Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 23:41 | No Comments »

How do we maintain healthy skin throughout the year? Listen to this talk from UCLA alumna Dr. Jenny Hu. She will provide an unbiased, academic perspective to skin care for men and women. She will educate you on what to avoid, what to acquire, and show you how healthy living leads to healthy skin and vice versa. With advice you can trust, learn how to properly care for your skin and put your best self forward as you age gracefully.


Some notes of this talk:

  • Daily wear of Sunscreen can reduce skin cancer and aging. Look for broad spectrum UVA, UVB protection SPF over 15 or higher. Best is SPF 30 or higher. But you need to reapply it every 2 hours for best result. 

There are 2 types of sunscreen in the market:

1. Physical sunscreen: physically block both UVB and UVA off skin, look for zinc oxide titanium dioxide sunscreen. They are broad spectrum prevented against UVA, UVB. 

2. Chemical sunscreen: absorb UV rays and chemically converts into heat, do not necessarily block both UVB and UVA. 

Avobenzone - blocks both UVB and UVA

MexorylTM (La Roche-Posay Anthelios) - blocks both UVB and UVA

Helioplex (Neutrogena) - blocks both UVB and UVA

It is recommanded to use physical sunscreen as the better options to prevent skin cancer. 



Main Vitamins to look for in your skin products for healthy skin:

  •  Vitamin A

-Carotenoids (May prevent UV-induced collagen breakdown

-Retinoids increase collagen, increases thickness of epidermis ->Reduces appearance of fine line wrinkles

-Chemopreventive effect in skin cancer 

carotenoid rich food are:

sweet potato, beef liver, spinach, carrots, pumpkin pie, cantaloupe, sweet red peppers, mangos, black-eyed peas, apricots, broccoli 

Topical Retinoids includes: 

Tretinoin - Retin-A, Renova, Avita

Tazarotene - Tazorac, Avage, Fabior  

Over the counter (non prescription): Retinol, Retinaldehyde, Retinyl Ester, Oxoretinoid


  • Vitamin C


Increases stability and production of collagen

Theoretically may protect skin from UV-induced damage

Clinical trials: ascorbic acid serum, ascorbic acid 5%, cream, ascorbic acid 10% scream

Challenge of developing ascorbic acid topical formulation that are stable, so look for air-tight packaging, not a screw top lids, it breaks down when exposed to oxygen and light. If any discoloration or yellowing, which indicates breakdown. 

These have better penetration to the skin:

Ascorbyl glucoside (AA-2G) get through the skin, more stable
Ascorbyl tetra-isopalmitate/tetra-isopalmitoyl ascorbate (VC-IP)
Ascorbyl palmitate (AA-PAL)


-sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP)

-magnesium ascorbic phosphate (MAP)

-Ascorbic-2-phosphate-6-palmitate (APPS)

-3-O-ethyl ascorbate (EOC)


Vitamin C-rich food: sweet red peppers, orange juice, orange, grapefruit juice, kiwifruit, sweet green pepper, broccoli,  strawberries, brussels sprouts, grapefruit, tomato juice, cantaloupe, cabbage, cauliflower, potato


  • Vitamin E


Regulates collagen breakdown

Protects skin from UV-induced damage

No scientific data at this time to support topical vitamin E for improving skin wrinkling, discoloration, or texture

If choosing topical Vitamin E product, make sure that has Vitamin C incorporated. 


  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin, Niacinamide)

Increases collagen production, Reduces skin hyperpigmentation

But clinical trials examine topical niacin and niacin amide have only been more recent, though promising

Vitamin B3 rich food: 

dairy products, eggs, enriched breads and cereals, fish, lean meats, legumes, nuts, poultry


  • Vitamin D

Protects against UV-induced skin wrinkling. Not enough scientific evidence at this time to support the use of topical vitamins D in treating skin aging

Vitamin D rich food: 

cod liver oil, swordfish, salmon, tuna fish, orange juice fortified with vitamin D, milk fortified with vitamin D, yogurt fortified with 20% DV for vitamin D


  •  Vitamin K

Reduces vascular manifestations of UV-induced skin aging. Not enough scientific evidence at this time to support the use of topical vitamins K in treating skin aging.

Vitamin K rich food: 

Natto, collards, Turnip greens, Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Soybeans, Carrot Juice, edamame, pumpkin, pomegranate juice okra



Moisturized skin:


-hypoallergenic (product can still cause allergic reaction but there is less risk)

-Non-comedogenic (does not cause acne for face) 

-apply moisturizer immediately after washing (within a few minutes)

-creams and ointments more effective than lotions in moisturizing skin


ingredients that help soothes dry skin

-lactic acid





-mineral oil


-hyaluronic acid fill between the spaces of the collagen, structure and support of the base part of skin, attracts a lot of water

- Ceramides: play essential role in maintaining barrier function of skin


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Thursday, September 26, 2019, 21:13 | No Comments »

As our skin transitions from the summer heat, and saying goodbye to our sun kissed glowy tan, here are some tips to protect our skin and get ready for the fall season.


1. Erase summertime damage with a gentle skin peel:

We all miss the beautiful summer tan, but the sun can also damage our skin to make us age faster. A gentle skin peel can remove those unwanted deadskin and blemishes caused from the sun.

Ebanel Face Scrub Face Exfoliator Facial Peeling Gel, 122ml


2. Invest in a good moisturizer to combat the changing weather

While changing from the heat to a windy season, to keep our skin fully moisturized can help adapt to the fall weather, and fight off any signs of rashes or iritations from dehyration. 

Ceramides play the essential role in maintaining barrier function of the skin. It has been clinically proven to trap moistures under the skin, and build a protective layer on your epidermis. This light weight moisturizer can do wonder to your skin and keep it plumbed in the fall weather. 

Amore Pacific illiyoon Ceramide Ato Concentrate Moisturizer Cream 200ml (6.8 oz)


3. Apply a thick body lotion developed by dermatiologists

If you have any signs of damages from the summer heat, you might consider to apply Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion with Macadamia Nut Oil and Promega-7, 16 oz Bottle

Red, cracked, burning, broken, insanely dry skin finds its relief in this lotion.  Macadamia oil naturally mimics skin’s own oils allowing it to be absorbed faster and without that undesirable greasy residue. This natural remedy is blended with clinically-proven moisturizers to create the exclusive Promega-7. The results? Hurting skin is quieted and life is restored


4. Cut back on exfoliating because of drier cold weather conditions

Try to stay away from any abrasive exfoliating, because it will break down the protective layer of your epidermis and cause micro openings, even wounds to your skin surface. This can dramatically dry out your skin and expose it to the cold weather conditions. As recommanded above, your better option is to use a moisturized gentle peel for skin renewal.  

You might consider adding any facial oil of your choice to your daily routine (both morning and evening) to just give your skin some extra benefits of vitamins and antiaging properties besides solely using moisturizer. 

Here are some good options: 


Organic Face Oil - Anti Aging Moringa Leaf Organic Jojoba Oil, Dark Spot Corrector Face Oils and Serums for Face Care, Face Moisturizer Anti Aging, Brightening Oil for Face (1 Bottle)


PURA D'OR (4 oz) Organic Rosehip Seed Oil 100% Pure Cold Pressed, USDA Certified Organic, All Natural Anti-Aging Moisturizer Treatment for Face, Hair, Skin & Nails, Men & Women


Organic Blend of Olive, Lavender, Almond and Grapeseed oils with Vitamin E. Day and night Moisturizer for Skin, Dry Hair, Face, Scalp, Foot, Cuticle and Nail Care. Natural Body oil for Men and Women


4. Use a humidifier to make up for the moisture lacking in the air

To replenish the moisture lacking in the dry season, one good way is to use a humidifier.  


Here are a few options:

for facial

NanoSteamer PRO Professional 4-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer for Spas - 30 Min Steam Time - Humidifier - Unclogs Pores - Blackheads - Spa Quality - 5 Piece Stainless Steel Skin Kit Included


for your bedroom or large room: 

Top Fill Cool Mist Humidifiers for Bedroom & Essential Oil Diffuser - Smart Aroma Ultrasonic Humidifier for Home, Baby, Large Room with Auto Shut Off, 4L Easy to Clean Water Tank - 2 Year Warranty



LEVOIT Humidifiers for Large Room Bedroom (6L), Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Air Humidifier for Home Whole House Babies Room, Customized Humidity, Remote, Germ Free and Whisper-Quiet, 2-year Warranty


Taking care of our skin takes time and effort, but with proper knowledge and consistency, we will see great result! May your skin be as beautiful as the fall season!! 



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Thursday, September 26, 2019, 18:56 | No Comments »

What are the benefits of jujube? :

For individuals affected by sleep disorder or restlessness, consuming the extract of the seeds of the jujube fruit may be a good remedy. The jujube fruit could be a rich source of both iron and phosphorous, that are key ingredients within the red blood cell. If you suffer from low iron content in your blood or anemia, you may expertise symptoms like muscle weakness, fatigue, symptom and psychological feature confusion. By increasing your iron and phosphorous intake with jujube fruit, you can increase blood flow, thereby oxygenating your organ systems more effectively, giving you an energy boost. Jujube is able to benefit the system in many various ways, particularly due to its high antioxidant content, including vitamin C and A and various organic compounds and acids. Antioxidants are able to neutralize free radicals, that are responsible for several chronic diseases and ill health inside the body. vitamin C also stimulates the production of white blood cells, the first line of defense of our system. For those who suffers from chronic stress or anxiety snacking on some dried jujubes or seeking a jujube supplement will facilitate ease the mind and protect the body from the side effects of extended exposure to stress hormones.


Try this Swanson Jujube supplement out: 


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Saturday, September 14, 2019, 04:51 | No Comments »


Both of these superfoods have several things in common. They provide antioxidants, fight inflammation, slow down aging, protect brain and heart health, and increase immune function in various ways. The two are similar in terms of their appearance and uses, since both are made into potent powders or teas, but have some notable differences when it comes to their nutrient profile.

While comparable in terms of calories, gram for gram moringa has more fiber, protein, calcium, sodium, vitamin C and vitamin A than matcha does. One of the biggest differences between moringa and matcha green tea is in regard to amino acid concentration. Moringa leaves are a surprisingly great source of protein since they provide nine essential amino acids required for human protein synthesis: histidine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. This is one reason why organizations like the World Health Organization rely on moringa to supplement low-calorie diets and prevent deficiencies.

In matcha defense on the other hand, matcha tea (which contains roughly 15 times more active ingredients than any other conventional green tea) provides numerous antioxidants and high doses of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a type of powerful catechin that belongs to the flavonoids subcategory of polyphenols known to protect brain health. Moringa is not known to provide EGCG, which means both plants used together can have even more benefits than moringa benefits or matcha green tea benefits alone. 

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Monday, August 12, 2019, 21:53 | No Comments »

As I was searching for products that would help my gum recession, I went through different youtube videos on the topic of oil pulling. Yet in this search, I stumble upon the idea of swishing wheatgrass juice!

Later I found out that there are much more benefits to adding wheatgrass as a supplement to our daily diet. 

Here are some of them:

7 Benefits of Wheatgrass:
1. High in Nutrients and Antioxidants
2. May Reduce Cholesterol
3. Could Help Kill Cancer Cells
4. May Aid in Blood Sugar Regulation
5. May Alleviate Inflammation
6. Could Help Promote Weight Loss
7. Easy to Add to Your Diet


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