There are so many technologies these days to take care of our oral health. One of my newest health tool is from a well known brand called Foreo. Foreo has the ability to take our beauty routines to the next level with skincare and oral care devices. It is a beloved and most awarded Swedish brand loved by celebrities and influencers globally. Today, I will be introducing to you the Foreo Issa Play electric toothbrush.
I have always known I had sensitive teeth and gums after I finished wearing my braces many years ago. It bothers me whenever I go for my yearly cleaning; my dental hygienist always reminds me to massage my gums at the back of my mouth. The regular toothbrushes are very abrasive because it has nylon bristles that irritates the gum lines. I tried many brands of electric toothbrushes for many years and every one of them has failed. The main issues with the regular electronic toothbrushes are: powerful vibrations, easily attracts bacteria, and replacement brush heads every 3 to 6 months; it is not worth the cost. I have been eyeing on the issa play since the beginning 2020, unfortunately due to the pandemic, I had to postpone on buying the toothbrush because everyone was in lockdown. Now that I bought it, I can reveal my honest opinions about the issa play.
There is a sticker on top of the box. To open it, just remove the sticker above. Inside will include: the actual toothbrush, the instructions, and a coupon code coin. I got the colour: Pearl Pink. At first glance, I absolutely love that it has flexible brush head; PBT polymer bristles makes the toothbrush hygienic and attracts less bacteria compare to the regular electric equivalent. It has a pulsation of 9,000 high intensity per minute meaning it can clean gently and remove plaque and stains faster than a regular brush. It is also travel friendly. The are two downsides to this device are: the batteries and the power on button. It is very hard to remove the cover to get to the batteries. There are two wave symbols at the back and front. To open, press both symbols at the same time and then the cover will click. I find it difficult because of the amount of strength it needs to press down on the silicone. Lastly, the button must be press the entire time throughout the whole duration of 2min 30sec. I find that very tiring and it hurts my fingers.
In conclusion, this device is a good starter to the Foreo family. It can be bought at Selfridges (UK), Foreo website (www.foreo.com), or on amazon.co.uk. However, I will be updating my toothbrush to the Issa Mini 2 as soon as the batteries run out or there is a upcoming sale event on the website. I definitely won’t be using this long term because there are more flaws than anything else.
During my teenage years, I stopped socialising after realising I smell when I am with friends, especially during summer. My friends will pinch their noses together with vocal comments when they are near me. Soon through researching, I discovered I have a sweating problem. I felt embarrassed and experienced severe anxiety in public settings. Body odor, yellow staining, wetness under both armpits were my symptoms. As a teenager, I would get extremely angry when people would comment on my symptoms within our social circle. In my adulthood, the constant name-calling (i.e. skunk odor) and emotional turmoil had taken an effect on my mental health. I, finally, had the courage to visit my dermatologist and she diagnosed me with hyperhidrosis.
I was reassured that the condition was not cause by bad personal hygiene but the problem stems from our genetics. However, I tried many expensive deodorants and antiperspirants, none of them work. They would make the symptoms even worse. I have the privilege to collaborate with the Dermadry company that makes this fabulous machine that helps hyperhidrosis sufferers.
Here is the machine I received. Unfortunately, I’m unable to use it because of my epilepsy. Here are the images of the machine. If you are interested in treating your hyperhidrosis, please click on the following link below.
There are many lip care products out there in stores that claims that it will hydrate, protect, or healed our lip, but I find the BEST brand is EOS (evolution of smooth). Iknow I’m late to the bandwagon, but I was hype to try this product because I heard and watched a lot of reviews on YouTube. There are so many choices and flavours to choose from. I chose the Visibly Soft line. It hydrates my lip very well – regardless of what season we’re in.
The packaging is so adorable. It looks like an Easter egg with wavy light blue stripes across the base. Inside, it is a dome shaped balm and the product is creamy white. A little goes a long way. I rub it on my lip a few times and it will stay there for 12 hours. It is definitely long lasting.
I particularly bought the EOS Visibly Soft – Vanilla Mint because I have dry and cracked lips. It has more of the vanilla scent than mint. I absolutely love this. I can feel the difference within a week.
I was talking about skincare products that are helpful for my eczema in my last few posts. Today, I want to tell everyone how to prevent eczema flare-ups because we are approaching mid autumn/winter seasons. An eczema flare-up is simply an over active immune system triggered by a substance inside or outside the body. Flare-ups are uncomfortable because the skin can have extreme itchiness, redness, dryness, and flakes of dead skin. Flare-ups triggers can vary from person to person and can cause the eczema sufferer to change their lifestyle in many ways.
My triggers for my flare-ups are environmental related. Some people often flare in winter because of the dry atmosphere and harsh winds. Ironically, I don’t flare in winter, but my flare-ups are active throughout summer because of the heatwave.
These are the major steps I take to keep my flare-ups at bay throughout the whole year.
🔹Drink 8 glasses of water everyday.
🔹Take short showers (5-10 minutes).
🔹Wear cotton clothing.
🔹 Avoid wool, polyester, synthetic fabrics.
🔹Don’t use fabric softener sheets.
🔹Use skincare products that are non-comedogenic, alcohol free, and have hyaluronic acid in them. (Dove, CeraVe, Neutrogena, Laneige)
I’ve been struggling throughout my life to find the best and affordable skincare brand products for my eczema-prone skin. Having dry and sensitive (+eczema) skin means I need to find skincare products with hyaluronic acid in them. My dermatologist recommended me to try the CeraVe brand. All CeraVe products (cleansers, bodywash, lotions, creams, ointments and much more) are fragrance free, non-comedogenic, non-irritating and are formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
HA (Hyaluronic acid) are the key molecules that helps us retain water in our skin. It is critical ingredient in our skincare products because it helps maintain skin hydration and is the key to smooth and flawless skin.
According to the CeraVe website, ceramides are lipid molecules that helps form the skin’s barrier and help skin retain moisture. It protects against environmental irritants and pollution.
I use the CeraVe moisturising lotion and cream in the morning and at night. This moisturiser keeps my eczema flare-ups at bay. It has been approved by the National Eczema Association. These two products are multipurpose and can be use all over the body and face. It is not greasy and it last throughout the whole day. It blends in pretty fast, has an extremely lightweight and gentle texture, and it dries quickly on the skin.
This is an amazing drugstore skincare product for everyone. It recently been available in the UK at Boots and it’s widely available in USA.
At Boots, these two products cost £9 for the lotion and £14 for the cream.
I’m not a dermatologist but as an eczema sufferer, I truly recommend this brand. I rate this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.