Author Archives: Akiko

Queen – Early Morning Sunscreen Tip

A tip from Niu Er Lao Shi (牛爾老師) in Nu Ren Wo Zui Da is to apply a thick layer of moisturizer with spf onto your face and leave it on for about 3 minutes while you prep for work. Sunscreen … Continue reading

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ViVi – December 2010 – All About Skincare

There is a section in the December 2010 issue of ViVi which talks about skincare.  It is very detailed.  I can’t read Japanese or Chinese, but a picture says a thousand words.  It gives you detailed pictures and product recommendations … Continue reading

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My Eczema – Road to Recovery (Part 2)

Over the next few months, my face started stinging a lot less.  My face was still scarred with hyper pigmentation, rashes and swelling, but most of the pustule bumps had subsided. By the end of the year, I was contacted … Continue reading

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Tommee Tippee Cups

The daycare that my kids go to discourage the use of sippy cups because sippy cups have been linked to cavities and other dental issues.  So, I’m currently trying to wean my daughter off of her baby bottle.  Alas, it’s … Continue reading

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My Eczema – Road to Recovery (Part 1)

Depression and anxiety seem to come hand in hand with facial eczema.  By now, I was so self-conscious I refused to go to work.  I tried applying for long-term disability, but was told that depression and severe eczema did not … Continue reading

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La Mer – Is it Worth it?

There is a lot of controversy over whether Creme de la Mer is really a miracle broth.  Those who love it, can’t live without it.  Those who don’t like it, think it’s just an overpriced jar of Noxzema.  Now, I … Continue reading

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Mentholatum – Sunplay Moisture Milk

As mentioned in my previous post, I ordered the Mentholatum – Sunplay Skin Aqua Moisture Milk SPF50 (PA+++) from  I’ve been using this sunscreen for 2 weeks now and I love it.  Unlike the L’Oreal Ombrelle that my kids use in daycare, … Continue reading

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