DIY Superfood Face masks to detoxify and brighten

DIY Face Mask with well.ca | elodiebeauty.com

Boost your skin with spirulina, kale, and berries! You may have tried spirulina, pomegranate, or kale powder in your morning smoothie, but have you tried it a face mask? A few years ago I became obsessed with using dehydrated super food powders in my face masks. They are easier to use, super versatile, and have a longer shelf-life than fresh fruits and veggies. I recently joined with well.ca to film some of my favourite face mask recipes…. 

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Toxic Tuesday: Spotlight on Formaldehyde

You probably know this one. Think back to grade ten biology class. That poor frog floating in a jar filled with. . . that’s right, formaldehyde. It is often used to keep frogs and other slimy things in jars because it is an excellent preservative. It is also commonly found in nail polish and hair straightening products. Most recently the US federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the use of formaldehyde in these… 

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Hands Off!

“It is estimated that the average person touches their face between 3-5 times a minute.” We all do it: stare at ourselves two inches away from the mirror, fussing and picking at blemishes, wrinkles, or whatever we find. Enough is enough. I am taking a hands off pledge, and I hope that you will join me! By taking a pledge to not touch your face, you are accomplishing two things. First and foremost, you prevent… 

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Tumeric: Food or Beauty Product?

Tumeric. I know what you are thinking: curry, curry, curry. And I will say, yes, tumeric is a common and delicious component of curry powder. It gives it the bright, yellowy-orange colour, but is not responsible for curry’s well known flavour and smell– that my dear friends is from cumin, fenugreek, and coriander. “Tumeric’s almost magical anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and antioxidant properties make it a great ingredient for beauty rituals.” This tuber looking spice is a… 

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Toxic Tuesdays: Spotlight on BHA and BHT

Over the next little while, we will be posting “spotlights” on David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen; 12 of the most prominent and harmful industrial chemicals found in commercial personal care products. In each post, examples will be provided of products that may contain these chemicals so that the next time you shop for that hot lipstick shade or ‘must- have’ anti-wrinkle cream you can be more aware of what you are buying. With that said, let’s… 

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