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3 Hydration Tips to Help Improve Your Skin

In winter and summer – really, any time of the year, adequate hydration is of utmost importance both internally and externally for your body and skin. “Drink more water” has become a phrase you’ve probably heard a million times. Our bodies, being made of 60% water, need enough of it to keep all systems running. Water intake is just as important for your skin as it is for overall body function.  Dehydration on the skin makes us look older; wrinkles are accentuated and the skin lacks vitality and plumpness.  Our skin needs water both internally and externally to thrive, so …

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What can we learn from K-Beauty rituals?

K-Beauty, by definition, is an umbrella term for skincare products and rituals that are derived from South Korea. As someone who lived in South Korea for four years in my teaching days, I can tell you that beauty over there is visible and felt. In  Korea, something as simple as showering after the gym becomes a little luxury. Most of us here at home would take a towel, soap, and lotion to the shower and off we’d go. Korean women shower with a carton of milk – meaning they rinse their bodies with milk as their final rinse – this …

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3 Factors to Consider in Sunscreen Ingredients

When shopping for sunscreen, the #1 goal is to protect our skin and our children’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Exposure to UV rays is the main factor that causes skin cells to become cancer cells, so a good sunscreen is a-must for everyone who spends time outdoors in the summer.  Both chemical (aka synthetic and conventional)sunscreen ingredients and mineral (aka physical) ingredients protect from the sun’s harmful rays.  However, did you know that many chemical sunscreen ingredients are harmful because they’re unstable when exposed to sunlight? They also mess with our hormones and offer no other benefit to …

How many skin care products do you really need?

How many skincare products do you need? Now, that’s a good question! A recent beauty article from a distinguished magazine stated that our skin only needs a “good” cleanser, moisturizer and SPF to thrive. I agree that these three products are the workhorses of our skin care, but I think answering the above question is a bit more complicated for some of us. Understanding our skin and what it faces daily, can shed some light on what it needs.

5 Ways To Fight Dark Circles (And Puffiness) Naturally

Many of us struggle with darkness (and often puffiness) under our eyes which can age us, make us look tired or worse, ill.  Dark circles can be seen on both men and women and are difficult to get rid of or at least improve; expensive serums which promise to work often leave us disappointed.  There are numerous causes to dark circles and because of that it can be a challenge to pinpoint exactly what causes them but also how to treat them.

Why You Must Colour Correct Before Concealer

Using a colour corrector is essential before using your concealer if you want your makeup application to look flawless. I know you’re probably thinking, “Gee another product to add on?” However, if like me you have highly pigmented hereditary under-eye circles, you will truly appreciate what a colour corrector can do for your eyes and other areas of your face that might need colour-correcting for redness, dark spots, or dullness.

5 Ways To Give Your Skin A Break This Holiday Season

The holidays are here! During this busy, stressful and indulgent time of year, it’s always a good reminder to take some time to take care of yourself.  I have several suggestions on my blog on how to take care of your skin now that the weather has gotten cooler, and I could remind you that you are what you eat and that it’ll show on your skin.  However, I also know that it’s hard to cut back on anything this time of year because most of us celebrate by getting together with our loved ones and eating, eating and eating some more!