What’s in a good sunblock?

For those of us who live in the tropical region, sunblock is a necessity.  But do we really know if the one we’re wearing is effective?  First, you might like to know that sunblock is actually different from sunscreen.  A sunblock physically blocks the sun’s UV radiation of the skin, both UVA and UVB.  Like the way clothes, umbrella and trees work…

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Ensure foot baths in nail salons are clean and hygenic

Much has been reported about the hidden danger lurking for women getting pedicures performed in whirlpool foot baths in nail salons.  If the tub is not properly disinfected, users could end up getting Mycobacterium fortuitum bacterial infections which start out as boils and turn into oozing sores, often leaving disfiguring scars.    Apart from such bacterial skin infections, users can…

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Can cellulite creams get rid of stubborn cellulite?

Do cellulite creams really work?  Or do they just burn a big hole in our pockets?   Cellulite describes the dimpling of skin and is a collection of fatty toxins and fluids that are trapped under the connective tissue in the deeper levels of our skin. As it accumulates, the thin layer of tissue between the fat cells becomes…

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Oxygen facials: can they make your face glow?

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Oxygen.  You not only need it for your lungs.  You now need it for your face.  Because the gas is now in vogue as the latest facial treatment. Touted as a healing tool to improve the appearance of the skin immediately, oxygen facials involve a machine that sprays atomised moisturisers onto the skin using a stream of pressurised oxygen….

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