Category: SKIN

This is a collection of shots from an afternoon shoot at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City, featuring Lady Pineda.

Lady in an enticing half face shot. Took some time to get a better shot because I wanted to get the sunlight to graze her face. This is a similar shot to that of my previous post featuring Krish Pingol. I am personally stunned on how this shot came out. We tried taking full-body photos prior to this but because the Magnolia tree is short the poses were a little awkward, then I took some headshots and they came out great.
Dianne Half

Playful Lady on a squeaky pole.
Dianne Pole

This is definitely not a high fashion shot but I like how the hair was blown away to partially cover Lady’s face to add some drama. I personally like adding element(s) in my shoot, elements that do not necessarily be perceived by eyes alone but also felt.
Dianne The Hair

Dianne with an apple.
Dianne Apple

Credits to Adam Arocena for contacting me to join this adventurous shoot. Taking risks going inside the hotel grounds and having the fun shoot. 

Special thanks to both our models, Lady Pineda and Jane Cruzada, for taking the deal.
This is brought to you by nujle and skingineers


Meet Jahziel Manabat, Repsol Model
Jahziel Manabat
Shot taken during Car Show last April 30, 2011 in Quirino Grandstand

Meet Gwen Ceridwen, Repsol Model.

Gwen Ceridwen


Shot taken during the Car Show last April 30, 2011 in Quirino Grandstand


DNA Structure


Let’s open our eyes and thought for a moment. Remember our old man right now. We might be aging as well. Alright!
This is true not only for us humans. In fact, in living things, aging has been compared to the natural decay of materials of objects. DNA damages occur continuously in cells of living organisms. The genetic theory of aging believes that lifespan is largely determined by the genes we inherit.

Aging is caused by accumulated damage to DNA, which in turn inhibits cells’ ability to function and express the appropriate genes. This damage is said to have been caused by one and/or many of the following.

DNA Damage Theories

Aging is caused by accumulated damage to DNA, which in turn inhibits cells’ ability to function and express the appropriate genes. This leads to cell death and overall aging of the organism.

  • DNA Damage/Repair Theory
  • Free Radical/Oxidation Theory
  • Mitochondrial DNA Theory
  • Radiation Theory

Built-In Breakdown Theories

Aging is a direct consequence of genetic programming. The causes for aging are directly built into the genome and cellular structure, as a sort of molecular clock.

  • Disposable Soma Theory
  • Genetic Theory
  • Immunological Theory
  • Telomere Theory

Free Radicals & Anti-Oxidants


Happy old man


Free Radicals
In general, a free radical is any molecule with one or more unpaired electrons in its valence shell.

Free radicals wreak havoc at a cellular level since they are able to:

  • break off cell membrane proteins, thereby destroying cellular identity.
  • fuse membrane lipid & proteins, hardening the cell membrane and leading to brittle and nonfunctional cells.
  • disrupt the nuclear membrane. Free radicals may expose genetic material in the nucleus, leaving the DNA open for mutation or destruction.
  • burden the immune system by damaging immune cells.
  • cause chronic diseases.

Antioxidants are the body’s solution to oxidative stress.

Known antioxidants include:

  • enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase, catalase, superoxide dismutase.
  • nutrients including vitamins C and E, beta carotene, selenium, cystene, uric acid.
  • synthetic molecules such as DSMO, BHT, and BHA.
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