MANILA, Philippines – This season of lockdowns, uncertainties and strict restrictions, it’s even more important to connect with our special someone. The feeling of connectedness between couples is more essential than ever.

There are reproductive health issues that can hinder our intimacy with our partners that are rarely talked about. One of them is erectile dysfunction (ED).

Erectile dysfunction is often caused by underlying conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and low testosterone levels. And contrary to what many people might think, erectile dysfunction doesn’t just affect older men, as it can also affect younger men due to smoking and alcohol.

Dr. Frederick Mendiola, a board-certified urological surgeon with a sub-specialty in minimally invasive urology and a special interest in sexual medicine, brought to the Philippines a safe and non-invasive way to treat erectile dysfunction, GentlePro laser treatments.

GentlePro uses radial shock waves to help grow new blood vessels and stimulate the area to be treated. Depending on the degree of erectile dysfunction, five to eight treatments are required to see lasting improvement. This non-invasive treatment is virtually painless with no downtime.

Dr. Mendiola also recommends the following lifestyle modifications:

  • To move: “A sedentary lifestyle makes it harder to manage weight, which is a proven contributor to erectile dysfunction. You can start by walking at least 30 minutes a day,” Dr. Mendiola said.
  • Switch to a healthier diet: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish reduces the risk of erectile dysfunction.
  • Give up cigarettes: According to studies, men who smoke are twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction as non-smokers. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, which limits the amount of blood flowing to the organs.
  • Monitor heart health: High blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol can damage the arteries, preventing proper blood flow (thus causing erectile dysfunction).

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem that is very treatable and shouldn’t be a cause for embarrassment. For many men, starting the first conversation about a very personal condition is the most difficult step. Know your options and get it treated as soon as possible by talking to a trusted urologist.

Cultivate and celebrate self-love

One of the most important relationships in life is the one you have with yourself. Although developing a healthy relationship with yourself takes a lot of hard work and self-reflection, over time the benefits will show up in many different ways – by improving your self-esteem, your health and well-being, and your relationships with others.

Committed to bringing out that enduring beauty in all kinds of individuals, YOU Beauty is synonymous with self-love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the annual occasion that celebrates all forms of love, YOU Beauty has a special offer to help individuals be the best and most confident versions of themselves: the Gift Set of Valentine’s Day Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream in limited edition.

YOU Beauty Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream is made with a soft and lightweight formula to ensure all-day comfort. Available in 19 different shades, each product has quick-drying and non-transferring characteristics that keep it in place after application, while the moisturizing formula with coconut oil and vitamin E moisturizes and softens lips and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Allowing individuals to freely pursue their own beauty images with ease, YOU Beauty’s Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Gift Set comes in three distinct flavors – carefully selected to suit all skin types. moods and occasions.

Whether you’re feeling understated or in the mood to go big and bold, this set includes a trio of timeless lip cream shades designed for the modern romantic. Naked is YOU Beauty is the understated yet chic version of nude lip cream. Wear Kelly, a classic red on days when you want to command attention. The trio is completed with Latte, a deep, moody shade designed to give a mysterious and seductive vibe.

Add a subtle sparkle or signal that you’re ready for a good time with a set of shades ideal for any type of date. Bring out that inner confidence with Honey, a red hue that strikes the balance between bold and bright. Wear Fearless, a coral shade to show off your playful, ready-for-anything side, or Salmon, a peach shade that draws attention to your charms.

Everyone needs things they can rely on with confidence. Comprised of Naked, a nude shade that goes with any style, Peach to exude a calm, collected aura, and Latte, a brunette shade that goes with a driven, independent mood – these flattering shades are where the day takes you.

The essence of YOU Beauty is to provide each individual with accessible products made with cutting-edge technology to bring out lasting beauty from within. Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream is an easy way for you to experiment with your style, and it’s formulated to help keep lips hydrated and hydrated, while the diverse range of shades lets you find the ones that suit you the most. better.

BB Cream Radiance White makes your face look flawless and feel weightless, while brightening skin with its Triple Bright Activator. It is also complete with SPF 40 and PA+++ to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. Rouge Velvet Lip Cream is a velvety lip cream that contains Coconut Oil and Vitamin E to hydrate your lips with a weightless, non-transferring formula for all-day comfort.

As a special Valentine’s Day gift, YOU Beauty offers limited edition Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream Valentine’s Day Gift Sets to make your celebrations even more special. To find out how you can win, stay tuned to YOU ​​Beauty on Facebook and Instagram for more details. Shop Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream product line online at YOU Beauty Lazada and Shopee stores.

Bloom like a K-pop star

Jeon Somi, a Korean solo singer, was recently asked to endorse Goku Jyun moisturizing lotion

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Actors, singers, and basically anyone who works in front of the camera tends to be picky about the beauty products they use because part of their job is to maintain beautiful, healthy skin. To help them achieve this goal, it is important that they use products that really work.

There’s a cult J-beauty brand that Asian superstars like Blackpink’s Jisoo, Jun Ji Hyun and Jeon Somi use and love: Hada Labo. K-pop star and actress Jisoo once revealed that she has dry skin, so she tends to choose nourishing and moisturizing products like Shiro Jyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion. Beloved Korean superstar Jun Ji Hyun, who is best known for films like My Sassy Girl and her series My Love from the Star, was once the face of OG Goku Jyun’s moisturizing lotion which she says gave her a plump and deeply hydrated skin.

Jeon Somi, a Korean solo singer and former member of the IOI project girl group who loves super moisturizing products, was recently asked to endorse the same moisturizing lotion Goku Jyun. And here’s the best part, you can add these Asian superstar-approved Hada Labo products to your skincare stash, as the brand offers both the Hydrating Goku Jyun line and the Premium Whitening Shiro Jyun line in the Philippines.

Goku Jyun Moisturizing Lotion, Japan’s #1 face lotion, is infused with 4 types of hyaluronic acid to harness their water-binding power and completely hydrate the skin from the surface to the inner layers of the skin, trapping moisture. Penetrating technology and deep hydration to achieve noticeably soft, smooth and supple skin and prepare it for better absorption of other skin care products.

Shiro Jyun Premium Whitening Lotion contains Tranexamic Acid which effectively helps fight dark spots, rebalance skin tone and restore skin radiance. It also contains vitamin C and E to soothe and relieve discomfort after sun exposure. The lotion also contains hyaluronic acid which prevents moisture loss and nano-hyaluronic acid which deeply hydrates the inner layers of the skin.

Besides facial lotions, both lines also have their own selections of facial cleansers and creams to complete a simple yet effective 3-step routine. Copy your favorite drama or the K-pop star’s skincare routine. Check out Hada Labo at select Watsons locations nationwide or buy online at and the official Mentholatum store on Lazada and Shopee. For more beauty and skincare tips, visit and follow @HadaLaboPH on Facebook and Instagram.

For dates without dandruff

There can be a number of things that people get wrong about dandruff, but what we all need to keep in mind is that it can indicate the condition of your scalp and impact your the health of your hair.

The best way to manage dandruff is to use a shampoo that aims to keep the scalp healthy, just like Selsun Blue. It is formulated with 1% selenium sulfide, an anti-infective and antifungal agent, which prevents fungi and bacteria from growing on the skin and also slows down the rate of skin cell death and turnover. Selsun Blue is offering discounts on your second bottle of Watsons from February 21-27. Use twice a week to avoid flakes.

New Looks at Flower Bouquets

Are you tired of the usual bouquets of flowers? Why not try them in a terrarium (left) and Very Peri (right)?

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For over 29 years, Designer Blooms have given occasions a new look with their wide range of unique and modern floral designs. From humble beginnings offering only artificial and preserved flowers, DB is bringing back that legacy. Introducing the 2022 Valentine’s Day Collection with new preserved bouquets and stylish terrariums to complement this year’s day of love.

These preserved flowers bring a contemporary touch to your traditional fresh bouquets. Proven to stand the test of time, these arrangements won’t wilt easily or lose their fragrance quickly. Perfect for making Valentine’s Day memories last. Available in three unique variations – Wild Bunch Bouquets, The Forever Love Heart and Preserved Flower Terrariums, these flowers are available throughout February, the month of love.

Last but not least, DB is offering a limited offer in conjunction with JoMalone. DB and Jo Malone London offer special flower boxes to accompany their favorite Jo Malone London fragrance. Customers can pre-order at select Jo Malone stores in London (SM Aura Mall, Powerplant Mall and Greenbelt 5 Mall) or online at until February 12.

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