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Smart summer skin care

Get back to basics with warm weather skin care tips.

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If you’ve ever noticed how thirsty you get when it’s hot outside, that’s because your body’s natural water content evaporates more quickly in warm weather. It’s not just your mouth that gets parched, however; your entire body, including your skin, can feel the impact of climbing temperatures.

Although it’s often overlooked, skin is an essential organ that needs special attention and care. After all, not only does your skin tell the true story of your health and age, it provides a protective barrier to the rest of your body.

Keeping your skin supple, soft and well-hydrated helps ensure it doesn’t dry and crack, which is just as possible during the warm summer months as winter. Use these tips to create a healthy summer skin care regimen.

Use proper sunscreen. The sun can dry out and damage your skin quickly even on an overcast day, and more so if you’re near water, where reflections can magnify its intensity. Protect your skin from burning and drying out by using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 any time you venture outdoors. Also remember to check the sunscreen’s expiration date to ensure you’re actually being protected.

Moisturize often. Make moisture part of your daily routine, not just when you get out of the shower, but throughout the day.

Shorten bathtub and shower time. It may seem contradictory that spending more time in the tub or shower strips your skin of moisture, but prolonged heat does exactly that. Keep your bathing time brief to minimize the chance of dehydration.

“Although a long, hot shower or a nice soak in a tub is very relaxing, hot water can really dry out your skin,” said board-certified dermatologist and Medline Remedy consultant Dr. Jeanine Downie. “Damp skin helps hydration from your moisturizer lock in, so the best time to apply moisturizer is not when your skin feels the driest but rather after a bath or shower. Be sure to apply a thick coat of lotion immediately after getting out while skin is still wet to help keep skin soft and supple.”

Exfoliate. Take time to regularly exfoliate, which removes dead skin cells and makes it easier for moisturizer to penetrate and reveal healthy-looking skin. Be sure to exfoliate gently and adjust your exfoliation schedule to your skin’s unique needs so you don’t irritate it.

Hydrate frequently. Applying lotion is an external strategy for maintaining your skin’s natural barrier, but you can also keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. When you’re dehydrated, the body pulls water from any source it can, including your skin. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least 8-11 8-ounce glasses of water a day, and keeping a bottle of water on-hand at all times can provide easy, on-the-go hydration.

Consume hydrating foods. Similar to upping your water intake, you can increase your body’s overall water content by eating the right kinds of foods. Many types of produce have a high percentage of water, like berries, melon, cucumbers and zucchini.

6 Causes of Dry Skin

Everyday activities, including some that are intended to improve your overall health, can have a big impact on the condition of your skin.

Bathing too often. A nice hot shower or soak in the tub may be a great way to relax and chase away aches and pains, but that heat strips away your body’s natural moisture. Avoid excess bathing, shorten your showers and aim for more moderate temperatures to reduce the impact on your skin.

Too much chlorine. It’s essential to keep pools safe and clean, but chlorine is a harsh chemical that can be damaging to your skin, hair and eyes. To minimize the impact, take a brief shower as soon as possible after leaving the pool to rinse away chemicals, and apply lotion while skin is still damp for maximum absorption.

Washing your hands frequently. Thorough handwashing is important to keep germs and illnesses at bay, but all that washing can wreak havoc on your skin. If possible, choose a soap that has moisturizing ingredients along with the anti-bacterial agents. Follow up each wash with a layer of lotion to seal in moisture.

“While touching something that you’re allergic to such as chemicals or latex gloves can lead to dry, cracked hands, more often the culprit is handwashing,” Downie said. “In fact, there are several professions where frequent handwashing is associated with the job. In that case, it is best to carry around moisturizer or keep a jar of it next to the sink so that applying lotion after washing your hands becomes second nature.”

Excess hand sanitizer. It may be convenient when you’re not near a sink, but the most effective hand-sanitizers contain more than 65% alcohol, and alcohol is extremely drying. If possible, supplement usage with a sanitizing lotion.

Air conditioning exposure. The cooling relief of an air conditioner may help reduce the natural evaporation that occurs when you’re hot and sweaty, but it also makes the indoor air drier, which pulls moisture from your skin that you probably don’t even notice. It’s easier to maintain moisture in skin before it’s dry and scaly, so use a regular moisturizer as a preventive measure and maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier to moisture loss.

Soaking up the sun. While many people think of sun-kissed skin as a healthy glow, the opposite is actually true. A tan is a clear sign of skin damage, and the darker the tan, the greater the damage. Use appropriate sunscreen when you’ll be outdoors, and when you come inside, use moisturizers designed to reduce chances of irritation of sensitive skin from fragrances or dyes.

More skin care tips from Remedy Dermatology Series Moisturizing Lotion.

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PUMA taps BLACKPINK’s Rosé as new brand ambassador

Through the partnership, Rosé will bring her vision, voice, and unique insights to PUMA’s global campaigns and storytelling.

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PUMA announces a new partnership with Rosé, a member of one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, South Korean musical quartet BLACKPINK.

Rosé has established herself as a dominant and inspiring force in the K-pop world, as well as a style icon in her own right. Through the partnership, Rosé will bring her vision, voice, and unique insights to PUMA’s global campaigns and storytelling. The Korean-New Zealand K-pop star’s ambassador role will be dedicated to amplifying PUMA’s catalog of iconic silhouettes and supporting the “Rewrite the Classics” program, which celebrates PUMA’s most timeless franchises, bringing them into a new generation.

Rosé says, “I am so excited to join the PUMA family. I cannot wait for my fans to join my next chapter with PUMA.”

Joining PUMA Sportstyle ambassadors who have had a transformative impact including Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Dua Lipa, and Skepta, Rosé kicks off her partnership wearing the PUMA Palermo, styling the iconic low-top in her very own way. Over the course of the partnership, the K-pop idol will support additional classic franchises in PUMA’s Sportstyle category.

“Rosé’s remarkable influence on music, fashion, and culture globally are such an inspiration. We are thrilled to embark on this journey with her, where she will play a diverse role, leveraging her knowledge and vision to help us redefine our classic space. Her unique perspective will be instrumental in amplifying PUMA’s “Rewrite the Classics” program highlighting franchises like Palermo, Speedcat, amongst others. We are delighted to welcome her to our PUMA family, and we eagerly anticipate the accomplishments we will achieve together,” said Maria Valdes, Chief Product Officer for PUMA.

Loved around the world for her rock star persona, Rosé discovered her interest in music at a young age. Learning to play the piano, and later the guitar, brought out a deep passion for singing, and songwriting. Rosé’s debut album ‘R’ arrived in 2021 with a lead single “On the Ground,” which broke the record for the most-viewed music video in the first 24 hours on YouTube by a solo K-pop artist. Rosé is also the winner of a Hanteo Music Award, and a Mnet Asian Music Award, and boasts the honor of being the first artist to top the Billboard Global 200 as a soloist and as part of a group.

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Save up to 50 percent on PUMA sneakers, apparel at PUMA end-of-season sale

Now’s your chance to avail of big discounts up to 50% off on a wide assortment of PUMA items. Whether you’re looking for comfortable and stylish apparel for your next workout, or a fresh pair of sneakers to complete your fit, PUMA definitely has something just for you.

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Calling all sports buffs and style aficionados! With the summer coming to a close, PUMA is holding a special end-of-season sale at select branches across Metro Manila and Cebu.

Now’s your chance to avail of big discounts up to 50% off on a wide assortment of PUMA items. Whether you’re looking for comfortable and stylish apparel for your next workout, or a fresh pair of sneakers to complete your fit, PUMA definitely has something just for you.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to snag incredible deals at PUMA!

During the PUMA End of Season Sale, a wide range of items will be on sale at up to a 50% discount at the following branches:

  • Glorietta, Unit LLB 210 – 211, 2nd Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, 1224 Makati City
  • Eastwood Mall, Unit A101a & A101b, Ground Floor, Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City
  • Shangri-La Plaza, Unit 260 Level 2 Main Wing Shangri-La Plaza Edsa cor Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City
  • Venice Grand Canal, Unit A168 GF, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill
  • Ayala Center Cebu, Level 1 Stall 125C, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 10am – 9pm | Fri-Sat 10am – 10pm
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UNIQLO Mall of Asia store reopens on May 17

The branch first opened in 2012 as the global brand’s very first store in the Philippines, introducing Filipinos to UNIQLO’s stylish and functional everyday clothing.

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UNIQLO’s original MOA store is set to open its doors once more after major updates. The newly revamped store comes with a bigger space and larger offerings.

The branch opened in 2012 as the global brand’s very first store in the Philippines, introducing Filipinos to UNIQLO’s stylish and functional everyday clothing. With its sprawling 1,550 square meters at that time, the store served thousands of customers in the largest mall in the country and remained as one of the go-to hubs for LifeWear.

On May 17, the all-new UNIQLO MOA store promises to be even bigger with a doubled-up floor space of over 3,000 square meters spread across two floors. Loyal and new customers alike will surely enjoy the store’s new layout and latest presentations, as the space evolves with the new lifestyles of Filipinos.

Redefined experiences

Aside from featuring a vast selection of LifeWear pieces, the all-new UNIQLO MOA store will also redefine the retail experience where in-store and online shopping comes hand-in-hand. Store-driven efforts such as same-day Click & Collect are set to give customers an integrated shopping experience with UNIQLO.

The all-new UNIQLO MOA store will also be the second store in the country to have UNIQLO Coffee and UTMe! Originally only available at UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store in Glorietta 5, UNIQLO Coffee and UTme! is coming to the MOA store to delight coffee lovers and art lovers, respectively.

UNIQLO Coffee in the Philippines presents locally sourced, high-quality coffee beans from Mt. Apo, and features goods and pastries that mix Filipino and Japanese flavors.

Meanwhile, the UTme! service lets customers customize shirts and tote bags with various designs from its library or their own creations and images. To celebrate the new opening, UNIQLO is expanding its UTme! line-up with new designs in collaboration with partners from the local community.

Redefined lifestyles

The UNIQLO MOA store offers the brand’s complete LifeWear collection for men’s, women’s, kids, and babies. The all-new store spotlights essentials that are made for all, such as, the UNIQLO Core T and UNIQLO BraTop collection. Collaboration pieces with world renowned designers and pop culture brands will also be available.

Mark your calendars on May 17 and join the eventful re-opening of the UNIQLO MOA store at Level 2 to 3 of MOA’s North main mall, sure to be filled with exciting surprises with a redefined shopping experience like no other.

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