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The Best Sunscreen Guide for All Skin Types

I don’t need to read you the riot act on wearing sunscreen - you know you need it and you know why (skin cancer, skin damage, premature aging, the list goes on). But thanks to some digging and incredible companies, there are lots of amazing options available! There are even sunscreens that can add a beautiful glow to our skin, or help control excess oil. Fear not! There is a sunscreen in this guide for you! First let’s debunk this common sunscreen conundrum - what does SPF even mean? Well, according to the Skin Care Foundation, the level of SPF tells you how long the sun’s UVB rays would take to redden your skin if you apply the sunscreen as...

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Inflammation, Sensitive Skin & Treating It

Rethinking Clean with Dr. Skotnicki  Eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis - three of the most common yet most mysterious skin conditions - are all related to inflammation and skin sensitivity. You hear about it all the time: “anti-inflammatory” foods, skincare and diets. We know inflammation is bad, but why and how do we avoid it? ‘Sensitive skin’ is a term used by professionals and consumers alike - we use it to describe skin that is easily reactionary to outside factors (wool, skincare products, climate, etc.). Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, a renowned Toronto dermatologist who specializes in allergic contact dermatitis and skin disease, believes 80% of skin sensitivity comes from either pre-existing conditions (psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis) or invisible inflammation. Dr. Skotnicki states that...

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Multi-Masking: Face Mask Guide

Find me someone who doesn’t love a face mask. Whether you’re looking for deep hydration or a quick exfoliation, theres a mask for you! I’ve lined up some of my favourite masks and peels for all skin types and concerns, and how you can work them into your routine. Not only are face masks great for your skin, but they’re the perfect way to unplug and focus on the present moment when things get hectic - you can set a perfect spa-like moment with the right candle, a comfy spot and a face mask.  I like to do a face mask or peel once a week to exfoliate my skin and remove built up beauty products. Any more than once...

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The Best Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Guide

As we adjust how we celebrate special moments, I’ve found some very thoughtful ways to celebrate the special woman in your life who deserves it more than ever right now, with approval from my own mom! These gifts are either homemade, or from local and often female founded businesses, so you can give back while shopping for your mom!  Bring the Restaurant Home One of the first things I think of when I’m planning a celebration is food. A great meal brings people together, transports you elsewhere, and creates a beautiful shared experience. If you’re quarantining together: cook your mom her favourite meal or something you know she’s been wanting to try. You can even make a signature cocktail, like...

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All Natural Linen Spray Recipe

Ever dream of falling asleep in a french lavender garden? Bring the garden inside with this deeply relaxing and anti-bacterial DIY linen spray! Lavender boasts anti-anxiety properties that will help you fall asleep in a relaxed state, and it is also anti-bacterial, which is great for keeping your pillows clean and your skin glowing. There are printable directions at the end, so you could even make a linen spray kit and give it to your BFF as a gift! You can swap lavender in this recipe for your favourite essential oil - lemon, eucalyptus, or a blend of a few!  Ingredients & Tools: - Spray bottle - Funnel (if you have) - Measuring cups  - 10-20 drops Lavender essential oil...

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