Winter’s best face mask; good vibrations.
Perk up with these mid-winter boosters.
SHAKE IT OFF
These two new launches offer plenty of good vibrations.
1. The ISSA toothbrush (at right; $229, foreo. com) is composed of silicone, which won’t trap bacteria or scratch gums, regardless of how much pressure you apply while brushing. 2. The Trojan Vibrations Vibrating Bullet (above; $24.99, trojanvibrations.ca) is the brand’s most powerful vibrator yet and can bounce between four speeds. It boasts a unique curved edge for close clitoral contact, and the attached remote allows for partner or solo involvement. Ready to tremble?
A WINTER COAT
The art of “masking” is taking the beauty world by storm. Most masks focus on one issue at a time, so if you want to tackle brightening and purifying, you’re in for a mask marathon. Bliss’ Multi-“Face”-Eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask ($62, at sephora.ca), however, does it all. The formula is a flexible clay, so it doesn’t flake like pie crust onto your new silk Equipment jammies. It’s also loaded with 10-percent glycolic acid to help soften texture and fine lines. Carbon steps in to help detoxify, quartz exfoliates dead cells and jojoba oil leaves skin amply moisturized. Apply to your face, neck and décolleté and leave on for seven minutes— then bask in your multi-tasking-mask glow.
The #LOVEYOURLINES Instagram and Tumblr account—a body-loving social space where women upload and share black-and-white photos of their stretch marks with the world, wearing their “stripes” like badges of honour. The documentary-style photography amplifies the beauty of each shot. Body of work, indeed.
Do you text all day and then question why your back is aching at night? According to a new study published in Surgical Technology International, that 60-degree neck bend amounts to 60 pounds of pressure on the upper part of your spine. The study defines correct posture as “ears aligned with the shoulders and shoulder blades retracted.” So keep backaches at bay whether you’re iMessaging, Beaming or texting the old-fashioned way: Straighten up and squeeze your “angel wings” while you do so, won’t you? ■