Skin Health

With the rising trend of YouTube beauty tutorials and routines, women around the world are transforming their faces into canvases to test out new products and treatments. The problem with this is that while we are being taught what to put on our face and body, we are not being taught how to properly clean and remove it. It is no wonder then, that ​skin care​ remains to be one of the most neglected aspects of personal care.

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Permanent Hair Removal

Spring has officially arrived in Canada, and we’re not talking about the March Equinox. We’re talking about the no-more-snow, temperatures-above-zero, we-can-see-the-grass-again type of spring, and that can only mean one thing for women – hair removal season. As ladies across Canada begin to switch out their pants & coats for skirts & t-shirts, we can’t think of a more appropriate time to discuss and evaluate the available options for permanent hair removal treatments. Effective technological advancements in the beauty industry have led to the creation of services that provide year-round permanent hair removal solutions. Imagine it ladies, a hairless summer AND winter.

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Daylight Savings Effect on Health

Once a year, every year, as the winter days get longer, millions across Canada turn to their clocks to watch it advance by an hour — or sleep through it. This practice of time change, known as Daylight Savings Time, allows for more light in the summer evening hours by essentially moving an hour of daylight from morning to evening. Unfortunately for many, the jump from 2:00AM to 3:00AM takes away from precious sleeping hours that leaves many sporting an extra large coffee the next morning. This is a result of the shift in the body’s 24- hour internal clock, or circadian rhythm, which responds to light as an official indicator for time.

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Tattoo removal

            Once reserved for sailors, tribesmen, and ex-cons, tattoos have been growing in popularity in recent years. While the desire to express oneself through art is appealing, beware, this aesthetic procedure is quite permanent! While tattooing can be considered to be a profession, it is above all an art. And like most art forms, for best results, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Not only do they receive training in health and safety, but if done by an amateur, you run the risk of having a tattoo that will age poorly, heal badly, get infected and swollen or worse. An infection can come from cross contamination, poorly maintained or cleaned instruments, and improper techniques.

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Everything you need to know about pregnancy tests

There are many different types of pregnancy tests out there and roughly 70% of women between the ages of 25 and 45 have needed one at some point in their lives. While some of the early symptoms of pregnancy can be vague; like nausea, a lack menstruation, increased appetite, fatigue and chest tenderness, there are many test available that can confirm a pregnancy.

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The benefits of spa treatments

With new spas opening across Montreal and Canada, there is an endless variety of treatments and therapies for you to choose from. Due to their high demand, these treatments have become more innovative and more focused of health benefits. There are many options to choose from; the most poplar being massage therapy, but span now offer a range of services like shiny salt and body wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, as well as signature services that combine multiple treatments. Here are some basics you should know before booking deciding on your next massage or spa treatment.

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Bleaching your Teeth: Explained

Bleaching is a process used to brighten your own natural teeth without any complications. In this procedure, no removal, etching, or cutting of your dental enamel is required. Tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and the natural aging process of your teeth turn them darker and stain them over time. A professional teeth whitening is performed with the help of active oxygen that helps decolourize the distracting colour pigments present in your teeth.

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Tanning – Spray or UV?

For a few years now, pop-culture has increasingly valued tanning, it is seen as a sign of good health and is part of Western beauty standards. Tanning’s growing popularity has propelled the development of artificial tanning techniques. In Canada, with its long months of winter and snow, the number of artificial tanning users is increasing every year. In 2002, the Federal Department of Health and Social Services added ultraviolet (UV) light to its list of substances that are carcinogenic to humans. Long-term exposure to artificial sunlight contributes significantly to premature skin aging and the risk of skin cancer.

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Traveler’s Diarrhea

What You Need to Know Before You Travel

Every year, millions of international travellers suffer from traveler’s diarrhea. With Christmas right around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to teach you about traveler’s diarrhea, so you spend your vacation on the beach, not the washroom. High-risk destinations for travelers’ diarrhea include many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East and most of Asia. Your chances of contracting traveler’s diarrhea are mainly determined by your destination. However, some groups of people are at greater risk of developing the condition, especially those with weakened immune systems.

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