Caring for Scars

It is a  known fact that scarring is part of the body’s healing process. While we may not like the look of our scars, some being too light, others being too dark, scars are actually a very important function of the body’s way of healing itself after injury. A scar will occur when the skin has become bruised or broken and the body has finished healing itself – the scar acts as a guard, preventing the wound from reopening and giving the now more susceptible area of skin or flesh and opportunity to regain its resilience. Scars heal in many different ways, for many different people. Several factors go into how a scar develops – where is the cut located? How deep or superficial is the cut? What caused the cut? Has there been an infection? Is the body resistant to certain medications? Has the scab been picked at? Does the person have keloids?

The thickness and color of a scar both have to factor in these variables. Other considerations, such as diet, lifestyle and genetics also play a role in the superficial appearance of your scars. On the skin on your body that is most visible, for example, arms, faces, legs, back and chest, dark or aggressive scarring can affect your self esteem. While they cuts and bruises may be healed, the scars that remain are often embarrassing or draw unwanted attention. Other contributing factors to the not so likeable appearance of scars are your exposure to sunlight, friction at the scar location and poor circulation.

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pHformula Launch at Bioessence

Bioessence has proven yet again that it is Davao’s premier destination when it comes to skincare and wellness. In a launch event last May 12, Bioessence announced that it has added pHformula to its assortment of premium skincare products.

Developed in Spain, pHformula is a range of specially formulated non-prescription skincare products.  Promoting cellular regeneration through controlled skin resurfacing, it addresses specific  skin problems such as wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

Dr. Emma Guerrero, President of Bioessence – Philippines, said, “pHformula is backed by years of research and development.  Here at Bioessence, we are committed to giving you only the best products and services.”

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Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk SPF50+/PA+++

Hey, sweeties! I’m back again.  It’s sweltering hot here in my room but I’m on a roll.  I still feel like doing another blog post so I’m just going to take the advantage of this episode of diligence.

Oh well, I’m finally doing a short review on the Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk (SPF50+/PA+++).   I have been using this awesome sunscreen for more than 5 months so I can be objective with what I like and what I don’t like about it.

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Etude House Skin Care Products

When it comes to skin care, I tend to spend more than what I’d normally spend on makeup.  And I love Korean skin care products, more so when they’re super affordable.  So it’s no secret that I often visit Etude House at Abreeza Mall because the store always carry something that catches my fancy.

A few weeks ago, I treated myself to number of Etude House skin care items:

  • Moistfull Massage Mask, P398
  • Happy Tea Time Cleansing Foam, P148
  • Moistfull Collagen Mask Sheet, P98
  • Essence Mask Collagen, P58
  • Essence Mask Vitamin C, P58
  • I Need You, Green Tea Mask Sheet, P58
  • I Need You Aloe Mask Sheet, P58
  • Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream (Lemon Tea), P198

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Facial Cleansers I’m Currently Using

There was a time when I wasn’t so concerned about my skin care regimen.  I would buy a skin care product just because I saw it being advertised on TV, without care if its the right product for my skin type. And when it comes to purchasing facial washes and cleansers, I bought  those that promise to have serious exfoliating and whitening properties. I never understood why people would buy mild facial cleansers.  I would hoard on strong cleansers and  papaya soaps and use them religiously thinking both are more suitable for my oily, acne-prone skin.

The use of products with harsh ingredients really took its toll on my skin.  I broke out a lot and now have  premature lines and wrinkles.   So sometime last year, I finally decided to made significant changes to my skincare routine by using mild cleansers and facial washes.   And true enough, I no longer get those nasty zits as often as I used to.

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