Rosy Cheeks

Do you often wonder (after a night-long partying) if there is a miracle potion that will help you to restore the glow in your skin? Well, we do, and decided to road test an age-old remedy: Rose water. Continue reading Rosy Cheeks

Thank goodness for pumpkins

Fall is the season we mostly associate with rich and opulent colors: the changing of the leaves on the trees along Toronto’s sidewalks and parks, the fashion show of apples in different shades of yellow and red, and the variety of pumpkins and winter squashes coloring the produce aisles with pearly white, deep green, and shades of orange hues. Continue reading Thank goodness for pumpkins

The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

This post is for those who have allergic reactions to pollen and bee sting:

Mother Nature might have made us to be different from each other (and why not, who wants to live in a Stepford society), but gave us sources of various kinds to make sure we all benefit from her majestic creations the same way. Continue reading The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Being as sweet as honey

Oh, if only Canadian summer could last forever…But what if we make winter our friend? What if we are well prepared for Winter, and we greet her as a good friend who came over for a visit and stayed for the winter holidays, and over Easter perhaps? We will stop there before we scare ourselves into moving to a tropical island and pretend we had never seen a winter storm nor felt the North wind on our faces.

And here is the reason for that fear: The low temperature contributes greatly to the loss of moisture and elasticity in the skin. What we need to do is prepare our skin to be ready when we get into the winter months of January and February. Continue reading Being as sweet as honey

What of the fine lines?

I’m sure that by now most of us have had a proper shakedown by the Sunscreen Police Force, SPF, during the summer months. For me, that is my sister who’s always double checking if I’m wearing the proper protection suited for the weather outside (even if it means I’m running to the store across the street, no more than a 2 minute walk, it must be used  in my daily beauty regime). Continue reading What of the fine lines?