunless tanner which gives you an even and natural tan without losing the youthfulness of your skin.

Protecting your skin is an important part of your health and beauty regime. Using sunless tanners is the fastest way to achieving a natural looking glow while keeping your skin looking young and healthy.

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The Best Way To Protect Your Skin This Summer

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Are you like me who loves the summer but hates the scorching heat of the sun? Not just because of the discomfort it brings but also the harm it may cause to the skin. Honestly I wasn’t this keen to sunscreens (only because I was too naive to realize how the sun’s rays can potentially damage my skin), but now that I am more aware, I see to it that I do not go out especially at this time of the year (summer!) with an unprotected skin. I personally love the Dermax Professional’s sunscreen line because aside from it’s lightness when applied, it doesn’t leave this greasy feeling after application (that’s my number 1 issue with most sunscreen products I’ve tried).

Dermax Professional UV sunscreen line formulated for all skin types, even for babies. Make sure to grab one for you and your family this summer!

DERMAX UV Sunscreen Line

UV Active Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 45+ PA+++ – This is a water resistant sunscreen perfect for those with active lifestyle. If you are heading to the beach of just out for a more active day with friends, colleagues, or family, I highly recommend this one.

UV Milk Anti-Aging Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ – It has a milky touch formula and provides maximum UVA/UVB daily sun protection. I’m sure the ladies will love this.

UV Gel Water-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++– For the oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin, this one is for you as it is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.

And there’s the first of its kind, the sunscreen with “water-burst” technology where it is applied as lotion but will leave a cooling burst of moisture making your skin feeling fresh and moisturized.

UV Baby Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++– For mommies out there! this one is great for you and the kids and babies (6 months up)! I am currently using this and I have to say that I super duper love it! I love it’s powder-fresh-sweet smell.

Visit Dermax Laser Center and pick the best UV sunscreen that best fit your needs and lifestyle. They also offer specialized treatments such as their highly popular Gold standard Diode laser hair removal service that helps you achieve hair-free skin at a pain-free procedure, and AxiLight Laser powered by Q-switched Nd:Yag laser technology that will visibly lighten your underarms giving you a worry-free feeling of raising those arms while on the beach.

Available on all Dermax branches:
DERMAX Laser Center Centrio
Level 3, Centrio Ayala Mall, CM Recto Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City
09276573983/ 09333128001

DERMAX Laser Center Abreeza
3rd Level, Expansion Wing (Corporate Center), Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City
09276573979/ 09423446954

Check out their website at www.uniqly.net/store/DERMAX.

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Dermax First Laser Center Launched

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I was privileged to be among the few of the guests invited for the official launching of the  very  first Dermax Laser Center last January 8, 2015, my very first event for the year.

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DERMAX Laser Center is a skin care company that offers innovative, science-based, and technology-focused skin care products and procedures. It’s goal is to provide customers with personalized treatments to reveal your best skin.

The latest in cutting-edge technology are available at DERMAX Laser Center and clienteles get to enjoy the latest in skin care innovations through their specialized treatment procedures such as anti-aging, skin whitening, tattoo removal, and our highly popular Diode laser hair removal service.

Aside from the state-of-the-art skin care treatment equipment, they also offer DERMAX Professional, which provide science-based skin care products that are categorized based on your skin needs: anti-aging, anti-acne, whitening, skin moisturizing, and sunscreen line, among many others.

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DERMAX Professional products are formulated by multi-awarded chemist, DERMAX Laser Center and SkinStation Founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Fred Reyes. He is the recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, and the 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission. DERMAX Professional takes pride in being the first to introduce the use of nanotechnology in skin care products. With the science of nano-encapsulation, all DERMAX Professional products promise optimal absorption for your skin.

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As a professional line, DERMAX uses only the best, the latest and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best skin care products. Before, we had cost limitations to contend with when formulating mass-market products. Now, with DERMAX, we have no such cost constraints as our only aim is to delight our customers,” – Fred Reyes.

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Dermax Laser Center Treatment Room – at 3rd flr Centrio Mall, CDO

DERMAX Laser Center proudly carry an inviting modern and clinical interior that is clean, simple and well-lit. It has individual treatment rooms for utmost privacy and courteous and friendly front desk personnel at the reception area to assist clients. Doctors are available daily for consultation and doctor’s services. Well-versed Skin Consultants who are all fully trained nurses have years of experience in providing the best service every client deserves.

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Visit DERMAX Laser Center at the 3rd floor of Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro to set your appointmet or just check out the DERMAX Professional products that suits your skin’s needs best. You may also contact them via email at info@dermaxpro.com or check out their website at www.uniqly.net/store/DERMAX.

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Beauty Fix : Sulta Flawless Beauty Set

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Hello everyone! I’ve missed writing here and I’ve missed sharing some thoughts and discovered beauty fixes and ideas.  I am having so much difficulty in balancing my time between work, household chores and some errands. It sucks that my blogging is somehow compromised. I am determined though to keep this page updated as I cannot afford to just leave this baby behind.

So anyway, let me share to you some horrible skin issue I had to go through last April (see? I have been away THAT long!). So yes,  I was having this battle with breakouts (like I feel they were uncontrollable!). It usually happens when my time of the month is coming. I somehow got used to it because they usually just disappear after a week or two. But that time though, my uninvited facial guests decided to camp out and stay a bit longer than they usually do (with no hint of leaving my face alone as new “occupants” seemed to be popping out from nowhere!) I totally felt and looked horrible and I just felt so helpless. I was supposed to give my dermatologist a visit but my hectic (azz iff!) schedule just didn’t allow me to do so – add the factor of laziness.

A friend told me to try and sign up for Sutla Flawless Products as it might help. Obviously I did and I chose to get the facial set – “Rejuvenating Set”. It consisted of a Rejuvenating Facial Toner, Flawless Moisturizing Cream and a BB Cream w/ sunblock and anti-agieng formula.

Sutla Flawless Toner, Moisturizing Cream, BB Cream set
Sutla Flawless Toner, Moisturizing Cream, BB Cream set

Of course I tried the set ones I received them from Flawless Papaya Republic and I was totally amazed with the result. It dried up the stubborn pimples, prevented them from coming and mildly exfoliated my skin thus making it lighter than the usual. I was happy with the result (pimples gone) but was even happier when my mom and some friends pointed out that I am glowing and even asked what did I apply to make it look glowing — not totally pimple free but it has this very noticeable radiance. I have Sulta Flawless products to thank for! From the facial soap to of course these three amazing products I have used.

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I absolutely recommend this set if you want to have a fairer and healthier looking skin. With the BB Cream, I didn’t have to use any more foundation or powder as I am completely satisfied with it.

To Use:

  • Wash face (preferably with Sulta Flawless Facial Soap – Papaya, Guava or my favorite Noni Mangosteen) then rinse
  • Apply toner on face with a piece of cotton twice daily (morning and before bedtime)
  • Apply flawless moisturizing cream
  • Morning: use the BB cream as your foundation (it already has sunblock)

Sutla Products are manufactured by GLOWCAL Manufacturing Corporation. If you want to try Flawless’ products, you may visit their Facebook Page and see all details from there on how to order. They even open to resellers. As for me, one thing for sure, I am sticking to the toner and the soap.

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12 Makeup Tips for the Face

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Most women are contented with just pressed powder and a lipstick and then they are good to go. I am guilty of the simplicity oftentimes. There’s nothing wrong with being simple, in fact, it takes courage to go out in an almost bare face.

BUT! Whether we like it or not, there will be times where we need to glam up. Or perhaps the time will come that you will realize that a little everyday makeup makeup is necessary. When that time comes, I hope these tips will help.

 

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Here are some tips to aid you in both taking good care of the face and some little makeup tips.

  1. First, a clean and healthy face is a great canvass. Maintain it naturally or have it professionally analyzed and treated when it is necessary.
  2. Using Powder over a cream blush is a big NO NO! It can cake and look unnatural.
  3. Experiment with the consistency of your makeup base so that natural skin shines through, by mixing it with a dab of moisturizer or a drop of rosewater, depending on whether your skin is dry or oily
  4. For a sheer, pretty look, apply foundation with a moist sponge
  5. Less makeup is best; the more sheer your makeup base is, the less makeup you will need to look good.
  6. Avoid contouring your face, it looks very artificial (if you are not good at it). Leave it to the professionals.
  7. Make it a point to blend. Makeup should never look obvious; it should just enhance the skin and facial features.
  8. For a tanned look, you can make your own foundation color by blending a little brown eye shadow in the palm of your hands and mixing it with your base, adding a drop of moisturizer. The amount of shadow you use will determine the intensity of the hue.
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