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7 Sight Saving Tips for a Brighter Future

When we think about the future we often focus on securing our lives financially. But there is one aspect we often overlook: eye health. Even though we enjoy clear vision, caring for our eyes doesn’t end at achieving 20/20 vision.

1. Follow the 20-20-20 rule.  We spend most of our lives facing digital screens so it’s easy to suffer from eye strain without meaning to. In order to avoid this, we must make it a habit to follow the 20-20-20 rule: throughout the day, we must take 20 seconds every 20 minutes to look away from our computers at an object 20 feet away.

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2. Stick to a Balanced Diet. Watching what you eat not only helps you slim down and protect you from diseases, it can also help reduce the risk of eye disease such as cataracts. Foods rich in Vitamins in antioxidants also maintain clear vision.

 

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photo via 2healthcarenet.com

 

3. Move. Exercising regularly can do wonders to your overall health and this includes our eyesight. Regular walking, for instance, not only improves circulation but reduces the risk of future visual deterioration.

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photo via learntolive.com

 

4. Just Say No. Cigarette smoking can cause lead to poor eye health and conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes and even, infant eye disease.

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photo via mydocinfo.wordpress.com

 

5. Know Yourself. More than eye exams, you should also make sure to get tested for Hypertension or Diabetes. These conditions, when not addressed early on, can lead to ocular hypertension, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

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photovia burjhealthcenter.info

 

6. Shield Yourself. Dry air and prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause potential damage to your eyes. So admire the beauty of nature without putting your health in jeaopardy.

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7. Learn from the Past. To look forward to your future, you should be able to look back and learn from the past. By having a thorough knowledge of your family’s health history can help you take early action to avoid possible health risks in the future.

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The Department of Health proclaimed August “Sight Saving Month” as a response to the worldwide health issues of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment.

Caring for our eyes means caring for our whole bodies as well. So, as this month draws to a close, let’s not forget to keep all these tips in mind all year round, ensuring overall health for a better tomorrow.

 

Building Bigger Dreams: Tack This Philippines’ Grand Launch

As one of the merchants of the hottest new e-commerce platforms in the country, Shinagawa Lasik & AestheticsCelesty line of beauty products is continuously expanding its clientele and strengthening its online presence. So it was fitting to celebrate with Tack This! (also known as Takatack) at Marriot’s Grand Ballroom last August 13.

There was good food and some entertaining games as well as an informative program which helped inspire existing merchants and attract new ones to put their trust in this promising new venture, which is backed by industry powerhouses, SMART and PLDT.

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(photo credit: Tack This Philippines’ FB Page)

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Don’t Worry, Be Wart Free!

No part of our body is immune to warts. They can pop up just about anywhere.

Contrary to popular belief, they are not caused by contact with frogs and toads. They are, however, caused by skin-to-skin contact.

There are different kinds of warts: Plantar warts usually have a flesh-colored or light brown lumps which appear on the soles of the feet. Genital warts, as its name suggests, appears on the genitals and its surrounding areas. They are known for their “cauliflower-like appearance” but they may also be too tiny to be seen by the naked eye. These types of warts usually appear in clusters and have a tendency to grow and spread rapidly.

They may cause mild pain, bleeding, and itching. HPV is said to be the culprit. This wart-causing virus starts out as a skin infection then rapidly evolves into unsightly growths known as warts.

Flat warts are more common in teens and children than in adults. They usually appear on the face and are smoother, flatter, and smaller as compared to other types. They can also grow on the legs, most usually in women.

Luckily, not all warts last forever.

But if they start to become unsightly or painful, then it’s time to consider getting them treated. Often, when warts start to spread, this may indicate the need for prompt treatment.

Aside from electrocautery, the most effective treatment for large, hard-to-cure warts. To top it all off, this type of treatment causes no scarring.

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Say Sayonara to Stretch Marks!

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Change is a natural part of living.

Lines and wrinkles form on our faces as we age. Scars are left as reminders of old wounds and acne. And when a rapid change in our body’s size occurs, stretch marks often surface. Though the appearance of these lines are usually an effect of pregnancy or rapid weight loss, it has been also linked to genetics.

Depending on your skin’s natural complexion, stretch marks can appear pink, reddish brown, brown, or dark brown. Some fade in time and take on a more silvery hue.

Early treatment and prevention is the key to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. Most doctors would agree that stretch marks are the most difficult to treat dermatologically.

There are numerous homemade remedies that have been proven to be effective: There’s cocoa butter or egg oil as well as Lavender or Rose oil. Some also choose to use Glycolic acid, Vitamin C creams or serum and retinoids because it stimulates the production of collagen.

But the most recommended is a cream which contains Sesame Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E.

However, for a deeper and more potent effect, laser skin resurfacing is a highly recommended option because it promotes the production of new collagen.

Though these marks can never be fully erased, it is important to know how to minimize them to be able to look and feel good all over.