How to safely love the sun

The Best Sun Protection May Be the Sun For many years I completely avoided the sun. Following the advice of doctors, dermatologists and the media I hid under umbrellas, floppy hats and long dresses and begrudgingly applied gobs of sunscreen. I read the research and...

How to have clear skin AND eat chocolate.

The bad news: Chocolate makes acne worse. The debate has been cleared up by some excellent studies in the past few years.  Acne and chocolate are strongly related, and in one study chocolate was shown to worsen acne by 169%. Ouch. That hit me hard because chocolate is...

Do collagen supplements really work?

Collagen supplements are definitely the latest anti-aging trend - social media is bursting with collagen lattes, powders and pills.  Women are rushing out to purchase the latest brand promoted by their favourite influencer. But do they really work?  Are all collagen...

When should you eat breakfast for maximum beauty?

If you have been reading anything about health and wellness in the past year you probably know that intermittent fasting is an undisputed super-star. Medical studies have shown that intermittent fasting can increase longevity, reduce rates of cancer, improve the...

Why Medications Will Not Solve Acne.

After working in a dermatology clinic for 12 years and knowing the basic algorithm that dermatologists follow to clear acne - I know that acne will usually relapse once the medications are stopped.  And the acne will usually come back way worse. This is because the...

I don’t do Botox or Fillers, but I Love Lasers!

For the past 12 years I have worked in one of the busiest dermatology clinics in Toronto. Which means I have access to almost all the latest high-end beauty treatments for practically free. Botox. Fillers. Lasers. PRP. IPL. Expensive serums and skincare. You name it,...

How Detoxing the Lymph = Maximum Beauty

How much do you know about the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system is a bit under-rated and unrecognized, but its job is huge.  And it's impact on your beauty is serious. A huge network of vessels that extends throughout the body, the lymphatic system is the...

Is your cleansing regime helping or hurting your acne?

My mission is to heal your body from the inside out so that you never have to deal with acne (or digestive issues or hormonal imbalances) again so that you can live your best life ever! But let's be honest - how you wash your face matters.  Especially if you have...

Are you dehydrated?

In the skincare world there is a lot of discussion about hydrating the skin.  Women are spending a fortune on serums, oils and masks designed to deliver a plump, hydrated complexion.  Topical products seem to be the ultimate answer to maximum skin hydration.  This is...

Activated Charcoal for Maximum Beauty

Want to shrink your pores and whiten your teeth? I have to admit that I didn't immediately jump on the activated charcoal wagon. And not because I didn't believe it could de-gunk my pores and whiten my teeth - mostly because I hate a mess. I know that is a poor excuse...

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