Friday, September 10, 2021

What Is The BEST Dark Spots Remover for Face

Having sensitive skin has always been an issue for me! I could literally go to sleep with clear skin and would wake up the next day with a huge spot on my face! But do you know what's even more harder to deal than sudden pimple spots? Stubborn DARK SPOTS on the face!




It's undebatable that one of the most common problems that we need an effective solution on is "How To Remove Dark Spots on Face" It's uncanny that sometimes pimple spots go away in just a matter of days but dark spots could stay on the face/skin for weeks, some times even up to months!


On this blog, you will learn so many things about dark spots, what actually causes them and some of the most effective ways on how you could remove them.



First, let’s discuss why Dark Spots could be appearing on your face and what you could do to prevent it. Also, it would be useful to know that the other terms commonly used for “Dark Spots” are Pekas, Skin Discoloration and Melasma.



WHAT CAUSES DARK SPOTS :


  1. Underlying Skin (health) Issues

     Melasma or dark spots during pregnancy is common but did you know that taking birth control pills could also be one of the factors for your dark spots? When you are on pills, it changes your hormones, and changes in hormones can cause hyperpigmantation as well.


  1. Sun Exposure 

     Did you know that 1 HOUR of sun exposure could lead to MONTHS of skin treatment to get rid of the dark spots? It is common in tropical climates and is also one of the top ten skin problems in the Philippines. That’s why experts recommend using a product with the right SPF to protect your skin from sun damage.


  1. Lifestyle

     Most gadgets and electronics these days emit light rays, so even if you don’t go out in the sun often, too much and too frequent exposure to gadgets, cellphones, tablets, laptops, TV’s, home lighting and more may also cause the skin to produce more dark spots. Other lifestyle factors could be the diet since lack of folic acid (whole grains, nuts, green leafy vegetables) can lead to hyperpigmentation, which leads to dark spots.


  1. Aging

     As people age, the skin condition also changes. Aging could mean more past exposure to sun or harsh products and other lifestyle factors that could have led to the skin having more visible dark spots and marks. Also, women in their 30s to 50’s show more signs of dark spots.


  1. Wrong Products 

     With the rise of so much products in the market, most people commit the mistake of using products that are not only bad for the skin but may also contain harsh ingredients. Products like strong skincare or harsh cosmetics could make the problem worse by causing the skin to flare-up, therefore resulting to dark spots. That’s why it is recommended to check the label before purchasing and do a spot/allergy test before applying anything. 


Now, let's get down to business. Let's tackle how you could remove dark spots on your face.


THE BEST DARK SPOTS REMOVER FOR FACE :


     1. Home Remedies

     A simple and inexpensive way to deal with dark spots is by using items in your own kitchen. Food like papaya, turmeric, tomato, yogurt and aloe could help minimize the appearance of dark spots. Papaya can be used as a natural exfoliant while turmeric has been shown to inhibit the skin's melanin production, that results in spots due to hyperpigmentation. On the other hand, tomatoes, that are naturally rich in lycopene, works best on hyperpigmentation when taken internally.


     2. Lifestyle

     A change in your lifestyle could also be beneficial to your skin, especially when it comes to removing dark spots on your face. If you used to go out in the sun and not wear any sunscreen, changing the habit to regularly applying sunscreen even on cloudy days could help. Also, switching to using products with only high-quality ingredients may be very beneficial. Remember that the skin is the outer layer of the body, it shows how well you take of it. Healthy body also leads to healthy skin. Changing your lifestyle may be the first step!

  

     3. Treatments

     For some, dark spots is not a result of hyperpigmentation, rather is a result of scarring. For over-the-counter treatment, you may want to consider Hydroquinone, which is a common first-aid for this problem. It usually comes in cream, gel or liquid type and could be purchased without prescription. Some soaps that have azelaic acid or kojic acid can also help.

     Facial treatments and chemical peelings and other laser treatments that are done by doctors could also help combat the dark spots on face. Some darker marks may require AHA peels or retinol to help remove the top layers of the skin and promote cellular regeneration.

     These treatments are also safe and effective but downside is that most of them are expensive.


     4. Medications

     There are also many types of dark spots or melasma, another safe and effective way to remove dark spots is through taking oral medications. Since melasma is a problem from within, oral treatment using oral medication can help lighten the dark spots. One of the ways to remove dark spots on the face is by taking Pynocare.

     Pynocare is a safe and effective way to remove dark spots on the face as it has 85% efficacy rates is FDA approved and conducted studies in the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. 

     Pynocare helps control the production of melanin to normal levels, thus reducing the appearance of your dark spots. It is a combination of all-natural plant extracts and highly effective ingredients which act specifically on hyper-active melanocytes. Because of its high efficacy rate, consistent use of it aids in the reduction of the size and intensity of melasma and results may be observed within 8 weeks. It is a safe over-the-counter medication that should be taken consistently twice a day after meal.


     Remember that removing dark spots on your face is possible and definitely doable, but it can not be done overnight. My advice as someone who suffered with several skin issues and is still dealing with some skin concerns is to be patient with your skin journey. Consistency plus using the right products are the key. With the right lifestyle and effective treatments, dark spots can definitely be removed on the face, so you could be ready to #LetTheLightIn


     Thanks for reading this blog post! Follow this blog for more helpful tips and more of my skin journey! Don't forget to FOLLOW me on my social media accounts to stay updated! 

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Kristine

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Glutathione IV Drip and Pimple Injection at Flawless... Is It SAFE During Pandemic?

Nowadays, setting our priorities is very mush important. Be it handling our finances and where we spend our money on up to deciding if going out is necessary or if we should just stay at home. 

For some, going to the facial center may not be essential. But for me that has sensitive and acne-prone skin, my regular visit to the derma and facials are also important to make sure that my skin is well-maintained. You may be wondering if it's already safe to go out for facials and other skin treatments... this blog will answer!


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

ERGONOMIC Work From Home Set-up Tips for SHORT PEOPLE!

Short People problems? This might be the BEST and most Ergonomical work from home or study at home set-up for you! 


I am between 5' and 5'2". I didn't realize how much I needed to upgrade my vlogging and editing set-up until I experienced backache last month (April 2021). Do note that this is not my first year working from home. I have been doing so since 2015. But I was contented using whatever table and chair was available at home. Come to think of it, I think I mostly did the editing on my bed, on the floor or on my vanity table. 

Until 2020 lockdown happened. Many people upgraded their tables and their chairs, even their laptops and computers. That's when I realized I may have lived under a rock because I didn't realize how important it is to actually feel comfortable while working.

On this post, you will get tips on choosing the best Ergonomic chair for you and you'll also get tips on where you could get stuff like tables, lamps, decors, etc. You will also get to see my current and updated work from home set-up.

Perfect if you have the same body build and same height as I am.



Sunday, May 16, 2021

NEW MacBook Pro Laptop M1 REVIEW - Is It Really Worth Buying?

I've been a Windows user ever since I leaned how to use a computer. But this year, I needed to buy a new one. I was deciding whether to get a new Windows laptop (specifically Dell XPS 15) or try using a MAC for the first time. I went with the latter. 

Here is my first-ever purchase of a MacBook laptop - the NEW MacBook Pro 13 inches with M1 CHIP!



Sunday, November 29, 2020

NEW iPAD PRO 2020 Unboxing and Setup ASMR!

If you're working from home or currently taking online classes, Apple iPad Pro 2020 must be something you're eyeing for, too. 

I have a laptop and a mobile phone that work perfectly. However, I wanted an additional gadget to make some of my tasks easier. Such as responding to e-mails, watching movies and playing songs. I was contemplating between getting an iPad Pro 2020 or the iPad Air 2020. In the end, I decided to get the PRO. Here's my unboxing, set-up guide and initial thoughts.


Monday, November 9, 2020

DALGONA COFFEE Easy Recipe & Tutorial (Korean Cafe Inspired)

Dalgona Coffee became really popular in 2020, especially when the lockdown was implemented not only in the Philippines, but all over the world. People in were "bored" and hungry at home so they came up with this brilliant idea of "whipping" coffee to make it extra frothy and creamy.

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But Dalgona was already popular in South Korea before Covid happened. If you've been to Korea, you have probably seen this being sold at streets for W 1,000. Dalgona candy is made by melting sugar, adding some corn syrup and baking soda, and then forming it again into cute shapes before it hardens once again. You have probably seen this on Korea dramas as well.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

How To Effectively Use Planners To Plan & Budget Your Life! | 2020 Planners Guide

One thing we always have at the start of the year is a planner. Either we buy it ourselves or get it as a gift from the past holiday. I used to dislike the idea of using planners. I just didn't get the idea of having to write on it daily. 

But as I got older, I realized being dedicated to using a planner is really helpful. Not just in planning what we need for the next day, but also in planning other important things such as planning our finances, setting our goals, taking not of our expenses and other things!

I decided to share my favorite planners and how I use them.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

NEW YEAR DECLUTTER | 20 Things You Need To LET GO This 2020!

NEW YEAR, NEW ME. We often hear this every new year. But how often do we actually do it? The good news is that creating a clutter-free and stress-free new year is as easy as letting go of our extra stuff!


DOES YOUR HOME LOOK LIKE THIS? Does it look like this when you're stressed or busy only or does it look like this on a normal, daily basis? If your answer is YES to any of the 2 questions, then you really need to DECLUTTER and LET GO now!


Friday, July 26, 2019

LIPSTICK NI HEART! | Lóreal x Love Marie Lipstick Collection Swatches and Review

Love Marie Ongpauco aka Heart Evangelista recently launched a lipstick collaboration with Lóreal Paris. The LorealxLoveMarie Collection!

It's Art with Heart. Lóreal lipsticks that come in exclusive hand-painted collection by Love Marie. Each design is an evocativve mix of Parisian couture and the vibrant style of Love Marie's art. The lipsticks are Lóreal's Color Riche collection of creamy, luxurious matte color in a smooth glide!


I was one of the first people to try the said collection. I was also lucky enough to have met Love Marie at the launch. 

So, what do I think of this collaboration?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD TRY KOREAN SKIN CARE ROUTINE | Purito Product Review

My skin is sensitive, oily and extremely acne-prone. It could be clear and smooth one day and then have awful pimple breakout the following morning. I've used a lot of beauty products and other products that promise to make my skin look better and deal with my sensitive skin.

Korean skin care products are in demand these days. But with so much brands to choose from, how do you know which one to trust and try?


I have recently been introduced to a Korean skin care brand called PURITO.



PURITO is a Korean brand in which the name comes from the word "purify" and a Chinese character that means soil. Purito means "safe and honest" natural ingredients that come from clean soil. Clean ingredients means safe even for delicate skin.


When I went to Korea last Winter of 2018, I brought all these products and used them in Korea. Aside from the great weather they have in Korea, I reckon the Purito produts helped me achieve a better looking skin. Some of the things I loved about Purito products was the scent of the products. They all smelled "pure" and minimal, as if I'm only putting water on my face. None of the "chemical" scent other products give. My skin type is sensitive so I really appreciated that the ingredients of Putito products are safe and natural. I was really impressed at how much it helped improve my skin despite being mild and natural.

Friday, March 1, 2019

How Much MONEY You Need To Go To SOUTH KOREA | Travel Guide + Budget Tips!

You've been wanting to go to South Korea for a short trip but are too afraid because you are not quite sure if you can afford it. What if you spend all your savings just for this trip? Is Seoul really an expensive city to travel to? How much money do you really need to go to South Korea?

This blog will give you all the answers to your questions. This is also the perfect travel guide for people going to South Korea for the first time!



For foreign readers, please note that for every Php 1,000 mentioned on this blog, 
it is equivalent to approximately $20. 

NUMBER OF DAYS in KOREA - 15 DAYS
TRAVEL PERIOD - November 14 - November 29, 2018

You don't necessarily have to spend money on every category mentioned on this blog. Treat this like a "buffet"blog where you only pick what you think you like and then leave the rest untouched. 

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If you are from the Philippines, the FIRST THING you need to secure, before even thinking how much money you'll need, is VISA! 

VISA APPLICATION - Php 750 / person

There are different requirements depending what type of VISA you are applying for. There are also different fees depending which travel agency you will go to. I did a complete guide on Korea VISA Application for Filipinos. CLICK HERE to watch the video on YouTube.

Monday, February 4, 2019

MY REAL PLASTIC SURGERY EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH KOREA + My Shocking Decision!!

They say even the most beautiful people still have a thing or two that they are not happy about or are insecure about. Imagine you are a blogger like I am and you were given the opportunity to go to South Korea, visit a prestigious plastic surgery clinic in Gangnam and enhance whichever part of your face or body that you like, WOULD YOU DO IT?

That has got to be one of the most difficult questions I had to answer in my life.


In 2017, I was contacted by a cosmetic surgery concierge in South Korea called Beautemedix. They told me they wanted to offer me FREE plastic surgery procedures in exchange of vlogging them and posting them on my YouTube channel. 

Growing up, I was the "bullied"girl in class because of my physical appearance. I was short, thin, dark, had extremely oily face, wide forehead, bushy eyebrows, crooked teeth... You see, I wasn't the "cute and adorable"girl every teacher was fond of. I was the quiet and insecure girl at the back seat. Being a YouTube vlogger was no exemption. I also get "cyber bullies", get called names, get compared to other pretty YouTubers. 

Truth be told, when I was contacted by Beautemedix, I got excited. I mean, it's plastic surgery in Korea and it's for FREE! But must we really go that far for the sake of beauty? This vlog was taken in 2017 but I had to think hundred of times if I really wanted to upload the video and "influence" my followers to consider plastic surgery.

On this post, I will share my REAL PLASTIC SURGERY experience in South Korea,


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

BTS KPOP MERCH from DIVISORIA (Okay ba bumili sa Divi?!)

One of the things a K-pop fan likes to collect is K-pop merch. I've been to Korea and I've seen how affordable and carefully done the merches that they sell there are. But who has the time (and the money) to go all the way to Korea to buy K-pop merch? Good thing, you could buy some at Divisoria!


From clothes, to shoes, to school supplies, to wedding gowns, to cheap vegetables, Divisoria has it all. Now, they even have K-pop merch!! Ahhh. That only means one thing - TIPID MODE on!

Friday, January 18, 2019

MY CHRISTMAS 2018 ROUND-UP ❤

Happy New Year! Would you believe 2018 flew by just like that and now it's already 2019? Anyway, Christmas is one of, if not the most, busiest seasons in the Philippines. Before we truly forget the year that passed-by, let me share a round-up of my Christmas 2018.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

PINOY SNACKS and CANDIES FROM THE 90s! | CHICHIRYA MUKBANG

What's your fondest memory of your childhood? Mine, though a little unhealthy, is munching on 90's popular snacks! Pritos Ring, Sweet corn, Rinbee, Nutri Star, Tomi, Humpy Dumpy and so on! One day, I was at a grocery and saw a bunch of chichirya from my childhood so I decided to film a fun 90s chichirya mukbang video.


But first, what is MUKBANG? Mukbang or MEOK-BANG comes from two Korean words "MEOKDA" meaning to eat and "BANGSONG" meaning broadcast. It is a live or taped online broadcast in which a person eats large amounts of food while interacting with audience. The term and the concept originated from South Korea starting 2010.