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Fall Skincare Edit: Myths Debunked

If you haven’t already seen an influx of information in your inbox about transitioning to your fall skincare routine or the newest products you have to get in order to achieve fall ready skin then be ready! They’re coming. The truth is, we don’t need radically different skincare routines for every season - it’s as fabricated as certain holidays by the card companies to sell more. Alright I’ll stop being cynical and break it down. As the seasons change, depending on your climate, the air quality is likely the largest difference. The air shifts from being humid (which our skin generally enjoys, minus being a bit more prone to excess sweating and sebum production) to dryer air (this will thus dry...

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Cozy Moroccan Cooked Salad

This deliciously simple recipe has been made in my family forever - it's a cooked pepper and tomato salad that is best served with bread, simmered with cracked eggs on top (for a way better take on shakshuka), or served cold with a cheese plate. This recipe has been adapted from my parents memory of my Mémé's recipe for Moroccan Salade Cuite (Cooked Salad). It's warm and complex - perfect for the approaching chilly weather! Ingredients - About 10 peppers (I use whatever is in season or I can find - in this version I used regular, poblano and pepperoncini) - 2 cans whole tomato - 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil - 1 tsp cumin - 1 tsp paprika...

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Skin Profile: Perioral Dermatitis

Hello everyone! We’re very excited to introduce you to our next Skin Profile: Emma! Emma creates stunning floral arrangements - from her farm to your home - assembled with love in Toronto. Emma struggles with Perioral Dermatitis (PD) a rash-like skin condition that forms small bumps around the mouth (but can also go all the way up to the eyes - hello, been there). It is almost a combination of acne and rosacea, and thus it is often treated similarly. PD is frustrating because it is recurring, often linked to stress and while its true cause it unknown, it seems linked to using cosmetics and/or common prescription pharmaceuticals like nasal sprays. PD is often misdiagnosed as eczema or acne, which...

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Skin Profile: PCOS & Acne

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today we’re profiling @lindsrosso - Linds shared her skin journey with us so we could share more information with you on what worked for her, fun skin tips & more! We’re so excited to introduce Linds - a Sault Ste. Marie native who is now hustling in the fashion industry in beautiful B.C.! Linds had perfect skin until she was 23, then began struggling with breakouts and rosacea. At 25 Linds was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Since PCOS is a hormonal disorder caused by enlarged ovaries it can have major side effects on the skin. While we mostly hear about the noncancerous growths it causes, at the heart of this condition is a hormonal imbalance. It...

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Best Beauty Gadgets That Actually Work

Nurse Jamie Face Roller If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll recognize this tool from pretty much all my posts this week. I resisted what I thought was purely hype for so long, but after trying it once I was hooked. It has a nice weight so you don’t need to apply much pressure, and it genuinely feels like a massage. I can’t attest to the long term skin benefits yet (I’ve been using it for about a week) but I do know it feels amazing for releasing tension in my jaw and neck. I love my Gua sha and ice roller for de-puffing and lymphatic drainage, but this roller feels like a real massage (which I have been missing...

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