With all the responsibilities that we have on our plate – at home, at work and elsewhere – we working moms seldom commit resources to skincare. We may lack the funds to purchase the products we think are necessary or lack that pocket of free time to devote to what may seem like a tedious task. We may even think that doing so may be a bit self-indulgent.
Self-care leads to self-confidence.
Whatever the reason, by neglecting our skin, we are denying ourselves an important part of self-care. Beauty may only be skin-deep, but our skin is what we oftentimes present first to the world as we go about our daily tasks. It forms a significant part of what people base their first impressions of us on.
As a working mom, I meet and communicate with other people on a regular basis. While I know that my competence at my job is key to getting things done, having a lot confidence in how I present myself also plays a key role in my work life. Furthermore, even in the age of virtual meetings, appearing unkempt and not well put together can be seen as being unprofessional, which may hinder advancement in my career.
Outside of our work, we also need confidence to participate in social activities. Any lack of self-confidence arising from skin problems may get in the way of our enjoyment of the company of friends or of our participation in the pursuits we are passionate about.
The problem with Melasma
As Filipinas, one major skin care challenge is the appearance of dark spots on our skin, particularly on our face and neck. Called melasma, this condition is characterized by patches of skin discoloration in areas usually exposed to the sun.
Melasma may be caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (usually from sun exposure), or the presence of free radicals in our system caused by our lifestyle choices including exposure to pollution, not getting enough sleep, having an unbalanced diet with plenty of processed foods, smoking and dealing with stress. Hormonal changes and using harsh cosmetics may also contribute to this condition. These factors fire up the melanocytes – cells in our skin that produce melanin or the dark pigment that brings about dark skin color – resulting to dark patches in our face and neck.
The patches caused by melasma are darker than our actual skin color, making our appearance look uneven and not well cared for and making us feel self-conscious when we face other people. We Pinoys even have a name for it – pekas – which call to mind unsightly blemishes and an unpleasant appearance.
Given these factors and our reality as working moms, what actions can we take as treatment for melasma on face to regain our self-confidence and achieve what we set out to accomplish at work, at home and elsewhere?
Believe it or not, fellow mommies, the answer to this beauty question is not skin-deep.
#LetTheLightIn with PYNOCARE
Melasma is caused by factors that are already within our systems and must be addressed by more than just topical solutions.
Aside from dealing with whatever lifestyle choices have led to the condition, we also have to work on what’s inside our bodies.
PYNOCARE (Procyanidin + Ascorbic Acid + Betacarotene + d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) is the first and only oral medicine that is clinically proven to reduce Melasma or dark spots formation in just eight weeks.
Unlike topical creams, lotions and gels, it works from the inside out. It has MSCC (MELASMA SKIN CLEAR COMPLEXION) Complex Actisome which fights the damaging free radicals in our system which cause melasma and normalizes the production of melanin in our skin cells.
Aside from Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin A (D. Salina Extract) and Vitamin E (D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate), MSCC also contains Procyanidin extracted from the bark of French Maritime Pine trees. This super anti-oxidant has been cited by studies throughout the world as very efficient in fighting free radicals.
Pynocare is also quickly absorbed into our body, thanks to its Actisome technology.
It is an over-the-counter drug that comes in a box of twenty soft-gel capsules priced at Php1,395. A capsule should be taken twice a day after a meal continuously for eight weeks, after which, effects should be apparent.
Some types of melasma may respond more quickly to treatment than others so PYNOCARE may be taken for longer periods. A capsule per day may even be taken regularly beyond the initial treatment period to prevent the recurrence of melasma, with the bonus effect of helping to delay natural skin aging.
This easy and stress-free routine can be easily worked into our busy schedule, right, mommies? With a more even and glowing skin tone waiting to emerge, the effort will surely be well worth it.
PYNOCARE is available at Mercury Drug, Watsons, Southstar Drug, Rose Drugstore, St. Joseph Pharmacy, and other leading drugstores nationwide.
Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature article.