ECO-FRIENDLY YOGA MATS
Do It For The Climate
SKIN FEELING OILY, PARCHED OR STRESSED? CONSIDER AN ACID TRIP
When it comes to skin care, knowledge is power, and we’re all getting smarter. “Since the pandemic, people are actively seeking information through online tutorials and master classes,” says Patricia Clare, a Vancouver-based national trainer for NeoStrata, an anti-aging skincare line. “They’re really trying to put it together. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.” Knowing that different results come from different ingredients is part of the journey toward building a skin-care routine that works for you, and that means getting more familiar with acid ingredients.
We Tried It: A PRICEY AT-HOME LED FACE MASK
For three minutes every evening, I lie on my couch with an absolutely terrifying mask placed over my just-cleansed face while red and blue lights allegedly work their magic to give me line-free, blemish-free skin. The mask is the latest innovation from Dr. Dennis Gross, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon known for his at-home peeling masks. The DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro is an LED mask that uses red light to boost collagen and reduce fine lines, and blue light to kill bacteria to help heal and prevent future breakouts and redness.
The story behind a misunderstood and often misdiagnosed heart condition that's affecting Canadian women.
Sudi Barre is a young, healthy, fit woman who, immediately after giving birth, suffered a heart attack. Then she had seven more.
PSYCHOLOGIST JANINE HUBBARD ON SUPPORTING KIDS (AND PARENTS) AS THEY HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL
This September, as we cautiously ease out of a year-and-a-half-long pandemic, we’re heading back into a school year that’s unlike any other. School has changed. We’ve changed too.
IS THERE EVEN SUCH A THING AS A HEALTHY BREAKFAST CEREAL?
HOW THE PANDEMIC HELPED ME OPEN UP ABOUT MY PARKINSON'S
Recently, my family and I ventured north of our home in Ajax, Ont., to the Bruce Peninsula to go hiking at Greig’s Caves.
Eat More - MEDJOOL DATES
You always remember your first good date. One nibble, and you’re courted by a deep caramel flavour, soft texture and delightfully sweet taste. For me, it was love at first bite.
AT YOUR LEISURE
WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR FREE TIME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. HERE’S WHY HAVING A HOBBY IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH - AND HOW TO FIND ONE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
We Tried It AN ACUPUNCTURE FACIAL
As a beauty writer, I’m invited to try all sorts of new treatments. But I also get a bunch of inspiration through Instagram scrolling—and that’s where I found my latest task. French influencer Mathilde Lacombe posted a filter-free self ie highlighting her ridiculously smooth forehead, which she claimed wasn’t the result of Botox. Instead, she said her ironed-out guise was thanks to cosmetic acupuncture.
Women need to get enough of six key minerals and vitamins for optimal health. The good news? It's easy to do.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURAL CALM
What Has the Pandemic Done to My Body?
This is ourselves— under pressure.
Small But Mighty
THE NEW SUPERFOODS
In Conversation: YOGINI NANCY ZAGBAYOU ON TAMING STRESS, MAINTAINING A ROUTINE AND OPENING UP THE WELLNESS INDUSTRY
What comes to mind when you think of self-care? Maybe it’s scented candles and a meditation app or colouring books and a face mask. But Montreal-based wellness entrepreneur Nancy Zagbayou believes self-care is not something to be purchased. “For me, self-care is self-compassion,” she says. “And that compassion gives us the ability to be resilient.”
The Red-Hot GUIDE TO STAYING COOL THIS Summer
POOL FLOATS. POPSICLE MOULDS. SUNSCREEN PICKS AND BARBECUE TIPS. WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR CHILL.
Life Lesson: HOW I STOPPED COUNTING CALORIES AND STARTED TO EAT WITHOUT FEAR
When the world shut down last year, so many of us had no idea what lay ahead. Alongside the fear and uncertainty, there was, I admit, a tinge of excitement—the same kind of feeling I had when school got out for summer vacation. An abrupt stop to any routines meant a chance to reinvent myself and emerge from the end of this a more confident, more beautiful (read: thinner) woman. I know I wasn’t the only one with this idea.
THE SILENT TREATMENT
TOO OFTEN, WOMEN IN CANADA ARE DISMISSED, NEGLECTED OR MISDIAGNOSED BY THEIR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS. A NEW ALLIANCE WANTS TO CHANGE THAT FOR GOOD.
SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE
In her books, her op-eds and her wildly popular Twitter feed, Dr. Jen Gunter helps women around the world separate vagina facts from vagina jade eggs. Now she’s untangling that feared and misunderstood time: menopause.
How to make Lauren Toyota's vagan spin on sloppy jokes
In her new cookbook, Hot for Food All Day, Lauren Toyota shows that vegan recipes can be seriously delicious— and super simple to make. Here are four tasty places to start.
Four Ways to Kick the Winter Blues
This is the year to focus on peepers that really pop.
Women of the Year
MEET THE INSPIRING CANADIANS WHO SAW A NEED, STEPPED UP AND STEADILY TRANSFORMED LIVES.
LET IT GLOW
Winter doesn't have to wear on your skin. Cracked lips, chapped cheeks and rough feet are just a few signs that dry skin season is here — harsh winter weather can wreak havoc all over. Bitter temps outside are the first front against dry skin, but the battle continues indoors. “A major factor that contributes to dry skin is indoor heating,” says Dr. Elyse Love, a dermatologist in New York City. “It is true that the humidity outside is generally lower in the winter than it is in the summer, but the biggest thing is that we spend significantly more time inside, and most heaters blow out dry heat. This dry, warm environment feels cozy but strips your skin of its normal moisture.” Fortunately, the right routine — combined with the ideal products for the season — can keep your skin soft and hydrated from head to toe all the way until spring.
TRY THIS AT HOME
We’re all spending more time within our own four walls. Wellness expert Jamie Gold shares the small changes you can make around the house to boost your physical and mental well-being.
In an excerpt from her poignant memoir, Christa Couture describes how unapologetic boldness became her superpower.
INSTRUMENTS OF GOOD
Looking to make positive change in 2021? Start with sustainable beauty tools.
EMBRACE the OUTDOORS SAFELY, and you’ll be HAPPIER and HEALTHIER, and have a whole lot more FUN this WINTER
These nutrient-dense, calorie-wise nuts pack a nutritional punch, and make a festive addtition in all kinds of sweet and savoury dishes, writes Laura Jeha.
You don’t have to sign up to feel hot, angry and bloated. Little changes can help manage these symptoms
A Holiday Game Plan: SCALED DOWN, SPECIAL and STRESS FREE
The pandemic may have put big family gatherings and potlucks on ice, but holiday meals can still feel special (even if it’s your first time tackling one on your own!). Cookbook author Claire Tansey answers all your questions about how to make a definitely-different-but-still totally-memorable holiday feast.