Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Sunblock or sunscreen protects our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Some people only use it when they go to the beach but that should not be the case. Sunlight is everywhere everyday and expert says that the sun can be good to the skin only up to fifteen (15) minutes.

We can get Vitamin D from the sun which is essential in promoting strong bones and teeth. But too much sun exposure can cause skin problems like wrinkles, sun burn, and cancer. So be sure to wear a high sunblock or suncreen that will protect you from UVA/UVB.

I am currently using VMV's ARMADA face and body shield 60 because I read somewhere that it does not only protect you from sunlight but it also lightens you complexion. It also protects you from indoor lights light flourescent, lamps, and computer. You can visit their website for more info.

Monday, August 4, 2008


As we grow older, our teeth becomes yellow.  We can suffer gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer.  According to studies, teeth can last a lifetime.  A healthy mouth has a good supply of saliva, which contains minerals that can halt and even reverse early stages of tooth decay.  If you have a drier mouth which is often a side effect of taking antihistamines, antidepressants, and medications for high blood pressure, decay can spread faster, and you'll need to be even more vigilant with your care.

Everytime we eat, bacteria are left sitting on our teeth waiting to be feed.  So we should brush our teeth every after eating as soon as possible for about two minutes. This will remove stains from foods and beverages.  Flossing will also help and using a mouthwash with fluoride.  Go to your dentist twice a year for cleaning or depending on your dentist's recommendation.  Don't forget to have a thorough dental check up every year for gum disease, cavities and signs of oral cancer.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


CITRONELLA OIL can be used as insect repellent.  You can apply a small amount directly to skin or clothing.  I bought this one for P 160.00 for 120 ml bottle.  I'm going to use this for my children because they easily attracts insects.  Citronella oil smells different so insects will have a hard time locating my children because of its fragrance. 

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Do It Yourself Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil are expensive especially if you have a long hair. But why go to the salon when you can do it at home? All you need are the following items:

1. heating cap (I bought mine for P999.00)

2. shower cap

3. hot oil treatment wax (this can be bought at watsons or hbc and there are a lot of varieties to choose from)

First, you have to shampoo your hair. Towel dry the excess water. Then you can apply your chosen hot oil treatment wax unto your hair. After that, wrap your hair with a shower cap. Then put on the heating cap for 30 minutes. Then rinse off.

It's that easy and it's a big saving compared to going to the salon every two weeks.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Sugar can be used as body scrub. After washing off soap, rub sugar all over your body especially the elbows and knees and other rough areas. Leave it for about 2 minutes. Then wash it off thoroughly. You're skin will feel so velvety and smooth right after.