Canadian Living May 2021 - Vol.46 No.04

The Canadian Living Magazine for helpful articles on food, cooking, health, relationships, family and lifestyles in Canada.

TVA Publications Inc.
10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
sweet days of may

Oh hey there, Beautiful! That’s right, May, we’re looking at you, with your bright skies and your colourful flowers. We are sooooo happy to see you again! We’ll admit it: We love the month of May. No offense, December, but oftentimes we think this is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time of soft breezes, scented blooms, shorter skirts and sandals, meals al fresco and beers on the patio. Plus, the long weekend that marks the beginning of Canada’s warm-weather season—more, please! For this month of sun-kissed enthusiasm, we’ve filled these pages with stories, products and ideas that help to usher in a fresh-faced new outlook, both physical and mental. In our Fashion & Beauty section, for example, we offer up ways to eliminate dark under-eye circles, get lustrous locks…

8 min
10 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 SKIN DEEP Some of us were born with sensitive skin, and some develop sensitized skin over time, but either way it can be hard to find facial-care products that don’t cause irritation. When the skin’s barrier is disrupted and weakened, a reactive complexion can be the result, and that’s where the Superkind collection, the latest from powerhouse face-care brand Tata Harper, comes in. Created with meticulously curated ingredients that are calming yet fortifying, these products are formulated specifically to simultaneously repair and protect delicate dermis. The line is also dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic and free from harsh sulfates, exfoliants, fragrances, essential oils, tree nuts, wheat, gluten and soy. All that’s left is pure, gentle goodness. 2 SNACK ATTACK The snack brand that brought us deliciously healthy granola bars, crisped rice squares, mini cookies and…

2 min
one-pot tarragon salmon

ONE-POT SALMON WITH VEGETABLES & TARRAGON MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 55 MINUTES 2 tbsp olive oil, divided4 skinless salmon fillets (about 140 g each)2 shallots, finely chopped 340 g baby potatoes, cleaned (large ones halved)½ cup dry white wine1 bay leaf1 cup sodium-reduced vegetable broth1 bunch radishes, trimmed (large ones halved)200 g small asparagus, trimmed and cut in 2-inch pieces2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon, divided1 tsp grated lemon zest1 tbsp lemon juice salt and pepper½ cup fresh or frozen peas lemon wedges (optional) In large deep skillet, heat half the oil over medium heat. Add salmon fillets and cook, turning halfway through cooking time, until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer fish to plate; set aside. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook,…

1 min
now trending

DO BETTER Did you know that the majority of shampoos and conditioners contain more than 70 percent water? By removing all this liquid, packaging is smaller (less single-use plastic), there’s a reduced environmental footprint associated with transport, and the bonus of getting more for your money. This is the feat achieved by the new Everist hair line. Vegan and cruelty-free, these waterless formulas are three times more concentrated than the others, and contain coconut, aloe and peppermint. The products arrive in pretty aluminum tubes that are recyclable and Climate Neutral Certified. MY GOODNESS The famous foundation from prestige brand YSL Beauty, Touche Éclat Le Teint, just got a makeover of its own. The much-loved original formula is now enriched with active ingredients harvested from the YSL Beauty Ourika Community Gardens, perched high in…

1 min
ride the waves

Say adios to pigmentation with this resurfacing peel that’s based on alguronic acid, vitamin C from blue algae and a super exfoliating trio of AHA, BHA and PHA. ALGENIST Blue Algae Vitamin C Dark Spot Correcting Peel, $110, Cleanse the skin with blue microalgae and salicornia extract, the two star ingredients of this ultra-gentle cleanser from Chanel. The secret of this sheet mask is its extract of chlorella, a micro-algae that works to purify, illuminate and hydrate the skin, all while you imagine your feet in the sand. A revitalizing body oil that combines organic seaweed, acai, and babassu and sesame oils? Hello! We can’t get enough of the addictive citrus and cypress scent!…

3 min
stressed tresses

Damage Done Hair dyes, particularly those that lighten your natural colour, are often singled out as a major cause of damaged hair. While the colouring itself can spoil tresses, ongoing neglect afterward can also end up causing irreparable harm to the structure of the strands, which are made up of proteins. Treatments such as chemical relaxations or perms have similar effects. At issue is the alkaline pH of some of these treatments and ingredients (like ammonia) that break down up to 20 percent of the proteins in the hair shaft. Each time the process is repeated, it further damages the hair cuticle. In addition, if you’re also using heat-styling tools daily, you’re at risk of a dry, brittle and dull coif over time. Styling Safeguards A thermal protector product is a must for…