HairReve to the Rescue for Breastfeeding Moms losing Hair

On top of worrying about that additional pregnancy weight, the amount of breastmilk that I produce and making sure that my new born baby’s still breathing in the morning, I have hair loss to deal with. My husband always says that living with women means living with a lot of hair shedding (haha!). After giving birth, I’ve noticed a significant increase in the amount of hair loss that I have.

Is hair loss for breastfeeding moms normal? What causes excessive hair fall?

For first time moms, don’t panic. You may have noticed collecting big clumps of hair whenever you clean the house. I, personally felt, that I was going bald! The reason why you’re shedding a lot of hair is because of the falling levels of estrogen in your body. I’ve read in this research by the Australian Breastfeeding Association that losing hair is not associated with breastfeeding (so please do continue to breastfeed your baby). Post partum hair loss is attributed to the changing levels of hormones in your body, and it will return to normal 6 to 12 months after the birth of your baby, regardless of whether you are breastfeeding or not. It’s also not due to lack of nutrients in your body. So even if you take your vitamins regularly, your hair may still fall off.

HairReve

Why I’m not worried about it?

During my first pregnancy 8 years ago, it took a while before I grew my hair back. I felt insecure. I never really had thick hair, so losing even some of it, was quite saddening for me. And we know what lack of confidence does to you, right? So this time around, I was more prepared. I researched on what can help me grow my hair quickly and bring it back to how it was before. I found HairReve Hair Rescue Thickening Serum.

HairReve Hair Rescue Thickening Serum

HairReve is a hair rescue thickening serum. What it does is it moisturizes and strengthens hair follicles that helps prevent hair fall (as much as it can). It also revitalizes and nourishes the scalp so my hair looks visibly thicker and radiant.

My experience and how I used HairReve

I started using HairReve a month ago. I’ve been religiously spraying it twice a day. In the morning, during my learning time (I usually watch videos on business and productivity), I spray it and make sure that the serum reaches my scalp. It smells good so I don’t mind having it on during the day. And then I use it again after I shower at night, and spray it before sleeping. By the way, after spraying, you have to massage it gently, so it gets absorbed by the scalp.

You have to part your hair and spray the exposed scalp

My personal reason why I tried this product is that aside from post partum hair loss, I knew that I was losing hair because of stress. Hair loss happens when the number of hair in the growing phase is less than the number of hairs that fall off. I knew that I wasn’t growing enough hair to compensate for the hair loss, and I knew that it was because of stress and probably because I’m older now, too.

So this was me, the day I got my HairReve. This was 8 months post partum. Hair fall was not as much anymore, but hair growth was really slow. I had a few baby hairs growing as you can see. My hair was thinner and flat.

8 month post partum prior to using HairReve

And this is me a month after! I have baby hair growing from all over my head. Although it’s hard to manage these baby hair (I’m not complaining! haha!), I’m very grateful that I’ll have thicker hair. This really proves that HairReve works. I’ve seen how it increased my hair growth and hair density.

9 months post partum after one month of religiously using HairReve
Look at all of my baby hair!

What I love about it is that HairReve’s active ingredients from Switzerland are all natural and safe for breastfeeding moms. It has larch tree extracts, Zinc, Green Tea Extract, Coffee Extract and Rosemary extract. It doesn’t have any harmful chemicals as well. With a few sprays a day, it really helps nourish hair follicles to reduce hair fall for thicker, stronger and healthier hair.

Do check out HairReve at http://www.hairreve.com.ph, Facebook and on Instagram @hairreverescue.

HairReve is available in selected Mercury Drug outlets nationwide, Lazmall and Shopee Mall. Try it and share with me your experience with the product.

Stay healthy and gorgeous!

5 Skincare Steps That You Should Never Skip

5 skincare steps that you should never skip!

Not all of us are born skincare experts, and while we may know about the importance of certain items, some of us prefer a basic routine rather than an advanced one. You’re much more likely to remember to apply a few everyday products compared to an extensive list.

However, with that being said, there are still some different things that every individual should be doing. This will keep your skin looking its best throughout the entire year.

Below we are going to talk about five skincare steps that you should never skip.

Let’s get started!

Cleansing well

There can be a lot of steps in a skincare routine, but the most important one that everyone should follow is to cleanse well. This removes dirt, pollution, and excess oil so that your skin remains clean and breakout-free.

This oatmeal face cleanser is a great gentle option, but don’t forget that you may also consider doing a double cleanse with two different products. This helps remove even the toughest of impurities.

Moisturizing daily

No matter what type of skin type you have, moisturizer is essential. It prevents dryness, which often leads to clogged pores and acne. Alternatively, the right product can decrease your sebum levels if you have oily skin.

Moisturizer can be applied both morning and night, but make sure you use it after any serums. This way, everything gets locked in and works as effectively as possible.

Cleaning tools

One thing that many people forget to do is to clean their tools frequently. The brushes and sponges you use on your face for makeup and skincare products can be filled with bacteria that are harmful to your skin.

You can find some tips to help you clean everything at home here. However, keep in mind it’s also advised that you replace your brushes every three months.

Applying sunscreen

Without a doubt, the most critical step to every skincare routine is applying sunscreen. UV radiation is extremely harmful to the skin, resulting in premature aging and potential skincare.

There are a lot of great face sunscreens on the market, but you can also find moisturizers that have SPF included. A level of at least 30 is best, so be careful when looking at your different options.

Treating yourself

Finally, while treating yourself may seem like something that isn’t essential, it is crucial. Alongside the fact that your skin will look and feel better, you can also take this opportunity to enjoy some relaxation and well deserved “me-time.”

Treatments and following beauty steps, such as facial massage can improve mental wellbeing. You’ll feel happier and healthier as a result.

Final words

And that’s it. These were five skincare steps that you should never skip. By following the above, you can keep your skin looking as incredible as possible.

If you’re still having trouble, try reaching out to a dermatologist for more advice. They can help recommend products and diagnose potential reasons for your specific issues.

Foreo Bear Review: Facial Workout at Home

Do you do facial exercises? Do you work out your facial muscles? I’ve been reading up and exercising your facial muscles can help with toning the face and also help give you glowing skin. With blood circulating in the face more, oxygen, vitamins and nutrients reach the cells in your face, too. Since I’ve seen the benefits from the products of FOREO, aside from the FOREO UFO and FOREO UFO MINI, I wanted to try BEAR by FOREO Sweden. This blog is about my Foreo Bear Review.

BEAR gives you an energetic facial workout. So just like the other Foreo products, you register and link the device with the mobile application that goes with it. 

Foreo Bear Review

Let me introduce you to BEAR.

Foreo Bear Review: Foreo Philippines

It gives you an energizing facial workout with its microcurrent  technology and the T-Sonic pulsations. It’s also very safe to use because of its Anti-Shock System. The Anti-Shock System scans and measures your skin’s resistance to electricity and automatically adjusts microcurrent intensity for both safety and comfort. BEAR adjusts microcurrent intensity automatically in just 0.002 seconds, so no need to worry about feeling uncomfortable.

It should be connected to the FOREO For You app to guide you in your facial fitness routine. You can also choose to increase or decrease the microcurrent intensity using the app.

The design looks like a bear and is ergonomically shaped to fit facial curves. You can use a fully charged BEAR by FOREO Sweden 90 times, so there is no need to keep on charging the device.

Foreo bear microcurrent toning device review

How to Use the BEAR by FOREO Sweden

Turn on the Foreo For you mobile application. It will ask you to use the Foreo Serum. You will need to use the Foreo Serum and spread it all over your face. The Foreo Serum contains squalene that is an antioxidant and Hyaluronic acid that hydrates your skin. Once your skin absorbs the serum, you can start the treatment using the FOREO BEAR.

My Personal Experience Using BEAR

I was pleasantly surprised when I used it! You will feel a microcurrent running through your skin. It’s surprising if it’s the first time that you are using it. FOREO BEAR and the FOREO BEAR Mini are the only at-home microcurrent devices that feature an Anti-Shock System so it’s really safe to use. 

You will feel these superior microcurrent & T-Sonic pulsations as you use the FOREO BEAR and go through the treatment. The session only lasts for a few seconds, but again the benefits are a lot! If you feel you want to increase the intensity of the microcurrent, just adjust it in the FOREO For you app.

I use BEAR every evening. During these times when I can’t go to my derma or even have a facial (I’m too scared to leave the house), it’s a nice feeling to know that you can have it at your home. 

My skin care routine starts with me washing my face thoroughly. After using my toner, I immediately jump into this session with my BEAR. I use my FOREO UFO after to end my routine.

Foreo Bear Review: Before using the foreo bear microcurrent toning device
Foreo Bear Review: After using the foreo bear microcurrent toning device

After using BEAR, I feel that my skin is tighter and toned. It really feels like my skin is more energized and alive! I love how my jawline feels so toned and chiselled after use (though you can’t probably see it in the pictures).

The most noticeable and visible change in my after pics are the lines under my eyes and on the side. The lines are less visible! BEAR really helped minimize my laugh lines around my eyes. 

That’s the most visible change, so I really look forward to using this continuously. I’ve been using it for close to a month now, and I’m excited to see how my skin will improve more as I age (so ironic!). 

My favorite BEAR feature would have to be the microcurrent (as surprising as it may seem to many!). I feel that it’s really effective and I feel that it will really delay wrinkles and saggy skin from showing up.

So that’s it for my comprehensive Foreo Bear Review. Try it, too, and let me know what you think!

Check out the product at Sephora.ph: https://foreo.se/5kc

P.S. Here is the other article that I wrote about the FOREO UFO and FOREO UFO MINI

Mary Kay Naturally

As a beauty b/vlogger, I would often try whatever I see online. But as I grew more older and more mature in this profession, I realized that what I’m doing affects my overall health. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s just right that we care for it as much as we care for the other parts. Today, I’m so happy that I got to receive another product (actually a whole line of products) that is natural. So it’s called NATURALLY from Mary Kay and this natural skin care line just launched in the Philippines.

I don’t have time to vlog yet this week, since I’m testing another product that I will write about soon, but I just wanted YOU, my dear readers, to be the first few people to know about Mary Kay Naturally. This line is composed of a cleanser, exfoliator, oil and moisturizing stick that helps heals and revitalizes your skin.

The ingredients of this line are almond oil, olive oil, cornflower, floral water, and candelilla wax to name a few and these are all natural ingredients and naturally derived (90%). All of the products in this line are free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance and dyes, and SLS/SLES.

To guarantee that everything from sourcing and processing, to manufacturing and packaging are adherent to consumer guarantee standards, EcoCert (European certification body) has given Mary Kay Naturally a COSMOS Natural Stamp. What I like about this line is that it really takes sustainability seriously.

And since it’s made out of natural ingredients and derived naturally, those with sensitive skin can use these products.

Steps and different products:

Mary Kay Naturally Purifying Cleanser

Instructions: Apply to cotton pad and massage onto damp face. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

The Mary Kay Naturally Purifying Cleanser removes dirt and leaves skin soft, refreshed, hydrated, and comforted without the tight, parched feeling from chemical cleansers.

Mary Kay Naturally Exfoliating Powder

Instructions: Shake the container well and avoid eye area and inhalation of the powder. Get a quarter size amount of powder onto your palm. Slowly add water and try to get that consistency that you want. Customize by adding 2-3 drops of Mary Kay Naturally Nourishing Oil. Massage onto your face and rinse thoroughly. Pat dry after.

I’ve been double cleansing ever since a few years back and after I double cleanse, I normally use an exfoliator. This Mary Kay Naturally Exfoliating Power is a gentle exfoliator that absorbs excess oil, encourages skin cell turnover, and soothes skin with an all-star composition of rice starch, hydrogenate castor oil, citric acid, and baking soda. I can’t wait to try this out. I’m surprised that an exfoliator comes in powder form and excited to see how it helps eliminate dead skin cells and dirt.

Mary Kay Naturally Nourishing Oil

Instructions: Apply 2-3 drops to palm, press both palms together and then gently massage onto your face.

I’m excited to use this nourishing oil which has moisturizing and antioxidant properties. Sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive squalane, and Vitamin E work together to hydrate and nourish skin, leaving it
smooth, soft, and supple to touch. This can be used not only for the face but also for the elbows, hair and nail cuticles for extra moisture.

Mary Kay Naturally Moisturizing Stick

Instructions: Smooth onto dry areas of face and body.

This Naturally Moisturizing Stick is quite unique. This is the first time that I have actually tried using a moisturizing stick. This product is for those with especially for dry skin. The moisturizing properties of candelilla wax, beeswax, and squalane along with antioxidants sunflower seed wax and sunflower seed oil are fused in a balm formula that can be used to treat dry patches on the face, elbow, knees, cuticles or heels.

I’ll be testing this out come November and I’ll let you know what I think. If you are using any of these, hope you can share with us your experience and comment on the comment section below.

Have a great day!

Smart Mask Treatment: Foreo UFO and UFO Mini Comparison Review

I’ve been running a business for the longest time. With the experiences that I have gone through, I learned that two things matter in this life. One is how you use your time makes a difference, and two, rest and rejuvenation is as important as being productive. I also decide which products to use based on these two things. This is why I’ve been an avid fan of Foreo UFO and UFO mini for a month now. And of course, I’ve also been using the UFO Activated Masks with these two devices. 

For today’s post, I wanted to share with you what Foreo UFO and UFO mini are and my experiences after testing both products.

Why I tried Foreo UFO and UFO Mini

As an advocate of having healthy and glowing skin, I usually do a weekly round of research. I check out different “unique” and new things that are in the beauty industry. Products that attract me are those that also leverage on technology, innovate and constantly listen to the ever changing needs of their customers.

This is the reason why Foreo UFO and UFO Mini (and honestly, most of their products in their site) caught my attention. 

For some reason, with the same amount of time, I just feel like we need to accomplish more things. With this, we don’t get to spend as much time with our loved ones.

Foreo UFO and UFO Mini changed my beauty routine. I normally would go through 10 steps in my skincare routine in the evening. With masks that I have to wear for at least 15-20 minutes, the entire routine takes me around 40 to 45 minutes to finish. 

Don’t get me wrong! Although I enjoy doing my routine, as a mom, I would still rather spend that time playing with my daughter. With Foreo UFO / UFO Mini and the UFO Activated  Masks, it only takes me around 90 seconds to reap the benefits of a mask.

How do you Use UFO and UFO Mini?

So UFO by FOREO Sweden is a device that you use with UFO Activated Masks.

Normally, you need to leave masks for 15-20 minutes on the skin to enjoy the benefits. With the UFO and the UFO Mini, you only need 90 seconds. Although, personally, I use one pack thrice every night! Haha! I notice that the Foreo Activated Masks have a lot of serum in one pack. The serum can take me through three 90 second sessions. I really feel so relaxed after one 90 second session that I crave for more.

The UFO by FOREO Sweden comes with an app that guides you on what to do. Once you download the app, you just need to connect it to the device and you’re ready to go. I love that having the UFO, the UFO’s app and the UFO Activated Mask makes me feel that I’m in a spa even if I’m just at home. When we feel tired and need to destress, this is your perfect companion. Plus, you get great looking skin after. 

What I love and what I’ve noticed after using UFO / UFO Mini with the UFO Activated Mask? What are the differences between the UFO and the UFO Mini?

Let’s start with the differences first between these two Foreo Products. The main difference is that the Foreo UFO has the Cryo-therapy mode that cools the skin. Gone are the days when you’d have to place the facial mask pouch inside your refrigerator and wait for it to cool before you use it. Now you can feel that instant refreshing feeling, see your skin firming up and also notice your pores getting smaller because of your UFO. The UFO Mini does not have this feature, so in terms of the activated masks, the UFO Mini can’t be used with the Matte Maniac, Shimmer Freak, Bulgarian Rose and the Green Tea Masks. 

I personally love the design of the UFO, too. Look at this gold plate! It looks so nice and encourages me to keep doing my skin care routine. In terms of price, the UFO is at Php 16,320 while the UFO mini is at Php 11,000.

Now, let me share with you the result of this skin experiment using FOREO UFO, FOREO mini and FOREO Activated Masks.

Look at this! I seriously didn’t use any filter for any of the Before or After pictures above. I’ve been trying out 4 kinds of different UFO Activated Masks with both UFO and UFO Mini for weeks now and I’ve noticed that my skin looks fresher and more rejuvenated. One of my friends even said “Ginger, you are so fair!” during an online call. To be honest with you, my problem is I have a lot of sunspots. This is probably because I loved the beach and didn’t care for sunscreen when I was younger. 

I’ve tried a lot of things and to be honest with you, this is the first time that my dark spots have lightened. I usually don’t see the results or even feel the benefits of wearing masks right after, but with UFO / UFO Mini and the UFO Activated Masks, I get to see amazing skin right after each use. This is probably because of better absorption of the serum during the Thermo-Therapy Mode (when you feel the warmth on your face). Each use also makes you feel more relaxed. With the T-Sonic Pulsations, you feel like you are getting your own facial massage at home. 

What’s my favorite UFO Activated Mask?

All of these UFO activated masks are developed in Korea.  You’ll notice that each one is super soaked in serum inside the pouch. I actually tried 4 kinds of masks.

I tried these ones: Call it a Night, Glow Addict, Youth Junkie and Make My Day. My favorite might be the Glow Addict. It’s probably my favorite though because it addressed my concern of decreasing my dark spots. My next favorite is Youth Junkie. I’m in my late 30s so I’m already concerned about wrinkles showing. This is definitely helpful in reducing those fine lines. 

I still have to get used to Make My Day though. Essentially, Make My Day can be used in the morning. That’s right! Now, you can use a mask in the morning. I think I’m just not used to it, but this variant is definitely a game changer!

How about you? Have you tried UFO, UFO Mini and the UFO Activated Masks?

Which ones are your favorite? What feature do you love the most! Hope you can share it with us!

To purchase Foreo UFO and Foreo UFO Mini, click here.