skin care hacks

Product Review: FOREO UFO

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

     Skincare trends always come and go and in the past years, I've seen a lot of those here and abroad. If you are a certified skincare junkie, I bet that you've seen the evolution- from the basic wash, tone, and moisturize up to the meticulous Korean nth step routine. Even the formulas have leveled up to cater to almost all skin problems and needs. There are devices too and these are labeled as the skincare of the future. Prolly you've tried using or adding a weekly face mask into your skincare routine and have noticed that it gives an added boost to the effectiveness of your skincare products. 

     But not all face masks are created equal because I've recently discovered how to do the utmost self-care using a device that's been the talk of the town- say hello to my revolutionary luxury spa at home- UFO by Foreo Sweden. I’ve been using this baby for weeks now and amazed at how it works. It only takes 90-seconds to achieve a spa-like facial and flawless, glowing-looking skin at the comfort of home. ⁣⁣Sharing my in-depth review of this smart device after the jump.

Product Review: UFO by FOREO 

How Long Do Skincare Product Last? Knowing When Enough is Enough

Thursday, October 08, 2020

     People say that if you’re going to spend money on one product, make it skincare. Makes sense, right? Your skin is delicate and deserves the best treatment. Which is why you always have to be extra careful about replacing and maintaining your skincare. You wouldn’t eat something that had been in the fridge since last June, so why would you ever use that night cream from way in the back of the medicine cabinet that you don’t remember buying?

     Luckily, keeping track of your products is pretty straightforward. While it may break your heart to get rid of a product before you’ve used it all, your skin will thank you. Expired skincare products can lead to some pretty awful breakouts and skin irritations, and you’ll wind up spending more money on more products to fix it.

Expiration Dates

     The expiration dates on products tell you how long that product will last until it is no longer safe to use. While the FDA doesn’t require cosmetic to include expiration dates, most companies label their products with a Period After Opening date. Generally, the shelf life is denoted by a number followed by a capital M, which tells you how many months the product is good for once you open it.

How Long Do Skincare Product Last? Knowing When Enough is Enough
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     In order for this to be useful, keep track of when you open new products. Mark it on the lid or even in a calendar for the organizationally inclined. If there is no PAO number, you can also go by the “best by” date. 

     If that all sounds like way too much data tracking for you, there are some general timelines to follow for different products. And remember, when in doubt, throw it out. If it looks clumpy, oily, dry, discolored, or smells a little strange, don’t take the chance. Just get rid of it.
  • Acne products: 4-6 months
  • Cleansers: 12 months
  • Moisturizer: 6-12 months
  • Eye cream: 6-12 months
  • Face oil: 12 months
  • Sunscreen: 1-2 years

What makes skincare go bad?

     Skincare products are liable to go bad for a number of reasons, most of which revolve around the fact that they’re in constant use. Here are just a few of the things that shorten the shelf life of your skincare products:
  • Dipping your fingers in the product
  • Preservatives breaking down
  • Applicators exposed and reused
  • Water and oil in emulsions separate
  • Exposure to sunlight and moisture

     So there are quite a few things that can affect the quality and performance of your skincare, which is why it’s so important to use only the good stuff. I’ll say it again: when in doubt, throw it out!

How Long Do Skincare Product Last? Knowing When Enough is Enough
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     Looking at what’s on the ingredients label is just as important as what’s on the expiration date when determining the longevity of your skincare. While natural based products are better for your skin, they have the shortest shelf life. They lack the preservatives often used in cosmetics and other skincare. This is great for sensitive skin, but it also means the products aren’t as longlasting. 

     As you can see, the world is not always kind to your skincare, so you have to watch and make sure your skincare can still be kind to you.

4 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in Summer

Thursday, April 02, 2020

     Summer is here! It's one of the well-loved seasons because of sea, sand, and sun but not all love this hot humid weather because their skin tends to act up. We have different skin types and whether you like it or not, some of the skincare products that we use lose their effectiveness hence a change in your regimen is a must.
     Time to take your skincare game to the next level this summer. If you have dull and dry skin, chances are you need to hydrate your skin inside and out. Feeling rough somewhere in your elbows? Then you need to start the gentle scrubbing at the comfort of your home. There are many ways on how to give your skin some TLC this season and to start the long list, let me share 4 ways to get glowing skin in summer after the jump. 

4 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in Summer
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Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit

Saturday, February 08, 2020

     The ever-changing weather makes it quite a challenge for us to take care of our little one’s skin. The cold weather makes their skin dry while too much heat causes sun damage. We cannot control the weather, but we can control what we put on our children’s skin. 

     Oilatum, a globally trusted skincare brand, has recently launched ProtectKnowlogy Bath Time Summit to empower mothers to show their love through healthy skin. This summit is part of STADA’s game plan to help improve healthcare in the Philippines by providing quality products to the Filipinos such as Oilatum. 

Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit

How to Use Vitamin C Serum for Brighter Skin

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

     We all want beautiful skin. On television and in the movies, we see actors and actresses with glowing skin and we wonder, what are they doing to achieve such beautiful skin? While the rich and famous have plenty of money to achieve glowing skin, there are ways us regular people can have beautiful skin as well. By using the best products, such as the best vitamin C serum, you can achieve brighter skin, appearing years younger than you age! 

How to Use Vitamin C Serum for Brighter Skin


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