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5 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR SKIN A BREAK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

By Maria Velve

The holidays are here! During this busy, stressful and indulgent time of year, it's always a good reminder to take some time to take care of yourself and your skin.  Here are 5 ways to give your skin a break this holiday season without....

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FIGHTING MASKNE IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

By Maria Velve

With fall's arrival, our skincare regimen changes have to consider the changes in our skin from prolonged use of face masks - aka Maskne or mask acne.  Face masks have become a necessity, but not everyone's skin can tolerate the friction, trapped wetness and discomfort that they can cause our skin.

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3 FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS

By Maria Velve

When shopping for sunscreen, the #1 goal is to protect our skin and our children’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Exposure to UV rays is the main factor that causes skin cells to become cancer cells, so a good sunscreen is a-must for everyone who spends time outdoors in the summer. However, did you know that many chemical sunscreen ingredients are harmful because...

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3 COOLER WEATHER SKINCARE PRODUCTS TO SWITCH TO FOR FALL

By Maria Velve

Fall is a time of change.  Along with the beautiful colours of the leaves and rotating our closets, cooler weather skincare products are a-must.  It’s time to replace our gel cleanser with a creamier cleanser, and invest in a richer moisturizer and a serum.

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WHY YOU MUST COLOUR CORRECT BEFORE CONCEALER

By Maria Velve

Using concealer correctly is important for cutting under-eye discolouration and looking more awake. However if you have severe dark circles, concealer alone will not cut it.  Read on for tips on how to get your concealer to do its job!

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HOW MANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS DO YOU REALLY NEED? HOW MANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS DO YOU REALLY NEED?

HOW MANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS DO YOU REALLY NEED?

By Maria Velve

While the beauty industry will have you believe that you need a dozen skincare products to get the job done, the opposite is quite true.  Here are three things to consider before adding another product to your skin care regimen.

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THE PROS AND CONS OF MINERAL MAKEUP

By Maria Velve

Mineral makeup has its pros and cons.  In this summary, I give you my top 3 reasons why I love, but also why it might not work for everyone.

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