Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Dermatologist

I used to have a lot of pimples. My lack of knowledge on skin care had worsened my acne condition. I rubbed and scrubbed my face and overused topical medications. My skin was peeling so badly. But I endured all these unsightly marks thinking that acne is normal for teenagers. High school passed then came college. My skin became a bit better, as a friend suggested me to use soap with salicylic acid ingredient. However, my skin was still flaky and dry. Breakouts would still occur from time to time as college life was quite stressful. Now that I’m way beyond those teen years, I still get breakouts. It was only a few years ago that I decided to see a dermatologist. (Read full Article.)

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Truth About Sunscreens

Sunscreens are one of the protective measures you use against UV radiation. Having enough sun protection is a good way to slow down aging process as the sun's rays are one of the culprits why people get wrinkles and age spots. In fact, it is the best anti-aging product you could use! In addition, sunscreens contain UV filters to protect your from the harmful UV rays that increases your risks of skin cancer. However, a bottle of sunscreen might not be as helpful as it promises. (See full article.)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Journey to a Healthy Life

I’m not really a health buff. I don’t count calories. I don’t exercise regularly. And I eat a lot of meat. Not that I don’t care about my health. Who doesn’t want to be healthy? I just don’t want to pay too much attention to little details. And I am also guilty of some mistakes just like most of us. But you see, following a strict health plan is hard for most of us. Many people become frustrated when they break a rule. But come to think of it:: Why count calories when you can just opt for an overall balanced diet? Why exercise rigorously when you could just take a walk everyday? I once heard a friend say that she doesn’t want to have long life. For what’s the use of having a long life if it means having arthritis, heart conditions, or dementia? Not to mention being a burden to the family? But my friend is wrong. It’s not bad to have long life. What you don’t want to happen is to have an unhealthy life. If you have good health, you don’t have to worry about getting old. You won’t look that old too! Because being healthy makes you look and feel younger too. (Read full article.)