AGE DEFYING CREAM PROVES EFFECTIVE

BEAUTY & WELLNESS, HEALTH

AGE DEFYING CREAM PROVES EFFECTIVE

Reggie Rullan-Borromeo, Manila, Philippines

Published in the Daily Tribune Life
Thursday, 02 August 2012

Hitting 40 is a harsh reality, with telltale signs of wrinkles coming from all sides of one’s face. At 20, wrinkles were inexistent. At 30, it still is not an issue though some warning signs begin to show. At 40, taking care of the emerging wrinkles becomes a daily routine in an effort to look at least a decade younger.

I had recently begun using a wrinkle wand, and as I slid it over the lines I wished the wrinkles away as well. The problem was, come nighttime after I wash my face, the wrinkle wand’s magic disappeared along with my facial wash.

When I met Olay ambassador Tessa Prieto-Valdes up close and personal in an intimate lunch at Stephanie Zubiri’s place in Makati City, she challenged me to a skin regeneration test. As the soup bowl was laid down in front of me, Tessa said that by the time dessert was served, she would show me how the fine lines on my forehead would literally disappear.

Just as dessert was served, Tessa uncovered the New Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream and invited me to apply a thin layer of the mousse on my forehead. A close-up photo of my forehead was then taken, and I went on to eat my peanut butter mousse and mini carrot muffins. Just as I ate the last morsel, Tessa turned her eyes on me and gave me a hand mirror so I could examine my forehead.

The fine lines I had looked at every morning before I applied my wrinkle wand had indeed faded away. I looked closely again and tilted my head to one side then the other. Another picture of my forehead was taken and the before and after pictures were put up on a laptop screen side-by-side.

There was no time for the photographer to retouch my face as it all happened right before my eyes. To see was really to believe. There was a remarkable difference between the before and after shots of my forehead.

The beauty of this cream is that unlike other types, one does not need to wait several days to see results. One application is all it takes to see visible changes in one’s skin, said Tessa. Olay’s breakthrough technology reduces the appearance of wrinkles in a few minutes.

Tessa shares her own experience with the product: “It dramatically and visibly removed the appearance of wrinkles in the same time it took me to put the finishing touches to my outfit. I couldn’t believe it!”

Olay scientists share that repeated temporary expression lines lead to permanent wrinkles. Another study also showed that dry skin poses double the speed at which women develop permanent facial wrinkles. As a result of these studies, the new Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream was created.

When I asked Tessa how is it possible that one application can dramatically redefine my forehead lines, she shared with me that each person’s skin has its own optical signature.

Younger skin diffuses and reflects light evenly since the skin is smoother. In older skin, light gets trapped in “valleys” or the deeper lines and wrinkles, retarding diffusion and reflection.

The new Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream’s claim tof fame is it revolutionary skin care with its ability to dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles visibly in just a single application. The micro-filler technology — a combination of three sizes of particles that fill in the different kinds of “valleys” created by skin line creates a smooth surface for the light to reflect. That is why these particles effectively reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles in just one application as the light diffuses and reflects on now smoother skin.

My next question for Tessa was that since wrinkles will become deeper with age, I’ll be on a constant dose of the cream to keep on filling my skin’s deeper valleys. Not so, Tessa said, as the product also addresses chronic wrinkles in 14 days.

New Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream also contains a combination of B3 complex and advanced biopeptides to provide long-term improvement on wrinkles, even the look of deep eye lines in 14 days. Biopeptides stimulate cell activity to help hydrate and repair the skin while vitamin B3 (niacinamide), pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E fortify, condition and protect the stratum corneum or the skin’s moisture barrier to help it retain its natural moisture.

New Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream also has intense hydrators to prevent frequent expression lines from progressing into permanent wrinkles. This means that one can rely on it to reverse the lines with continued use and enjoy the satisfaction of getting instant results at the same time.

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream is exclusively available at Watson’s and SM Department Stores.

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FOOD NOURISHES AND FOOD HEALS

BEAUTY & WELLNESS, HEALTH

FOOD NOURISHES AND FOOD HEALS

Reggie Rullan-Borromeo, Manila, Philippines

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Eating for reckless pleasure overlooks the inherent nutritional value of food. Food fuels the body’s the energy needs and nurse’s one back to health. Taking food beyond the sensory experience, allows one to maximize its benefits.

Making deliberate choices in what one eats not only provides momentary pleasure but also long term benefits. After all each one has only been given one body and sooner or later, one’s food history will determine one’s health.

For any athlete, foods that build the muscle; make one more energetic and move faster; develop endurance; heal injuries and help restore the over all efficiency of the body, ensure better performance and staying power in a particular sport. What then must an athlete eat? While protein is an important part of an athlete’s diet to build the muscles, excess protein combined with fat slows down one’s performance as the digestive system will use up one’s energy in processing it.

Eating the right protein is essential and the sources include lean cuts of meat taken in moderate portions. Red meats contain a higher fat content than white meat, thus, the former must be taken in smaller portions. Fish and poultry without the skin contain less fat and is a better source of one’s regular protein intake. Tofu and legumes are also alternative sources of protein which just like everything else must also be taken in moderation.

Energy building foods are complex carbohydrates from vegetables and fruits that are eaten in a state of optimum nutrition, this means eating them as close to their raw state as possible. Next time one gets a hunger rush, reaching for a banana or apple will fuel one’s energy better than processed wheat or starch based snacks. Even munching on a carrot, cucumber or celery stick will not only do wonders for one’s energy but also for one’s waistline.

Even an athlete needs some fat and the sources of fat must be carefully identified to minimize health risks. Olive and other vegetable oils and fish oils are recommended over animal fat, which includes dairy fat. But oil is still oil, thus moderation is not the key, rather minimization. Total eradication of fat from the diet is not recommended as the body still needs fat to provide insulation and to function properly. Fats not only help store energy, it also transports vitamins within the body and are vital components of the brain, skin, and organs of the body.

Making the right food choices will then allow one to not only enjoy the taste and texture of food, its sight and smell, it will also make food one’s building blocks and injury repair kit for better sports performance. As Hippocrates had famously said thousands of years ago: “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”

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SEXY IS THE NEW DRUG

BEAUTY & WELLNESS

SEXY IS THE NEW DRUG

Dinah S. Ventura, Manila, Philippines

November 7, 2014

Is your lifestyle making you fat? Perhaps you need a drastic ‘intervention procedure.

“I feel like I have my old self back,” Raymond Gutierrez, twin brother of actor Richard and a celebrity in his own right, revealed upon his unveiling as the sexy new body transformed by Cristalle Belo-Henares’s Sexy Solutions. It was no secret that the television host and magazine editor was several pounds heavier than his brother, and though it did not seem as if it mattered, Raymond’s statement shows that, just like anyone else, he also desired a slimmer version of himself.

The same sentiment is shared by his best friend Georgina Wilson, model and TV personality, whose confession that she “had problem areas,” and that she once went to a Belo clinic before appearing in an underwear show because she wasn’t confident about her body, may seem shocking to many.

The two friends, however, candidly share that unhealthy habits were making them gain weight, and they never thought they would “get there,” that is, achieve the kind of body they wanted – in Georgina’s case, a 25-inch waist! The truth is, Cristalle says, everyone wants not just to look their best, but also to “feel” their best. This is where Sexy Solutions comes in. A subsidiary of the Belo Medical Group, this one-stop shop aims to achieve this goal in as little time as possible, for as long as possible.

The enterprising daughter of beauty industry magnate Vicki Belo thought of creating the perfect haven for those who wish to have a perfect body. Sexy Solutions, therefore, offers not just high-tech solutions like non-invasive slimming machines, but a holistic approach that aims to improve one’s diet, as well as incorporate exercise into one’s lifestyle.

What makes Sexy Solutions so effective, as Raymond attests, is its slimming programs tailored-fit for every individual. And one of the perks of enrolling in a program are the instant results.

“I was shocked — on my first visit, I lost 2 inches from my midsection,” he shares, adding that it was because of Georgina that he came to Sexy Solutions in the first place. The Sexy Solutions team also gave Raymond a diet plan courtesy of renowned Biggest Loser Philippines nutritionist Nadine Tengco, as well as an exercise regimen to help him maintain the weight and inch loss.

“Sexy Solutions made the process of losing weight a breeze! The treatments are painless because of the amazing new technology they have. But more than anything, it’s really the people behind it. It’s so easy to lose momentum when you’re trying to lose weight. However, the staff really took care of me and encouraged me. I feel like I’m part of this new family and I’ll be forever grateful,” states Raymond.
Georgina, for her part, adds, “I saw results immediately. Consequently, I became hooked instantly too! Areas that I had practically given up on were immediately smaller. I actually couldn’t believe the measurements after the first time I tried it because they were so drastic! I loved it right away.”

Sexy Solutions, she stresses, has been “a partner (she) needed to get that push in the healthy direction.” She enthused that, “Sexy Solutions has been a large part of my commitment to fitness. I’m so happy because I feel like I have a partner in losing weight and maintaining my ideal body. It doesn’t all happen in the Sexy Solutions clinics (exercising and dieting are integral to the program), but I definitely feel like we’re all working towards the same goal― a body that I am happy with. Sexy Solutions is my secret weapon to getting sexy and most importantly, staying sexy,” Georgina says.

Three-in-one solution

According to Cristalle, it is possible to lose 4 inches in as fast as one and a half hours. Today’s machines enable aesthetic clinics to design treatment programs based on a client’s needs. What distinguishes Sexy Solutions is its use of only non-invasive procedures.

As Dr. Vicki Belo explains: “There are many ways to eliminate fat. Liposuction removes the fat cells (which one may imagine as balloons with fat inside) so that fat cannot return. Fat cells are in the third level of the skin. To eliminate fat, we have many ways. To remove 100 percent fat, there is Smart Lipo with Body Tite, which are available at Belo clinics. To remove 80 percent fat, you can use Smart Lipo only. To remove 60 percent fat, there are the Sexy Solutions procedures (Lipo Cavitation, Multi-Firm, Body Sculpt and Tite FX). To remove 30 percent fat, you have Radio Frequency (RF) treatments.”

In other words, Sexy Solutions offers one the benefits of immediate results afforded by its four different procedures “target fat cells using heat, ultrasound waves, and mechanical pressure: Lipo Cavitation, which uses low frequency ultrasound to break down stubborn fat cells in common problem areas like the abdomen and thighs; Multi-Firm, which uses radio frequency to melt fat, tighten skin and improve the appearance of cellulite through heat waves; Body Sculpt, which uses a muscle energy pulse that contracts the muscle layer, causing a “squeezing” effect of the fat layer and accelerating the liquid fat drainage; and Tite FX, the newest and most innovative non-invasive body contouring and fat-destroying machine in the market — the non-surgical sister of Belo’s BodyTite.”

Coupled with what nutritionist Nadine Tengco calls “the anti-plateau diet,” as well as a fitness program that sports science specialist Edward Mendez describes as “easy enough to do at home,” the Sexy Solutions program can help one attain that ideal body.

As the people behind Sexy Solutions state: “Sexy Solutions is a holistic fat-reduction initiative that harmonizes science, nutrition and exercise together, aids in changing one’s lifestyle inside and out. No matter how much time you put in eating right and working out, getting rid of those last few inches is the hardest. Breaking through the fat loss plateau, the Sexy Solutions’ first class treatments make tight abs, firm thighs and toned arms easily achievable. Paired with an effective diet plan by renowned Biggest Loser Philippines nutritionist Nadine Tengco and expert consultation from fitness and sports science specialist Edward Mendez, getting to and sustaining that healthier, fitter, and sexier you is no longer a dream, but a reality.”

For more information, call 810-SEXY (7399) or visit www.sexysolutions.com.ph.

Two branches are located in Makati (Suite 912 Medical Plaza Bldg. Amorsolo Cor. Dela Rosa Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati. 0917-8605120; and Unit 23 G/F South of

Market Residences, 26th Cor. 11th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 0917-8671329).

Branches in Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato, QC and Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.

 

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