LOVE YOUR SKIN, LOVE VITAMIN C

4th of April marks World Vitamin C Day! A daily dose of this essential nutrient can truly do wonders. It is an antioxidant which prevents free radical damage and iron deficiency, boosts immunity, maintains healthy blood pressure levels and much more. The best way to celebrate is to stay and look healthy, and this very vitamin can help you with that! But, do you know what is vitamin c skincare beneficial for?Vitamin C is touted as one of the best anti-aging ingredients in the market. Even if you are consuming vitamin C daily, there is no guarantee that it goes straight into your skin. Hence, vitamin C skincare products are the best direct way to reap the benefits.

TOP 3 BENEFITS:

1) BrighteningVitamin C application has shown to impede melanin production in the skin, lightening hyperpigmentation and brown spots, evening out skin tone and enhancing skin radiance. It can also help alleviate discolouration associated with under-eye circles. 2) Boost Collagen ProductionCollagen is crucial for vibrant, youthful-looking skin however, collagen production depletes over time. Vitamin C is well known for promoting collagen production to improve elasticity, reduce appearances of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent skin sagging. 3) Protects Against Environmental Stressors Research shows that vitamin C can protect your skin from pollution, environmental stressors, and free radicals. UV light and pollution can lead to significant damage in the form of fine lines, uneven skin tone or rough textured skin. Hence, Vitamin C can keep skin looking youthful longer.
Now, that you are well aware of their remarkable benefits, check out Derma E’s vitamin C skincare line!We recognize that Vitamin C's strength is even more robust when combined with other key ingredients. Derma E products combine Vitamin C with high-quality hyaluronic acid, green tea, aloe vera, vitamins, minerals and most importantly, Vitamin E which gives double the antioxidant abilities!Let me briefly introduce some of our products from this line:

DERMA E VITAMIN C SKINCARE

Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated SerumThis fast-absorbing, light serum also combines Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra antioxidant protection while leaving skin feeling healthy and hydrated. It helps in evening uneven skin tone and texture and also brightens skin complexion.   Derma E Vitamin C No Dark Circles Perfecting Eye CreamInfused with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, brightening Turmeric, Mica, and de-puffing Caffeine to instantly color-correct for brighter eyes while reducing appearances of fine lines and puffiness.   Vitamin C Renewing MoisturizerThis lightweight day moisturizer helps to naturally support collagen health while protecting skin from pollutants and impurities. Supporting collagen health can help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles and achieve firmer, rejuvenated skin.Click on this Derma E Vitamin C skincare link to find out more about the rest of the products.   Vitamin C is truly the sunshine of your skin so love your skin, love vitamin c! 🥰  
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WORLD SLEEP DAY: HOW DO I GET A GOOD SLEEP?

  Sleep is a vital, yet often neglected component of one’s overall health and wellbeing. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental and physical health, quality of life, and safety. For most adults, at least seven hours of sleep each night is needed for proper cognitive and behavioural functions. Insufficient sleep has been associated with an array of health concerns like heart diseases, diabetes, depression, weight gain and immune system damage.However, the quality of sleep is just as important to your well-being and often more strongly related to your overall health than the quantity of sleep. Individuals who have trouble falling and staying asleep or obtaining deep sleep (REM sleep) could face the same issues as those who aren't obtaining enough sleep every night.

WAYS TO IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY:

1. Avoid Blue Light Before BedStop using electronic devices like phones, laptops or the television minimally 30 minutes before going to bed. Blue light emitted by these devices tricks the body into delaying sleep as the brain perceives it as sunlight, making it harder for you to fall asleep. 2. Consistent Sleep SchedulePoor bedtime habits (e.g., sleeping too late or early on certain nights or taking long daytime naps) can make it harder to sleep soundly, impairing sleep quality. 3. Avoid Caffeine And Alcohol Before Bed.Avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol around 6 hours before going to bed. These substances can remain in your system for a while, disrupting sleep. 4. Optimise Bedroom EnvironmentThe ideal room for sleep is cool and dark. Around 20°C seems to be a comfortable temperature for most people, however it may depend on each individual. Using curtains and shades to block unwanted light would be beneficial too. 5. DestressGive yourself time to wind down before bed as stress can stimulate hormones that works against sleep.However, if these lifestyle changes do not work for you, fret not as consuming certain supplements may do the job!  

SLEEP SUPPLEMENTS:

Pretorius Professional Magnesium SleepIn order to fall asleep and stay asleep, your body and brain need to relax. Magnesium aids in activating the system responsible for making you calm and relaxed while regulating the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body. Research has also shown that not having enough magnesium in your system can cause troubled sleep and insomnia. Therefore, if you are facing these problems, this magnesium supplement may be what you need!   Natures Aid SleepeezyWith 150mg of valerian root in each tablet, Valerian root is an herb that people use as a sedative or sleep aid. It also contains antioxidants which may promote sleep and help ease anxious feelings. A 2016 study have found that valerian helped improve the quality of sleep without having negative effects in most people. So, if you’re having problems with your sleep, this may be the answer to your problems.


References:Valerian for Sleep: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2015). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4394901/
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IS MENOPAUSE BAD?

 

Menopause associated with the ‘end of fertility’ or the ‘uncomfortable symptoms’ may sound bad.

However, menopause is a completely natural phase of life. You may experience physical and emotional changes during menopause, but many women experience a newfound sense of freedom.

By combining positive thoughts and a healthy lifestyle, many women are changing their menopause experience.

Menopause is a new phase of your life "it is a great time to assess your lifestyle and health"


What is Menopause?

Menopause is an important health milestone for women. In Asia, this usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 50.

The word menopause comes from Greek: Meno means ‘month’, pausis means ‘to stop’, referring to the last menstrual period that a woman experiences.

Women are born with egg cells which store in ovaries. When the ovaries no longer release an egg every month the hormone levels in the body will fall, it will trigger symptoms which are associated with menopause.


Common Symptoms of Menopause:

  • Hot Flushes –sudden feelings of heat, which can make your skin red and sweaty
  • Night Sweats – hot flushes that occur at night
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Vaginal Dryness – pain, itching, or discomfort during intercourse
  • Loss of Libido – reduced sex drive
  • Mood changes – mood swings, low mood and/or anxiety
  • Memory or Concentration Problems

References:

  • HealthHub. (2018, November 28). Menopause: Symptoms and Treatments. HealthHub. http://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/diseases-and-conditions/736/Menopause-Symptoms-and-Treatments#1.
  • Logan, J. (2020, May). FAQ: The Menopause. Natures Aid. http://www.naturesaid.co.uk/blog/faq-the-menopause/.
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COLLAGEN VS COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

Collagen is the human body’s most abundant protein, making up around 30% of total protein content. It ensures the integrity, elasticity and strength of the body's connective tissues and thus give structure to the hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons. However, it cannot be absorbed through our diet because collagen in its natural state would be too large to be absorbed to do any good. Collagen peptides refers to collagen that has undergone a process called hydrolysis which breaks down the amino acids in collagen into smaller molecules, making it easier for the body to absorb. When taken orally, collagen peptides build up in the skin and cartilage which can help improve some skin and joint conditions.

BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN

  • Better Skin Health
Unfortunately, collagen starts to degrade with age, resulting in visible signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. Collagen peptides are used to help improve skin health and slow down these signs of aging. There have been several scientific studies that demonstrates this. For example, in a study in the Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals, several women drank a mixture containing various vitamins, minerals, collagen peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The study showed that compared with those in the control group, the women who drank this mixture reduced the depth of their wrinkles significantly. The participants’ skin hydration and elasticity also improved significantly.
  • Improved Joint Health
As a person ages, their joints start to break down as the cartilage which is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints wears away. Collagen helps maintain the integrity of this cartilage. In one study, 73 athletes who consumed 10 grams of collagen daily for 24 weeks experienced a significant decrease in joint pain while walking and at rest, compared with a group that did not take it.
  • Improved Bone Health
Collagen peptides can support bone health. Bones are predominantly composed of collagen and calcium salts. According to a new pioneering study carried out by French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) in collaboration with Rousselot, collagen peptides can have a positive impact on bone metabolism; in other words, collagen peptide supplementation can support the body’s process of maintaining bone strength. Here are some of the best collagen products:

Best for Joints

These convenient tablets can be easily dissolved in water so implementing this product into one’s daily routine is an easy way to consume more collagen. This tablet contains other vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, D3, K2 and Magnesium which supports joint and bone health, reduce inflammation and rebuild cartilage. This product is available in a convenient capsule form which can be taken once per day with water. Each capsule contains 500mg of Type II Collagen and 50 mg of vitamin C which is an important water-soluble vitamin that stimulates collagen synthesis, promotes wound healing, and protects against skin damage. In addition to this, it contains a variety of ingredients like Vitamin D3, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium which helps maintain normal bones and connective tissue. It is also free from GMO, artificial colours and flavours, wheat, dairy and gluten.

Best for skin

This capsule contains marine sourced hydrolysed Collagen with Vitamin C, Zinc & B-Vitamins. Vitamin C aids in supporting healthy collagen formation. Since our body cannot store Vitamin C, it must be consumed daily so supplements containing Vitamin C would be a great start. Zinc is an essential mineral for cell repair and helps to protect collagen in the body from damage, aiding in the maintenance of normal skin, hair and nails.
  • Pro-life Be Beautiful Capsules
These capsules can be easily added into one’s daily routine by taking 1-2 tablets up to 3 times daily with food. With each capsule containing 500 mg of marine collagen and 50 mg of vitamin C, consuming this daily would help support tissue repair and nutrition as vitamin C is also vital in the production of collagen in our body. In addition, it contains the Coenzyme Q10 which acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage as the skin is constantly exposed to damaging agents which contributes to aging. Can only be found at Unity Stores.
  • Derma E Collagen Skincare Products
For those who do not prefer oral supplements, these Derma E products would be a better choice. The Advanced Peptides & Collagen Serum is a nourishing serum formulated with multi-peptides to aid in reducing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles to obtain younger, smoother skin. To enhance the serum’s age-defying benefits, follow with the Advanced Peptides & Collagen Moisturizer which is packed with peptides and collagen required to minimize wrinkles and achieve healthy and hydrated skin. Lastly, finish it off with the Advanced Peptides & Collagen Eye Cream which is a peptide infused eye cream to smoothen the appearance of laughter lines and wrinkles, reducing signs of aging to achieve more radiant-looking eyes.

Oz Health Collagen Joint Restore

HSA-approved: MAHP2000514, MAHS2000508 References:
  • What to know about collagen supplements (2019). Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325344#skin-health
  • What is bone health and how can collagen peptides support it?(2020). Retrieved from https://www.rousselot.com/health/media/blog/what-is-bone-health-and-how-can-collagen-peptides-support-it#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20new%20pioneering,process%20of%20maintaining%20bone%20strength.

  • 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain(2008). Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18416885/

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ASTAXANTHIN: THE SUPERIOR ANTIOXIDANT

That lovely, vibrant reddish colour that you associate with flamingos, lobsters, and other delightful creatures in the animal kingdom? You can thank Astaxanthin for that! Astaxanthin is most commonly found in certain micro-algae species and the animals that consume it like salmon, lobster and shrimp. It is what gives these swimmers their red hue. Another great source of astaxanthin is red fruits and vegetables such as red peppers and guava.

Pronounced “as-ta-ZAN-thin,” Astaxanthin is the most potent antioxidant available and provides many amazing benefits for your skin. In terms of antioxidant ability, astaxanthin is proven to be 500 times stronger than skin health-boosting Vitamin E, and a whopping 6000 times strongerthan Vitamin C in fighting free radicals. Sounds almost too good to be true! That is why Astaxanthin is one of our favourite ingredients.


BENEFITS FOR YOUR SKIN

#1 Helps to Fight Free Radicals

Often referred to as the “strongest antioxidant in nature,” it's no wonder that astaxanthin can help the skin respond to oxidative damage from environmental aggressors, such as the sun, as well as inhibit free radical formation which is highly connected to skin aging.

#2 Improves Skin's Moisture Levels, Elasticity and Smoothness

Astaxanthin provides next-level protection from harmful free radicals that break down skin collagen and contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving moisture retention and elasticity. Thus, astaxanthin can help protect the skin and minimize the appearance of visible signs of aging.

#3 Helps Protect Your Skin From Sun Exposure by Enhancing Skin’s Defensive Cells

One should never have the excuse to skip SPF, especially in sunny Singapore, but it’s nice to know that Astaxanthin also helps to protect your skin from harmful UV-rays. Because Astaxanthin can penetrate all layers of the skin, it acts as an “internal sunscreen” of sorts, protecting against UVA-induced oxidative stress.


DERMA E'S MIGHTY SKIN-DUO GOT YOUR SKIN'S BACK

Astaxanthin is a key ingredient in our Anti-Aging Collection to help prevent and reduce signs of aging and skin irregularities, revealing a smoother, youthful-looking complexion. Are you ready to dive into the fountain of youth?

Experience Astaxanthin's amazing benefits with DERMA E's Anti-Aging powerful duo:

Formulated with two of the strongest antioxidants: Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol®, this is the ideal anti-aging skincare regime!


References:

  • Astaxanthin: A superior antioxidant. (2016). Retrieved from https://dermae.com/blogs/featured/astaxanthin-a-superior-antioxidant
  • Asta-what? Here’s Why Astaxanthin is a Must for Healthy Skin. (2020). Retrieved from https://uk.oriflame.com/beautyedit/health-beauty/asta-what-here-is-why-astaxanthin-is-a-must-for%20healthy-skin
  • Meet Astaxanthin: The Secret Antioxidant Your Skincare Routine Needs ASAP. (2020). Retrieved from https://www.byrdie.com/astaxanthin-for-skin
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5 HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS

Looking for a delicious, healthy and guilt-free way to whip up something for your sweet tooth?

Vacuum dried chips are your answer. Vacuum technology is used to make the vegetable and fruit crispy and extremely tasty without any added sugar, preservatives or colouring. This process retains the nutrition and the flavour of the fruit and vegetable while enhancing its flavour.

These healthy snacks are light and crisp, making it the perfect snack to complement your next sweet, lovely recipe. With a variety of fruits and vegetables to work with, ranging from strawberry and jackfruit to brocolli and pumpkin, there is something for everyone.

GUILT-FREE CHOCOLATE BANANA ICE CREAM

This healthy frozen banana chocolate ice-cream can simply be made from frozen bananas, cocoa powder and any nut butter of your choice. You can spice up your ice-cream with your preferred choice of crispy fruit chips such as strawberries or bananas to give your ice-cream an extra crunch. This is a great recipe for tricking your little ones into a healthier diet while indulging their sweet tooth.

GINGERBREAD MUFFINS

The addition of crispy fruity chips in the gingerbread muffins will give an extra flavor and texture to the otherwise plain muffin. The crispy fruity chips also serves as a natural sweetener, so you do not have to add as much sugar. The smell of these muffins straight out of the oven instantly creates the feel of warmth. The aroma of gingerbread spices wafting around your kitchen doesn’t get any better, as these healthy snacks will surely be enjoyed with the family throughout any occasion.

DAIRY-FREE SMOOTHIES

These dairy-free smoothies are perfect for people who are lactose intolerant but craving for an icy treat. Smoothies are so simple to make that even a kitchen klutz can easily whip one up in just a few minutes. You only need a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand like almond milk, honey, frozen banana and oats. To elevate your smoothie, simply add your favourite crispy fruity chips your liquids first and let it sit for about 20 minutes before blending everything together. One of the best things about these smoothies is that you can customize it however you like and go crazy with it by experimenting with different nut butters and syrups.

CUSTOMIZED CHOCOLATE BARS

These decadent treats are so Instagram worthy and easy to make. They are the perfect stocking stuffers for any occasion. All you have to do is melt your choice of chocolate over the stove by simply filling a pot with about 2 inches of water and placing your chocolate in a heat proof bowl over the pot. Keep stirring to ensure that it is completely melted without burning it then let it cool for about 1 minute. Pour the chocolate over a piece of parchment paper and smooth it over before adding your crispy fruity chips and nuts. You can even add your favourite treats like popcorn or gummy candies to the chocolate bar as well.

SPICE UP YOUR SALADS AND SOUPS

Aside from making all these different snack during the holiday, you can also spice up your creamy soups and salads by adding different vacuum dried vegetable chips, such as broccoli to give it an extra crunchy texture.

NO ADDED SUGAR, PRESERVATIVES AND COLOURING

Create your own recipe with these crispy, nutritious healthy snacks and let it be part of your delicious creativity.

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HEALTHY EATING TIPS FOR KIDS


We all know that it is crucial to establish a foundation of optimal nutrition and healthy eating habits in our children’s growing years. However, in today’s busy world, it is difficult to put into practice what we know.

Let’s explore tips and tricks that you can use to cultivate healthier eating habits in your kids to make sure that they are getting the nutrients and vitamins that they need to grow up strong and healthy!

GETTING YOUR KIDS TO EAT HEALTHILY

These days, parents are often swarmed with hectic schedules, and it is not surprising to see them offer their children a packet of chicken rice from the nearby hawker centre or a Happy Meal from Macdonald’s during mealtimes.

These meals, however, are often lacking in nutrients and essential vitamins that are vital for your child’s development. Follow these tips to make sure that your kids are eating well and healthily!

Monkey see monkey do!

Children are influenced largely by the environment around them. For younger children, parental influence is extremely high. This means that you have to lead by example – as much as you want your child to eat healthily, make sure that YOU eat nutritiously and opt for a wide variety of healthy foods!

Have a routine

Developing a daily schedule for meals and snacks is a great way to help your child learn healthy eating habits. Most young children need 3 meals a day, with some snacks in between. It is also important to ensure that your child is eating at appropriate times and not skipping any meals!

Introduce healthy snacks

Oftentimes, we find ourselves handing our child a packet of chips when they are looking for some snacks. While this is obviously a convenient option, it is not exactly the best option for you if your goal is to cultivate healthy eating habits in your child.

Instead of unhealthy snacks like chips and sweets, opt for healthier snacks like fruits, nuts, or hard-boiled eggs. You can even offer them popcorn that is lightly salted or unsalted.

One smart snack that you can consider is Key Sun Kids’ range of Lollipops! Aside from providing a great tasting treat that kids love, these lollipops offer an added goodness of essential nutrients and contain no sugar, no preservatives and no artificial colours!

These tasty lollipops are an easy way to supplement your kid’s diet and are great for picky eaters as they can supplement your child’s daily intake of essential vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, as well as Calcium. You can even choose from a range of delightful flavours like Manuka Honey or Black Elderberry.

Sneak in the veggies

Getting your child to eat their fruits and veggies may sometimes be an impossible task. But if you try to serve fruits and vegetables in unexpected and exciting ways, your task may be easier! Draw inspiration from these ideas:

  • Mixed fruits with yogurt
  • Broccoli with cheese
  • Zucchini or carrot fries

The Bottom-line

We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy. Couple these tips and tricks for smart and healthy food choices with physical activity and your child will be well on his or her way to greater health!

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR JOINTS AND BONES


The process of ageing can take a toll on your joints, bones, and overall mobility. We all know that as we age, our bones get thinner and lose their density. Our movements and reflexes will also begin to slow down.

However, not many people know that there are steps that we can actively take to strengthen our muscles and even add density back to our bones and protect our joints. Read on to find some tips that you can learn to preserve and protect your joints and bones to keep them strong as you age!

Tips to Keep Joints and Bones Strong as You Age

Maintaining a healthy weight

Because your joints have to bear the weight of your body, maintaining a healthy weight is essential for our mobility and overall health. Excess weight can add strain to your knees, hips, and spine. Losing weight will thus help to reduce pressure on your joints. It also helps to prevent joint injury!

Eat your way to healthier joints and bones

Eating a well-balanced and healthy diet is good for your joints and bones by building and protecting them. It can also help to reduce the risk of arthritis. For a well-balanced diet, make sure that you consume plenty of vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, as well as lean proteins. You should also limit your intake of processed foods or foods that are high in sugar, salt, and fat!

Consume calcium

Calcium is critical for bone strength and health. Consuming calcium through your diet is a great way to protect yourself against Osteoporosis, or the thinning of your bones. Add calcium to your diet by consuming milk, yogurt, broccoli, kale, figs, and fortified foods like soy or almond milk. If these do not appeal to you, ask your doctor if calcium supplements are suitable for you.

Load up on Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential to keep your joints and bones in great health. It helps your body to absorb calcium from the food that you eat. To load up on Vitamin D, try adding cereals, soy milk, and almond milk that are fortified with vitamin D to your diet. Exposure to sunlight can also help us to get more Vitamin D!

Stay active

Less movement means more stiffness in your joints! So, it is important to keep active and start moving! Even while you are doing some work or watching TV, change positions frequently, take breaks and go on short walks during these break times!
Regular exercise is also great for your joint and bone health. Some exercises that you can consider include:
- High impact exercises: Running, tennis, and aerobics are all good for your bone strength.
- Low impact exercises: Swimming, cycling, or brisk walking can help to strengthen your muscles without straining your joints.
- Yoga or Pilates: Such activities protect us against falls and help with posture by improving balance, flexibility, and core-strength!
Before starting on any exercise regimen, be sure to check with your physician to know what would be best for you! Some exercises may be too strenuous for your joints to handle. Speak to a trainer or a physical therapist to modify these exercises. It is important to know your limits and not overexert yourself—always listen to your body!

Oz Health Collagen Joint Restore

If you are looking for a 100% natural supplement that can maintain and improve your joint and bone health, consider Oz Health Collagen Joint Restore.
This sugar-free supplement contains premium collagen peptides that ensure the integrity, elasticity and strength of our body’s connective tissues. This helps in the maintenance of the form and function of our skin, cartilage and bones.

Coupled with other vitamins and minerals, the regular intake of Oz Health Collagen Joint Restore helps to support joint and bone health, improve flexibility, reduce joint stiffness and inflammation and rebuild cartilage.

These effervescent tabs are also very convenient to take: simply dissolve a tablet in 250 ml of water. Learn more about this product below:

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STAYING FABULOUS ON YOUR STAYCAY!


With the current pandemic situation still playing out right before our eyes, many of us have given up hoping that we can travel out of the country anytime soon. Luckily, many hotels in Singapore offer a myriad of promotions for us to have staycations where we can spend some quality time with our loved ones!

Since it’s been so long since we last packed a luggage, let’s dive into a list of essential items that you have to bring along for your next staycation so that you can stay fabulous on your staycay!

Staycation Checklist

Sunscreen

A staycation is a great opportunity for you to break from your daily routines of work or school. You can wake up a little later, hang out for a couple more hours than usual, and indulge a little more during mealtimes. However, the regular application of sunscreen is not something that you can do away with, even while you are on a break.

In bright and sunny Singapore, you need to protect your face and any other exposed skin from the sun's rays, both UVA – the ones that age you – and UVB – the ones that burn you. Even if you are going to spend your day shopping indoors you are still exposed to those UVA rays! So, never risk it by skipping this step of your skincare routine.

For an effective daily sunscreen, we recommend Derma E All Sport Performance Face Sunscreen for its broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with water resistance up to 80 minutes!

Hydrating Mist

Let’s admit it, half of our staycation is spent taking beautiful photos with our loved ones so that we can always have wonderful memories to look back on. To be photo-ready all the time, consider including a hydrating mist in your packing list.

Besides, a good hydrating mist will be packed with all things that help provide an instant soothing and cooling effect on your complexion. They are the perfect pick-me-up for you to awaken, rehydrate, cool, and refresh your skin all day long.

For a hydrating mist packed with skin-loving ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Rosewater, and Coconut water, consider Derma E Hydrating Mist.

Face Mask

Today, when we hear about face masks, we automatically think of the face masks that we wear daily to protect us against germs and viruses. While they are indeed important and essential to pack for a staycation, the face mask that we mention here refers to the masks you use as part of your skin-care routine!

A large part of a relaxing staycation is being able to spend more time on self-care and jump back into the skin-care routine that you may have been neglecting due to a lack of time. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They're also an excellent way for you to exfoliate and purge your pores of toxins.

For a gentle detoxifying mask that deeply detoxifies skin of harmful micropollutants, we recommend Derma E Purifying 2-In-1 Charcoal Mask.

Health Supplements

The last thing you want is to fall sick during your staycation. However, many times, we tend to overindulge during our staycation. We may also take the chance to hang out with our friends for a late-night catch-up session during a staycation.

Simply put, during our break from work or school, we may unintentionally neglect our health! Therefore, health supplements such as vitamins are great to help your body fight off viruses during your well-deserved break.

Vitamin C effervescent tablets are a convenient (just dissolve it in water!) way for you to boost your immune system and keep your health a top priority. They can help protect the body against infections and improve your body’s natural defenses so that your body can fight off viruses that may cause harm to your health.

For a natural, sugar-free option, consider Oz Health Vitamin C+ Effervescent Tabs!

Staying Safe and Healthy

As the year draws to an end, many of us are taking the time to rest and spend quality time with our loved ones. For a safe, healthy, and fabulous staycation remember to pack these essential items to take with you!

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UNDERSTANDING PREVENTIVE HEALTH

WHAT IS PREVENTIVE HEALTH?

Preventive health refers to the steps that a person takes to prevent illnesses so as to decrease the burden of disease and associated risk factors.

WHY PREVENTIVE HEALTH MATTERS?

We all know the old adage: prevention is better than cure. But here’s why, exactly!

Long-term health benefits

Preventive health means spotting potential issues before they become real problems. If you regularly take steps to monitor your health, you would be able to notice some irregularities and start doing things to tackle them immediately! You may in turn be able to increase your lifespan because treatment will be much less complicated.

For example, if you regularly check your blood pressure and notice that your blood pressure is increasing, you can take active steps to lower your blood pressure.

Save money

Believe or not, actively practicing preventive health measures can help you to save money in the long run. If you catch a health problem and tackle it before it becomes dire, you are able to reduce the cost of treatment, saving you a significant amount of money.

Furthermore, many health insurance plans cover preventive care costs, but not chronic illness treatment costs!

PREVENTIVE HEALTH HABITS

Often times, people who feel that they are completely healthy feel that they do not need to invest time and money into worrying about their health. They find it a hassle to take the extra step to take preventive measures when it comes to matters pertaining to their health. Worse still, some of us think that it is too late to begin incorporating preventive health habits into our daily lives.

The truth is, preventive health measures can be applied at all stages across the lifespan and along a disease spectrum, to prevent further decline over time—it is never too late!

Here are some preventive health habits that will benefit your overall wellness and greatly reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Regular exercise

Because being overweight or obese is a huge risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer, maintaining a healthy body weight is essential for preventive care. Exercising regularly is one way to maintain your body weight or lose some excess weight!

Good nutrition

Eating healthy is another great way to keep that weight off. More than that, the right diet helps you to ward off may chronic illnesses so that you can achieve better overall health.
Healthy diets:

  • Are rich in vitamins and minerals: some vitamins such as Vitamins A, C, D, and E are associated with the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases.
  • Are low in fat and sugar: this decreases the risk of heart attacks and other serious health consequences such as diabetes.
  • Boost "good" cholesterol: this reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure by supporting healthy blood flow.
  • Are high in fibre: this lowers your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, improves the health of your skin, and helps you lose weight.

Regular health checks

By going for regular screenings, you will be more likely to catch a disease in its early stages or while it is still easy to treat! Based on your age and gender, there are different health screenings that you are advised to go for. Check out the Health Promotion Board’s national screening programme here. Remember, the best time to go for screening is when you still feel fine.

Avoid cigarettes and excessive alcohol consumption

Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are linked to a number of chronic diseases and health-related concerns. So, stub out and put that bottle of beer away if you are dedicated to a journey to better health!

THE BOTTOM-LINE

When it comes to healthcare, you should always act proactively instead of reactively. Don’t wait till problems start to arise before you start taking care of your body.

Natures Aid Multi-Vitamins & Minerals is a great first step you could take in your preventive health journey. Filled with 100% naturally sourced ingredients and superior quality multivitamins and minerals, it is great for everyday maintenance of good health.

As Natures Aid understands that different bodies have different biological needs and nutritional requirements, the product is available in different forms so as to cater to both men and women of different ages.

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