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Sleep Your Way to Whiter Teeth 10/03/2017

You may have a great routine for exercising, making dinner or getting to work in the morning, but what about your night-time teeth-cleaning routine? If you nail that, you’ll go a long way in keeping your teeth white and healthy.

10/03/2017


You may have a great routine for exercising, making dinner or getting to work in the morning, but what about your night-time teeth-cleaning routine? If you nail that, you’ll go a long way in keeping your teeth white and healthy.



Go All-Out


You’re going to bed for about eight hours (hopefully!). That’s a third of a day without any dental care, so you want to ensure you go to sleep with teeth as clean and white as possible. So use as many of the best-quality weapons in your arsenal at home as possible. Some options include:


• Colgate Optic White Toothpaste: Designed with whitening accelerators* which safely exfoliate stains and polish teeth surface. Colgate Optic White Toothpaste provides a high performance cleaning system that gives you one shade whiter teeth after one week.** This toothpaste can also be used like any other one for daily oral care. Cavity protection, breath freshening and plaque reduction—it does it all.


*refers to silica and pyrophosphate


**when used as directed, for extrinsic stains only


• Colgate Plax Mouthwash: Helps fight plaque build-up and clean hard-to-reach places for up to 12 hours by using a mouthwash to rinse your teeth, gums and tongue.



DID YOU KNOW?


Flossing was first promoted for improving dental health in 1815, by a dentist from New Orleans. Dr Parmly advised people to floss—using a silk thread.


Stay Hydrated


When you sleep, your mouth produces less saliva, causing dryness—especially if you breathe through your mouth, as many people do during sleep. It’s one reason some people have terrible morning breath when they wake up. And saliva is important as its antibacterial properties protect your teeth from decay, and controls bacteria that might otherwise attack your lovely white teeth and gums. Make sure you take sips of water whenever you wake up during the night, or use a toothpaste that provides 12 hour protection like Colgate Total. If you’re still feeling parched, investing in a humidifier might help.



This information is provided by Colgate-Palmolive Company.


DIY Makeup Tips 10/03/2017

Being a woman is never easy, being a beautiful woman is even harder. Which is why your beauty routine should be as easy as possible. Ladies, it’s time to pamper yourself and check out some wallet friendly beauty hacks that are tailor made for you!

10/03/2017


Being a woman is never easy, being a beautiful woman is even harder. Which is why your beauty routine should be as easy as possible. Ladies, it’s time to pamper yourself and check out some wallet friendly beauty hacks that are tailor made for you!


Being a beauty seeker, you may already know the magical effect of BB creams, they have even become a beauty staple in the past few years. But did you know you can actually create your own version of BB cream that is equivalent to the moisture, sun protection, coverage and a bit of a glow that BB creams have to offer? All you need is a facial moisturiser with SPF, a pigmented liquid or cream concealer and a liquid illuminator. Mix the correct portion of makeup that matches your skin tone on the back of your hand or on a small paper plate, and voila, you are ready to look BB-fresh all day!


Longing for fuller and plump lips like Angelina Jolie’s? No problem! You don’t even need to shell out for lip plumpers like Lip Venom, here’s our easy solution that will make your pout irresistible. Just add a drop of peppermint oil to your favourite lip gloss, your lips will be puckered up effortlessly. It’s as simple as that!


A lot of people raved about eye gel liners as they deliver bold colour that won’t quit. But if you don’t want to spend your valuable beauty dollars on a gel liner as you’ve already got a perfectly fine pencil eyeliner in your make up bag, don’t worry! Simply hold the tip of your pencil eyeliner under flame for about 1 second, let it cool down for about 15 seconds, then an intense smudge is all ready you, whether you’re after a perfectly defined line or a smokey eye, the skill shades will blend easily and don’t crease.


Lips Caring Tips 17/01/2017

Whatever your summer experience was like, it’s time for your body, especially your lips to get ready for the cooler and dryer weather to come.

17/01/2017


Whatever your summer experience was like, it’s time for your body, especially your lips to get ready for the cooler and dryer weather to come. After all, who doesn’t want beautiful, plump and luscious lips for that special someone to lay a kiss on? Good news is that it’s actually easy to score soft and gorgeous lips, and you don’t even need to spend a fortune on it.


Chapped or dry lips are the most common problem that makes you look unattractive, and the pain can also be quite annoying. Basically chapped lips will heal best when they’re moist, make sure you apply lip balm generously and frequently, but what is the best way to do this? Put one lip balm in every bag that you own, on your bedside table and in the bathroom, just make sure you have one within reach at all times. More so, follow the oldest trick in the book - apply a light amount of petroleum jelly, a.k.a. Vaseline on your lips, you can even rub your lips lightly when applying. The result? You will definitely be surprised!


Also, don’t forget exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate! Use lip exfoliator or make an all-natural at-home paste with sugar and honey. For very sensitive lips, use a clean, soft toothbrush and brush your lips back and forth to remove dry skin and make them look fresh and impurities free.


Taking care of your lips can be so easy, you wouldn’t believe it! At times all you need to do is pour yourself a glass of water, rehydrate your body and heal your chapped lips from the inside out.


Fast Facts! 30/06/2014

By BIO-OIL!

30/06/2014

Fast Facts!



Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. Bio‑Oil has won 135 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 17 countries since its global launch in 2002. The Bio‑Oil formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts is easily absorbed. Now in a large size.. Introducing the Bio-Oil 125 ml. Check out our top 10 reasons why you need a bigger size of Bio-Oil.

Time to Mask Up! 30/06/2014

By Dr.Morita

30/06/2014

 Fast Facts!



Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. Bio‑Oil has won 135 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 17 countries since its global launch in 2002. The Bio‑Oil formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts is easily absorbed. Now in a large size.. Introducing the Bio-Oil 125 ml. Check out our top 10 reasons why you need a bigger size of Bio-Oil.

Drug Information Service 30/06/2014

Understanding Medicines

30/06/2014

Drug Information Services



“Why can’t I stop taking this pill for my high blood pressure since it has been under control?”

“Why is it that some medicines have to be taken on an empty stomach while some have to be taken after food?”

“Instead of taking 6 different pills a day, is it possible for me to take less number of pills?”

Have you asked any of these questions before?

At Watsons, our friendly pharmacist, being the expert in medicines, are more than willing to answer them and any other queries you have with regards to medicines, such as medication dosages, drug interactions and side effects. We do more than just dispensing medicines.

Benefits
Better understanding of medicines.
Better adherence to medicines. 

Who are our drug information services for?
Anyone who is concern about the medication(s)* you are using or taking.
*Medications including prescribed medicines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health supplements

 How can I get drug information services?
Face-to-face consultation with our friendly pharmacist
Email to our pharmacy enquiry at pharmacist@watsons.com.sg

So go ahead and talk to our friendly pharmacists today. It is FREE!

Live better today with Watsons pharmacist. Our Promise.


Our one-stop pharmacy stores locator for your convenience as listed here.

Health Screenings 30/06/2014

Health Check-up

30/06/2014

Health Screenings




Are you concerned about your health and would like to find out more on the status of your health? 

At Watsons, we offer health screening (also known as health check-up) for free. Our friendly pharmacists can help you check your blood pressure and blood sugar level on appointment basis. 

Importance of heath screening
•    Better management of your health and medical condition.
•    Reduce the risk of complications of diseases through preventive measurements.

Who should undergo health screening?

Anyone who is concern about their health.

You are especially encouraged to go for health screening if 
•    You are over 40 years old
•    You have long-term diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol.
•    You are at risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol.

Do I need to fast before going through the health screening?
Yes. In order to obtain better accuracy of reading prior the health screening, you are advised to fast as below:

Measurement of blood sugar level: At least 2 hours

Measurement of blood pressure level: At least 30 minutes

Do I need to bring anything for review?
Yes. 

For initial assessment and counseling session, please bring along
•    Medical reports, including any recent laboratory results (blood tests results). 
•    Medications including prescribed medicines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health supplements

How long is one session?
Approximately 15 minutes. *
*Duration of health screening varies depends on individual. 

So go ahead and talk to our friendly pharmacists today. It is FREE!

Live better today with Watsons pharmacist. Our Promise.

Our one-stop pharmacy stores locator for your convenience as listed here

Medication Review 30/06/2014

Medication Review

30/06/2014

Medication Review



At Watsons, our friendly pharmacists offer comprehensive medication review services for free. 

Benefits
Helps you understand the medications you are taking.
Helps simplify the way you are taking your medicines.
Reduce drug waste and drug cost.
Helps you control the medical condition better in the long run.

Who should undergo medication review?
Anyone who is taking more than two medications or health supplements.

You are encouraged to participate especially if you are regularly taking prescription medicines or medicines for long-term diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma.

What will we talk about?
Almost anything about medicines. 

Through comprehensive medication review, our friendly pharmacist assists you to take charge of your life better by simply educating you based on your needs.
 
•    Identify drug-related problems.
o        Identify medicines that you no longer need.
o        Identify duplicate medications (ie. two medicines have been prescribed for the same purpose)
o        Identify drug interactions, including interactions with other medications, food & supplements.
•    Patient education on medicines.
o        Indication of medicines (actual purpose and how the medicines works).
o        Know how to take your medicines correctly.
o        Side effects of medicines and ways to overcome them
•    Patient education on the use of health devices such as inhalers in a correct technique.

So go ahead and talk to our friendly pharmacists today. It is FREE!

Live better today with Watsons pharmacist. Our Promise.

Our one-stop pharmacy stores locator for your convenience as listed here.

Quit Smoking Services 30/06/2014

Quit Smoking Services Smoking Cessation Counseling

30/06/2014

Quit Smoking Services

 

At Watsons, we offer quit smoking counseling (also known as smoking cessation counseling) for free. Our friendly pharmacist can help you design your personalized quit plan and increase your chances of quitting the habit.

Benefits of quit smoking


Health
o    Reduce risk of cancer, heart diseases and stroke.
Beauty
o    Look fresh with better complexion.
Family and friends
o    Protect them from harmful effects of passive smoking (also known as second-hand smoking).
Finance
o    Save money.

Who are our quit smoking service for?
Any smoker who intend or want to quit.

How long will it take for me to quit smoking? 
Varies with individuals. In general, most people take 12 weeks to quit smoking. 

How can we help?
Our friendly pharmacist is trained to assist you to quit smoking by offering services such as:
•    Recommendation of suitable nicotine replacement therapy based on your smoking habits.
•    Counseling on medications you are taking to quit smoking.
•    Advice on coping withdrawal symptoms during the journey of quit smoking and follow-up.

So go ahead and talk to our friendly pharmacists today. It is FREE!

Live better today with Watsons pharmacist. Our Promise.


Our one-stop pharmacy stores locator for your convenience as listed here.

Chronic Disease Management 30/06/2014

Chronic Disease Management Prevention is better than cure

30/06/2014

Chronic Disease Management



“Prevention is better than cure”.

Through education and exercising some preventive tips, you can control your life better and live healthily.

 

At Watsons, we offer chronic disease management services for free.

Our friendly pharmacist can help you improve the quality of life by

 

·      Helping you to monitor your condition through regular health screening (also known as health check-up).

·      Educate and increase your awareness on medications you are taking through medication review and drug information services.

·      Counsel you on smoking cessation and weight management.

 

What are the chronic disease management services provided at Watsons?

·      Asthma

·      Diabetes

·      High blood pressure (Hypertension)

·      High cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)

·      Stroke

 

Who are our chronic disease management service for?

Anyone with chronic diseases as mentioned above, including caregivers.

 

Do I need to bring anything for review?

Yes.

 

For initial assessment and counseling session, please bring along

·      Medical reports, including any recent laboratory results (blood tests results).

·      Medications including prescribed medicines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health supplements

 

So go ahead and talk to our friendly pharmacists today. It is FREE!

 

 

Live better today with Watsons pharmacist. Our Promise.

 

Our one-stop pharmacy stores locator for your convenience as listed here

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