Category ‘Tips’

How and Why to Boost Your Collagen Intake

Collagen is a protein found in abundance throughout our bodies. It is an essential building block for our skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, connective tissue, and teeth. Collagen is well known for its effect on skin, but the benefits go beyond beauty. We’d like to share with you the benefits...

Self-Care for the Sandwich Generation

The sandwich generation is a group of people—usually in their thirties or forties but also includes baby boomers—who are raising their own kids and responsible for the care of their aging parents. They are carrying the weight of two demanding roles: parent and caregiver. Women are more likely to...

Pre-Event Massages for the Game of Life

In the sporting world, athletes use pre-event massages to prepare for a competitive event. It’s typically a 15-minute session that happens at the event site, in the hour before the competition starts. Even if competitive athletic endeavours aren’t in the calendar, this sports approach can help any of us...

The Beauty Benefits of Saturated Fat

Saturated fat was once public enemy #1, but recent studies indicate that saturated fat isn’t harmful, and eating it regularly improves blood lipid profiles. We’re happy this news is out because saturated fat is a natural beauty product that keeps skin looking radiant. The difference between saturated and unsaturated...

4 Things to Look for in an Eye Cream or Serum

The beauty world is strongly divided on eye creams and serums. Fans say it’s a must for keeping wrinkles at bay. Critics say it’s a marketing trick that creates a need for tiny and expensive jars of moisturizer. A case could be made for either side of this argument....

Skin Care Treatments for Adult Acne

Unfortunately, adult acne is common: it affects about half of all women in their twenties and a quarter of women in their forties. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, adult acne—which occurs more frequently in women than men—is typically caused by stress, hormone levels, skin care products, family...

Young at Heart: Anti-Aging Lifestyle and Skin Care Strategies

They say youth is wasted on the young. This folk wisdom may not ring true until the day you notice unwanted changes to your skin texture and tone. Aging skin can mean dryness, thinning, wrinkles and loss of firmness. If you’re lucky, you won’t see these changes until your...

5 Reasons to Add Strength Training to Your Routine

As we move into what some meanies call middle age, our beauty routines start to require more than eye serum, firming moisturizer, and regular exfoliation. What’s now necessary is finding the fountain of youth—a seemingly impossible task until you discover what strength training does for the mind, body and...

The Joys of Spring Cleaning

There’s no cleaning more satisfying than spring cleaning. It’s a ritual found across many cultures and religions and, according to the American Cleaning Institute, 72% of households participate in this annual event. Even if you don’t usually get excited about chores, you may find yourself scrubbing with gusto when...

Book a Self-Care Date With Yourself

If you’ve ever thought, “I just need one minute to myself!”, you may be short on self-care. Self-care is taking care of your own physical, emotional, and mental needs with positive behaviours. In real life, it means the difference between being your best self and snapping at loved ones...