New Sun Care Range: Daylong (from the makers of Cetaphil)

December 31, 2014


Great news for Cetaphil users! Friends from Perkcomm sent me this about this new line of sunscreen products. Read below for some skin care tips and product information.

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Stay Stylish and Comfortable in the Rain with Crocs

December 1, 2014

We are on the last month of 2014 but as always, typhoons are still coming in and out of our country (I think the latest typhoon starts with R already). We have no choice but to bring our umbrellas and be more picky with the shoes/sandals that we buy, which can somehow be considered rain gear. Good thing brands like Crocs exist since they aim to make these type of products while making them as fashionable as possible. They may not be as budget-friendly in terms of price tags but given the quality, you may still want to consider buying one. Browse the photos below to see some of their fashionable items!

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Stay Stylish and Comfortable in the Rain with Crocs


Staying chic and fabulous during the rainy season can be a challenge, but not impossible to overcome. Dressing up doesn’t have to be a drag on dark days; in fact, with just a few tips and tricks, you can still strut your stuff and look marvelous even on the gloomiest days.


Brighten it up[1]. Your outfits, by no means, should match the gloomy weather outside. Invest in pieces that perk up any dark day and you will instantly feel confident and fabulous. Wearing something bright also makes everyone around you perk up as well.




Keep a stylish umbrella with you always[2]. Gone are the days when carrying around an umbrella felt like fashion suicide. Today, with so many cute designs to choose from, umbrellas can actually be a great complement to your outfit.




Layer it. It’s no secret that the weather can quickly change at this time of the year and layering your clothes make for maximum versatility. A stylish scarf can keep you warm and can even protect you from a sudden downpour. Wearing tights is also a good idea, especially if you’re wearing a dress, and can easily be removed if the weather gets too hot. Investing in a good coat that is both stylish and weather resistant is also a good idea; it’s best to avoid leather and suede when looking for a coat.



Invest in good footwear. Choose shoes that can withstand the rain: one that is durable and can be worn even during floods. Don’t let the rain dampen your shoe game and choose from the many designs by the world’s favorite comfort shoe brand, Crocs. 




Its recent line proves that it is possible to have a fusion of style and comfort. The release of two designs, the Beach Line Clog and the Beach Line Boat Slip On from the much-loved Beach Line Collection are reminiscent of summer, and are just in time for the rainy weather. Meanwhile, the new color releases of the immensely popular Huaraches for women and girls will surely add a pop of color to any outfit.



Crocs not only protects you from the rain and the flood but also keeps you looking fabulous, whatever the weather.  
 



[2] http://prettymayhem.com/how-to-stay-stylish-in-the-rain/

Announcement: 9 out of 10 Filipinos Plagued with Cavities



9 out of 10 Filipinos Plagued With Cavities
Lack of knowledge a primary cause

Filipinos, regardless of age or socio-economic status, have all suffered from a cavity[1]. Figures released by the Department of Health revealed that nine out of ten Filipinos suffer from cavities or tooth decay.[2] Your child could be one of them.

Tooth decay or cavities is the top chronic health concern for children all over the world[3], which, when left untreated, can compromise a child’s eating and sleeping habits, as well as affect their self-confidence. A child suffering from severe cavities may experience difficulty in concentrating on school work, speaking, and even sleeping. Gerlie, a mother of two, shares, “I wasn’t aware that my child was suffering from cavities until one day he cried because of his very painful toothache. He couldn’t move and wasn’t able to do much else until the pain  went away. He didn’t even have the appetite to eat or the energy to go to school.”  These result in increasingly escalating detrimental effects on health, school and work performance, and even self-esteem[4]. Aside from compromising a child’s eating habits, severe decay in baby teeth can have serious consequences for a child’s speech and jaw development.[5]





A primary factor in the prevalence of  cavities among Filipinos is a general lack of knowledge on dental health. Since  oral health problems such as cavities are often overlooked, cavities are left untreated until they become emergency medical situations. In addition, unlike other more common  health problems, the definition, symptoms, causes, and effects of cavities are not as commonly understood.

Cavities are commonly viewed by Filipinos as holes in teeth caused by consuming too much sweets. However, according to  Dr. Corazon S. Flores, President of the Philippine Dental Association, “Visible holes on the surface of the teeth indicate that the  problem has progressed beyond the tooth surface. In fact, dental caries or tooth decay begins with invisible acid erosion of the tooth enamel, caused by accumulated food substances left on the teeth. Left unchecked, the tooth area becomes increasingly damaged, progressing from the surface, all the way into the root.”




Cavities have become a fact of life among Filipinos  when it really should not be as it is easily preventable, especially with the number of oral care products that are readily available. DepEd has continuously put their efforts to raise awareness on proper oral care in public school children by including it in the curriculum. This way, at an early age they are already made aware of how to easy it is to take care of their teeth.

It is also important to note that proper oral health care starts at home, continues  Dr. Flores, “Being proactive at home is the first step. Filipinos can prevent this by brushing and flossing at least twice a day and regularly visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Parents need to set a good example by instilling good oral care habits in their family, especially their children, so that cavities can finally become a thing of the past.”



[1] http://www.doh.gov.ph/content/oral-health-program.html
[2] http://www.doh.gov.ph/node/1066.html
[3] http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/untreated_disease.pdf
[4] http://www.doh.gov.ph/node/1066.html
[5] http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/tooth_decay.html
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