Facial Washing Secrets Revealed

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How often do you wash your face?  We all know that it is important to wash our face to get rid of the daily dirt and grime that once accumulated through improper cleansing may lead to pimples and black or white heads.

Here are tips given to me by our Dermatologist during our last visit to her clinic due to my 12 year old son’s growing forehead pimples.

For Dry Skin – clean your face twice daily using a gentle cleanser; avoid products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate which can strip the natural oils

For Oily Skin – which is my son’s case, cleansing should be done twice a day to strip away excess oils and clean out pores. A toner was prescribed to follow up the facial washing to remove left-over dirt and oil. A gel type cleanser for oily skin is recommended for daily use.

For combination skin – Look for a glycerin based gentle cleanser and then follow it up with a gentle toner.

Another tip is never sleep with your make-up on. So the only trick to get rid of stripping the natural oils is by using the right facial wash product and knowing the skin type you have. Now, the next question is, what skin type do you have?

Light Therapy for a Beautiful You

The modern technology has brought a lot of advancements in the field of medicine. Several medical devices using the light therapy or commonly known as phototherapy has been discovered to treat a number of disorders. These devices passed on intensive analysis and trials which are clinically tested and medically proven before it vend in the market.

We can now manage home treatment to remedy acne problems, to have a hair-free beautiful skin, rejuvenate aging facial complexion and even teeth whitening without the danger of breaking teeth enamel in just a matter of days.


The light is administered for a prescribed amount of time or in some cases, at a specific time of day. The blue light device is used as a solution for acne clearing suitable for all skin types. It kills the pimple bacteria and treats acne breakout fast.  While the red light delivers a professional photofacial experience for anti-aging. It brings a soft, smooth and glowing skin.

The innovative ionic technology does wonders for a visibly whiter teeth with no sensitivity nor irritation effect. Thus gives white sparkling teeth for a comfortable beaming smile. On the other hand, the device that uses a combined Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies conveys a safe and fast way to achieve permanent hair reduction.

Light energy and gentle warming promises a big difference in projecting a beautiful you.

Exfoliation Yeah or Nay

One of the ways to make a skin glow is to peel off and shed away dead skin cells from our body.  You can have it done in a spa or in the comforts of your own bathroom.

Before I make use of a loofah with soap but according to studies, overtime it accumulates and loaded up with bacteria, so I stopped using it.




Instead of using loofah I bought exfoliating gloves, I love using it, for it gently exfoliates and massages away dryness, leaving skin smooth and invigorated. It is so easy to use, just slip on gloves and use with your favorite bath gel to lather up and massage, concentrating on the dry and rough areas of the body.

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Recently, I won an Asian Secrets gift pack in an online contest. Six tubs of Lulur Indonesian Whitening body scrubs with Seaweed Extract and Vitamin E, Green Tea and Vitamin E and Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract. Paired with the body scrubs are 6 Bengkoang Indonesian Whitening Soap. I like the soft feel of my skin after using it. You can feel how the tiny beads work in stripping off the dead skin cells away from your body.  As per instructions, use it before bath while the skin is still dry, but I observed it still works well even if the body is already wet.

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Exfoliation works wonders in sloughing off dead skin cells, yet too much exfoliating may do you more harm than good so never exfoliate daily, once a week scrub date is enough for a year round glow.


Importance of Clean Home and Environment in Healthy Living

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The smell of a fresh clean home is an important factor to consider to complete a healthy living. Some diseases and illnesses can directly be acquired inside our homes. Asthma and allergic rhinitis caused by dusts, grimes and molds are examples of what diseases we can get from having a dirty house. We need to be more particular in cleanliness especially when having kids in our homes. Some of us are having allergies to disinfectants and cleaning solutions that we use which refrains us from keeping a more sanitized surroundings. The perfect solution for this problem is to  hire excellent Maid Service Chantilly VA to sustain house cleanliness. Availing the services of cleaning professionals is worth to pay out than spending our hard earned money in hospitals and medicines.

No matter how much you make yourself fit and healthy, having an untidy home makes it hard to enjoy some good clean living. Through the aid of a dependable personalized house cleaning service that meet your needs can make sure of the security of our family’s health to improve much better living in a healthy environment.

As doctors always advise we need vitamin supplements, healthy food, daily exercise and a home that is clean enough to be healthy.


Saving Options For Your Child’s Education

Keeping ourselves fit and healthy will guarantee us of a good and long life to enjoy, but no matter how much effort we do to keep us always on the top form; it is practical for us to save something for our kid’s future. It is a sensible act to save for the rainy days. Our children’s education is one of the priorities we secure and set aside.  The only lifetime treasure we can give to assure them a bright future.

Getting your child the best education is a challenge that every parent is willing to take.
As a parent, you have big dreams for your children and you know that their future depends on the quality of education they receive today. This is why, in the midst of growing financial worries, parents work doubly hard to prepare for their children’s future educational needs.

But with school expenses increasing every year, your savings may not be enough to cover college tuition fees and other expenses. Aside from regularly saving money, one can also prepare by getting profitable investments that offer better returns. Invest in companies which have made a mark and have a proven track record in the industry, like Insular Life.

Celebrating 101 years of unparalleled and continuous service to old and new generation of Filipinos, Insular Life remains to be the largest Filipino life insurance company. With its Direct Marketing plans College Provider and Sure Cash for Kids, you are assured of a secure future for your child.

College Provider is a 5-pay educational plan that provides a college cash fund for your child at age 17. It also provides a life insurance benefit for your child equivalent to the college fund until he reaches age 21. On top of this, College Provider has a built-in waiver of premium payments, wherein the policy will be considered fully paid should the parents or the payor meet an untimely death or suffers from total and permanent disability. The policy will then provide a pre-college cash allowance equivalent to 10% of the face amount until age 16 to finance for your child’s elementary and high school education.

On the other hand, Sure Cash for Kids is a 5-pay, 15-year savings and investment plan for your child that offers guaranteed yearly cash payouts and lump sum cash benefit with built-in life insurance protection. Yearly cash payouts equivalent to 10% of the maturity value will be given from the end of the 5th policy year to the end of the 14th policy year amounting to 100% of the maturity value. A lump sum cash benefit equivalent to 100% of the maturity value will also be given at the end of the 15th policy year. Your child is also covered with a life insurance protection for 15 years with the face amount increasing to 200% on the 4th policy year up to the 15th policy year.

Saving for your child’s education is a top priority, so preparing for it now can save you from possible financial troubles in the future.  Address your child’s needs today. Call Insular Direct at 878-1818 local 5403 or 892-3171 or email us at idirect@insular.com.ph for more details on College Provider and Sure Cash for Kids.

Step Into a Healthier Lifestyle

Being healthy isn’t just about eating the right things. But keeping yourself fit doesn’t necessarily mean buying expensive equipment or joining a swanky gym either. There are loads of little steps you can take to improve your health and you can start with exactly that – a few little steps.

The average person takes about 3000 to 4000 steps per day – with many managing fewer. Which is a shame since it’s so easy to get a little extra exercise just by walking around. You need to aim for 10000 steps per day, including some moderate-paced walking that’s enough to get your pulse going. A pedometer can really help by monitoring just how far you’ve walked and give you the incentive to reach your target.

You can start by making journeys on foot rather than by car or bus. Walk your children to school, perhaps or walk to work a couple of days a week. If you take the bus then make a point of walking a few stops further or getting off before your destination. Take the stairs instead of the lift – or even leave your phone upstairs so you have to climb up to get it. Just make sure you leave it somewhere you can hear it!

Leave some time in your day to take a walk – either in your lunch hour or after work. Not only will it help you reach your target steps but it really helps to clear your head too. Arrange to meet with friends for a social stroll – even if it’s just window-shopping in the high street. If you live in the city then check out walkit.com, a comprehensive route planner for over 40 UK cities with detailed maps, descriptions and tips for urban walkers.

Just a few simple changes to your daily habits will make all the difference to your health – one step at a time.