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Summer Is Officially On: Are You Prepared?

I feel a heat stroke coming on. Bad.

My body has always been resilient to Philippine weather, especially during the summer. As a matter of fact, I would usually say to friends, I prefer the heat than the cold and rain.

Lately, I have been eating my words. I am unable to work due to this heat. I seriously cannot function.

Just today, I closed my laptop, brought down the curtains and hoped that I pass out. I kid you not!

I wanted to pass out just so I be rid of my misery. Funny huh?

Well, anyway, heat stroke is common given the present circumstances. But are we prepared for it? Mind if I check in your purse?


Essentials to beating the summer heat:

  1. An umbrella (Didn’t think I’d bring out my purple pocket umbrella but it sure has helped me a lot.)
  2. A cap/wide brimmed hat (I have this blue hat that makes me look like I’m going to war. Seriously awesome. I bought it in Corregidor a couple of months back. It has been quite useful especially when I’m covering events outdoors.)
  3. Shades (Because its the perfect time to look cool! Nah, just kidding. Protect your eyes from the glare of the sun.)
  4. A bottle of water (Keep hydrated. Enough said.)
  5. Facial mist (Do you use this? A friend of mine recommended this to me. I don’t usually buy this, but considering of giving it a  go this summer.)
  6. Sunblock (Sun spots are quite apparent during the summer so apply liberally. Personally, I really don’t like sunblock because most of the products in the market feel so greasy. Do you know any good brands that are not as oily? Let me know please!)
  7. Wear light, cotton clothing.


Did I forget anything? Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section.

(I think ice cream sounds good right about now.)

Ways to Beat Summer Heat

Thanks to RoranStronghammer for the fantastic infographics.

A Dermatologist Shares Her Skin Secrets

Topical creams and anti-aging regimens can only do so much. If you want to take care of your skin, you should also watch your diet. Remember: garbage in, garbage out. The condition of your skin can be a reflection of what you eat.”

– Dr. Mylah Joven, Dermatologist

A firm believer of the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Mylah Joven, a dermatologist at the Makati Medical Center, says that inflammation is the one of the major causes of skin aging. Sunlight is made up of ultraviolet (UV) rays. When you are not protected by sunscreen, especially if you’re out in the sun from 10AM to 4PM, UV rays can cause visible inflammation (sunburn) as well as inflammation on a cellular level. This leads to wrinkles, pigmentation problems (freckles, melasma), uneven complexion, and dull, blotchy skin…



From the right creams to use, the huge debate on chocolate to the benefits of getting a monthly diamond peel, dermatologist Dr. Mylah Joven dishes out on her skin care secrets Jane’s like you and me can benefit from.

My interview on this spunky doctor comes out on Health.Care Magazine’s June 2014 issue. Available soon on all National Bookstores nationwide!



Dr. Mylah Joven shares her dermatologist approved skin care secrets with Miss Tolentino. The Health.Care Magazine article comes out this June. Stay tuned!
Dr. Mylah Joven shares her dermatologist approved skin care secrets with Miss Tolentino. The Health.Care Magazine article comes out this June. Stay tuned!