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Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Japanese Cooling Eye Drops

Eye Drops

With increased screen time, eye drops are near-necessities if you want to maintain good eye health and prevent dry eyes. However, many of us aren’t entirely sure on how to properly use or apply eye drops. Especially now with the new norm of wearing masks in Singapore, it’s best that we familiarise ourselves as much as possible with the best practices when it comes to the use of eye drops.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Japanese cooling eye drops answered:

1. What can Japanese cooling eye drops be used for?

OTC driblets such as Japanese cooling eye drops can be used to treat symptoms and provide comfort when experiencing:

- dry eye

- red eye

- allergic conjunctivitis

- loose foreign material in the eye

If you experience pink eye, styes, infections of the eyelids or objects lodged in the eye, make sure to visit a professional physician to get prescriptive antibiotics and appropriate medical supplies.

2. How many drops should I apply to each eye?

When using quality products such as Sato Pharmaceutical’s Japanese Eye Drops in Singapore, there is no real need to put more than one drop in each eye. While adding more than one will not be detrimental to eye health, it is entirely unnecessary and can also cause discomfort.

You should also wait between 5-10 minutes before applying a new drop if needed, as any time before that will entail you simply washing out the previous drib.

3. How do I practise good hygiene when using Japanese cooling eye drops?

Thoroughly wash your hands before touching your eye directly. Then, gently pull on your bottom eye lid. This should form a “well” for you to apply your eye drop into. Make sure to keep your dropper far enough so that there’s no direct contact between the nozzle and your eye.

Once you’ve applied your eye drop, plug the inside corners of your eye near your nose bridge, close your eyes, and tilt your head backwards. This will better facilitate the cornea’s absorption of the liquid.

Also, be sure to get eye drops that are of trusted quality; the last thing you want is to be putting something harmful into your eyes when trying to treat them. Sato’s best Japanese eye drops, the Dorama-Neo Eye Drop, is renowned for its robust formula and unparalleled quality, utilising artificial tear-type drops that work gently on the eye without irritating them.

4. Is it safe to use Japanese cooling eye drops without a prescription?

It’s completely safe to use eye drops without a prescription as long as you’re using it to for the aforementioned conditions in question #1 and they are high-quality Japanese cooling eye drops that will not end up doing more harm than good.

5. Do I need to shake Japanese eye drops for red eye before use?

Most Japanese cooling eye drops for red eye utilise suspension medications that require shaking prior to use. While not all Japanese eye drops in Singapore will need to be shaken before use, it does no harm to do so regardless, so it’s best to incorporate it into your eye drop application routine.

6. Can I use Japanese cooling eye drops when wearing contact lenses?

Using eye drops while wearing contact lenses can cause irritation, infection and allergic reactions. Make sure to remove your contact lenses before using your Japanese cooling eye drops for the best results.

7. Where to buy high-quality eye drops in Singapore?

Sato Pharmaceutical provides high-quality OTC medication and multivitamin supplements that help people achieve superb levels of self-care. Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for the best Japanese eye drops in Singapore and more.

Frequently Asked Questions on Japanese Vitamin C Supplements for Skin

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Vitamin C is often referred to as the holy grail for all things skin-related, and Japanese vitamin C supplements — tablets, drinks, or otherwise — are the cream of the crop. However, many in Singapore are still unsure of how vitamin C supplements actually contribute to skincare, with even more having a whole host of questions regarding Japanese vitamin C supplements and their role in skincare routines.

So, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin:

1. How do Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels help my skin?

Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels help your skin by preventing sagging and imbuing it with youth. Essentially, Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin can slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and reduce wrinkles, dark spots and acne. For more detailed information on how Japanese vitamin C supplements contribute to skincare, check out our previous blog here.

2. Can I use other skincare serums with vitamin C tablets, drinks, or gels from Japan?

With Japanese vitamin C tablets and drinks, you don’t have to worry too much about introducing or mixing other skincare serums since they aren’t topical in nature. However, when using vitamin C gels from Japan, be sure to alternate your use of them with other skincare serums on a daily basis or during your morning/afternoon/night skincare routines to prevent interaction between ingredients that can cause skin sensitivity issues.

3. Why does my Japanese vitamin C gel cause my skin to tingle?

Most Japanese vitamin C gels are formulated at low pH levels and high concentration such that they can better penetrate and be absorbed by your skin. If irritation occurs, consider switching to vitamin C gels that are higher in pH levels or lower in concentration, or simply use Sato’s Hakubi C Gel with anti-inflammatory ingredients to provide a soothing skincare enhancement experience.

4. Do I still need to take Japanese vitamin C tablets if I am protecting my skin with SPF?

While sunscreen and other SPF products provide a good first line of defense against sun damage in terms of UVA and UVB rays, there are other damaging free radicals that can still get through to your skin. Japanese vitamin C tablets can be used to neutralise these free radicals, and perfectly complement SPF products to provide complete protection against sun damage. Vitamin C drinks and gels from Japan can also be used in this regard.

5. Which is the best supplement for skin? Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, or gels?

As long as you’re getting the best Japanese vitamin C supplements` from Sato Pharmaceutical, it doesn’t really matter which medium it comes in. Ultimately, it boils down to personal needs and preferences. Pick one that best suits your skin, lifestyle and tastes!

6. How often should I apply or use Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin?

It depends on the exact Japanese vitamin C supplement for skin that you’re using.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Tablets, we recommend taking 2 tablets 3 times per day.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Skin Enhancer Drink, we recommend taking 1 bottle per day.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Gel, we recommend applying moderate amounts 2 times per day.

7. Where can I buy high-quality Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels?

Sato Pharmaceutical provides the best Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin in Singapore. Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels from Japan today.

7 Tips for Healthy Glowing Skin

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With most of the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Singapore, many of us find ourselves having to return to our physical workplaces and readjusting to our indoor or outdoor working environment. Unlike previous work-from-home arrangements, being out and about inevitably exposes our skin to the harsh climate and humidity. Here are 7 tips to help you care for your skin and regain that healthy glow::

1. Eat Healthy

Beautiful skin starts from within. If you want healthy, glowing skin, you need to adopt a balanced diet consisting of foods that are rich in antioxidants, collagens, and the right vitamins. This means fruits and vegetables are a must! Foods rich in collagen such as fish, chicken, and egg whites should also be consumed on a regular basis if you want to give your skin that refreshing, youthful look.

But with all the daily hustle and bustle,, it can get rather difficult to incorporate all the required vitamins and collagen into your diet. This is where supplements such as Japanese collagen drinks and vitamins for glowing skin can come in extremely handy.

We’ll go into that later on in this article.

2. Use Sunscreen

You also want to make sure you’re protecting your skin with sunscreen each time you leave your house. UV rays from the sun can damage your skin, causing visible signs of aging as an unwanted result. Applying sunscreen or SPF products in general can help protect your skin from these harmful UV rays, so make sure you do your due diligence especially during this period of unusually hot and humid weather.

3. Adopt a Cleansing Routine

Too much washing of your skin can also rob it of its moisture, causing your pores to produce extra oil that results in oily skin. To prevent this, make sure your cleansing routine is effective such that you won’t have to over-wash. An effective cleansing routine should consist of the following steps:

Washing your face with a suitable cleanser
- Applying toner, serum and eye cream
- Spot treating blemishes
- Moisturising
- Applying retinoid or face oil
- Applying sunscreen if heading out

4. Hydrate Yourself

Drinking more water helps your body clear out toxins that can cause inflammation and blemishes, while also assisting the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells. This effectively slows down the aging process of your skin, allowing for a younger, healthier glow. We recommend drinking at least two liters of water per day for best results.

5. Cooler Showers

While a warm shower may feel good, it can strip away natural oil and healthy glow from your skin and leave it looking tired and dull.. In fact, too warm a shower may even result in mild burns and damaged skin cells that can cause slight flushing and ruddiness.

Try to take cooler showers, or at least limit your hot showers to no more than 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also try slowly turning down the heat as you bathe, and finish off your shower with refreshingly cold water.

6. Rest More

Stress can impact your skin in a number of negative ways, including raising inflammation levels, decreasing blood flow to skin cells, and delaying the healing of micro and macro skin injuries. Making time to get more quality rest and reduce your stress levels can do wonders for your skin. Getting enough sleep is also important to achieve healthy, glowing skin; at least 7 hours per night is a good start..

7. Take Supplements

As previously mentioned, healthy, glowing skin starts from within. Your skin needs lots of antioxidants, vitamins, and collagen in order to be the best it can be. However, trying to include all that into your diet can be extremely challenging and, at times, outright impossible — that is, at least, without the use of supplements.

Beauty supplements can complement your lifestyle habits and give your body the boost it needs to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Japanese supplements are known to work wonders for the skin. Collagen, vitamin B, vitamin C — are available at Sato Pharmaceuticals in the form of either pills, tablets or drinks that come straight from Japan.

Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for Healthy Glowing Skin

At Sato Pharmaceutical, we stock only the best of the best when it comes to Japanese supplements for your skin. Achieve your goals of getting healthy, glowing skin with our diverse line-up of the best Japanese vitamins and collagen supplements in Singapore.

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5 Tips on How to Find Relief from Sinus Infections

Nasal Decongestion

Sinus infections are an extremely common occurrence, with 90% of adults experiencing it at least once in their lifetime. In Singapore’s hot and humid weather, sinus problems are commonplace and can even be more persistent in nature than in other non-tropical climates.

Of course, none of us wants to contract a sinus infection, but it’s very likely that we’ve experienced it before and will continue to do so in future. Learn how to find relief from sinus infections when it happens

Here are 5 tips on how to find relief when you’re down with a sinus infection.

1. Flush Out Your Sinuses

Blowing your nose may offer temporary relief, but flushing out your sinuses with salt water is a much more effective way to alleviate symptoms of sinus infections.

Mix warm sterile water with pure salt to create a saline solution. Tilt your head to one side, and pour or squeeze the saline solution slowly into the upper nostril; you can do this using either a syringe, neti pot, or a simple squeeze bottle. Hold your head in this position and allow the solution to pour through your other nostril — you’ll want to breathe through your mouth instead of your nose throughout this process. Repeat the above steps for your other nostril, and gently blow your nose into a tissue once you’re done just to clear out any remaining mucus.

Doing the above can wash away allergens, mucus, and debris to relieve sinus pressure. It also helps moisten your mucous membranes, providing some relief from sinus pains that often accompany infections.

2. Get Plenty of Rest and Water

Another way you can find relief when down with a sinus infection is to simply drink lots of water and get some much-needed rest. The former helps thin your mucus such that debris, bacteria, and viruses can be discharged with greater ease, while the latter helps your body fight off the infection by giving your immune system the boost it needs.

Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages that can cause dehydration while you’re experiencing a sinus infection, and be sure to prop yourself up with a couple of pillows when resting to improve  breathing while enjoying some good quality rest.

3. Load Up on Vitamin C

An often overlooked relief method is upping your intake of vitamin C when down with a sinus infection. Vitamin C can help your body fight off a sinus infection faster, reduce sinus inflammation and provide relief from symptoms.

4. Add Some Humidity

Using a humidifier or vaporizer in your room  can help you recover from a sinus infection by reducing nasal congestions. Avoid dry air, tobacco smoke, and chlorinated water for best results.

5. Using Nasal Sprays

Of course, perhaps the simplest and most effective way to relieve symptoms of sinus infections is to use a good quality nasal spray, such as the Sato Decongestant Nazal Spray or Sato Decongestant Nazal Spray Pump by Sato Pharmaceutical.

These Japanese nasal sprays are known to reduce sinus pain and pressures while providing fast relief during sinus infections.. They also effectively reduce post-nasal drip and overall lung irritation, making them a great one-stop-solution to all your sinus problems.

Use Sato for Effective Sinus Relief

Buy the best Japanese nasal decongestant sprays in Singapore with Sato Pharmaceutical’s Nazal Spray Line.

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Allergic Rhinitis vs Sinus — How to Tell the Difference?

Nasal Decongestion

A stuffy nose can be extremely uncomfortable and frustrating, especially if it happens often. To make matters worse, the two most common culprits behind nazal congestion—allergic rhinitis and sinusitis (more commonly known as sinus)—are more alike than they are different in terms of their symptoms.

Fortunately, there are still ways to tell the two apart, though few know about them. Here’s how you can better identify your symptoms whenever you have a stuffy nose, and pursue the correct course of action with regards to treatment and management.

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis affects 13.1% of people in Singapore, with most turning to nasal decongestants such as Sato Nazal Spray Pump for relief. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly perceives harmless airborne particles as a health hazard, prompting the release of histamine and other mediators that cause what is akin to an allergic response.

It can be triggered by just about anything, from outdoor and indoor allergens such as pollen, to dust mites, and pet fur. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:

- sneezing
- coughing
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- itchiness in eyes, nose, mouth, throat, or skin
- watery, red, or swollen eyes
- lowered sense of smell
- pressure in nose or cheeks
- headache
- hives

Allergic rhinitis can persist for several weeks but does not cause fevers. However, it can sometimes lead to the development of sinus — another reason why the two afflictions are often confused with one another.

Sinusitis (Sinus)

There are two main kinds of sinus infections: acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis, with the latter affecting about 12.6% of people in Singapore. Sinus infections occur when fluid builds up in the sinuses of our face, facilitating germ growth. The viruses and bacteria that accumulate thereafter are what causes symptoms of sinus infections. These symptoms include:

- coughing
- sore throat
- post-nasal drip
- runny or stuffy nose
- low-grade fever
- lowered sense of smell
- pain or pressure in eyes, nose, cheeks, or forehead
- headache
- fatigue
- bad breath
- dental pains

Acute sinusitis typically lasts for 7 to 10 days, while chronic sinusitis can persist for 12 weeks or longer.

How to Identify

To distinguish between allergic rhinitis and sinus infections, you should take note of their respective distinct symptoms. For example, sneezing, itchiness, and watery eyes are more common in the former than in the latter.

Alternatively, comparing the colour of your mucus is another method to determine which affliction is causing your discomfort — clear mucus is indicative of allergic rhinitis whereas yellow or green discharge are signs of a sinus infection.

Treatment and Relief

Fortunately, treatment methods for both afflictions overlap in several areas. Antihistamines can be used to reduce swelling in nasal passages to directly reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis and prevent further germ growth in cases of sinus infections. However, antibiotics may also help in the case of the latter but should not be consumed for treating the former.

Nasal decongestant sprays in Singapore—such as the Sato Nazal Spray or the aforementioned Sato Nazal pump—are also great ways to deal with discomforts brought on by either affliction. These Japanese nasal sprays for allergies help prevent and reverse inflammation and swelling in both nasal passages and sinus openings, effectively addressing the biggest problem behind both allergic rhinitis and sinus infections

Find Relief with Sato Pharmaceutical

Buy the best nasal decongestant sprays in Singapore with Sato Pharmaceutical’s Nazal Spray Line.

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Five Steps to Getting Fair Skin Naturally

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Due to our climate and diets, it can be difficult to deal with unwanted tans, dark spots, and post-acne pigmentation in Singapore. However, many of us still want to have a beautiful fair skin tone, and would prefer to attain it without having to go under the knife.

At Sato Pharmaceutical, we understand this. That is why we have put together five steps which you can take to work towards getting fair skin naturally:

1. Sleep Well

There is nothing quite like sleep when it comes to restoration capabilities. For your skin to attain or maintain a natural glow, a good night’s sleep is always important. Getting eight hours of sleep a day can do wonders for a fair skin tone — reducing breakout occurrences, dark circles, and a dull complexion.

Do ensure your sheets and pillow covers are clean as well to avoid skin problems that can come with exposure to dirt.

2. Use Sunscreen

Many of us already know about the ill-effects of overexposure to UV rays. However, we often ignore them, and forgo the use of sunscreen in our skincare routines. This is a grave mistake for those who would like a fair skin tone.

Always put on some sunscreen if you know you’re going to be exposed to the sun — which, in Singapore, is often more likely than not. This can help you avoid getting an unwanted tan or developing freckles on your face, hands, and feet; thereby helping you attain or maintain fair skin and a healthy complexion.

3. Cleansing Detox

Routinely engaging in a cleansing detox routine can also help you in your efforts to get fair skin naturally. Drink a glass of lukewarm water with a little bit of lemon juice and honey added in on an empty stomach every morning.  The vitamin C in lemon and the antimicrobial traits of honey can help clear your bloodstream, purify your liver, and cleanse your kidneys and urinary tracts of harmful toxins.

However, there’s only so much vitamin C in that little dash of lemon juice. So, don’t be afraid to switch things up for greater effectiveness with appropriate Japanese supplements for your skin. For example, Sato Pharmaceutical’s Hakubi White C Skin Enhancer Drink is loaded with Vitamin C and does the same job as the above routine — just multiple times better.

4. Drink Lots of Water

Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day can help flush out toxins that may cause unwanted pigmentation and dulling of skin tones from your body. If you want fair skin, make sure that you stay hydrated for that natural glow; not only does it work, but it’s also easy to do!

5. Adopt a Nutritious Diet

Lastly, for a fair skin tone, you have to ensure that your diet includes nutritious food such as lots of vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy products. Avoid eating deep-fried, spicy, and packaged or processed foods that can cause duller skin, acne breakout, pimples, and blisters.

Load up on vitamin B which not only helps to improve your skin tone, but also keeps your skin more radiant, and balance out your natural oils. Sato Pharmaceutical’s Hakubi B Tablets can help you attain the fair skin tone you want, so feel free to complement your diet with these Japanese Vitamin B tablets.

Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for Fairer Skin

At Sato Pharmaceutical, we stock only the best of the best when it comes to Japanese supplements for your skin. Achieve your goals of getting fair skin naturally with Sato Pharmaceutical’s diverse line-up of Japanese vitamins and other beauty supplements.

Shop Sato today.