Monday, December 22, 2014

Be Stress-free and Acne-free this Christmas

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Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a very stressful time for everyone. It’s the time of year when we usually experience a lot of good stress like the excitement brought about by Christmas shopping and family reunions. But we can also experience bad stress such as Christmas rush traffic and year-end business activities. Regardless if good or bad, stress may aggravate acne.

How is stress related to acne?
The increased levels of stress stimulate the body's production of various hormones and trigger different changes in the skin. Sometimes it causes the skin oils to become more viscous making you more acne prone. Stress also reduces your body’s natural immune defense and your skin doesn’t fight off bacteria build-up as well.

When these happen, we become more prone to breakouts. Acne begins when oil collects at the base of the hair follicle and becomes trapped by dead skin cells. Bacteria flourish, form a plug and swell beneath the skin. Stress can make acne worse, causing more anxiety, and creating a vicious cycle

How to be have a stress-free Christmas?

List Them Down
To make sure I don't forget anything, I list down all the things I have to do and get. Whether it's getting my hair done (who needs a bad hair day on holidays?!) or ordering food in advance, I like listing down my tasks so it'll be easier for me to track down what else I should be doing. It also saves me a lot of time fretting over stuff I could have forgotten or missed.

Be Active
Combat those stress hormones with the happy hormones! You can try something as intense as HIIT or something as relaxing and quiet as yoga. Moving around and being active also clears my head, making me feel relaxed and focused at the same time.

Get Enough Sleep
Everyone needs to get enough sleep. When you're well rested and refreshed, it minimizes the chance of you getting all worked up on things that usually shouldn't bother you anyway.

Use Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy 
To prevent acne before they even begin, arm yourself with Proactiv Combination Therapy System.
It is a 3-Step System, that work together to cleanse your skin, fight the blemishes, help stop new one from forming, and gently heal damaged skin.

  • Step 1: Renewing Cleanser

This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl
peroxide – featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores
to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently
remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging.

  • Step 2: Revitalizing Toner

This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil
so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed – not tight and dried
out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone.

  • Step 3: Repairing Treatment

The repairing acne treatment is a feather-light medicated treatment that
Gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the
skin. It’s an oil-free formula that’s safe for your entire face.

  • Bonus: Refining Mask

Our rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne blemish-
fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores, heals existing
blemishes, pampers inflamed skin, and softens and refines the skin’stexture.

Catch this Ongoing PROACTIV Promo!
The Proactiv 60-Day Limited Edition Pack with FREE Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml is available at Watsons and SM Department stores (Beauty Section) nationwide.

Merry and stress-free Christmas to you and your family! :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

A New Shade of Cosmetic and Beauty Products SALE with Lazada’s ‘12.12’

Lazada Philippines ends the year by bringing in a new wave of cosmetics and beauty products sale through its 12.12 Online Revolution.

Great deals await beauty addicts as the country’s biggest online shopping mall will be giving away huge discounts on international beauty brands including Underground Cosmetics.

Underground cosmetics is a company which produces natural-made products. The company started with nail polish products, eventually introducing several cosmetic products including the Underground finishing powder, eye shadow and grooming kit.

The company’s finishing powder is made up of 100% mineral makeup formulated with Argan Oil, Allantoin and Vitamin E. It is used to set the foundation for long wear.  It is available in two shades namely, the volatile and sunkissed shades for light and medium skin tone, respectively.

Like the finishing powder, Underground’s eye shadow is also made of 100% mineral makeup and formulated with Argan oil, Allantoin and Vitamin E. It offers a variety of colors that are great when used individually or in combination with other shades. It comes in 10 shades and can alternatively be used as a nail polish by mixing the powder with a clear polish.

Underground is also offering an eye-grooming set composed of a multi-purpose pigmented powders and tools such as tweezers, angled and comb brushes.

These products will be available during the country’s biggest online shopping site in marked-down prices through its killer deals flashing from 12:00 am to 11:59 p.m. 

“We kicked off the month-long Online Revolution sale in November, but the best is yet to come. With 24 hours of unbeatable deals on December 12, consumers are in for an unforgettable shopping experience,” Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and CEO of Lazada Philippines said.

Lazada is Southeast Asia’s largest online shopping mall, with operations in Indonesia (, Malaysia (, Philippines (, Singapore ( Thailand ( and Vietnam (, with a sourcing center in Hong Kong that drives cross-border marketplace activities.
Launched in March 2012, Lazada has grown rapidly to include approximately 3,000 employees across Southeast Asia. The company has an online footprint of more than 2 million daily visits to its websites, and the largest Facebook following in Southeast Asia with over 9 million fans.

Lazada, a part of the Lazada Group which includes the C2C platform, Lamido, is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple secure payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive customer care and free returns.

It features an extensive product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, beauty and sports equipment.

For more information about Underground products visit