Category Archives: Skin care

Ingenious summer beauty products

When it comes to summer beauty, if you’re like me, you want products that do the job efficiently and easily. So there’s less fussing in front of the mirror and more time to actually enjoy the season. The products below … Continue reading

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Get winter skin glowing

Along with frigid temps and cold/flu season, winter can bring with it dull, dry skin. Plus, with age, our skin cell turnover rate slows down, adding to a duller and rougher appearance. But there’s no need to reserve a spot … Continue reading

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Spider and varicose veins: 6 things to know

They start making their colourful imprints on our legs usually by our 30s and often after a first pregnancy. I’m not talking about tattoos but something often as permanent: spider and varicose veins. What’s the difference between spider and varicose … Continue reading

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5 ways to show your legs some love

Our legs are two of our most hardworking body parts. Yet, beyond bathing, shaving or waxing them, how much do we reward our gams for all the walking, rushing, standing and crossing they do? And while we’re told the legs … Continue reading

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Best budget-friendly multitasking beauty oils

In a continuing quest to save both space in my bathroom and dollars in my wallet, I love a beauty product that delivers multiple functions at a reasonable price. And recently the products I’m drawn to are beauty oils, beloved … Continue reading

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More reasons to develop a daily sunscreen habit

We’ve all been schooled that the regular use of sunscreen can help prevent both skin cancer and sunburns. And at this warm-weather time of year, sunscreen becomes more top of mind. But a recent Australian study provides even more reasons … Continue reading

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Is Clarisonic worth the investment?

Have you been curious about Clarisonic, the line of sonic skin-care gizmos that promises to transform all skin types? I know I was. But as it’s priced from $139 Cdn ($119 US) for the Mia model, up to $259 Cdn … Continue reading

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Spring-clean your beauty stash

Not to disrespect Mother Nature (since we’ve just celebrated Earth Day and because it’s clear she may have a mood disorder) but I think spring should be penalized for lateness this year. But while there have been few signs yet … Continue reading

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What do to about hyperpigmentation

It was on a trip to the Mayan Riviera about six years ago when it first appeared. No, not Montezuma’s Revenge, but something about as welcome: hyperpigmentation on my face. Looking in the mirror near the end of the trip … Continue reading

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Get Glowing! The right skin-care product for luminous skin

One of the discoveries I’ve made as I’ve gotten older is that the most important beauty tools aren’t cosmetics, but skin-care products. Don’t get me wrong, I still love me some makeup… But while a top-notch concealer is a life- … Continue reading

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