Korean Whitening Products to Help Erase Dark Spots

Dark spots are among the skin’s worst nightmares. They pop up anywhere on your face and can come from sun exposure or even dried up acne. While there are lots of products that can help lighten your dark spots, these pesky spots usually respond to same ingredients.

Best Whitening Lotions in the Philippines

Who doesn’t want to have that lighter and fairer skin complexion?

Collagen Drink: Gretchen Barreto's Secret to Younger Looking Skin

Collagen is a very important component in our body that fortifies the skin's structure.

Skin Bleaching DIY

Are you familiar with "White Henna"? I know one brand of white henna available here in the Philippines.

Glutathione Products Available in the Philippines

Glutathione is one of the most popular whitening treatment choices in the country.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Home Teeth Whitening Treatments

Many people don’t like going to the dentist’s office for teeth whitening treatment or whatever treatment they needed. Here are some helpful teeth whitening methods you can use at home.

1. Baking Soda paste combined with water

Baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate paste is very widely available. Some people still buy them to be used as a teeth whitening treatment.

Combine the paste with water and gargle them on a regular basis. People believe that regular use of this solution can remove stain from the surface of the teeth thus, leaving teeth whiter and shinier. Personally, I hate using this method because baking soda seems to hurt my gums, it stings.

2. Lemon juice and salt

Make a paste out of lemon juice and salt and apply it directly on teeth. It is known to erase yellowish tinge. It is considered as one of the most effective home whitening treatments for teeth.

3. Bay leaves with dried orange peel.

The combination of bay leaves with dried orange peel can also act as a teeth whitener. Just like the lemon paste, all you have to do is apply this to your teeth frequently.

4. Inner orange peel part (the white part)

Rub that white part of the orange peel and it will give your teeth a bright shine.

I hope these whitening treatments can help maintain your beautiful smile without the need to visit the dentist’s office.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Home Remedies For Sunburn

It's summer time. Love the beach. Love the sun. But hate sunburn? Of course, who can ever love having a sun-burned skin? It's itchy, irritating and can give you a headache and even fever! Maybe you didn't put enough sunblock to protect you or worse, you didn't put any sunblock at all! So what are you going to do? Here are some tips on how you can deal with that sunburn after your sun-overdose.

1. Bathe as often as you want. Taking a cool bath can help sooth you sun-burned skin.
2. Apply Aloe Vera cream or calming lotion to the affected areas.
3. You can do nothing about the skin peeling, it is part of the healing process. You can just apply a cooling moisturizer with extracts like cucumber or aloe.
4. A sunburn can cause a headache or fever. It can also cause dehydration. Drink lots and lots of fluid to rehydrate yourself.
5. You can take aspirin to thin the blood and help make the healing of the burn faster.

If symptoms persists, consult your doctor/dermatologist.

Bright Smile Teeth Whitening Treatments

Bright Smile is one of the best products when it comes to teeth whitening treatment. This whitening treatment range is very cheap and is widely available. Here are some of Bright Smile products that you can use as whitening treatment for your teeth:

1. Bright Smile toothpaste. It makes your teeth whiter in just 2-3 weeks. It also helps fight cavities, it provides gentle teeth polishing and it adds a protective layer that protects your teeth against new stains. This toothpaste is more expensive than your regular toothpaste but is very effective as a teeth whitening treatment.

2. Bright Smile mouthwash. This is best used after having brushed your teeth with the Bright Smile toothpaste. It provides a little bit of extra whitening and protection. The mouthwash gets between your teeth, where your toothbrush could never reach. Unlike other mouthwashes, Bright Smile does not contain alcohol that can be harsh for sensitive teeth.

3. Bright Smile pens contain a teeth whitening solution that give you instant results. All you do is apply the solution to your teeth and after a few seconds of drying, your teeth will be whiter right away. The results may be instant, but they are also temporary. One pen will last you a month.

Remember that Bright Smile products are just one of the brands dentists recommend as teeth whitening treatments. For more information about teeth whitening treatment, seek the professional advice from your dentist.

This is NOT a paid post.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Enjoy summer with BeachHut!

Because lotion sucks! I agree with this BeachHut's phrase. I suffered sunburns when I was way younger because I hate the feel of sunblock lotions on my skin. But thanks to this Filipino (and we're proud of it) product that really rocks!

BeachHut products

BeachHut is a range of "Clear-Spray" Sunblocks that shield you from UVA and UVB rays without that messy, greasy feeling of a lotion! And best of all, BeachHut doesn't leave you with that white thing most sunblocks have. BeachHut is available at Mercury Drug, Watson's, leading department stores and drugstores nationwide!

Teeth Whitening Treatment: Hydrogen Peroxide

More and more people claim that Hydrogen Peroxide is an effective teeth whitening treatment. Hydrogen Peroxide is a compound made of Hydrogen and Oxygen. This chemical is commonly used for bleaching and disinfecting. Some use it as a skin whitening agent.

How can Hydrogen Peroxide be used as a teeth whitening treatment?
Bleaching products containing Hydrogen Peroxide is absorbed through the tooth enamel and then bleach the inner part of the tooth, which is called the pulp. ADA or American Dental Association said that this teeth whitening treatment do not damage the enamel and is therefore safe.

Any side effects?
Like any other teeth whitening treatment, Hydrogen Peroxide can make your teeth temperature-sensitive.

Remember that Hydrogen Peroxide, like other teeth whitening treatment, have no effect on porcelain teeth, fillings, and other dental restorative works. Always consult your dentist when planning to have teeth whitening treatments.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Kojic Acid Soap Test Update

I am now on my second bar of Kojie San Kojic acid soap and I can say that my skin got silkier. Yes, silkier! I know Kojie San is a skin whitening soap but because I was born with brown skin, it is almost impossible to make my skin white (and I really don't like that), I guess it only made my skin a little lighter because my skin had undergone the "micropeeling" process kojic soaps promised (except for the face, I didn't peel on the face but it became a bit lighter and much clearer!). And the dark spots on my face and shoulders are gone! Plus, my occasional bacne is now history! Kojie San Kojic Acid soap can really help if you want to have clear skin (who wouldn't want that?). Just don't forget to use sunblock.