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  1. I bought Sharp air purifier which comes with humidifier and ionizer function a few years ago. There is a HEPA filter and I wash it using clean water. What is your reason for getting a filterless humidifier?
  2. Yes I don't have that problem, but I know my friend tried to keep her hair moist and spent quite a lot on treatments.
  3. I'm wondering if there is any other methods? coconut oil? alcohol?
  4. I have similar issue also. How often you do treatment?
  5. I'm going to a company event which is in Halloween theme. Any idea what to wear and where to get affordable costume? Thanks
  6. For me can be less than RM100, but most of the time is around RM250. I prefer a nice dress and good quality heels.
  7. Saw this makeup tutorial, share with gals who like PINK!!!   http://youtu.be/ZV2fjinVHjQ
  8. Read this article while doing my diet research, share share [size=6][b]Food for Glowing Skin[/b][/size] [color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] While regular facials and a good skincare regimen can keep your skin looking radiant, what you eat is what will give you that youthful glow all season long. A healthy diet really is the secret to beautiful skin. It can be challenging to eat fresh and healthy foods during the colder months, but there are several fall foods that will help your skin stay healthy, resilient, and radiant. A few tweaks to your diet could be all it takes to have beautiful skin.[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] Here are five fall foods for glowing skin:[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] [b]#1: Pumpkin[/b][/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] Pumpkin facials are a treat for the skin during the fall months but you can also eat pumpkin to get your dose of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and antioxidants. [url="http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20481238_8,00.html"]Dermatologist Kenneth Beer tells Health.com[/url] that pumpkin also has hydrating properties. Pumpkin is a fairly versatile ingredient and you can use it in dozens of sweet and savory recipes.[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] [b]2. Berries[/b][/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are high in antioxidants and some berries also contain a compound called ellagic acid. [url="http://vitalitymagazine.com/article/my-favourite-antioxidant-foods-for-fall/"]Ellagic acid is known to combat carcinogens[/url], according to Vitality Magazine. Berries could protect your skin from oxidative stress and are a good source of healthy sugar. I like to mix a small handful of blackberries and blueberries into a protein shake for breakfast. It's a great way to sweeten up the protein shake without adding sugar or artificial sweeteners.[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] [b]3. Sweet Potatoes[/b][/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] Add this healthy carb to your plate for an energy boost and also enjoy some skin benefits. Like pumpkin, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene and are also loaded with vitamin C. Trade bread or pasta for a sweet potato this season for a healthier and satisfying meal. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of fiber so they'll support a healthy digestion. Your skin will look better when your digestive system is working properly, so make sure you're eating plenty of fiber-rich foods each day.[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] [b]4. Carrots[/b][/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] Orange and yellow foods contain phytonutrients and antioxidants that support a healthy lifestyle, and these nutrient-rich foods can also be good for the skin. The [url="http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6442472289#.UI6em4Z00bw"]Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports[/url] that flavonoids and antioxidants in dark orange foods like carrots may even reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Make some carrot muffins this season, eat raw carrots with hummus as a snack, or just add some sliced carrots to salads and stews for a boost of nutrition.[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] [b]5. Cranberries[/b][/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] Eat cranberries this season to get plenty of vitamin C into your system. [url="http://www.cranberryinstitute.org/healthresearch.htm"]The Cranberry Institute reports[/url] that cranberries contain more antioxidants than other commonly-eaten fruits. Fresh cranberries and homemade cranberry sauce can be a tasty addition to your favorite fall recipes. Dried cranberries are also a good source of fiber and can be incorporated into many of your baked goods.[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=georgia, serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)] source: http://voices.yahoo.com/5-fall-foods-glowing-skin-11848342.html?cat=69[/background][/size][/font][/color]
  9. Yes, but I heard it will hurt the skin when we squeeze it. My friend's beauty consultant "scan" her face using the machine and saw a lot of scars due to the frequent squeezing.
  10. Share this from Elle. [b]Anatomy of a brown spot[/b] Not all dark spots are created equal: They stem from three sources. UV exposure can trigger a growth of excess skin cells called solar lentigo, aka sun spots, liver spots, or age spots. The cells, pigmented with melanin, cluster together, forming a circular mark a few shades deeper than your skin tone. Estrogen fluctuations due to pregnancy or birth control pills stimulate melanocyte cells to work overtime and create melasma, unwanted pools of melanin in the skin; unlike sun spots, these patches don't stay confined to a nice circle. And injuries such as a curling-iron burn or a swollen pimple can also jump-start melanin production (especially in Asian, Hispanic, or black skin), leaving a stubborn mark called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). [i]The vitamin C in [url="http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=137088567&&pid=uid9201-1271649-86"]Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Gel[/url] reduces existing pigment, while its apricot extract exfoliates. [url="http://www.drugstore.com/olay-professional-pro-x-discoloration-fighting-concentrate/qxp208239"]Olay ProX Discoloration Fighting Concentrate[/url] slows melanin production with natural amino acids. An alternative to hydroquinone, [url="http://www.dgskincare.com/productdetails.cfm?SKU=DA502210"]Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum[/url] contains three formulations of the vitamin, ensuring each skin layer is treated. [url="http://www.drugstore.com/qxp168381/ambi_even_and_clear/targeted_mark_minimizer.htm"]Ambi Even & Clear Targeted Mark Minimizer[/url] improves tone and smooths with vitamins A and E.[/i] [b]Screen saver[/b] Slather on sunscreen to stop spots from darkening, and—even better—prevent new ones from forming. Prone to melasma? Minimizing UV exposure will prevent flare-ups. "Even small amounts of unprotected sun exposure can make pigmentation worse," Scottsdale, AZ, dermatologist Jennifer Linder, MD, says. Stick with a hypoallergenic version (try [url="http://www.drugstore.com/neutrogena-sunblock-lotion-sensitive-skin-spf-60/qxp211759?fromsrch=neutrogena+sensitive+skin+spf+60"]Neutrogena Sensitive Skin SPF 60 Sunblock Lotion[/url]), free of irritating chemical blockers such as avobenzone or oxybenzone. [b]See Spot Run[/b] "All pigmentation will respond to topical bleaching creams," Kansas City, MO, derm Audrey Kunin, MD, says. "The most commonly used bleaching agent is hydroquinone, which stops melanin production and speeds up the exfoliation process." The ingredient is controversial—high potency, long-term use can cause a bluish black discoloration of tissue, and studies have shown extreme doses to be potentially carcinogenic. (That said, insane levels of almost anything, from vitamin E to pickles, can be linked to carcinogenic activity.) The American Academy of Dermatology stands behind hydroquinone's decades-long record of efficacy and safety, and derms continue to praise results. Still wary? Try botanical-packed [url="http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=187430913&&pid=uid9201-1271649-86"]Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector[/url], which rivaled hydroquinone in the company's clinical trials. [b]Peel Power[/b] Both Linder and Gross recommend monthly in-office peels to exfoliate the epidermis, remove superficial pigment-packed cells, and hasten the effects of topical products. But Gross warns against bleaching peels that claim immediate depigmentation results. "You need long-term exposure to an active ingredient to reap the benefit; a short period of time is not going to be effective," he says. For small PIH marks, try an at-home glycolic peel like Gross's own or [url="http://www.caneandaustin.com"]Cane + Austin Retexturizing Treatment Pads[/url]. Both reduce fine lines and correct discoloration. [b]Laser Tag[/b] Ironic? Yes. Zapping a UV-induced solar lentigo with light can usually erase the mark. "The Q-switched YAG laser is perfect for sun spots," Gross says. "Its light wave is absorbed by the brown color without affecting surrounding skin." This onetime in-office treatment targets the spot, leaving a thin, crepey scab that flakes off in days. But melasma and PIH patients should steer clear. "Studies have found melasma to be unresponsive to or exacerbated by laser and intense pulsed-light treatments," Linder says. "The heat and inflammation can trigger new pigment production." A 2006 Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology article agrees: "Successful laser treatment for melasma is the exception, rather than the rule," author David Goldberg, MD, says.
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