Sunday Sparkle

I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with food lately because I feel like it’s time to make healthier choices…

Hands down, brunch is my favorite meal! Took this pic back in Barcelona at Brunch & Cake—super yum!

Because brunch is my favorite meal! Took this pic back in Barcelona at Brunch & Cake—super yum!

Ughhh…how am I going to give this up? I love dairy, I love cheese, I love bread, I love my cookies and cakes…but I am also starting to love my health more. I’m just at a place in my life where I want (and need!) to make healthier food choices. So here are THREE THINGS I’m considering:

1. Taking A Food Intolerance Test
I don’t like guessing games and I’m certainly not going to stop eating something that I love on the mere chance that it causes inflammation. So I’m trying to find the best place to get a Food Intolerance Test (FIT). It’s not as expensive as it used to be when this whole trend started, but it is still quite an investment.

Here's the package at Bio Balance. But I also inquired at Health Cube in Greenhills and their FIT is only P9,900.

Here’s the package at Bio Balance. But I also inquired at Health Cube in Greenhills and their FIT is only P9,900.

Here's a sample of what the FIT results look like from BioBalance. So specific!

Here’s a sample of what the FIT results look like from BioBalance. So specific!

I want to identify the specific types of food that I’m intolerant to, so I can consciously avoid them. And dear God, I hope I can still eat my faves! P.S. If you have any leads about where to take an FIT, do let me know!  Continue reading

How I Got Rid Of My Acne Scars

There are many different types of acne scars. The one I’ll talk about today is, in my opinion, the worst kind. Craters. Pock marks. Just nasty little buggers that leave holes in your face. Ayayay, as if a horrible pimple wasn’t enough.

Sorry, guys. I'm not brave enough to post pics of my skin when it was at it's worst (maybe someday). For now, enjoy this infographic and try to identify which type of scar you have.

Sorry, guys. I’m not brave enough to post pics of my skin when it was at it’s worst (maybe someday). For now, enjoy this infographic and try to identify which type of scar you have.

After my horrible bout with cystic acne (see the major reason behind my breakouts here), I was left with rolling acne scars. Apparently, even if you don’t pick on your pimples and treat it with care, the skin inflammation is so intense that it can still cause significant damage—enough to leave a scar.

When I first noticed the scar(s) left behind by my breakouts, I assumed it was just pigmentation. But once that lightened up, I was horrified to discover that it also left a mini crater. It was most visible under overhead lighting, but I still got super depressed (and stressed out!) since I never had to deal with this before.

Fortunately, I found a few solutions that helped improve my skin condition. The trick is to deal with the scar while it’s fresh and to use the right collagen-boosting cream to help your skin rebuild the cells that were damaged. If you’re dealing with this skin issue, click to find out how you can (hopefully!) solve it.

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