With El Nino problems nowadays and our weather gets sizzling hot as the days go by, we are definitely more exposed to the sun which can lead us to unwanted skin damage. With this in mind, Neutrogena, the skincare brand recommended by dermatologists, mounted a "Healthy Summer Skin" Seminar to raise awareness on what consumers can do to protect the skin from the harsh effects of the summer sun.
When I got an invite mailed to me personally from Strategic Edge, Inc. I am very impressed with their creativity. Definitely well thought of! Plus the fact that I have used Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock way back and has repurchased so many times. It isn't difficult to go to a day trip at Anvaya Cove, Bataan with the people behind this brand and the rest of the beauty bloggers!
We departed Manila around 7:30am and arrived at Anvaya Cove at around 10:30am for registration. There were 12 of us Beauty Bloggers who were able to attend the event. We were handed out with a nice bag included are towels, hat, cover-ups and of course - Neutrogena sunblock for the face and body to prepare and protect us from the harsh rays of the sun.
Mid-morning snacks are served and we enjoyed our Corned Beef lasagna and Anvaya Iced Tea as we catch our breath from the 3-hour long trip.
An ice breaker game was introduced to us as we split ourselves into groups of 2. We were asked to hold each others hands and transfer the hula hoop to each other without breaking the chain! It was fun! The other team won but who cares?
Mr. Taffy Ledesma, from Johnson and Johnson's, welcome us with an inspirational welcoming remarks
Guest speaker, Dra. Loverne Suratos, Chairman, Public Relations and External Affairs Committee, Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), talked about the PDS Skin Safety Campaign. She stressed the importance of consulting with PDS-member dermatologists for skin care concerns and using the right products to keep skin healthy and protected from the sun.
Though there are countless salons and clinics offering skin services that aim to improve skin quality, it does not mean it is a matter that shouldn't be taken seriously. Only dermatologists are skin experts. People should only look for the Skin Safety symbol as a seal of assurance that looks like the upper left hand portion of the photo below.
**click photo to enlarge
It was an eye-opening talk for me as it was a first for me to know that there are institutions out there we can trust for skin, hair and nails concern. For any questions or additional information regarding the Ski Safety Campaign Symbol, you may contact PDS Secretariat on telephone no. 727-7309 or send your queries via email top firstname.lastname@example.org.
After morning filled with information and Q&A portion, a golf cart was waiting for us as we drove off to a restaurant for our buffet lunch!
Fellow beauties are all ready to eat!
Check out the dishes available for us!
After lunch, Mr. Gabriel Roxas, Neutrogena's Brand manager for Beauty Care Franchise J&J, was excited to talk about Basic Skin Care Regimen and continued the talk about the new Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++ for the body and the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion SPF 50+ PA+++ for the face.
Dra. Suratos continued the talk about Sun Protection 101 and together with Mr. Roxas answered several Q&As from fellow bloggers.
Using the right sunscreen is one of the most effective ways to protect skin from sun damage such as sunburn and premature aging. While high level Sun Protection Factor (SPF) offers protection from the sun's burning ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays, most of us are unaware that there is a need to protect the skin from aging ultraviolet-A (UVA) rays as well. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, damaging it from within causing us women (and even men) fine lines, wrinkles and age spots *gasp*
Purchasing the right product does not mean total protection, the right amount and application is needed to maximize sun protection. Dra. Suratos taught us the right amount of sunscreen for each body part before heading to the sun. You will be surprised how little we put!
Note: This amount is applicable for active people who's exposed to the sun for prolonged period of time.
Face: half teaspoon
Arms: half teaspoon EACH arm
Chest area: 1 teaspoon
Legs: 1 teaspoon EACH leg**re-apply after every 4 hours if needed
Armed with a Healthy Summer Skin information, we are all ready for some Rest & Relaxation (R&R)
P.S. Thanks to Azrael for taking this shot
Nikki's Romper from Brown Belly
Sandals from Ipanema
We put relaxation to a new level!
Chit-chatting while laying under the sun!
It was a fun-filled day and I learned so much from this event. Not to forget, I ate so much too! Thanks to the staffs of Anvaya for such great service!
Time to leave Anvaya Cove! Thanks to the people from Neutrogena and Strategic Edge for preparing such wonderful and memorable day trip!
*sigh* Weekend flew by so quickly! I'd love to go back to Anvaya Cove for another rest!
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful week ahead!