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These are beautiful plants, some flowering, further masking their sinister side effects. And they are an invasive species, meaning they are increasingly found in many parts of Canada. If you are gardening, hiking or cottaging this summer, it's advised you familiarize yourself with what these plants look like so you can steer clear.
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Why, at closer to 30 than 20, did my skin suddenly and unexpectedly resemble a painful slice of pepperoni pizza? I never experienced acne as a teen, and was utterly puzzled as to what was going on with my face just a few short months ago.
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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.
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From using the right hair removal products to all-natural exfoliating recipes, here’s a list of tips to ensure your legs get noticed.
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Achieving soft and radiant skin may seem like an impossible task, but we’re going to let you in on a secret -- getting that summer glow is easier (and cheaper) than you think.
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It's a very simple principle, any system that is in harmony tends towards health, well-being and sustainability. A system that is in disharmony tends towards illness, disease, suffering and collapse. The same rule applies to your skin.
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Skin care experts weigh in.
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Wouldn't it be swell if the harshest season of the year also didn't make us dry, chapped and flaky? As if enduring -26 degree temperatures isn't torturous enough, our skin vehemently protests, and getting our complexions back to a healthy, happy state can seem like no easy feat. But it is!
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This holiday season, give your body the gift of good winter skincare products.
Spoiler alert: Drink LOTS of water.
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It's all about the sparkling eye this Diwali!
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A year ago, 32-year-old Melissa Mok wasn't feeling well. She developed flu-like symptoms that quickly escalated into mysterious blisters that covered her entire body, head to toe, inside and out. Puzzled, Melissa's doctors placed her into quarantine while trying to figure out what was overtaking her otherwise healthy body.
While some of us are using the new power of 3D printers to make smartphone cases and chocolate figurines, two engineering students from the University of Toronto are using them to print functional human skin.
Sun exposure is no joke. It is not to be taken lightly. Tanning salons and oils irk me with the same intensity as marketing fast food to children. Since 1970, the incidence of Melanoma has nearly tripled, while most other cancers are in retreat. Here is a breakdown of what you should know.
As Black History Month winds to a close, we take a look at the musicians who have presented independent, alternative representations of black womanhood in rock and metal music over the decades — from...
One of the most common chemicals used in pools is chlorine and less common, bromine. The problem with these chemicals is that they are detrimental to your health. If you are going to be swimming in a pool, there are a few simple things you can do to mitigate the damages.
The holidays are upon us and in most cases all of us will eat and drink way too much sugar, salt and fat. These type of foods can wreak havoc on our skin. If you want your skin to glow this holiday season, here are a few tips and products that will do the trick, beautifully.
So, I'm facing down my 40th birthday. It's two weeks away and, surprisingly, my mid-life crisis is holding off. For now. I am not enjoying the lines appearing around my eyes or the various sagging and loosening bits and pieces that will remain nameless. Clearly, I have to get OK with aging. Here are my top tips for aging well.
Chances are that soft, supple skin that feels good and looks healthy (not to mention youthful) is on your most wanted list for summer. However, to really turn dry, unhealthy skin around you have to start from the inside out. Luckily you don't have to buy expensive creams and potions to turn it around, a few simple additions to your supplement and dietary plan will do the trick.
We’re all about making life easier. So here, in our regular feature 10 Tips, we’ll equip you with tricks that’ll make any task -- from buying art to picking the right shade of lipstick -- seem simpler...
The days are slowly getting longer and you know what that means -- it's almost time to trade our winter sweaters for cute tops and our snow boots for sandals. But before you start stocking your wardro...
Whether it roars like a lion or mews like a kitten, one thing is true of winter: it's terrible for your skin. Tired of scaly dry patches caused by dry indoor heating? These tips will help you get glow...
By Diana Cina, TheKit.ca A new year brings a fresh set of resolutions and it's imperative that treating our skin better is on the top of the list. "Environmental factors are responsible for 95% of vis...
Kareem Ali first bleached his skin when he was six. Not knowing exactly what he was doing, Ali says he rubbed Vicco -- a skin-lightening product from India -- all over his face before going to school...
Canadian may pride themselves on striving for an equal society, but when it comes to health, the colour of your skin may still make a difference in thi
Skin health is almost always approached from an outside-in perspective. With all the creams, moisturizers, sunscreens and cosmetics out there, most people never look beyond what they put on the surfac...