How to Get Rid of Pimples while Boosting Immune System

Thursday, October 22, 2020

     Let's admit that in almost 7 months of quarantine, our lifestyle has changed dramatically. We are all stressed and we cannot deny the fact that it affected us in so many ways. One aspect of our lives that we have given utmost importance is health. We all suddenly became health buffs and fitness enthusiasts because having a strong immune system these days is non-negotiable. But we must also give importance to another aspect that's affecting us mentally- stress! 

     The pandemic has instilled fear among us and whether we like it or not, we are always overthinking. This habit has contributed to our sleepless nights and hormonal imbalance that's why some of us are experiencing breakouts here and there. Another cause of nasty zits popping in our cheeks and jaw area is the use of a face mask. We are obliged to wear a face mask in public and the material or cloth used in face masks irritates our skin. Fret not because there are effective pimple treatments in the market today and I'm excited to present the first over-the-counter drug that is a clinically-tested and FDA-approved anti-acne and pimple treatment solution in the Philippines- Lactezin. Know more about this after the jump! 

How to Get Rid of Pimples while Boosting Immune System

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

Friday, April 28, 2017

     I've suffered from adult acne when I was in college. I went to the dermatologist and beauty clinics to seek help but the medications and procedures gave temporary solutions. Fast forward today, I only get pimples every time of the month. I guess it's because I'm taking birth control pills and that prevents my face from breaking out. But I still have small acne scars, blemishes, big pores, and other imperfections that was brought by my adult acne years ago.

     I know it's disappointing and frustrating to have an acne. It's a battle that adolescents and even adults face once in their life. It lowers self-esteem that's why finding the right solution to combat them is a must. I don't have perfect skin- I still get pimples every now and then plus there are still blemishes on my face. Months ago, I received an email from Banish and the word "natural skin care line" stirred the interest in me because I'm an avid fan or natural and organic products since time immemorial. Let me present to you BANISH- a product line that gets to the root of problems, not just to cover them up temporarily. Use fresh natural ingredients, sourced from the West Coast of United States and aims to focus on the internal rather than external healing. Full review details of the Banish Starter Kit after the jump!

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

Guinot Hydradermie Facial Treatment at David's Salon

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

     Did you know that aside from getting hair care services from David's Salon you can now have skin care treatment in select branch? Yes, I was surprised when David's Salon invited me to try the latest addition to their services- Guinot Hydradermie Treatment. This treatment originally came from Paris, France and David's Salon brought it here so that we can also try the "double ionisation" facial treatment that female clients throughout France rave about.

     Guinot is the No. 1 professional skin care brand in France and because of this, they're a worldwide expert in beauty care. French women give meticulous care in their skin. For them, skin care routine is a life, it is a necessity. You have to do it everyday and with that in mind, Guinot make sure that their products works because once you've find the right skin care products for your skin type, be sure to stick to it. I hope you get my point here, I'm not going to discuss Guinot skin care products here but more of the facial care treatment that is suitable for all skin types. More details on Guinot Hydradermie 'double ionisation' Treatment below :)
Guinot Hydradermie Facial Treatment at David's Salon

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience

Thursday, August 04, 2016

     Tell me if I'm wrong but in my observation, even those who have the less problematic skin need to visit and consult a dermatologist from time to time to have their skin checked. Skin care products, skin care supplements and non-surgical treatments at home are not enough to address the issues of the skin. I cannot totally say that I have clear skin. I still suffer from breakouts from time to time especially when it's time of the month, I also have skin pigmentation that needs attention and utmost care from an expert.

     I've been reading blog posts from co-bloggers trying out Luminisce's facial care services. Reading their stories and seeing the improvements after their first session gave me the go signal to see what Luminisce has to offer. To feed my curiosity, I went to Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic two weeks ago. So for the past 7 years I've been telling myself that those brown spots on my upper cheeks are freckles until someone enlightened me regarding my skin condition. Sharing with you below what happened during my visit at Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic- my discoveries and services that made me decide to visit a dermatologist monthly.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic is very accessible by all means of land transportation. It is located at the 2nd floor of the Mercury Building in BGC and in front of St. Lukes Medical Center. These well-known landmarks made it easier for me to reach the clinic hassle-free. I was welcomed by friendly and accommodating staffs offering something to drink. The clinic is well-lit and the ambiance is very relaxing. I felt like a princess inside Luminisce because of the royalty-themed furnishings. One of the attendants handed me a form to fill-up. I wrote there everything, from my health care related history and skin concerns.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     My mission that day was to know the root cause of my skin pigmentation and to seek advice from an expert. I met Dr. Kaycee Reyes and learned a lot from her. She is a London-trained dermatologist and a wellness advocate. During my visit, Dr. Kaycee made an expected extensive skin analysis and enlightened me on my skin issues. I'm expecting her to tell me that I have freckles on the upper side of my cheeks and melasma. The latter is expected since someone already told me that but I was shocked when she told me that I have Hori's Nevus- also known as acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules or acquired dermal melanocytosis which is common with Asians. It's my first time to hear about this skin condition. I did not panic after hearing Dra, Kaycee's explanation and listened carefully to her advice.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     According to her, this condition is like melasma that cannot be treated but can be managed to make them look lighter and not visible. Melasma and Hori's Nevus can present concurrently. If not given attention, the pigmentation will spread and become bigger in the long run. Hori's Nevus is challenging to treat that's why regular visits to a dermatologist is required and the recommended type of service for this is Clear Laser Treatment. For my case, I need around 4-6 sessions of Clear Laser Treatment to see maximum results.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     Sharing with you the Clear Laser Treatment (procedure and photos) that I've tried at Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic below. 

A. Luxury Facial (P2,500)
     Luxury Facial- this is Luminisce's special facial treatment that deep cleans pores and removes bacteria-causing acne, trapped dirt, and excess oil while minimizing pores for up to 2 weeks! This is the first phase before the recommended laser treatment for my melasma and Hori's Nevus

1. The nurse cleansed my face and gave me a relaxing massage. But before this, I asked her if she'll be removing everything on my face. She said that eyeliner and my lip color will stay but my bb cream, tinted sunblock, and face powder will be removed. So what you'll see in the following photos below is my bare face.

2. Next step is Sonophoresis- this is a procedure where a handheld metal device runs all over my face wherein ultrasound waves seep nutrients in the skin while removing blackheads and whiteheads at the same time.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience

3. Then another device that uses electric currents was used to lift and revitalize the skin. There's a gauze bandage placed over my face and the device safely passes those currents onto the different parts of my face.

4. Two more metal devices run all over my face. Both also have electric currents to take out impurities, energize, and make the skin glowing and radiant.

5. The Last step for this facial is infusing oxygen onto my bare face from the oxygenating machine. This releases oxygen to hydrate the skin and pores. This is a combination of Vitamin C for lightening and Ceramide for anti-aging. After the procedure, my skin felt soft and smooth to the touch.

     Can you spot my melasma and Hori's Nevus? They're still there so the next phase of Clear Laser Treatment follows after pampering my skin with the Luxury Facial that my skin deserves. This is called clear laser peel!

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience

B. Clear Laser Peel (P5,000)

     Clear Laser Peel-  Uses a film of carbon lotion to regenerate collagen and correct melasma, pigmentation, acne, skin tone, pore appearance, and fine wrinkles. Best of all, these procedures are done in minutes, safe for all skin types, and require ZERO downtime so you can get back to business in no time!

      In the first step, the attendant applied carbon lotion. After 10 minutes Dra, Kaycee did the laser treatment concentrating on parts of my cheeks where Hori's Nevus are located. To tell you honestly, there's a prickly sensation whenever the laser passes through those spots. It's bearable though. Basing on my experience, she used different strokes for my melasma and for the Hori's Nevus. Here's my face after the laser treatment.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
No makeup! Proud to have glowing skin. Thanks, Luminisce
     Fret not if you see redness on my face. I have thin skin and my skin is prone to redness. I noticed that after the procedure, some of the pigmentations lightened a bit. Since it was my first session, I did not expect drastic or dramatic results. Thank you so much, Dra. Kaycee Reyes for letting me try the Clear Laser Treatment and for enlightening me with melasma and Hori's Nevus. No regrets that I've trusted Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic to try the very first laser treatment for my face to date.

     I will highly recommend Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic if you're a newbie who wants to get informed first about your skin issues by an expert dermatologist before undergoing a non-surgical procedure or other kinds of facial treatments. No need to worry about dermatology procedure nightmares that keep you from getting the right skincare treatment that you deserve. Having good skin is an investment and in the long run, it will save hundreds and thousands of pesos from buying makeup just to cover flaws. 

Visit Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic at 2/F Mercury Drug Bldg., 32nd St. cor. 4th Ave., Fort Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines (in front of St. Luke’s Medical Center)
Clinic schedule: Mondays to Saturdays from 10AM to 7PM and Sundays by appointment. 

For more information on Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic's services
visit their website
For inquiries and to book an appointment 
Call 02-5118500
Text/Viber  0915-979-4661 
Like them on Facebook: Luminisce
Follow them on Instagram: @luminisce_official
Follow them on Twitter: @luminisceskin

Good Times!~

Jimuel Pacquiao for BlueWater Day Spa's Anti-Ance Treatment

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

     Jimuel Pacquiao, the eldest son of boxing legend Sen. Manny Pacquiao and former vice governor of Sarangani Jinkee Pacquiao, steps out from the shadows of his celebrity parents and into his own light. As the new ambassador of BlueWater Day Spa, the premiere lifestyle center for beauty and wellness, Jimuel aims to give a voice to the under-represented youth.

     During the event, Sen. Manny Pacquiao and former vice governor of Sarangani Jinkee Pacquiao gave their full support to Jimuel who is their eldest child. They arrived so excited to see Jimuel being interviewed by the press. To tell you honestly, I'm expecting Jimuel to be overbearing because he was the son of a boxing legend but lo and behold, he's down to earth, polite, and humble. He's not snob and answered the press' questions sincerely. Highlights of the event below :)

Jimuel Pacquiao for BlueWater Day Spa's Anti-Ance 

Up close and personal with Jimuel Pacquiao:
  • This 15-year-old juggles an intense academic life as a Grade 10 student as well as the responsibilities of a varsity basketball team player. 
  • The task of balancing school, sports, extra-curricular activities and family does sometimes cause stress, he shares. which leads to pimples and breakouts. 
  • This of course further exasperates the situation.
  • While the child of extraordinary parents, Jimuel is a typical teen, who is not immune to the breakouts and skin problems that come with growing up.

Jimuel Pacquiao for BlueWater Day Spa's Anti-Ance 
Jimuel Pacquiao
     "Especially as a teen myself, I understand the needs of those my age. Like our parents, we need to de-stress and recharge- but most especially we need treatments that can help us in managing our skin problems," he shares. Jimuel clarifies that he has no plans of going into showbiz, "but I was excited to join the BWDS family because I think it's a great opportunity to become a voice for the youth."
Jimuel Pacquiao for BlueWater Day Spa's Anti-Ance 
Jimuel Pacquiao

Jimuel's Favorites at BlueWater Day Spa:
  • Anti-Acne facial and skin treatments- Jimuel can control his acne and enjoy clear, energized skin with this treatment that is suitable for acne-prone skin.
  • Athlete's Massage- for a relaxing treatment which helps to ease tired muscles. He enjoys improved performance on the court thanks to this tension relieving spa treatment.
Jimuel Pacquiao for BlueWater Day Spa's Anti-Ance 
Sen. Manny Pacquiao, Jinkee Pacquiao, and Jimuel Pacquiao
     Congratulations Jimuel for a very successful press launch. Thank you so much for sharing with us a little info about yourself. I'm sure you'll be able to spread positive vibes to the youth by being an example. Just continue to be God-fearing, responsible, and always put your feet on the ground. I'm sure that teens like you who are also having problems with their skin because of puberty will try the services that you recommend at BlueWater Day Spa for controlling acne. 

Visit BlueWater Day Spa at the following branches:
Ortigas-Greenhills (Tel No 7278420)
Makati (Tel No 8173126)
Capitol Hills (Tel No 4730455)
Eastwood City (Tel No 9151247)
Cotabato City (Tel No 09228399751)
Naga City (09177391822)

For more information about BlueWater Day Spa,
Like them on Facebook: BlueWater Day Spa
Follow them on Twitter: @bluewaterdayspa
Follow them on Instagram: @bluewater_day_spa

Good Times!~


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