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It’s Time to Put the “Beauty” Back in Beauty Sleep

April 6, 2017

“I am the Genie of the Lamp! I will grant you three wishes.”
“Er – that’s cool. But I just need one.”
“Are you sure? You can get three….”
“Yeah, I don’t mean to be rude, but I just have one wish –

UNINTERRUPTED, BLISSFUL SLEEP.

Dreamland. Siestaville. Beauty Sleep. It’s evaded me for, oh, about nine years. And my oldest will turn nine next month. Coincidence? HA!

My fellow mamas will know exactly what I’m talking about. Because once you become a parent, you go through various stages of a sleep-deprived existence… which I’ve heard doesn’t end until they’re adults and have left the house. (And maybe not even then.)

I mean, I don’t regret having children – of course not! But I do regret not taking better care of my skin, especially at night. After a long day, the last thing on my mind was hauling my weary body to the sink to complete a nighttime beauty regime. I never go to sleep with makeup on, but, since I only wear makeup about once every two weeks, it was a struggle to stay on top of cleansing, moisturizing and the like.

That was last year. This year has started off much, much differently, as I’ve finally committed to putting the “beauty” back in beauty sleep. This is 39… and I’m pretty happy with the canvas. No injections or fillers, no need to change what God gave me.
IMG_3959(Okay, maybe a little airbrushing. Under eye circles are the bane of my existence!)

It’s a well-known fact that new skin cells renew faster while you sleep, so a good evening facial routine is always a good idea. At night, the goal is to repair damage from the day’s pollution, sun and stress, as well as to keep skin hydrated during the hours you’re not actively drinking fluids. (more…)

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#DermWednesday: Spring Clean Your Cleansing Routine!

April 18, 2016

NEW OBSESSION! CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar. Check out my video testimonial here.

Facebook Graphic (2)This week, our #DermWednesday Twitter Chat introduces CeraVe’s newest product to gently cleanse dry, sensitive skin. I’ve been using the bar for just over a month now, and my skin is soft, smooth and never dry, thanks to the 5% CeraVe Moisturizing Cream included in the bar. (And, it’s fragrance-free and non-irritating.) I’ve raised the bar with my cleansing routine! I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

As always, Dr. Ben Barankin from The Toronto Dermatology Centre will be there to answer any of your skin care questions and/or concerns.

To thank you for joining the conversation, three (3) attendees will win a CeraVe Prize Bundle, including a selection of CeraVe’s must-have cleansers and moisturizers!

Follow @CeraVeCanada and @DermatologyTDC on Twitter, and see you on Wednesday night!

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When Spring Gives You Ice Storms…

March 24, 2016

… You curl up into a ball and cry. Sure, I thought I was incredibly cool, posting just a few days ago how I had survived March Break.

“Get out of my house!” I said.
“Go back to school!” I said.
“I finally have freedom!”…. I thought.

And then, thanks to a little ice storm, the kids are home again. Just before the Easter weekend. Which means a FIVE-day weekend, less than a week after March Break.

I haven’t survived at all.

Today? Today I’ve got nothing for you. Today I will be making breakfast and lunch for the little ones, rescheduling one meeting and two conference calls, and counting to five before I snap. Today is a day for decorating Easter Eggs and watching Disney movies in pajamas.

So, here’s a smorgasbord of a few things I’ve been working on. Wishing you a joyous Easter!

1. EASTER GIVEAWAY! Hop to it Canadians – Enter to win 1 of 3 $1,000 Mattel Easter Baskets!
EasterSweeps_FacebookThe sweepstakes ends on April 1, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. ET, so you’ve still got time to enter! Good luck – what a special treat for a lucky child (or children) in your life!  (more…)

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#DermWednesday: Putting a Spring in Your Step!

March 7, 2016

If I think about one of the most overlooked and neglected parts of my body, it has to be my feet. Dry, cracked heels… chipped nail polish… rough callouses. You too? Especially after a long winter, our tender tootsies are just begging for a little TLC.

Cerave GraphicThis week, our #DermWednesday Twitter Chat tackles the subject of foot care! Specifically, what cleansers and moisturizers you can use to improve the appearance and texture of you feet, just in time for the warmer weather. As always, Dr. Ben Barankin from The Toronto Dermatology Centre will be there to answer any of your skin care questions and/or concerns.

To thank you for joining the conversation, three (3) attendees will win a CeraVe Prize Bundle, including a selection of CeraVe’s must-have cleansers and moisturizers!

For my dry, cracked heels, I always slather on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream immediately after my morning shower, followed by a pair of clean cotton socks. The cream increases the skin’s ability to attract, hold and distribute moisture, and is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Skin Health Program.

Follow @CeraVeCanada and @DermatologyTDC on Twitter, and see you on Wednesday night!

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Chronic Dry Skin? Join the #DermWednesday Twitter Chat!

February 7, 2016

Can you believe that we’re heading into our 12th CeraVe #DermWednesday Twitter Chat? It’s true! For those that have been with us from the start, you know that each chat is a wealth of skin care tips and advice. Plus, Dr. Ben Barankin from The Toronto Dermatology Centre is always on hand to answer any of your skin care concerns.

FB GraphicThis Wednesday, the theme of our chat is “Know Your Options: Treatment Choices for Chronic and Extreme Dry Skin Conditions”. We’ll share tips on how to protect your skin in extreme cold conditions – timely, since the cold weather is really starting to settle in – and help prepare you for everyday commutes or upcoming Family Day weekend activities.

Did you know: many Canadians are unsure if they have chronic dry skin, and have questions about how to care for their skin in the cold, dry and harsh winter climate.

Come to the #DermWednesday Twitter Chat! We have answers.

To thank you for joining the conversation, three (3) attendees will win a CeraVe Prize Bundle, including a selection of CeraVe’s must-have cleansers and moisturizers. My recommendation? Try CeraVe Moisturizing Cream! It increases the skin’s ability to attract, hold and distribute moisture, and is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Skin Health Program.

Stay warm, keep moisturizing… and see you on Wednesday night!

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Winter Itch? Scratch That. (Or Don’t)

November 30, 2015

It’s a casualty of being Canadian. Dry skin. Winter itch. My epidermis is tingling just thinking about it.

Facebook Graphic (2)Of course we’re victims of winter itch! Cold, dry air… heated homes and buildings… and the endless cycle of scale, scratch, scale. Anyone else have legs that resemble flour bins this season? Yeah, me too.

Once again, here’s your chance to ask an expert – join the @CeraVeCanada #DermWednesday Twitter Chat on December 2nd at 8:00PM EST. Dr. Ben Barankin from The Toronto Dermatology Centre will be on hand to answer any of your dry skin concerns.

To thank you for joining the conversation, three (3) attendees will win a CeraVe Prize Bundle!

And now, try not to scratch your skin silly. My recommendation? Try CeraVe Moisturizing Cream! It increases the skin’s ability to attract, hold and distribute moisture, and is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Skin Health Program. One of my faves!

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Questions About Skincare? Ask a Dermatologist Anything!

October 16, 2015

Do you need professional help? Sometimes we all need therapy … for our skin, that is.

However, it’s not always easy to reach an expert when we need one most. Questions about your skin care routine? Changes in aging skin, or adult acne? If you’re like me, you may want to know more about Botox, microdermabrasion or laser hair removal.

Facebook Graphic (2)Here’s your chance to ask an expert – join the @CeraVeCanada #DermWednesday Twitter Chat on October 21st at 8:00PM EDT. Dr. Ben Barankin from The Toronto Dermatology Centre will be on hand to answer any of your skin care concerns.

To thank you for joining the conversation, three (3) attendees will win a CeraVe Prize Bundle, including a selection of CeraVe’s must-have cleansers and moisturizers.

CeraVe is the first brand to contain the essential ceramides, cholesterol and fatty esters that healthy skin needs, delivered through a controlled-release MVE system over 24 hours. The daily regimen of cleansers and moisturizers helps repair, replenish and protect the skin barrier to leave your skin looking and feeling soft, clean and healthy.

It promises to be an informative chat! Mark your calendars!

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