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BEAUTY TALK The latest picks, tips and trends from our editors.
BEAUTY CRUSH Hijab-wearing beauty vlogger Nura Afia is challenging stereotypes.
BEAUTY TREND Mishal Cazmi hops on the glitter bandwagon.
BEAUTY CONFESSION Lisa Hannam admits to a high-end facial addiction.
BEAUTY CHEAT How to make the glossy skin trend work for you.
BEAUTY BY THE NUMBERS Dealing with hyperpigmentation at any age.
WORLD SERIES The hottest new beauty ingredients come from all over the globe.
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BODY TALK Feel-good news you can use. MY MOTIVATION Bachelorette alum Kaitlyn Bristowe uses her notoriety to get us talking about periods.
WHAT CELEB BOOT CAMPS ARE REALLY LIKE Our spy reports back from some exclusive fitness retreats.
SOCIAL NETWORK Does where you live influence your mental health?
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“I want to go everywhere! At the top of the list at the moment are Kenya, Egypt, Italy and Alaska.”
Rosemary Counter is a Toronto writer whose pieces on life, health, humour and relationships have appeared in a number of Canadian magazines as well as in The New York Times, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Counter says she wishes every assignment were as fun as the one she wrote for this issue, “What Celeb Boot Camps Are Really Like” (pg. 70)—in which she checked out exclusive boot camps around the world—though ideally they would involve fewer planks, she adds. “I won’t tell you where exactly I cried, but just for a minute I did, and it was very worth it,” she says of her exhausting mission. “I came back to the city feeling tougher than ever; now I know I can totally climb a mountain if and when I really have to.” Check out Rosemary’s work on her website, rosemarycounter.com.
WhaT’S yOUR dReam SpRINg TRavel deSTINaTION? “Spring camping is the best: It’s still a good temperature with not too many bugs.”
Photographer Riley Stewart grew up in a small village in Saskatchewan, and he still likes to spend his time in the great outdoors rather than in the city. Riley studied photography and earned his bachelor of design in Calgary before his husband’s schooling drew him to Toronto. His work has been seen in enRoute, FASHION, Glow and The Globe and Mail, among other publications. In this issue he photographed the models for “The New Faces of Beauty” (pg. 44). “I wanted to capture each of the models as they are,” he says, “showing a bit of their personality through each photograph.” You can follow him on Instagram @rileyjstewart.
“Since Canada is turning 150 this year, I’d like to see more of our gorgeous home and native land. For starters, I’m heading to Cape Breton this spring.” Toronto-based freelance writer Wing Sze Tang has more than 13 years of experience in magazine publishing, including stints as the health editor at FASHION and the beauty and health editor at Flare. Most recently, she was the editor of Cosmetics, a trade publication for the Canadian beauty industry, and she has also been published in Elle Canada, Glow, Best Health and other magazines. For this issue, she wrote about dealing with skin pigmentation at every age in “Connect the Dots” (pg. 26). “I’m a total skincare nerd,” she says. “If I convince even one person to start using SPF regularly, I’ve done my job.” You can follow Wing on Instagram @wingszetang.
“I would spend time touring South Africa and skiing in Japan.” Kirsten Klontz has been a hairstylist for 13 years, working around the world in locales including London, Dubai, Milan, Paris, New York and Abu Dhabi. Currently living in Toronto, Kirsten says she deeply appreciates the inspiration her travels have brought to her work. For this issue, she styled the models’ hair for the fashion shoot, “The New Faces of Beauty” (pg. 44). “It is so wonderful to be a part of this culture of women who are becoming increasingly confident and embracing their individuality,” she says. “It’s fun, powerful and positive.”
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Paris is still an inspiration, but we’ve reached peak French beauty obsession.
On a recent trip to Paris, I had a beauty revelation. Contrary to popular belief, the French really don’t have it all figured out when it comes to beauty. Hear me out. There’s no denying the city is brimming with beautiful (style, architecture, language), but we’ve certainly reached peak French beauty obsession. I had the chance to study some French women very closely during my trip, only to realize that the so-called French beauty je ne sais quoi has more to do with an individual wavelength than a global phenomenon. Read any story about French beauty and there are countless secrets to be learned. There’s the skipping of hair conditioner (the closer to bedhead, the better), ditto foundation and other obvious signs of makeup. What is lacking in makeup is multiplied in skincare (the better your base, the less makeup you need, bien sûr). The truth is, and several French beauties would likely agree, that it’s about working with what you’ve got rather than conforming to something you’re not. So go ahead and slather your hair in creamy conditioner and apply that foundation with abandon if that’s what makes you feel good in your skin. American beauty vlogger Nura Afia echoes the sentiment of marching to your own beauty beat in her profile on page 18. When she noticed a lack of diversity—namely hijab-wearing women—in YouTube beauty tutorials, she became a broadcaster. Now, 200,000 plus subscribers have a diverse face to tune into for beauty advice. On our pages, we’re constantly trying to expand on the norm when it comes to reporting on beauty. Of course, we are always looking to celebrate diverse faces on our pages, but in this issue we’re singling out models who are actually changing the face of the industry standard (see page 44). That means showing off details like freckles, gap teeth, shorter statures and even tattoos. Here’s to celebrating all faces in beauty, including your own.
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Our cover model Bali wears a dress by Elizabeth and James and earrings by Anita Sikma. Photographer: Riley Stewart. Fashion stylist: Corey Ng/P1M. ca. Hair: Kirsten Klontz/P1M. ca. Makeup: Susana Hong/ P1M.ca. Nails: Naomi Misu/ P1M.ca. GET THE LOOK: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Luminous Ombrés in Unforgettable Lilac, $15.
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I really enjoyed reading this issue of Glow. The travel section was very informative, and I would love to read about more destinations. The gift guide was helpful. And Style Files, with each editor picking out stuff they really liked and telling us how much and where to get the item, was nice. Keep sending Glow my way please! – Melissa, Sudbury, Ont. I spent a lovely evening browsing through the Winter edition of Glow—every page was filled with beauty secrets and tips to help me look my best. There was something for every age group, from the 20s to mature status (like
Lacking mobility from recent surgery, I was thrilled to receive my Glow Winter issue today. I savoured the “Spellbound” fashion spread from Northern Ireland. Pretending I was wearing the fashions in the photos, I was able to travel back to the memories of my own trip there many years ago. I also discovered places I’d like to visit on my next trip to the rocky yet romantic shores of Northern Ireland. I’m travelling the globe with fashionforward ideas, thanks to Glow. –Tami, Ottawa me), and various levels of glamour as well, from natural and understated to where you want to look your best for that special party and that time to let your hair down for a dramatic look. Great issue! – Nicoletta, Markham, Ont. I loved the Winter issue of Glow. I especially liked the article on Northern Ireland, as I am Irish and am thinking of travelling there. The article gave me good insight into what to see and do. I also enjoyed, as always, the makeup articles on how to achieve certain looks, and I especially liked the gift guide. Another great issue! – Erin Lewis, Edmonton
What a timely article “Keep Calm, Guilt Be Gone” was! It was a good reminder of how much pressure we put on ourselves to live up to unrealistic standards. With most of the preparation for the holidays falling on my shoulders, I tried to keep my expectations and everyone else’s in perspective. Over the past few years, I have become the caregiver for both my mother and my in-laws. Many of my days are spent at doctor’s appointments with one of them. This leaves me little time for myself and my other responsibilities. While it is important that my family has a great holiday, it isn’t worth
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getting so stressed that I can’t enjoy them too. Remembering to breathe, and being selective about extra responsibilities, is hard but vital, so that I can continue to be there for my family. – Pat, Oakville, Ont. corrections The names of two shades of CND Vinylux nail polish—Cake Pop and Brass Button—were incorrect in the February-March issue, and the shades Butterfly Queen and Fedora are no longer available in the 26-shade collection. Also, the name of Artdeco’s international makeup artist is Macedonio Bezerra. We apologize for the errors.
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Once every few seasons, the ’80s are resurrected in the beauty world, whether with a bold red lip or blue eyeshadow. This spring, they came back with a vengeance. And though the over-the-top style of the decade might make you hesitate at first, the modern interpretation of the makeup (which includes lots of blush and liner) will convince you to take the trends out for a spin. APRIL 2017 GLOW 13
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Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balms in Sweet Orange and Red Raspberry, $6 each
If you think all lip balms are created equal, meet Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balms. These 100 per cent natural balms go one step further than a punny name and an addictive scent by allowing you to actually taste their punchy flavours (something that’s never been done before). “What makes these unique is the dehydrated crystals of real fruit juice suspended in a moisturizing balm,” says Abena Agyeiwaa Antwi, senior innovation scientist at Burt’s Bees. While working on some past flavours, she thought it would be “interesting to be able to really taste the flavour, not just smell it.” A balm that smells good enough to eat, that you actually can eat? Now that’s genius. — Tania Kwong 14 GLOW APRIL 2017
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SCORE Vs. SPLURGE While exfoliating isn’t exactly glamorous, these easy peasy exfoliating pads will have your skin shining bright like a diamond in one swipe. Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Retexturizing Pads, $70
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Concealer: It’s the product we can’t live without. We are forever searching for “The One” that delivers the right shade, coverage and longevity. Nars’s latest is its highest-coverage concealer yet, and the answer to our prayers. It comes in an ultralightweight cream formula that’s super pigmented, but boasts a natural finish so it won’t settle or crease in fine lines. Excuse us while we high-five the makeup gods.
BEAUTY TALK From left: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Freelove, $22 (available at beautyBOUTIQUE. ca); Artdeco Pearl Eyeshadow in Natural Orange, $9; Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Hotness, $26
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If you’re itching for new beauty inspo (who isn’t?), let us introduce you to Staz Lindes, the Brit-born, L.A.based model who’s the latest face to rep YSL Beauté’s spring makeup collection. “To me, [the collection] is super cute, playful and perfect for women who want to have fun with their makeup,” says Lindes. “I use the new Couture Palette Collector in The Street And I, along with Dessin du Regard Arty Duo #10 Orange Graffiti, to create a vibrantly coloured eye. I don’t like to play it safe!” And neither should you.
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Vibrant eyeshadow isn’t new to the runway, but one colour has risen above the others this season. From apricot buffed up to the brows at Topshop Unique to tangerine splashed onto the lids at Versus Versace, everything is coming up orange. If wearing the sunny shade seems scary, try pairing your peachy lids with nude lips and mascara for a wearable take on the trend.
If your love of textured, tousled strands runs deep, listen up. Cake Beauty’s line of dry styling products is now available at Shoppers Drug Mart. From the body-boosting dry shampoo to the frizz-fighting dry conditioner and the non-sticky wave spray, we’re smitten with the whole lot. Cake Beauty The ’Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $19; The Wave Maker Texturizing Beach Spray, $24; The Locks Smith Hydrating Dry Conditioner, $20; The All Powderful Tinted Dry Shampoo Powder in Medium, $18
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Rainbow Hair FtW No matter what extreme colour is your #hairgoal (we’re looking at you, opal, mermaid and unicorn hair), there’s now a simpler way to get it IRL. L’Oréal Paris Colorista is a foolproof one-step colour application that sits on strands without penetrating the hair, rinsing out in one to two weeks with zero damage. Choose from 11 vibrant hues like Tangerine and Aqua, or make your own pastel cocktail using the Pastelizer, which mixes with any of the shades for a soft watercoloured ’do. L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Colour in #Indigo500, #Aqua700, #Purple400 and #Peach100, $17 each
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If combing your locks is a post-shower nightmare, reach for this formula, which coats every strand for a knotfree mane, even without conditioner.
HAIR woe: Your colour fades after a few washes TRy: OGX FadeDefying + Orchid Oil Shampoo, $12
HAIR woe: Pollution is making your locks lacklustre TRy: Nexxus City Shield Shampoo, $15
Packed with UV ray filters and moisturizing orchid oil, this shampoo ensures your colour won’t go down the drain.
Lotus extract and wheat protein form a protective barrier that helps block smog-induced frizz and build-up.
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Choosing the right shampoo shouldn’t induce an instant headache in the beauty aisle. Thankfully, the latest iterations of the shower staple tackle a wide range of hair woes, making finding your perfect shampoo sesh a cinch.
HAIR woe: The tangles in your hair need taming TRy: Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Dream Care Shampoo, $8
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Nura Afia The beauty vlogger is CoverGirl’s first hijab-wearing spokesperson, and she’s challenging stereotypes one vlog at a time.
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You might not know her by name, though chances are you’ve seen her alongside Katy Perry and Sofia Vergara in a TV commercial for Covergirl’s new So Lashy! BlastPro mascara. But in the world of YouTube, Nura Afia is at the top of her game. the 24-year-old muslim beauty vlogger has cultivated a huge following on Youtube and instagram (@babylailalov and @nuralailalov respectively), thanks to her makeup tutorials. Just over four years ago, Afia was newly married and nursing her one-year-old daughter in Denver. Unhappy about the lack of YouTube channels on beauty made by and for hijabi women, she decided to start her own. “I just felt like there was a void in hijabi muslim girls on Youtube,” she tells me over the phone from her home. “I was watching a couple of girls doing the whole fashion thing, but i didn’t see a lot of girls doing the makeup side of it. So I just decided to start one day.” Afia dove headfirst into the pool of beauty vlogs, and her initial effort was far from perfect. “My first video was a foundation routine,” she says. “i wasn’t that good at the time, but i just had fun with it. I filmed it in my daughter’s room, not thinking about the background. I just threw something up there.” It marked the beginning of a pastime that would go on to generate tens of thousands of views. today, her Youtube channel features dozens of makeup tutorials on everything from how to get a soft smoky eye to how to contour and highlight. She’s particularly known for her love of smoky eyes and matte lips. What sets Afia apart from other beauty vloggers is the hijab—a traditional headscarf worn by Muslim women—she proudly appears in. But being a visibly Muslim vlogger has come with its own set of challenges, including criticism lobbed her way (from
Muslims and non-Muslims alike) for wearing a hijab while embracing makeup. “I see a lot of comments like, ‘Well, doesn’t that contradict what you’re doing?’ But [our religion] doesn’t say we have to look ugly, you know what I mean?” Afia is challenging such perceptions constantly, she says, “by putting myself out there, by putting on a bunch of makeup, or sometimes not very much. I also have my lip pierced, which is very taboo as well, and [I had] my nose pierced really young. I’ve fought stereotypes left and right.” It’s been a worthwhile fight. Last year, she signed with CoverGirl as a brand ambassador, becoming part of a major conversation around the importance of diversity in beauty. The collaboration has opened doors, but it’s her YouTube channel that’s done something infinitely more meaningful for Afia. “I feel like
“I feel lIke I’ve gaIned my confIdence and a sense of who I am because of makeup.” I’ve gained my confidence and a sense of who I am because of makeup,” she says. “Growing up, I never felt like I was good at something. I got married really young and everyone was like, ‘You’re going to screw up your whole life because you got married really young.’ They put that 16-and-pregnant stereotype on me. [Makeup] made me feel independent. It made me realize that I could create an empire if I really wanted to.” That is to say that Afia has bigger plans for her future, including starting her own clothing and cosmetics lines. “Makeup has been the avenue through which I’ve learned so much about empowerment and self-acceptance,” she says, “and I want to be able to share that with others.”
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Nura Afia rounds up the tried-and-true faves in her beauty bag. Clockwise from bottom left: CoverGirl So Lashy! BlastPro Mascara, $13; Intensify Me! by LashBlast Liquid Liner in Intense Black, $11; TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette in Goldens, $15; TruBlend Blush in Medium Rose, $15.
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Whether you preach the gospel of glitter or want it sent to outer space never to be seen again, it’s here to stay. With the sparkly stuff headlining big-ticket shows like Burberry, it found its way into our hearts—and onto our eyes and lips. But this season is less about glitter’s shock value and more about its wearability. I propose we all add some more sparkle to our lives this spring. By MIshal CazMI
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“Glitter is all over the place– literally!”
THE bEdazzlEd lips at Fendi and dKNY and Maison Margiela’s pastel, space-agey eyes may have looked ultra cool on the runway, but they’re not exactly easy to pull off in real life. Still, in between those extremes were shows that gave glitter makeup a softer spin. In fact, in some cases you could barely detect it. at altuzarra, makeup artist Tom Pecheux dusted models’ skin with fine copper glitter for a lit-from-within effect (he wanted them to look like they were sweating gold). “Glitter is all over the place—literally!” said Sarah lucero, Stila’s global artistic director, who did the makeup for Vivienne Tam, banana Republic and alice + Olivia shows during New York Fashion Week. She gave glitter a pretty, feminine twist at alice + Olivia, pairing a glittery violet eyeshadow with a burgundy cat eye. It was the first time I actually paused and thought, “Yeah, I could pull that off.” My biggest qualm with glitter has always been how messy and notoriously uncooperative it is. lucero was using Stila’s new Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid Eye Shadow, which delivered sophisticated sparkle sans the fuss. Swiped on, it looked like metallic’s more outgoing sister. The shimmery shadows are a sign that beauty brands are answering our prayers and making glitter more user-friendly. That’s a gift for women like myself who are lured by the siren call of glitter but want options beyond the craft-store variety. and so there I was, backstage at alice + Olivia, officially on board the glitter express.
Backstage at Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia made the case for ultra-wearable glitter. I enlisted Sarah Lucero’s help in learning how to make glitter work off the runway. MIX METALs. “Gold, rose gold, platinum–think of it like mixing your jewellery to make it feel like your personal style.” TRy A PAsTEL. “I love the pastel shades. [They] lighten up your heavy, dark, smoky makeup. Spring calls for fresh pops of colour and softer shades, so try a lavender, for example.”
ADD IT TO EyEs As A FINAL TOUCH. “Glitter is fun and should be used as an accent to highlight a favourite feature. Using a light neutral glitter on small eyelids, for example, instantly opens up space and makes the eyes look larger.”
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Clarins Multi-Active Yeux, $45, instantly perks up my tired peepers with a lightweight and brightening formula. Eve Lom Cleanser, $162 (available at Murale), is the most luxe, creamy face wash I’ve ever used. You don’t even need water to work up a rich lather. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Mask, $34, moisturizes my skin so well that my facialist doesn’t ask if I drink enough water.
Facial junkie Lisa Hannam is unapologetic about her not-so-secret spa treatment habit, which costs a cool 2 Gs a year.
IF You’re goINg to spend money on anything, spend it on your face. This has been my mantra ever since I earned my first paycheque. I might occasionally splurge on a pair of Jimmy Choos or a Loeffler Randall bag, but I never, ever skimp on my skincare. I spend $2,000 a year on facials. If you’re wondering why they cost so much, here’s how the numbers work out: Five times a year, which is about once every six to eight weeks, I make an appointment for a spa facial. My treatments range from $150 to $300 a pop. Tack on vacation facials and the facials I treat myself to on work trips, and that adds up to at least eight. And it’s not just the treatment that makes the price tag go up. Factor in lunch (what’s a spa date without a fancy meal?), and my hour-long facial costs about the same as an entire day at the spa. “That’s the cost of a bag!” a close and fashionable friend of mine once told me. She’s talking about Chanel, Prada or any purse considered an “investment piece.” even the most undiscerning shopper knows that she’ll either have that bag forever or she can resell it. on the surface, my facials don’t have the same returns. But I believe I’m investing in my skin. According to régine Perron, boutique and spa development director for Clarins in Montreal, “getting a professional facial is essential for the health of the skin and also beneficial 22 GloW APRIL 2017
to keep pores clean.” A pro facial can involve a skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, massage of the face, shoulders, neck and sometimes hands, a treatment mask, serums and moisturizers. For me, it’s the best way to make my skin smoother, brighter and more hydrated. Compared to other Canadian women, who spend $324 on skincare each year, according to the Nivea SkinDex Survey, I’m well above average. My pricey habit is OK, according to financial expert Kathy Buckworth, chief family advisor for President’s Choice Financial. “While $2,000 for facials would be a high expense for most, what matters is if it’s in your own budget,” she says. “If you’re not covering your necessities or your debt is growing, then it’s too much.” I’ve got my bills paid and savings boxes checked. I don’t buy coffee every a.m., I don’t refresh my closet every season, I rarely go out for drinks, I don’t smoke, I take public transit and I save in other ways that allow me to treat myself every few weeks. Buckworth does suggest that I look into loyalty programs, whether at the spa or with my charge card, like the PC Points on a MasterCard. Why don’t I just do at-home face treatments? I do! I love the feeling of a cracking clay mask on my skin. That-time-of-the-month spot treatments around the mouth and chin are a necessity. And I may or may not have done a facial at home the day before a spa appointment (sometimes a girl just can’t wait until her appointment to take care of clogged pores). Thankfully, working at a beauty magazine gives me access to some products without costing me, which I think Buckworth would appreciate. As for my frequent trips to the spa, a 2012 report in The Journal of Clinical Investigation says that the visible benefits of a one-time facial are subtle, but the spa experts suggest you need to go regularly to see good results. The spa industry touts getting them about four times a year. Perron actually suggests going once a month, but 12 times a year is definitely not in my budget. (See, I can check myself.) Is it worth it? You bet. I love the feeling of my face getting massaged and moisturized and the even tone of my skin after a treatment. I’m often guessed to be five to 10 years younger than I am. Friends and family notice right away, and that “your skin is glowing” recognition is worth every penny.
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Get cheeky. Pair shiny cheekbones with dewy, naturally flushed cheeks. Flower recommends using a sheer cheek tint instead of a powder, which can mattify your skin.
Slough it off. No matter what your skin type is, exfoliating is the key to amping up your glow. “Use a scrub or a mask to get rid of dead, dull, dry skin and boost your radiance,” says Flower.
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Let there be light. Choose an illuminating concealer to help camouflage dark circles under the eyes. “It will tie into this look really well and add a lot of light [to the skin].”
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Apply serum, moisturizer and primer onto dry, cleansed skin to properly prep and hydrate your complexion.
Press a lightweight foundation onto the areas of your face where you want coverage, using your fingers. This will help the formula blend in and give your skin a more natural finish. STEP 3
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Into the gloss. For seriously shiny skin, go all out and use a clear lipgloss on the tops of your cheekbones. “[Gently] press the gloss onto your skin,” advises Flower, to help prevent stickiness.
Highlight the high points of your face (cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow) with a cream or powder highlighter using a makeup sponge.
RUNWAY PHOTO: PETER STIGTER. PRODUCT PHOTOS: CARLO MENDOZA. MODEL PHOTOS: ALEX CIRKA; MAKEUP: NATALIE VENTOLA/P1M.CA
Set it up. Once you’ve got your lustrous glow, you need to maintain it. Oily types should dust translucent powder through the T-zone to prevent their skin from looking too shiny, while those with dry skin should spritz on a hydrating spray.
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Dark spots (a.k.a. hyperpigmentation) can be notoriously stubborn to treat, and these elusive culprits come in all forms. Here’s how to solve the mystery at any age. BY WING SZE TANG
At first glance, dark spots seem like an open-and-shut case: They happen when melanocytes, the skin cells that produce melanin, get overactive. Melanin pigment is what gives our complexion its colour, and when there’s an excess of melanin, it sticks around as a mottled blotch. But even though their M.O. fits a pattern, not all spots are the same, and the underlying perps vary too. Here’s how to figure yours out, and finally get even.
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TELLTALE CLUES: In your 20s, your skin looks glowy, bouncy
TELLTALE CLUES: The discolouration happens slowly but steadily
and pretty even-toned. But in the wake of breakouts or any rednessinducing injury or irritation—like an eczema flare-up, a burn or a harsh scrub—dark patches linger long after your skin has healed.
over time. It can affect both sides of the face, with brown or greyish patches most often appearing across the nose and central zone, on the cheeks, around the jawline or on other sun-drenched areas.
THE USUAL SUSPECT: All signs point to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), the result of skin making too much melanin as a temporary reaction to trauma. “Most commonly, I see it associated with acne,” says Dr. Carlos A. Charles, a dermatologist and founder of Derma di Colore, a New York practice that specializes in treating darker skin tones. (Those who have more innate melanin—i.e., people of colour—are more prone to PIH.)
THE USUAL SUSPECT: Melasma is the likeliest perp. This form
COUNTERMEASURES: If acne is the trigger, tackle that first. Salicylic acid is not only a classic blemish buster, it also speeds up turnover, helping dark spots fade faster as fresh skin cells replace the old ones. Never try to aggressively exfoliate the discolouration away, which could make it worse. Another key ingredient is niacinamide (vitamin B3), which can curb hyperpigmentation and has an antiinflammatory effect. Since everybody’s skin reacts to UV rays by producing more melanin, you’ll want to stock up on SPF. Charles favours sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, since they’re “less likely to cause any irritation” compared to chemical filters.
COUNTERMEASURES: With melasma, the surplus pigment can be in the epidermis (the superficial, outermost layer of skin), the dermis (way deeper and trickier) or both. “Most of the time, we assume it’s mixed,” says Hakim. For darker complexions, she suggests using azelaic acid, kojic acid and licorice, which will lighten discolouration without whitening the skin around it (unlike the controversial hydroquinone). No matter which one you choose, Hakim suggests using vitamin C as an additional brightening sidekick. Once melasma has faded, it can boomerang back with UV exposure, so top up on sunscreen.
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Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream, $40; NeoStrata Protective Lotion SPF 45, $30.
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of hyperpigmentation has been linked to high estrogen levels, so the hormonal roller coaster of your 30s is prime time for it. It can be triggered by pregnancy or the pill, or even happen with no obvious cause. “People often first notice it in the summer. They’ll say they get darker patches that stay,” says Dr. Miriam Hakim, a dermatologist at Victoria Park Medispa in Montreal. PRODUCT PHOTOS: CARLO MENDOZA. STONE PHOTO: STARTRAKS PHOTO. MUNN PHOTO: KEYSTONE PRESS
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TELLTALE CLUES: Alongside the familiar signs of aging, like fine
TELLTALE CLUES: What used to be a smattering of spots has
lines and a dip in radiance, you might notice a sprinkling of tan or brown spots on your face, hands, shoulders and arms. They’re flat and vary in size, but, unlike freckles, the mottling doesn’t wane with the seasons.
now multiplied in both number and size. You could even have dark patches several centimetres wide.
THE USUAL SUSPECT: These are most likely garden-variety age spots, and the cause is predictable: decades of sunning (remember those teenage tans?). They’re also nicknamed liver spots (though they have zilch to do with that body part), and your doc will call them solar lentigos or lentigines.
COUNTERMEASURES: Unlike dealing with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, you can be aggressive with treatment without worrying about making age spots worse, says Charles. You’ll see faster results by doubling up on brightening ingredients, since many work their magic in slightly different ways. Although they’re not as fast or as mighty as in-office treatments, Hakim likes topical retinoids, vitamin C (also listed as “L-ascorbic acid” on the label) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs, often found in peeling products). BRIGHT IDEAS: La Roche-Posay Redermic R ProfessionalGrade Retinol, $56; Jouviance Soft Peel Night Cream, $40; MyChelle Perfect C PRO Serum, $56.
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THE USUAL SUSPECT: While the discolouration may look different, these are most likely still age spots, just more prominent if you haven’t tackled them till now. Your skin’s pace at sloughing off old cells gets slower over the years, so excess melanin stuck in those cells takes longer to nix. Word to the wise: Age spots are benign, but the risk of melanoma goes up as you get older—and one could be mistaken for the other, at least initially. If any spot becomes asymmetrical or uneven around the edges, changes colour and/or grows bigger, consider those red flags associated with the deadliest form of skin cancer. Get to a derm, stat. COUNTERMEASURES: Call upon the same ingredients that work on 40-something age spots, but look for them in multi-duty formulas geared towards mature skin that’s typically drier and in need of general anti-aging TLC. For instance, you can find retinol in treatments that also help strengthen your moisture barrier, or vitamin C in a cocktail of other skin-repairing actives. BRIGHT IDEAS: StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer, $120; Filorga Time-Zero Multi-Correction Wrinkles Serum, $105; Cane + Austin 10% Retexture Pad Packettes, $39 (for a pack of 25, available at Murale).
Q: What’s the best way to conceal pigmentation using makeup? A: “Choosing the right [colour] corrector is number one,” says Kipling Blake, a beautyBOUTIQUE manager at Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto. She recommends stippling a peach tone like Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, $35 (available at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca) over the dark spot and setting it with powder before applying your foundation for optimal camouflaging.
PRODUCT PHOTOS: CARLO MENDOZA. WASHINGTON PHOTO: KEYSTONE PRESS. STONE PHOTO: STARTRAKS PHOTO
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Let us heLp you reveaL your best skin Need help finding the right products? Visit Shoppers Drug Mart’s beautyRX centre to get a personalized skin care consultation with the Beauty Experts. The centre is equipped with a video microscope that magnifies the skin’s surface by 30 times to address specific concerns, and a moisture checker to measure skin’s hydration levels.
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bURT’S bEES TiNTED LiP OiL, $13 EACH Travel log: burt’s bees’ origin story began in Maine in the early ’80s, when founders Roxanne quimby and burt Shavitz sold beeswax candles at a craft fair. At that time, the beeswax came from Shavitz’s honey business, but since the widespread disappearance of bees (the result of problems like colony collapse disorder), the brand has looked beyond its borders for the skin-barrier-boosting ingredient. “Tanzania has a rich history of beekeeping and is a main exporting country for high-quality honey and beeswax,“ explains Shannon Hess, the associate director of responsible sourcing for burt’s bees. What’s more, the beekeepers follow a natural and sustainable process that’s been passed down through families for generations.
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Travel log: Dior’s new face mask features complexion-brightening micro pearls and AHAs for an instant gratification glow, but the workhorse botanical behind the scenes deserves a nod too. Opilia, a medicinal flowering shrub from West Africa used there as both food and medicine, was tapped for its multiple talents. it tempers inflammation, minimizes redness, shrinks pores and targets dark spots, all while acting like an Uber Pool driver helping to ferry other ingredients deeper into skin.
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Travel log: Gwyneth Paltrow preaches the virtues of eating local, and Juice beauty, the San francisco-based beauty brand she collaborated with, shares that ethos, sourcing ingredients from certified organic farms across the United States, including grapes from California. “We use a variety of red and white grapes that we mix together for a powerful resveratrol- and antioxidant-rich blend,” says founder karen behnke of the signature cocktail’s key ingredient, which infuses every product. The eco-minded folks there rescue imperfect grapes snubbed by grocery stores, and mine every inch of the fruit—from the pulp to the skin—to help in the fight against food waste. for its new complexion polisher, the brand tapped the grapeseed’s micro particles for superior skin buffing. APRIL 2017 GLOW 31
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Travel log: it’s a long drive from istanbul, but Cappadocia is worth it for its magical landscape carved from volcanic lava. perlite, a volcanic ash that results from geological conditions millions of years old, is abundant in turkey, which holds more than half of the world’s supply. most commonly used by gardeners as a seed starter, perlite also happens to make an excellent exfoliator, sloughing off dry skin and transforming ragged cuticles and rough hands. bonus: it’s biodegradable—fist-pumping news for those of us trying to avoid microbeads, which will be banned in Canada next year.
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Travel log: since we hit peak argan a few years ago, beauty brands have been racking up air miles looking for the next big oil. but for torontobased vasanti, finding one that would match the moisturizing might of the beloved moroccan export didn’t require a passport. abyssinian oil, a Canadian homegrown oil from p.e.i., is about to give argan a run for its money. it’s derived from the seeds of a plant (crambe abyssinica) related to mustard, and is chock full of omega-9 fatty acid. “i like it more than argan for its richer texture and feel on the skin,” says vasanti co-founder pinki Gosal. “it’s incredible for lip products because it’s conditioning and nourishing, and it allows the pigments to lay down evenly.” Gosal loves it so much that it’s in the brand’s upcoming gel lipstick collection, and a brightening face oil featuring the hydrating elixir is in the works.
Travel log: in the world of expensive beauty ingredients, saffron is right up there with oud, caviar, truffle and gold. which makes Kozani, the Greek town where the pricey spice is harvested, a gold mine, so to speak. every fall, farmers there carefully handpick the crocus flowers first thing in the morning, when the purple blooms are in their prime (and their antioxidant count is highest), and immediately dismantle them to keep the saffron as potent as possible. though it’s a delicate procedure, saffron isn’t a wallflower; having it in a serum is like hiring a burly security guard for your skin. he’s not letting any complexion-damaging free radicals pass.
COSTA RICA IngredIenT Green coffee beans
ChaneL bLue serum, $140 Travel log: Just as some of us follow the mediterranean diet in the hope of tricking our bodies into thinking we live there, Chanel’s latest serum aims to bottle plants native to the world’s blue zones—geographic areas where populations live longer—to maintain a youthful complexion. along with sardinian olives and lentisk from Greece, the skin cocktail includes green coffee beans from Costa rica’s nicoya peninsula, selected not for their caffeine (often used in skincare to boost circulation) but because of their “two molecules that help protect the skin,” says armelle souraud, scientific communication director at Chanel. the molecules souraud is talking about are the antioxidant heavyweights cafestol and kahweol, which are extracted from cold-pressed beans. 32 GLOW APRIL 2017
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STREET STYLE PHOTO: PETER STIGTER. EDITOR’S PHOTO: ALEX CIRKA; HAIR AND MAKEUP: DELIA LUPAN. LIPSTICK SMEAR AND JACKET PHOTO: CARLO MENDOZA. OFF-FIGURE STYLING: WILSON WONG/P1M.CA
It’s no secret that I’m a pattern LOver, and thIs sprIng’s trends are rIght up my aLLey. From bLOOmInG bOtanIcaLs to preppy strIpes, there’s a prInt FOr every OccasIOn. In other news, consIder dItchIng your bLack accessorIes For somethIng mOre suGary: FemInIne pIeces In mInI eGG shades oF pInk, bLue and green. – nicole keen
THE LOOK: Femme FataLe Every rose has its thorns—and the best outfits come with a twist, —so pair a pretty floral dress with toughgirl pieces like a leather moto jacket and chunky heels.
Mackage jacket, $790, mackage. com; Kate Spade dress, $1,044, katespade.com; Rodial Suede Lips in Big Apple, $30; Aldo purse, $65, aldoshoes.com; Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $196, marcjacobs.com
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Scandi Style Every part of the globe has a particular style esthetic, but no region has mastered clean-lined minimalism quite like Scandinavia has. Nordic chic is having a moment, thanks to street-style It girls like Denmark’s Pernille Teisbaek and Norway’s Hanneli Mustaparta. Here are a few Scandi staples you can find on this side of the Atlantic.
All Tied Up When I first saw corsets popping up on fall runways and on a handful of Jenners and Kardashians, I deemed them to be uncomfortable and unwearable. But this season, the waist-cinching trend has picked up steam with street stylers, who’ve been spotted layering them over dresses, jackets and shirts. It’s making me rethink the burlesque staple, as I can pair it with almost anything to breathe new life into old wardrobe essentials. –EmIly macculloch
The runway wasn’t always a place to see diversity, but that’s slowly changing (yassss!), and Canadian designer hayley Elsaesser is leading the charge. “My customers, and my inspirations when I design, are not one height or size. They are a rainbow of shapes, sizes and personalities, and at the end of the day their uniqueness is what really brings my clothes to life. This is something I love to portray on the runway, showcasing all different types of people who love
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my brand and not one cookie-cutter mould. I think it is up to designers, the people who are supplying sample garments, to create them in a variety of sizes so there is not one simple, set model size. There is so much beauty in this world, and for the fashion industry to say beauty only comes in one specific set of measurements is wrong and dangerous.”
Designer hayley Elsaesser with models at her SS 2017 show
a hayley fan at Glow
CORSET PHOTO: PETER STIGTER.
WHAT SHE SAId
Wilfred by Aritzia corset, $60, aritzia.com
From top: House of Dagmar dress, $1,167, and bag, $315, houseofdagmar.com. Swedish Hasbeens shoes, $223, swedishhasbeens.com. H&M Studio Collection blouse, $149, hm.com. COS blazer, $225, cosstores. com. By Malene Birger dress, $695, and bag, $825, bymalenebirger.com/ca.
RUNWAY PHOTOS: PETER STIGTER. PRODUCT PHOTOS: CARLO MENDOZA; OFF-FIGURE STYLING: WILSON WONG/P1M.CA
Green thumbs arenâ€™t needed to nail this trend. Just pick your poison, ahem, pattern: ladylike petals or lush tropical prints.
1. Ted Baker dress, $425, tedbaker.com/ca 2. Sosken Studios jacket, $295, soskenstudios. com 3. Ela purse, $340, elabyela.com 4. Old Navy heel, $40, oldnavy. ca 5. Smythe blazer, $695, and pants, $395, smythelesvestes.com 6. RW&Co. blouse, $70, and skirt, $90, rw-co. com 7. Lacoste pants, $175, lacoste.com/ca 8. Hunter boots, $300, ca.hunterboots.com 9. Willowmore dress, $232, willowmorestudio. com 10. Hayley Elsaesser jacket, $190, hayleyelsaesser.com
Timex watch, $70, timex.ca
Birds of North America top, $129, and skirt, $149, birdsofnorthamerica.ca
Ann Taylor jacket, $208, anntaylor.com
Banana Republic dress, $185, bananarepublic.ca
Reitmans top, $43, reitmans.com
Nine West shoe, $135, ninewest.ca Tiger of Sweden dress, $599, tigerofsweden.com
Ann Taylor top, $179, anntaylor.com
Marshalls top, $25, marshalls.ca
Get graphic this spring by combining gingham with
mix that feels totally right.
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Old Navy skirt, $29, oldnavy.ca
Kate Spade bag, $782, katespade.com
stripes to create an unexpected
RUNWAY PHOTOS: PETER STIGTER. PROUCT PHOTOS: CARLO MENDOZA; OFF-FIGURE STYLING: WILSON WONG/P1M.CA
Banana Republic pants, $124, bananarepublic.ca
After a long winter, nothing warms the heart like a brand new bag or pair of shoes in a dreamy pastel hue.
PHOTO: CARLO MENDOZA; OFF-FIGURE STYLING: WILSON WONG/P1M.CA
Clockwise from top: Aldo purse, $60, aldoshoes. com; Call It Spring heel, $60, callitspring.com; Gap shoe, $70, gapcanada.ca; Mackage purse, $320, mackage.com; Rebekah Price necklace, $400, rebekahprice.com; Manolo Blahnik shoe at Holt Renfrew, $1,155, holtrenfrew.com
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Hilfiger Collection tote, $290, tommy.com
h dress, $ esh 39, joefr .com
Call It Spring bandana, $10, callitspring.com
You might not be planning a trip to Austin or Nashville anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe can’t channel a cowgirl state of mind. We’ve been spotting western-inspired delights everywhere, from cactus-motif handbags and rodeo-ready booties at Tommy Hilfiger to quirky bandana-print clothes at Joe Fresh and Birds of North America, and we’re totally on board. Giddy up!
Brave Leather belts, (left) $100, (right) $132, braveleather.com
Levi’s shirt, $97, levi.ca
Fidelity Denim skirt, $178, fidelitydenim.com
Hilfiger Collection boots, $490, tommy.com
Coach purse, $685, coach.com
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RUNWAY PHOTOS: PETER STIGTER. BRAVE LEATHER AND JOE FRESH PHOTOS: CARLO MENDOZA
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You only need to look at the runways and scroll through your Instagram feed to know that beauty is no longer about conforming to a certain ideal. Itâ€™s about celebrating individuality, along with all of our so-called imperfections and the qualities that make us unique. We brought together eight up-and-coming models who prove that true beauty is about feeling comfortable in your own skin. 44 GLOW APRIL 2017
Short, tall, pale, dark—beauty comes in all forms, and it’s about time we celebrated that fact. Meet the Canadian models who are literally changing the face of beauty as we know it. Get to know these faces and the spring trends they’re test-driving just for Glow.
THE NEW FACES OF BEAUTY By Mishal Cazmi Photography by Riley Stewart
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“Getting signed in Toronto wasn’t the easiest thing. [Before B&M], the agencies I met with said they had enough black models and I would have to fit the ‘norm’ by having my curls straightened. My natural curl is my game changer, and I can’t wait for it to be super large and in charge.” -Rookie Agency: B&M Models
Blush Redux Warning: This technique isn’t for the faint of heart. The ’80s trend of draping—applying blush from the cheeks up to the temples—was resurrected at Chanel, Kenzo and Adam selman. The message: Go big or go home.
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PREVIOUS PAGES: (Group Shot 1) On Hannah: Dress, Hellessy, hellessy.com. Earring, Anne-Marie Chagnon, annemariechagnon.com. On Francesca: Dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim, 31philliplim.com. On Rookie: Dress, Urbanovitch, urbanovitch.co. Earrings, Biko, ilovebiko.com. On Sophia: Dress, Beaufille, beaufille.com. Choker, Lucia Rose, luciarose.ca. Rings, Cuchara, cuchara.ca. (Group Shot 2) On Bali: Dress, Joseph, joseph-fashion.com. Earrings, Lucia Rose, luciaroseca. On Manda: Dress, Michael Michael Kors, michaelkors.ca. Choker, Cuchara, cuchara.ca. On Monica: Top and pants, Tibi, tibi.com. On Zhang: Top and pants, HermĂ¨s, hermes.com. THIS PAGE: Top and pants, Brock Collection, brocknewyork.com. Shoes, Drome, drome.it. Earring, Anita Sikma, anitasikma.com. Rings, Kara Yoo, karayoo.com.
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Brow Down whether they were wild and untamed at Sacai or dyed sunny yellow at Gucci, the brow obsession is still going strong. Fill them in, brush them up and show them off because theyâ€™re the best accessories youâ€™ve got.
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“In the past, I was uncomfortable with presenting very feminine, but when I cut my hair short I realized I didn’t need to. After I began looking more androgynous, I felt much more confident.” -Monica Joy Agency: Anita Norris Models
Top, Cinq à Sept, cinqasept.nyc. Pants, Ji Oh, jiohny.com. Shoes, Hermès, hermes.com. Ear cuff, Anita Sikma, anitasikma.com. Earring, Biko, ilovebiko.com.
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“I was bullied for my freckles and my eyes. I was called freckle face and old for having grandma-like skin. But I really learned to embrace them, and realized that’s kind of my thing.” -Hannah Paul Agency: Sutherland Models
Dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim, 31philliplim.com. Ear cuff, Emily Kowalik. Earring, Kara Yoo, karayoo.com. Ring, Emily Kowalik.
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Darkest Hour From the exaggerated cat eyes at No 21 to the smudged liner at rag & Bone, itâ€™s clear that nowâ€™s the time to raise your smoky eye game. Line up your kohl pencils and liquid liners, stat.
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“I started getting tattooed when a really close friend and family member was going through depression. [It was] a way of helping with it. I have a butterfly tattoo on my arm to raise awareness of suicide. I was really nervous on my agency’s behalf because it’s a really fine line. A lot of people still perceive it as being trashy, unfortunately, but it’s not—it’s beautiful.” -Manda Mae
agency: Chantale Nadeau Model Placement
Gilt-y Party Glitter lips have never looked this good! take your cue from Fendi and DKNy and give wine-coloured lips depth and dimension with a hint of sparkle.
top, Beaufille, beaufille.com. Earring, Kara yoo, karayoo.com.
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Two of A KiNd
“Last year, I was supposed to get braces, but I wanted to leave the gap in my teeth. I don’t really see a lot of people with it, and I think it’s unique.” -Sophia Monet
Monochromatic makeup is like a good pantsuit. once you find your perfect fit and colour, you’ll never look back. our inspiration: the sultry burgundy lips and lids at Anna Sui.
Agency: Anita Norris Models
dress, Tome, tomenyc.com. Choker, Biko, ilovebiko.com.
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Shirt and pants, HermĂ¨s, hermes.com. Earrings, Kara Yoo, karayoo.com.
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The New RoMANTicS Pastels for spring? Not so groundbreaking. But lids in macaron colours like lavender, pink, yellow and green showing up at shows like Marc Jacobs and Nina Ricci? Fresh enough to have you eager to try every pretty shade in your eyeshadow palette.
â€œAlthough I was always interested in modelling, I felt like it was a career I could only dream about. But after seeing a greater representation of Indian models, this dream seemed attainable. I was inspired to convince my conservative Punjabi parents and reach out to modelling agencies. This is why representation is so important: I hope to inspire a whole new generation of girls to follow their dreams.â€? -Bali
Agency: Sutherland Models
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Hot Lips there’s bright and then there’s neon bright. Get inspired by shows like Jason Wu and Giambattista Valli and kick it up a few notches with a super-pigmented lipstick in vibrant pink, red or orange. if you’re feeling really bold, go with a two-toned pout.
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“I’m smaller than what is required when you model. It’s been an issue sometimes to get signed, but I’ve found good people to support me. They lift me onto a box when I model and I try to look as tall as I can when I shoot. I manage!” —Francesca Agency: Elite Model Management
Jacket, skirt and shoes, Drome, drome.it. Earrings, Biko, ilovebiko.com.
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Shine Bright Like a DiamonD the shinier, the better memo that was served up at shows like Prada and Balmain means itâ€™s more than ok to go for glistening skin, lids, lips and, yes, even hair.
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“I never thought about being a model. In China, especially in recent years, the trend in beauty has been towards large eyes, a small mouth and a pale skin tone. I don’t fit any of them. But I’m happy to be myself.”
—Zhang Agency: Elite Model Management
Makeup: Susana Hong for p1m.ca. Hair: Kirsten Klontz for p1m.ca. Styling: Corey Ng for p1m.ca. Nails: Naomi Misu for p1m.ca.
Top and pants, Collina Strada, collinastrada.com. Booties, Hermès, hermes.com. Earrings, Anita Sikma, anitasikma.com. APRIL 2017 GLOW 59
beauty tool kit: 1. nyx oMbRe blush in soft flush, $15. 2. naRs naRsissist unfilteReD i cheek palette, $76*.
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beauty tool kit: 3. lise watieR calligRaph cushion eyelineR in black, $36. 4. Maybelline new yoRk eyestuDio lasting DRaMa wateRpRoof gel pencil in sleek onyx, $14.
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Pastel Eyeshadow beauty tool kit: 7. uRban Decay eyeshaDow in asphyxia, $22**. 8. annabelle single eyeshaDow in auRa, $7.
Neon Lip beauty tool kit: 5. gosh velvet touch Matt lipstick in classic ReD, $14. 6. estÃ©e lauDeR puRe coloR envy sculpting lipstick in tuMultuous pink, $36.
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IT’S TIME TO start thinkinG Out Of the bOx–OR, RATHER, Outside Of yOur rOutine. GET INSPIRED TO be heaLthier wITH THE UNExPECTED, LIKE fermented fOOds, bOOt camp tips AND MORE! – Lisa Hannam
Tonica Kombucha, 355 mL, $4 each (available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations)
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Danone Oikos Greek Yogurt, 500 g, $6
Bio-K Light, 30 capsules, $22
Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins+ Natural Vanilla, 600g, $57
Processed foods you
SHOuLD BE EATINg Fermented food is all the rage in foodie circles. Find out how it measures up nutritionally.
It’s not often health experts push processed foods as healthy, but that’s exactly what’s happening with fermented foods right now. Since they’re processed in a way that’s void of oxygen, the nutrient profile is changed for the better (think more vitamins and minerals, like B12, niacin, thiamine and riboflavin). Not only does that make some food healthier, it also makes it easier to digest. Cooking this way has been around forever. “Fermented foods come from around the world,” says registered dietitian and Loblaw Food Council member Néma McGlynn. “They’re gaining popularity thanks to a growing interest in probiotics and gut health, traditional food preparation and our appetite for global flavours.” She lists
yogurt, kefir, miso, tempeh, kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut and natto and some pickles and supplements as common sources. So are wine and beer, but they can be tough on the tummy, especially when you have a hangover. “Although only a limited number of clinical studies on fermented foods have been performed, there is evidence that these foods provide health benefits well beyond the starting food materials,” reads a recent report in the journal Current Opinion in Biotechnology. The reason fermentation helps with gut health is because the process “predigests” the food by breaking down hard-to-digest glucose. And there are some studies that suggest it can also help with depression and anxiety. APRIL 2017 GLOW 63
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Spike YOur Water Your gym game just got stronger, thanks to this stylish water bottle. BKR, known for its BPA- and phthalate-free glass sport bottles with collector-worthy silicone sleeves, just launched this edgy studded version that’ll also go with your OOTD. BKR bottles, $45 each. Available at beautyboutique.ca.
Arms you’ll want to bare Push-up challenges have gone viral, but there’s no need to fear or avoid them. “I’m doing a challenge where I do 100 push-ups daily,” says Jose Lopez, fitness expert, CF Sherway Gardens Fashion Collective. “It is a lot, but I break it down into five sets of 20. When I have time, I’ll knock out 20 push-ups.” And you don’t have to do 100. There are lots of challenges to choose from online, including a 30-day program that starts with one push-up on day one and ends with 30 at the end of the month. Lopez suggests trying a modified version with a twist: the Archer push-up. It not only works the core and chest, but targets the shoulders too. Hello, off-the-shoulder tops.
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There are some things you just don’t want to skimp on, and the quality of the air you breathe is one. But most of us don’t know how to ensure what we’re inhaling is the good stuff. Just two out of five people in Ontario have bought a carbon monoxide detector, reports a recent Ipsos survey. (And it’s the law in Ontario for homes to have a CM detector outside bedrooms.) Dubbed the Silent Killer, the odourless and tasteless gas (released from gas furnaces, hot water heaters, cars, fireplaces, gas stoves and kerosene heaters) can cause headaches, fainting, coma and even death. But many affected just think they have the flu. GLOw pICK: Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm, $30.
archer puSh-upS 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps each side On a hardwood or tiled floor, place a rolledup yoga mat under your knees and a towel under one hand. You’ll be in a modified plank position. Keep your posture in a straight line, from your head to your knees. As you go down into the push-up, slide the towel out to the side. Both hands stay in contact with the floor throughout the movement. “The towel gives you a bit of resistance,” says Lopez. Now, with that one hand stable on the floor, push yourself back up, returning that outer hand under the shoulder. Do one set for one arm, and do another set for the other side.
BKR BOTTLES PHOTO: CARLO MENDOZA. LAMP ILLUSTRATION: ISTOCK. FITNESS ILLUSTRATION: JESSICA KEMPS
Ever experience health guilt? You know, the idea that you’re just not good enough to stay on track? Well, stop beating yourself up. We asked the experts and found out that being perfect is not all it’s cut out to be.
It’s OK to…eat fat.
BY TARA NOLAN
It’s OK to…take baby steps to being healthier.
BEETS PHOTO: CARLO MENDOZA. WOMAN AND AVOCADO PHOTOS: ISTOCK PHOTO:
Being obsessively healthy can have negative effects. “Health [goals] that are overly ambitious or overwhelming can put you on a downward spiral, feeling bad about yourself when you don’t end up following them,” says Joy McCarthy, a certified holistic nutritionist and author of the book Joyous Detox: Your Complete Plan and Cookbook to Be Vibrant Every Day. “It’s not good for your confidence or self-esteem.” Instead of instituting, for example, a full-on elimination diet or an impossible cleanse, why not start slowly? “Do two or three small things and succeed at those, [rather] than do 10 and fail,” says Russell de Souza, a registered dietitian and assistant professor in the department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. “Try to make several small changes at a pace you can reasonably do.”
Just Beet It The super root veg isn’t just good for your heart, it’s good for your legs too.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Despite what you might have heard, it’s totally fine to have fats in your diet—as long as they’re healthy fats. According to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, these healthy fats—like monounsaturated fats, which can be found in olive oil, some nuts, like almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios, and avocados—have been shown to improve blood cholesterol levels. Trans fats, though, are bad: Check the nutrition facts panel and avoid them. “If we get fats from nuts, seeds and occasionally fish, then we’re going to get healthy sources of unsaturated fats and naturally occurring fat-soluble vitamins,” says de Souza. Avocados, your favourite Instagrammable fruit, are loaded with fat. Yet one serving has more potassium than a banana. Plus avocados are high in fibre, can be part of a heart-healthy dietary plan (according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) and are antiinflammatory (we’re talking to you, pimples). McCarthy likes to use them as the base of creamy salad dressings and sauces.
Ever since Gwyneth touted a delish beet juice in her book It’s All Good, we can’t get enough of the root veggie. We’re not alone. Just try to find a trendy restaurant, juice or salad spot that doesn’t have it on the menu. Not just for pretty plating, beets contain fibre, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, folate and manganese, and their juice has been touted for supporting heart health and fighting diabetes. It can also be good for your run, according to a study from Saint Louis University in the U.S. When subjects ate 200 grams of beets an hour and 15 minutes before a 5K run, they ran about 5 per cent faster than the placebo group in the last kilometre or so. Glow picks: President’s Choice Beet Slaw, 340 g, $4 (available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations), and Bick’s Sliced Beets, 750 mL, $5.
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Spice up your life
Three TasTy seasonings ThaT are as good for you as They are for your dishes.
Often used in curries, this South Asian spice has been shown to help with post-workout burn. You can also take it as a supplement. Researchers from the University of Guelph and the University of Prince Edward Island suggest that curcumin (the compound that gives turmeric its bright colour) may reduce muscle damage from exercise. Spoon some into a glass of tomato juice for a post-workout drink.
According to research from Harvard University, this Indonesian bud has the highest antioxidant content of any food. It is anti-inflammatory and good for your heart, skin and overall health. Add a pinch to your next soup batch.
While you might think of it more for fall flavouring, this Sri Lankan spice is also good for the coming warm months. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that it cools the stomach and reduces gas. Sprinkle some on your cereal.
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“Chamomile is frequently used as a tea and is in some sleep supplements,” says Moriana. “It promotes that relaxed feeling that helps with sleep.” GLOw PICK: Tazo Calm herbal infusion Tea, 24 teabags, $7 “Lavender can be used in aromatherapy or as a tablet. It’s good because it’s not a habit-forming medication, but as a tablet it can cause belching.” GLOw PICK: sleep harmony, 28 capsules, $23
“Melatonin is a hormone we naturally produce, and it helps create that sleep-wake cycle,” says Moriana. “As we get older, our bodies tend to produce less melatonin.” GLOw PICK: Life Brand Melatonin 3 mg fast dissolving, 150 tablets, $14 with any sleep aid—natural, OTC or prescription—give yourself the time to sleep. “You shouldn’t take them in the middle of the night and expect to be awake and feeling refreshed in the
morning,” says Moriana. As well, if you have a medical condition, such as depression, an allergy or pregnancy, check with your pharmacist first.
Did you know March is Pharmacy Awareness Month? Learn more about what your pharmacist can do for you by booking a oneon-one appointment. Go to shoppersdrugmart.ca to find a pharmacy near you.
SPICE PHOTO: CARLO MENDOZA. SLEEP PHOTO: ISTOCK
ASk A PhArmAciSt: Sometimes, being tired isn’t enough when it comes to falling asleep naturally. Improve your chances with “good sleep hygiene,” says Josephine Moriana, a Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist-owner in Vaughan, Ont. That means limiting caffeine, having a sleep schedule and creating a dark environment in the bedroom (no cell, no email, blinds closed). And regular exercise can help too, she says. Here are a few natural products to consider.
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The notorious Bachelorette is bringing her honesty and willingness to discuss taboo subjects to a campaign that counters myths about menstruation and encourages women to talk about it. By Mary Dickie
Stila Stay all day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore, $31
Glow Picks Pür 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer 20 SPF, $39
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FACING THE HATERS “It bothers me that my parents read the comments. Nobody wants to read nasty things about someone they love, especially when they’re not true. It’s hard to brush it off when it happens daily, but it’s gotten a lot better since the show ended. I just remember that it’s coming from that person’s insecurities and, knowing that, I almost want to help them instead of being mad.” IT’S A MATCH “I’m not afraid to talk about things that people don’t usually talk about, so partnering with Kotex is perfect. I tell it like it is, and I think that’s what you need to empower women to talk about their periods. So many don’t feel comfortable, although they should. If we have more honest conversations about things like this, we can change social media, and how people think. Women can use #itsnotmyperiod to share their stories and make it more of a conversation than it’s been, because that’s part of the problem.” ROMANCING IN PUBLIC “Being on The Bachelorette can lead to so many things, like having a conversation about empowering women, and
finding Shawn! But people are invested in your relationship, and some are supportive and some are very mean. It’s not something you ever get used to, but I found the love of my life through it, so I keep that in mind.” HER WORKOUT ROUTINE “It’s intense. I train with [personal trainer] Erin Oprea in Nashville. If you work out with your significant other every day, you won’t like being told what to do. So I work out with Shawn once or twice a week, and then Erin and I go to the park and do squats and deadlifts with weights, situps on a ball, burpees, everything that targets the whole body. I danced my whole life, I always did some sort of activity, but now I incorporate weights and see better results.” WHEN IN NASHVILLE… “I’ve had writing sessions and voice lessons. I don’t want to say I’m making an album, but it’s a goal, and I enjoy singing, so it’s something I’m looking into.” FAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS “I use Dove shampoo and conditioner, and tinted moisturizer and bright lips are my go-tos. I use an embarrassing amount of moisturizer, because I don’t like water. I know, it’s bad. I have to force myself to drink it.” OM POWER “I meditate every day and I love it. I have the calm.com app, and you can do two, five, 15 minutes, whatever. There are ones for sleep, for gratitude, for calming anxiety. It has changed so much for me. Even road rage. That used to be when my anger came out. Meditation helped with that. It helps me sleep better, and I’m more patient. And I swear by Ellen DeGeneres. Meditating and laughing, those are my things.”
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A dAncer and fitness instructor from Leduc, Alta., Kaitlyn Bristowe ignited a social media storm when she admitted to having sex with a contestant (but not the eventual winner, fiancé Shawn Booth) on The Bachelorette in 2015, enduring cyber bullying and even death threats. Instead of hiding out, she is using her notoriety for good, teaming up with U by Kotex for the #itsnotmyperiod campaign to challenge preconceptions about periods and encourage women to talk about them. She’s now living with Booth in Nashville, writing songs and working out.
Numbers Did you know that exercise can help manage mild anxiety and depression? The ShopperS LOVE. YOU. run For Women 5/10K walk-run event is one way to get the benefits. Here are 10 more reasons to add running and walking to your weekly routine.
You’re changing society. At the ShopperS LOVE. YOU. run For Women, “there is a big emphasis on reducing the stigma around mental illness,” says Dr. Valerie Taylor, psychiatrist and chief at Women’s College Hospital and proud runner. “Women could wear a T-shirt saying, ‘I was diagnosed as bi-polar 10 years ago.’”
exercise is a prescription to fight anxiety and depression. “Most anti-anxietant and antidepressant medications increase neurotransmitters, like serotonin,” says Dr. Taylor. “The exact same things happen with mild to moderate exercise.”
Just train 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week. This is all you need, says Dr. Taylor, to get real mental-health benefits. But you have to raise your heart rate and accelerate breathing. A brisk walk works.
It gets women together, supporting each other. “You’ll make lifelong friendships,” says Dr. Taylor. “I started my first running group to learn how to run 5K, and I’ve done six marathons with the same six women.” Get a running-walking buddy, and it can be anyone, even your kids.
Training doesn’t have to cost you anything. “You don’t need a gym membership; you don’t need to buy fancy equipment,” says Dr. Taylor. Running programs are often cheap, or you can follow a program from runningroom.com.
It’s an easy way to help a woman you know. Register with the woman you are concerned about. You both will reap the benefits of exercise. “Often I’m asked, ‘How can I help?’ This is one way you can get involved,” says Dr. Taylor.
You’ll get outside. Some women are very susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and running during the day gets you out in the sunlight and can help you feel better, says Dr. Taylor.
You’ll set goals that you can crush. Walking or running 5K is doable. “Most exercise plans fail because they don’t set achievable goals,” says Dr. Taylor. “Success is about pushing yourself.”
You’ll bring awareness to the risk factors for mental illness. It can be hereditary and women are at a higher risk than men (between puberty and menopause, women are two times more likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety). “There are times when women are at even higher risk, like post-pregnancy,” says Dr. Taylor. You can also learn about the support systems in your community.
You’ll be healthier. Healthy decisions snowball. Participating in the ShopperS LOVE. YOU. run For Women encourages other healthy habits. “Cardio exercise can help with taking better care of yourself, managing stress and guilt and connecting with others,” says Dr. Taylor.
Sign up for ShopperS LOVE. YOU. run for Women. Run or walk, you’ll feel the heal! For more information, visit shoppersloveyou.ca.
What ceLeb bOOt camps aRe ReaLLy Like We’re dishing on what goes on behind the scenes at these star-studded retreats, and the lessons you can steal from them.
On the very first day, though i wasn’t technically allowed to use a cellphone, i called home from my (sparse, tv-free) room with my escape plan. “Call me back in 20 minutes,” i pleaded, “and say there’s been a family emergency.” (too honest, my accomplice refused.) that’s when i broke into tears. Boot camp was too hard, and i was too tired and so very hungry for carbs. Which is, of course, the whole point: if boot camp were easy, it would be Club Med (and no way would you return either fitter or healthier). But what are those celeb-worthy, thousand-dollar-plus-a-day betterment programs really like? and can you borrow their lessons to better yourself at home? here’s the real deal on some of the swankiest detox centres and boot camps—from spies on the inside.
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the BodyHoliday resort Mountain trek Fitness retreat and HealtH spa, nelson, B.C. Tucked into the mountains—and be damn sure you’ll climb those peaks—is Mountain Trek, the hippie dream of a Bay Street financier who traded the fast life for ashrams and vegan food. In later years, the fitness retreat added lessons in sleep, metabolism, stress and detoxing. In lieu of the term “boot camp,” they prefer “holistic health reclamation.” The Real Deal: Don’t be fooled by the above. Whatever you call it, Mountain Trek will kick your butt. After an initial weigh-in and body assessment, a dozen participants—all grumpy, as they’re newly sugar-, booze- and carb-free on pre-planned, portion-controlled meals—warm up with yoga at the crack of dawn, hike along steep mountain paths all afternoon and hit the gym hard at night (technically, you could sit out any of these activities, but side-eye from the teeny group will pressure you properly). The good news is, after that much exercise (more than an Olympic athlete, FYI), your sore bod gets lots of luxurious recoup time in the form of Jacuzzi soaks and deep-muscle massages. Take-Home Lesson: It’s shocking how much your body, no matter how out of shape or practice it might be, can accomplish if you treat it right. From now on, reward it after workouts with much-deserved perks: a long bath, a rub from your sweetie or, best of all, a sweet hit of carbs. tHe BodyHoliday resort, saint luCia “Give us your body for a week, and we will give you back your mind,” claims The BodyHoliday Resort. The all-inclusive, customized program steps from the Caribbean Sea promises yoga on pink sand and massages by the pool. It can’t be that easy, can it? The Real Deal: Rumour has it Amy Winehouse stayed here, so take note that BodyHoliday is only as body-conscious as you make it. Pull yourself out of bed—or pay extra for staff to drag you out—for a 7 a.m. beach boot camp. Expect barefoot running in the sand, handstands and race drills as the instructor—all staff are affectionately called “bodyguards”—yells encouragement (pretty nicely, comparatively). Afterwards, since the sweltering sun makes it far too hot to train without being in or on the water, all-day activities include tennis and water volleyball, as well as yoga, stretching, pole fitness and spin classes. But with an all-you-can-eat dinner and an open bar of fun cocktails, moderation is up to you.
BODY FEATURE “it’s shocking how much your body can accomplish if you treat it right.”
Take-Home Lesson: Two weeks can take you many pounds in either direction, so choose wisely. That said, getting your work done first thing in the morning lets you relax guilt-free for the rest of the day. tHe ranCH MaliBu, MaliBu, CaliF. This celebrity-favourite wellness program actually has two parts: a seven-day internet detox in the Hollywood Hills with a “strict, nooptions philosophy” and a four-day crash course at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (cells welcome). Mandy Moore, Rebel Wilson and Selma Blair have all power-shed pounds here. The Real Deal: Your $7,000-a-week getaway actually starts a month earlier, when caffeine, alcohol, sugar, meat and even gum are phased out. Phased in are daily workouts to prepare for your arrival. After a full assessment—blood draw, lab analysis, diagnostic testing, bodyfat analysis and thorough medical interview—you’ll do up to eight hours of hiking daily, plus strength training and restorative yoga. If you’re lucky, panoramic views of Hollywood mansions will distract you from the “results-oriented” (read: seriously intense) program that burns calories while serving up “snacks” (like three almonds with two cashews) to get patrons red carpet-ready as fast as humanly possible. Take-Home Lesson: Stars work harder on their bods than you’ll ever have to—have you ever been so relieved you’re not famous? Relish your regular-person option of slow and steady—because you can! CaMp BiCHe, lauzerte, FranCe If it seems L.A. has a fitness monopoly, know that Camp Biche is the “original luxury fitness vegan boot camp.” It’s located in an 800-yearold mansion in southwestern France. The Real Deal: Despite rich cheese and pastries, visitors to the City of Light often notice that they shed pounds. Camp Biche tries to sell the French-Women-Don’t-Get-Fat phenomenon—for a très chic 5,900 euros (approximately $8,000 Canadian) per week. Your morning wake-up call (thankfully) comes with strong coffee to power through toning class, working up to a thousand daily crunches, done alongside feel-good mantras (“I appreciate my body for everything it does”). With the hardest part of your day done, the rest is mostly gentle, selfpaced walks—with an adorable français pooch!—and massages and facials. There are no snacks between meals, which are glam gourmet feasts worth waiting for, enjoyed with fine wine by candlelight. Take-Home Lesson: All of the toughest workouts in the world aren’t worth it if you can’t enjoy the benefits they buy, so if you can survive a thousand crunches and haven’t succumbed to snacking all day, by all means enjoy a glass of champagne. And if you can swing sipping your bubbly at a five-star fitness boot camp retreat, even better. APRIL 2017 GLOW 71
IS depreSSIOn A geOgrAphy ISSue? Are you susceptible to depression and anxiety because of where you live? Here’s how our environment affects our mental health, and what we can do about it. BY LISa Hannam
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Get a triBe While a good support system can help you deal, a recent University of Cambridge study of teens found that a difficult home life could lead to being bullied. Our squad isn’t there just to help us vent, it’s also there to make us stronger. It’s important to have a supportive social circle and keep friends and family close. “These are good things that can help, even when trouble comes our way,” says Stergiopoulos. MOve yOur BOdy, nOt yOur hOMe Research is mounting on the positive effects exercise and physical activity have on mental health. Many doctors are even prescribing it to patients with mild depression. “It increases the concentration of feel-good chemicals in the brain,” says Stergiopoulos. “It increases body temperature, which has a calming effect. It often happens in social settings and includes social interactions, and it improves self-esteem and confidence.” As for how much exercise you need, that’s really up to you. “Any type of exercise, even for just a few minutes a day, can help, if it’s done over the long term,” she says.
Getting outside, being active and doing it all with your friends: That’s what ShOpperS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women is all about. Local women’s mental health programs benefit from this run-walk event, which also raises awareness of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. To donate to the cause, participate in this cross-Canada event or learn more, go to runforwomen.ca.
WhoM Do you point the finger at when you’re feeling down? While you may fault a co-worker or family member, you’re likely blaming yourself too. But don’t be so hard on yourself. Research points at genetics—depression and anxiety have been linked to family history, and so has alcoholism—as well as hormone fluctuations, brain chemicals and gender (women are more likely than men to suffer from depression). But data from Statistics Canada suggests that where you live might be another reason for being predisposed to depression and anxiety: “In 2014, 7 per cent of women aged 12 and over reported fair or poor mental health,” says Jennifer Ali, chief of health statistics with Statistics Canada. “Women in Newfoundland and Quebec reported the lowest rates of fair or poor mental health at 4.3 per cent and 4.6 per cent respectively. The highest rates were reported by women in Nova Scotia [10.1 per cent] and the Yukon [10.6 per cent].” Is moving to another province the answer? Not exactly. “To generalize why would just be speculating,” says Tracie O. Afifi, associate professor, community health sciences at the university of Manitoba. “It could be a lot of things. It could be access to services. It could be ethnicity. It could be something to do with the age of the population—maybe it is older or younger women. There could be so many reasons.” Instead of hauling house, experts suggest trying these three ways of using your environment to improve your mental health.
Be a LOcaL tOuriSt It’s not surprising that the game Pokémon Go purportedly helped people combat depression: It got them outside. While the app got most of the props, it’s the environment that should be getting the high-fives. “Going outdoors has a calming effect,” says Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, physician-in-chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. “Being outdoors is combined with mindfulness or socialization or a distraction from a stressor.” Getting outside is often part of the prescription for mild depression, she adds, as well as for preventing future mental health challenges. Consider where you live as part of the solution, not the problem. Afifi suggests that staycations are just as helpful at relieving stress as going on holiday. “A less stressful lifestyle is related to better mental health,” she says.
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