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Style (02/21/22)

Agusan Manobo embroidery art workshop free on Zoom

VISUAL artist Carlito Camahalan Amalla, a member of the Agusanon Manobo tribe, will share the traditional and contemporary perspectives of their own embroidery art in a free two-part online workshop entitled “Suyam: Sining ng Pagbuburda”. Mr. Amalla, the founder and leader of the Agusan Artists Association in Butuan City and the Balangay Artists Association in Manila, will discuss the textile heritage of suyam, an embroidery characterized by the various geometrical designs. He will expound on the creative process behind the craft, the significant role of women weavers in keeping this local cultural expression and native knowledge alive, plus its developments with the help of modern methodologies and equipment. Amalla is a performer, puppeteer, dancer, chanter, musician, ceramist and researcher who participated in art exhibitions in Wales, Belgium, England, and USA. Suyam: Sining ng Pagbuburda is free and open to the public. It is organized by the Arts and Culture Cluster of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, where Amalla is an assistant professor under the School of Design and Arts. The discussion and workshop will be conducted via Zoom on Feb. 23, 2 p.m. The contemporary suyam session will be held on March 2, 2 p.m. Interested participants may register through https://tinyurl.com/5n7bjdtb. For more information, visit Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster on https://www.facebook.com/benildearts.

New sunscreen from Japanese brand Sunplay

JAPANESE brand Sunplay offers Skin Aqua, a range of beauty sunscreens for daily use, as part of a regular skincare routine. Formulated to hydrate, brighten, and moisturize the skin, the range has three products: UV Watery Essence, which offers UVA/UVB protection with SPF50 and PA++++, enriched with hyaluronic acid, sunflower seed oil, and rosemary leaf extract to hydrate and moisturize skin and prevent moisture loss from daily sun exposure;  UV Watery Gel with UVA/UVB with SPF50 and PA++++ protection and hyaluronic acid and nine other moisturizing ingredients in a hydrating gel format that is absorbed quickly into skin for a water-light weightless feel; and the Sarafit Tinted Base, which protects the skin from UVA/UVB rays with SPF50, PA+++, and also offers blue light protection. Sunplay also has products that provide superior protection against UVA and UVB rays by offering the highest SPF and PA levels with a light texture, perfect for staying under the sun for long periods of time. These include Ultra Shield SPF130 Lotion, Ultra Shield SPF 130 Body Mist, and Water Kids SPF60 Lotion. All three have a “Watery Liquid” formulation that is lightweight, non-greasy, and transparent on skin. Other Sunplay sunscreens developed for outdoor sport activities are the Sport SPF120 Lotion and Sport SPF120 Body Mist. Both boast of SPF 120 PA++++ for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. They are water and sweat-resistant for up to four hours, and do not drip off on wet skin. These sunscreens also have a quick-dry formula that feels matte, light, non-greasy, and leaves no white residue on the skin. Sunplay is available at the official Mentholatum store on Lazada.

Selsun Blue on dandruff causes

SELSUN BLUE clears up some myths about dandruff and shares some tips to healthy hair. Dandruff is flakes of dead skin that form on the scalp that’s usually accompanied by itching, redness, and irritation. While it’s normal for skin cells to die and flake off, some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking. This should not be a cause of concern, but common misconceptions can aggravate the condition. Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, sensitivity to haircare products, product buildup, or poor hygiene. It is not contagious. Chronic dandruff is usually linked to seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin condition that may be driven by a fungus called malassezia globossa that’s found naturally on everyone’s skin. It feeds on the oils and fatty secretions in the skin and scalp and doesn’t always cause problems. But sometimes it grows out of control and can irritate the scalp and cause more skin cells to grow, which eventually die, fall off, and clump together with oil from the hair and scalp, making them appear white, flaky, and visible in the hair or on the clothes. Sloughing away flakes from the hair and scalp may be satisfying, but these steps can further inflame and irritate the skin, worsen dandruff, or even lead to infection. Treating hair with oil may also not work for everyone, especially if the problem is caused by an oily scalp, which can only make flakes greasy. The best way to manage dandruff is to use shampoo that aims to keep the scalp healthy. Selsun Blue, for example, is formulated with Selenium Sulfide 1% which attacks a root source of this skin issue. Selenium Sulfide is an anti-infective and anti-fungal agent, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. As an anti-infective, it prevents fungus and bacteria from growing on the skin. And secondly, it also slows down the rate of skin cell death and turnover. The 1% concentration of Selenium Sulfide found in Selsun Blue can stop the accumulation of scaly dandruff particles and reduce any redness and itching from seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. It’s recommended for use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. For alternate days, using regular shampoo is fine. Watsons is offering a discount — 10% off for non-members and 20% off for members — on the second bottle of Selsun Blue bought until Feb. 27. Learn more about hair and scalp health, at selsunblue.com.ph.

Asa Miller wears ASICS at Winter Olympics

THE SOLE athlete to represent the Philippines, alpine skier Asa Bisquera Miller, wore ASICS at the 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Parade in Beijing, China. ASICS was the official outfitter of Miller at the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony. SONAK Corp. has been supporting Filipino athletes in their Olympic journeys. During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2019 SEA Games, ASICS was the official apparel and footwear of these individuals.