Peculiar Eyewear: Must use for a busy digital life!

What a relief to discover eyewear that can effectively protect our eyes, especially with the prevailing online work and learning under the new normal setup.

Finally, I found the perfect eyewear for my busy digital life!

Peculiar eyewear aims to help Filipinos to protect their eyes. Antiradiation glasses could be used for eye protection against harmful light. The glasses are UV400 equipped with BlueShield and Safe Shield Technology, which help reduce stress. All of their glasses are assembled here, pass the visual eye test, and with guaranteed quality control.

Peculiar started in 2014. Over the years, they have sold 1.5 eyewear nationwide. As a company, they believe that openness and acceptance is a key to a happy customer and a proud family. They have been able to establish their brand: be recognized and be featured on trusted sites and publications.

What is Peculiar’s edge from other brands?

  • Provides 100 percent protection for an affordable price
  • Passed spectrum test for UV400 and antiradiation blue light filter
  • Partnered with an eye doctor at The EyeMD Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Internationally recognized as a “Promising Global Business of the Year 2020” in Dubai
  • Trusted by multiple celebrities, influencers, online gamers, streamers, and bloggers.
My everyday companion in my online work.

Peculiar is a great help with adjusting to our present setting as gadgets are already an essential part of our life. Goodbye Digital Eye Strain from cell phone and laptop! It also relaxes your eyes from long hours of working in front of the monitor and lessens dry eyes as well. You will definitely love the stylish and quality design!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/peculiareyewear or their website www.peculiareyewear.com.

Featured photo courtesy of Peculiar Eyewear Facebook page

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Cleen and Green: The Eco-friendly Cleaning Service

Mabel Amante-Villena and her husband, Papillon Villena – the Villena’s aspiring business entrepreneurs are first and foremost dutiful parents who strive to always nurture their son in the safest space possible.

Accustomed to a standard level of cleanliness, they became aware, while visiting their home in the Philippines, of the need to create a service lacking in Batangas. The incident happened when Mabel’s husband had an allergic reaction to dust and pollen in the surroundings. Concerned for her family, she suddenly realized that a cleaning service was needed which could provide the people with professional quality cleaning.

Thus, they created a service like no other before-one that fully gives importance to kid and pet safety and those with sensitivities and allergies all while being completely environment-friendly. They then discovered a plant-based cleaning solution that is made from neem, which is known for its antimicrobial, antiparasitic, and anti-viral benefits.

Their vision was materialized as what we now know as Cleen and Green, the eco-friendly cleaning service, and which we also love today. Cleen and Green has impressed everyone with their advanced use of plant-based, non-toxic, non-chemical cleaning solutions, modern cleaning technology and very efficient cleaners that can manage from the ceiling, wall to the floor. They are also known for doing high ceiling cleaning because of their professional cleaners with complete cleaning tools including scaffoldings and high ladders.

Cleen and Green cleaning solutions

Cleen and Green has brought great development to the community since its inception and has inspired all with their mission towards greatness. This company has now become a force of nature in the industry pushing beyond expectations and advancing to new territories.

Starting out with their home with only three cleaners, now they have grown to a good number of cleaners currently assigned to four different locations (Lipa, Cavite, Laguna, and Quezon City) in a span of just one year. Their advancement is clear, as well as their innovative franchise model, actively partnering with overseas Filipinos.  By the looks of it, success is much bigger for C&G in the near future.

For more information, check their website and social media channel links below:

Website:  https://cleenandgreen.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cleenandgreencleaningservices/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cleenandgreencleaningservices/

 

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Doing Good for the Oceans

As part of its Sustainability Program, Watsons Philippines has entered a collaboration with Plastic Bank to help reduce plastic pollution and alleviate poverty by creating livelihood.

Plastic waste is a big problem for the environment and humanity in general: Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean. If this continues unabated, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans in 30 years. Sadly, the Philippines is one of the top 3 contributors to this plastic problem.

Sustainability has always been part of the Watsons DNA. Recognizing that the ocean stores a quarter of CO2 from the atmosphere and up to 93.4% of heat caused by the greenhouse effect, Watsons is committed to reducing the overall impact of its own brand plastic packaging so that it may contribute to ocean protection.

The A.S. Watsons Group has banned the use of microplastics in its own brand of rinse-off cosmetics or personal care products since 2014. By the end of 2019, this ban has been extended to all brands so no rinse-off cosmetics or personal care products from any brand are sold at any Watsons stores.

Watsons Philippines offers its customers four Sustainable Choices: Clean Beauty (mindfully created products without “unwanted” ingredients), Refill and Reduce (refilling bottles and reusing containers), Better Ingredients, and Better Packaging.

Through its Impact Program Collaboration with Plastic Bank, the health, wellness, and beauty retailer will continue to Do Good for the Oceans by committing to the prevention of 50,000 kg of plastic bottles from entering the world’s oceans – the equivalent of 2.5 million bottles over the first 12 months.

“At the heart of Look Good, Feel Great is Do Good. Watsons has always been at the forefront of sustainability and this collaboration with Plastic Bank only further reinforces our commitment to helping make this world a better place,” said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons PR and Sustainability Director.

Plastic Bank Philippines

“We are happy to team up with Watsons Philippines – a company that shares our vision on creating a regenerative economy. This collaboration showcases our unified goal of stopping ocean plastic while creating more opportunities for people living in vulnerable coastal communities,” said David Katz, Founder, and CEO of Plastic Bank.

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Nature’s Spring Water highlights affordability, availability and community service on its 30th year

Philippine Spring Water and Resources, Inc. (PSWRI), makers of bottled water brand Nature’s Spring Water, reiterated its commitment to serve the community as it marked 30 years of providing safe drinking water to local and international markets last July.

The brand, which was established in Cebu in 1991 to respond to the lack of safe drinking water after Super Typhoon Ruping devastated the province, continues to make community service a hallmark of its business.

The 100% Filipino-owned company which prides itself in the quality, safety, and affordability of its water products ensured its availability anywhere in the country, earning for itself the tag of Tubig Para Sa Pinoy.

The company is now ISO 2015:9001 certified, with its products and processes regularly checked and monitored by an accredited third-party laboratory as well as the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). It is the only Halal-certified bottled drinking water product in Mindanao with a certificate of accreditation from the Office of Muslim Affairs (OMA).

Through the Nature’s Spring Foundation, it is redoubling efforts on its 30th anniversary to pursue its community programs on education, health, and the environment. An Adopt A School program in Mandaue provides chosen schools with teacher training, teaching aids, and facilities while also ensuring the upkeep of their classrooms, laboratories, and libraries. Scholarships and training opportunities are extended to out-of-school youth and employees’ children.

NSW first plant in Cebu.

Environment-wise, the Adopt A Watershed Program in Kotkot, Mananga and Lusaran watersheds in Cebu focuses on reforestation and urban greening. Its ongoing waste reduction livelihood project with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) called “Empty Bottles For School Supplies Swap” is linked to its Adopt A School Program.

Nature’s Spring Water has been singled out for its effort to lessen its impact on the environment. All Its water bottles now use a shorter cap that makes use of 35% less plastic, making them one of the lightest bottle caps in the country.

Healthwise, the brand has an ongoing diabetes awareness and testing campaign for its employees nationwide.

Over the past 30 years, PSWRI has introduced into the market its flagship product, Nature’s Spring Purified Drinking Water,  Distilled Bottled Water, pH9 Alkaline Bottled Water, Flavored Water, Sparkling water, and Fiber water.

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Enjoying your meal fully without feeling guilty – Oh Crop!

Oh Crop!™ Adlai rice is a type of grain much like our beloved white rice . . . only better. The calories in Adlai are a powerhouse of nutrients that will keep us full and healthy.

Calling all rice-lovers out there! Who here is looking for an alternative to our favorite white rice that’s healthier and more diet-friendly? I, for one, am obsessed with white rice and I can eat absolutely anything with rice. I’m sure Filipinos could relate because rice is life for most of us. Rice is a staple in every Filipino family’s menu.

Photo courtesy of Oh Crop!

However, it’s important to be health-conscious now that we are in a pandemic. Health is wealth and as long as you take care of yourself by staying fit and eating right, you’ll be able to save yourself from hospital and medicine bills later on. More than ever, we have to make sure that we, and our families, are making efforts to stay healthy and improve our immune system. This isn’t the time to slack off on our commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Lucky for us, Adlai rice is a type of grain much like our beloved white rice…only better. It’s gluten-free, high in dietary fiber, and rich in protein and calcium. It also contains minerals such as iron and has a low glycemic index that means that it has low sugar levels and is good for those who are diabetic or those watching blood sugar levels. The calories in Adlai are a powerhouse of nutrients that will keep us full and healthy. If you’re wondering where to get this healthy blessing, try Oh Crop!™’s healthy Adlai rice and thank us later.

Photo courtesy of Oh Crop!

No need to feel guilty every time you have that extra rice with Oh Crop!™’s Adlai. In fact, because it is so nutritionally dense and energy-dense, it will keep you full longer. Imagine enjoying your meal fully without feeling guilty? Or not having to limit yourself by taking out rice from your meal? A 100 grams per serving of Oh Crop!™’s Adlai will make you feel less hungry after hours compared to regular white rice/corn.  Oh Crop!™’s Adlai is packed with food energy content – protein, fat, fiber as compared to regular rice or even brown rice.

Encouraging everyone to be mindful of what you consume and practice healthy living. Stay safe and order Oh Crop!™’s Adlai!

For more information, visit Oh Crop website http://ohcropadlai.com/ and its FB page https://www.facebook.com/ohcrop.ph

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Featured photo: Marvin Agustin, celebrity chef, restaurateur, and part-owner of Oh Crop! Adlai brand attests to the many wonderful health benefits of this powerhouse grain.

Jessy Mendiola Stays Safe and Strong with Calcium Cee

Calcium Cee opens the second quarter of the year with an aggressive campaign on physical health and wellness as it formally welcomes Jessy Mendiola as its newest and official endorser.

Calcium Cee is a daily essential that nourishes and protects the body with the fortified double protection of vitamin C and calcium as these nutrients are known as two of the most potent in maintaining a strong and healthy body.

An immune booster and an effective aid against viral infections, vitamin C acts as a strong antioxidant that destroys free radicals that cause diseases. Since Calcium Cee is non-acidic and contains alkaline PH levels, it could be taken on an empty stomach and in large doses without the risk of irritation and diarrhea. Also, as it is non-sodium, Calcium Cee does not contribute to the risk of hypertension and heart disease as well as kidney disease.

As one of the industry’s most successful actresses who headlined a consistent string of top-rating primetime TV series and blockbuster movies, Jessy is a passionate advocate of health and wellness as she continues to live a balanced and active lifestyle despite the pandemic as regularly seen on her Vlogs that are viewed by millions of Filipinos.

“After an 8-hour sleep, I start my day with lots of water, a quick workout, and my daily dose of Calcium Cee,” says Jessy. “Though I don’t have a regular diet, I make sure that I eat everything in moderation

while having a cleanse to detoxify my body once in a while. Along with Calcium Cee, I also keep my essentials handy every day – face mask, hand sanitizer, and face shield.”

“Jessy is a certified health buff and she is such an inspiration to a lot of people when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle,” says Mayette Acuña, President of Optimum Marketstrat International Inc. – the official Philippine distributor of Calcium Cee. “We firmly believe that Jessy is the best artist to represent the brand as an ambassadress because she embodies the Filipino ideal that gives much importance to excellent health and safety while working hard with honesty and integrity.”

Jessy on the other hand is equally ecstatic now that she is a part of the Calcium Cee Family, “I’m very happy that I discovered Calcium Cee as this trusted brand is perfect for my lifestyle. I am not a fan of heavy breakfasts and since Calcium Cee is non-acidic, I could safely take it in the mornings on an empty stomach.”

Jessy further adds, “I’m very grateful that I am chosen to represent this amazing product. It’s important to remind others to take Calcium Cee every day. It’s very important to take care of ourselves, especially during these days when we need to stay healthy. Calcium Cee is excellent because it also has calcium which is good for our bones. I am honored to represent a product that is truly a non-negotiable daily essential.”

With the pandemic shrouding over the lives of people, it’s never too late to take care of one’s body at any age. “Everyone should start today because it’s important to strengthen our immune system if we are to survive and weather this global crisis. With discipline and prayers, I believe that the flattening of the dreaded curve is on the horizon and the day will come that we will all go back to our normal lives and it is important to stay and keep healthy until that day comes,” says a very hopeful Jessy.

Calcium Cee is available in all Mercury Drug Store, Watsons, All Day RX, Merry Mart outlets nationwide, and Alturas Bohol.

For more information, call the Calcium Cee hotline at 09175642233.

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Incorporating Aromatherapy in your everyday life

How a simple thing such as a scent can transport your mind to a happier, calmer state is something that this lady believer of aromatherapy tries to share with other people. 

 Indian-American author and alternative medicine advocate, Deepak Chopra once said that “Aromatherapy is extremely useful. If you want to go to sleep at night, and you have an aroma that calms your mind, it will help you sleep.”

In fact, it’s not only Chopra who believes in the efficacy of aromatherapy. Tina Marie Wise Gamutan, the owner and enterprising young lady behind Tia’s Aromatherapy & Specialty Girftshop has always been fascinated by it and has incorporated it into her life.

Inside Tia’s Aromatherapy & Specialty Giftshop

“Why to treat a trivial ailment with medicines and chemicals when it can be easily healed by something natural,” she rationalizes. “Don’t get me wrong though! Aromatherapy is not a replacement for mainstream medicine. Please don’t try healing a broken bone with frankincense. Whilst I am an advocate for the ‘natural way’ and I fully support modern medicine too!”

How a simple thing such as a scent can transport your mind to a happier calmer state is something that she tries to share with other people. “The use of aromatherapy oils for stress, skincare, sleep problems, cleaning have been around for thousands of years and it’s all offered to us by Mother Nature,” she quips.

Prior to opening her shop in 2012, she used to work in a corporate office. Together with her best friend, they would dabble in making room sprays to clear the negative aura that tends to linger in such a fast-paced environment.

“We would spend the afternoon eating Japanese food purchased that morning from Cartimar market then we would settle down with our crystals, sage, tarot cards, and our accumulated collection of essential oils,” shares Tina.

She admits that this practice has always been a place of healing for her which is why up to this day she’s still doing it. “We always talked about how my purpose is to help others and now that is exactly what I’m doing through the use of my essential oils,” she shares.

Two years ago she became pregnant and got conscious of the things she would put in her body. Luckily, she had a smooth pregnancy apart from the terrible acid reflux. She admits to being extremely wary about purchasing over-the-counter medicine so she turned to peppermint oil and used it in a diffuser.

“I literally can’t live without it now,” she quips. “During my pregnancy, I had a lot of spare time so I started making my sprays again and selling them among friends. The sprays soon turned into soap making, massage oils, beauty products, and candles.”

By this time, she was sitting at home heavily pregnant and every surface had some sort of aromatherapy product on it. This is when she decided to open her own wellness shop.

Aside from the products she made personally, her shop is also an official distributor of Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy. The essential oils are imported from Alberta Canada and the range of products has been formulated by a pharmacist with over three decades of experience. These oils are 100 percent natural and organic and each one is sourced from their country of origin.

Below are the oils that Tina considers as her “go-to remedies”:

  • What is it? Peppermint oil

Benefits medicinally: This oil has been found to eliminate harmful bacteria, it can relieve muscle spasms and disinfect and soothe inflamed skin.

Benefits when used in Aromatherapy: It has natural expectorant properties which aid in clearing the nasal passage and receives congestion. It is also believed to soothe feelings of nervousness and enhances focus.

How to use:

-Dilute with virgin coconut oil and rub on soles of feet for a natural fever reducer or use it to relieve sunburn. You can also rub it behind the ear to reduce feelings of nausea

-Inhale to relieve the symptoms of headache

  • What is it? Lavender Oil

Benefits medicinally: Known for eliminating bacteria, soothe inflamed skin, relieves muscle spasms, soothes bug bites, and speeds up healing of irritated and scarred skin.

Benefits of Aromatherapy: It has mild sedative properties so it is known for reducing stress by lowering cortisol levels. High cortisol levels have a direct correlation to lower immunity therefore lavender essential oil supports the immune system by reducing feelings of stress.

Due to these calming properties, you can use lavender as a sleep aid especially if you suffer from insomnia. This super oil also has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial & anti-microbial properties.

How to use:

  • Use in a diffuser so the particles can be inhaled more effectively
  • Dilute with a carrier oil and use topically. Can be used as a moisturizer or help to relieve insect bites.
  • Provides soothing relief to minor burns and cuts
  • Can be used to improve the condition and look of eczema, psoriasis.
  • Can be used in the hair to combat lice and fights dandruff

 

  • What is it? Tea Tree Oil

Benefits medicinally: This oil is a powerful antiseptic immune system stimulant that is beneficial in eliminating bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can be used in cosmetics, household cleaning, aromatherapy. It is known to soothe topical allergic reactions, burns, dandruff, acne,  and much more. Used topically Tea Tree oil can heal skin issues making it an excellent additive when making homemade beauty products such as soaps, toners, face washes, body washes.

Benefits in Aromatherapy: Tea Tree has natural expectorant properties so applying a few drops to a pillow can relieve congestion. You can also add a few drops of this oil to a steaming bowl of water and inhale deeply to aid the healing of a sinus infection.

How to use:

  • Dilute with a carrier oil of your choice and use topically. You can use it on burns, cuts, sores, rash
  • Tea tree has the potential to restore the skin’s complexion so dilute with aloe vera and distilled water and use a facial mist. You can also use it in your hair to fight dandruff or lice.
  • Dilute and use it as an air freshener. It is natural, anti-microbial, non-toxic. It can remove bacteria, viruses, and mold from the environment.

 Best-selling products

  •  “Sleep Easy” Sprays
Sleep Easy Spray

Tia’s Aromatherapy has a range of Essential Oil Room and Linen sprays which are really popular. These are non-toxic, natural, and have a myriad of uses.

The most popular spray is “Sleep Easy.” It combines the healing properties of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender to promote a feeling of well-being, ease, and restfulness.

This blended scent paves the way for a zen-like environment and state of mind. You can spray directly onto your bathroom tiles so the steam from the shower picks up the droplets and turns them to steam. Alternatively, you can spray on your countertops to keep the ants away.

  •  Strengthen and restore leave-in hair conditioner with vitamin
Hair Conditioner

This all-natural hair miracle works wonders within ten days. You can see a visible change in the overall health and appearance of your hair. The combined ingredients moisturize, fights dandruff, promote hair growth, UV protection, and are overall designed to bring life back to those locks. It can be used as part of your daily hair routine. Just spritz 6-8 times on damp hair. Your hair will be left with the heavenly smell of lavender.

 

 

  • Tea Tree toner
Tea Tree toner

This unique herbal-based formula is ideal for those with oily or acne-prone skin. The tea tree extract is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that fight acne and keeps it at bay. The aloe vera aids in soothing and moisturizing and the L- glutathione supports the skin’s natural antioxidants to heal the appearance of blemishes. This toner adds a layer of protection to the skin by closing pores and tightening cell gaps after cleansing which leaves your skin with a clean, matte, healthy-looking appearance.

 

 “Although essential oils can be used to treat various ailments they should not be used as a replacement for modern medicine,” she says. “I advise you use aromatherapy products in a supportive role to the medicines prescribed by doctors.”

All throughout this pandemic, Tina has been using a synergy of aromatherapy oils to boost her immune system. “Thieves oil, tea tree, and eucalyptus to name a few – these can be placed in a diffuser for maximum inhalation effect,” she concludes.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TiasAromatherapy

By Ruby Asoy-Lebajo

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Featured photo: Room and linen spray full set

Photos courtesy of Tia’s Aromatherapy

Globe At Home now gives families free access to healthcare

All current subscribers of Globe At Home can enjoy this extra care benefit. They just need to go to the Globe At Home app to get the free voucher and register to KonsultaMD. 

These days, we take every precaution to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy. Globe At Home not only helps families stay connected, it now extends #ExtraCareAtHome with FREE medical consultation access through the KonsultaMD Family Plan.

Existing customers get unlimited 24/7 access to licensed Filipino doctors through voice or video consultations and will be able to receive e-prescriptions or e-lab requests via SMS or email as needed for 6 months. All of these from the comfort of their own homes.

“As we strive to provide Filipino homes with reliable internet connectivity, we also take extra care of our customers through relevant offers that go beyond connection. Now Globe At Home gives families free access to healthcare through KonsultaMD,” said Darius Delgado, VP, and Head of Broadband Business at Globe.

All current subscribers of Globe At Home can enjoy this extra care benefit. They just need to go to the Globe At Home app to get the free voucher and register to KonsultaMD.

Apart from free healthcare access with every subscription, new customers are able to choose from various postpaid plan options with popular plans ranging from unlimited 20 Mbps up to 100 Mbps based on the family budget. These plans also include free 3-month access to Amazon Prime Video, HBO GO, and Viu.  This promo will run until March 31, 2021.

“Our mission is to empower our customers with the right tools to thrive in these unprecedented times. With the Globe At Home app, monitoring consumption, bills, and staying abreast with the latest practical and relevant offers is so much easier than ever,” Delgado adds.

For customers who need mobility with a strong home connection, the new generation Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi has a 2x stronger signal giving our customers improved productivity at home.

Globe champions the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UN SDG No. 9 which recognizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe has vowed to uphold the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph or download the Globe At Home app on Android and IOS.

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Keep Yourself Protected from COVID-19

Here are some simple precautions according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Let’s keep ourselves protected and stay informed.

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Courtesy: Unsplash/@unitednations

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well-informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

Courtesy: Unsplash/@unitednations

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.

The time between exposure to COVID-19 and the moment when symptoms start is commonly around five to six days but can range from 1 – 14 days.

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. It kills viruses that may be on your hands;
  • Maintain at least 1-meter distance between yourself and others. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
  • Avoid going to crowded places. Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain a physical distance of 1 meter.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO, DOH, or local and national health authorities.

 Courtesy: World Health Organization (WHO)

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Featured photo courtesy of Unsplash/@unitednations

 

 

Into Thin Hair

At least 85 percent of men are suffering from some form of baldness. It is also interesting to note that a great number of women are also agonizing from hair loss.

Straightening is the most dangerous thing that you can do to your hair. But as long as it’s done carefully by a professional, it’s perfectly fine.

Do you have a hair problem? Are you suffering from hair loss or baldness? Well, don’t despair. This article is dedicated to you. Precious Moments talks to a trichologist (someone who studies hair) to address this concern.

At least 85 percent of men are suffering from some form of baldness. It is also interesting to note that a great number of women are also agonizing from hair loss.

Baldness can be attributed to genetic predisposition, according to a hair specialist. Maybe you inherited the genes from your parents or grandparents. The baldness trait (aside from other families “heirlooms”) can go back as far as six generations. Indeed, we see a lot of families where baldness is easily traceable.

However, another culprit, maybe the lack of testosterone, which is the male hormone that promotes hair in the chest and in the face. Testosterone on its own will not cause baldness, otherwise, all males would be bald, explained the hair specialist from a leading hair care center.

Shedding

Men and women lose their hair every day. It’s perfectly normal to shed hair because you replace it.

If you’re losing 20 to 30 strands of hair a day that’s quite normal. You must be concerned if you’re losing hair very dramatically or in a great amount.

Baldness can be attributed to genetic predisposition. Courtesy: Pexels

This shedding of hair is often attributed to an imbalance in the body. And the funny thing is that the loss does not happen immediately. It usually happens three months after the event. For example, if you have gone through a particularly upsetting and shocking car accident, there’s a possibility that you would lose an abnormal amount of hair after about three months.

The hair growth cycle lasts from two to six years. Then it goes to its natural resting phase for three months. The hair comes out, then a new strand will take place from the same root.

Bald lady

For women, the common cause of hair loss is stress, like that experienced when moving from one job to another.

More women now are actually suffering from hair loss partly because they experience more stress. A considerably larger number of women are now in the workforce – occupying higher positions – which are normally male-dominated stations. They are now in charge of companies and corporations. They have to be more aggressive. Now, the aggressive hormone is testosterone – which gives rise to “masculinization.” Yet, they are still expected to look after the household, so their stress is doubled.

If someone is anorexic, she may also suffer severe hair loss since the body divests itself of an inessential nutrient drain to look after its major organs.

Another cause of hair loss is taking birth control pills. However, this is not to generalize. The effects are unpredictable, because birth control pills may create a hormonal imbalance. The effect may be stressed that this is not the rule.

Of special mention when speaking of baldness should be women in their post-menopausal years. After menopause, women may find their hair thinning. As with men, women are also concerned about this unwelcome development by using such products as eyelashes and cosmetics.

Friendly diet

It’s important to have a good diet because you must realize that although the strands above your scalp are dead, the follicles below are alive. As with your body, good nutrition is a must. So you need a healthy diet to have healthy hair.

You need to shampoo regularly. Wash your hair every day. Not just with water, but with shampoo. The hair specialist observed that some men have a habit of washing their hair with water only, which makes it dirtier than before because of the oil in it. With regards to conditioner usage, it depends if your hair is dry or tangly.

Preventive care

To take care of your hair, avoid things like over perming, and heavy coloring. Straightening is the most dangerous thing that you can do to your hair. But as long as it’s done carefully by a professional, it’s perfectly fine.

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It is recommended to have a check-up and seek professional help if there’s any dandruff, or if your hair is greasy, or oily, or losing hair.

The first impression is very much important to everyone. And for young people who are concerned about their thin hair, they will get more self-confidence if they feel they look good – and often they look good if their hair is shipshape.

Your hair is very precious and it needs to be treated with extra care. Use preventive care while you still have it because it’s a wonderful asset to have lovely and beautiful hair.

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