Beauty and Skin

Why Are India's Beauty Standards So Messed Up?

Deepi Harish | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

India is obsessed with skin colour. India's skin bleaching business racks in over 450 million a year! Fair & Lovely, a skin whitening brand that launched in the seventies is still one of the more profitable brands under Unilever's portfolio. In fact, it's the largest skin whitening cream in the world. The Indian community believes the paler you are, the more beautiful you are. And this is where things get confusing.

Travel Essentials You Need For Your Next Trip

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Travel can be exhilarating but steep culture shock awaits you if you're unprepared for a foreign country's culture, customs, and day-to-day lifestyle....

Yes, LED Facial Treatments Do Work (But Not In A Flash)

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

Perhaps you've thought of trying one of the many at-home handheld devices, such as the Quasar MD Plus that Kim Kardashian uses (apparently, she's "really big on laser facials"). LED skin treatments all the rage nowadays. Here's what you need to know about them.

Top Foods To Get Your Summer Glow On

Kathy Smart | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

It's summer, and we are all showing a bit more skin to keep cool. Our skin reflects what is happening inside our bodies, and I see so many people spending money and time to improve its appearance. The foundational pieces need to be in place, or it is an uphill struggle!

Top Makeup Tips For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love the summer time. Pretty, light, fresh makeup. It feels so much easier to wake up and just put on a touch of tinted moisturizer, some gloss and a bit of mascara and go! The ease of it is fantastic. To find out all the latest makeup trends for summer and how to keep your skin looking fresh, I spoke with Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist, Smashbox Cosmetics.

Top Tips For Travel Skincare

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

When travelling, the skin can become rather dehydrated. Often at times, the business, associated with travel can add stress, which also interrupts your skin's natural levels of moisture production. If flying, or spending more times outdoors, the water levels in the skin can also be robbed by recycled air and the environment (sun/ wind).

Drawing Inspiration From 100 Days Of Makeup

Aviva Cohen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Style
Aviva Cohen

100 Days of Makeup (#100daysofmakeup) is an Instagram challenge designed for makeup artists to showcase their skills. The goal may sound simple but artists must post interesting and creative makeup pictures or videos for 100 consecutive days.

Here's What You Need to Know About Fall Makeup Trends

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

To find out the latest beauty trends for fall, I spoke with Canadian beauty expert Sonia Leal-Serafim at Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. Sonia shared the top trends and tips for beautiful makeup this fall.

Hot Tips to Care for Your Skin This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

During the summer months my skin can be all over the place... Some days it is oily from the heat and other days it feels dried out (especially in the evenings). Curious to find out how to deal with the stress on my skin, I spoke with Kimberley MacEachern, Esthetician with Suki's South Granville.

How to Self-Tan and not Look Like a Streaky Weirdo

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Now, we have a better understanding of the long term damage that the sun can cause. At the same time, self-tanners have improved and can now provide a real looking tan on the skin. To find out the top tips on how to use self tanners and get the best glow, I spoke with Alyson Hogg, Founder and CEO, Vita Liberata.

14 Ways To Get Glowing, Radiant Skin

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Style

It won’t be easy. It will require regular exercise, dietary changes and the strength to make it to the bathroom sink before passing out in last night’s makeup. But it's totally worth it.

How to Create Flawless Skin for a Better Look

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The best start to any outfit is having flawless skin, but how to achieve it? Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox. Lori shared with me the top tips that everyone can use to create flawless skin.

Don't Let Stress Affect Your Skin With These Helpful Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

We all encounter stress in different parts of our lives. But in a nutshell, stress affects skin in five ways: accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. When skin is stressed it does not act properly, it's out of balance, it's literally exhausted, irritable, drained and depleted.

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

100 Years Of Korean Beauty In Under 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Style

There's another "100 Years Of Beauty" (yes, another one) and it's two times as cool as the others! In their most recent installment of the series,...

Top Tips for an Amazing Home Facial

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Getting a facial done at the spa is one of life's great pleasures. It is relaxing and my skin always feels amazing when it's done. It is good as a treat, but can get pricey if you get them done regularly. I wanted to learn more about the top tips of how to do a mask at home, so I spoke with Sephora and they shared with me the top tips for doing a mask in the comfort of your own bathroom.

The Secret Beauty Benefits of Exercise

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Regular activity is shown to help everything from increasing hair growth to reducing acne. So before you go spending hundreds on skin care, spa treatments and hair products, take a gander at what the gym has to offer in the cosmetic department!

How To Look Fresh After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Being proactive and wanting to get the very most out of my 40's, I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada to find out how I can look my very best. He shared with me some of his top tips on how to keep my makeup routine fresh and create smooth looking skin that is natural looking.

How to Care for Your Skin After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Changes in temperature, humidity and how you spend your days will all contribute to a change in how your skin acts. Each individual's skin will need different products at different times of the year (or the week for that matter!), and so you should seek products based on the desired effects rather than general skincare ranges based on your skin type.

Is Dark Beautiful? The Fairness Debate Opens Wide in India

Jugni Style | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

The darker girl's mantra: stay out of the sun, don't tan, and use this homemade concoction to fade your skin colour. Unless you're born fair like Aishwarya Rai, you've likely been subject to some version of this growing up -- but the Dark is Beautiful campaign is working to change this.

DIY Beauty Remedies: Shaving Oil

Jugni Style | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Jugni Style

After sharing her money saving, skin treating DIY oil cleanser, actress Anita Majumdar shares another one of her secret beauty remedies. (Photograp...

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

How To Take Care Of Your Skin And Brain After 40

The Skiny | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Living

By: The Skiny How can you still turn heads when you look run down? We suggest walking — with “head turns” — straight to your dermatologist...

Got Spots? Here's How To Banish And Treat Adult Acne

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Style

You've got a job, a mortgage, furniture that isn't secondhand and a car with a fully functioning muffler. You've clearly crossed the threshold into ad...

Four Ways to Combat Cellulite

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

If you have dimpled areas on your hips, thighs, buttocks or even your arms, you aren't alone. Today, women spend millions every year on anti-cellulite treatments ranging from fancy creams, to promising pills to surgery and laser treatments. While it is difficult to eliminate completely, you can certainly reduce the appearance of it with these four suggestions.