Category Archives: Lifestyle

  • I was clearing my bookshelves recently and found this bottle standing at a corner, with half of the contents still unloved.  I took it out, gingerly pumped a little on my hand and was amazed that it still smells and feels the same! I waited awhile and noticed I had no reactions whatsoever and it must mean the product is still usable. Why, the bottle says this bottle is good for 9 months but......
  • By now, we’ve already established that it’s important to use sunscreen or at least a moisturizer containing SPF on a daily basis. However, another question that begs asking is, do we need to reapply every two to three hours as often instructed? In the past, I was under the impression that we have to reapply. However, I now understand that this depends on the type of sunscreen......
  • Thin isn’t always a good thing. At least not when our skin is concerned. Think thin, saggy, wrinkled skin. Not very pretty huh? So having thick skin is good for once. But it’s a fact that as we age, our skin naturally becomes thinner due to a loss of collagen and elasticity. Our lifestyle and our choices of products and treatments may even accelerate this skin thinning process i......
  • It’s funny how skin types can change over time. I used to have combination skin that is more on the oily side, but after changing my lifestyle and diet in the past year, I find that my skin is now normal to dry. And because of my dry skin, I find that my face flakes more, which is probably due to an accumulation of dead skin. So from using clay mask treatments, I’ve switched to face s......
  • I wonder how many of you have been reading this blog for a long time. Like since end of 2006 when it started. Not many my guess. But even if you’ve not been with me right at the beginning but started reading this space some years ago, you may have noticed that I’ve switched gear quite a bit and all the adjustments have something to do with changes in my lifestyle. Most obviousl......
  • Many ladies are concerned about their weight and the way they look. With the media’s portrayal of the female body, it can sometimes be pressurizing to meet those stereotypical standards. While I don’t condone losing weight for superficial reasons, I am all for losing weight for health benefits. Knowing you have lost the unhealthy fats on your body not only makes you feel good physically, bu......