Category: Celebrity

R&B Queen: Jully Black

Posted on August 29th, by staff in Celebrity, Interviews. 5 comments

This Juno-nominated singer owes her soft skin to sleep, fruit smoothies, exercise, and a famous cocoa butter line.

Gutsy & Gorgeous

Posted on August 23rd, by Helen in Celebrity, Interviews. 5 comments

Democracy activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay has it all: beauty and brains.


Celebrities and sun protection

Posted on June 17th, by Helen in Celebrity. No Comments

Despite all the warning against the dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, a “healthy” tan has never lost its appeal. This applies especially to A-listers, partly because of their many vacations in hot climates but also because of the esthetic appeal of a sun-kissed glow. Pippa Middleton’s golden hue certainly stood out against her Alexander McQueen gown on her sister Kate’s wedding day, and the royal bride herself was tanned after her honeymoon in the Seychelles.

Some stars go to the opposite extreme: Australian-born Nicole Kidman takes pain to shield herself from the sun, while others, like Jessica Alba, fall somewhere in between maintaining a golden glow while being careful not to overdo it. Because there are some consequences. The Canadian Dematology Association listed melanoma as the seventh most frequently diagnosed cancer in Canada, responsible for 920 deaths last year. Although there is a 90% survival rate, prevention is key. Here, Hello! sheds light on the basics of sun survival and how you can keep the rays at bay all year long.

UV spotlight
Ultraviolet light is broken down into three categories: A, which emits long-wave radiation that penetrates deep into the skin, causing skin damage such as sunspots and wrinkles; B, Which … Read More »

Where celebs go during TIFF

Posted on August 31st, by Helen in Celebrity. 5 comments

The Toronto International Film Festival unspools on Thursday and everyone, especially celebs, wants to put his/her best face forward. 

Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett does some of the celeb tweaking at DLK on Avenue, a dermatology and cosmetic laser surgery clinic, at 108 Avenue Rd., former location of Mira Linder Spa.

Kellett has been fielding appointments for months. In fact, DLK is having Botox Saturdays during the festival.

“Celebrities will want to come in and freshen up,” she says. Results of Botox take 3 to 7 days so the initial procedure is not done the day of.

Kellett has a celeb clientele who has been known to come, via Buttonville Airport, just for the day. They use a back door. She has a private deck for VIPs.

She won’t drop any boldface names but gets referrals from satisfied customers in Hollywood, clients who don’t want surgery. Her work is non-surgical; nothing is left on the cutting room floor. She does, however, do some mopping up.

“Lips should look like they belong on your face and not something you see in a magazine,” she says.

Kellett is expecting to see some familiar faces, actors she has worked on while they have been filming in Toronto. They inevitably return to … Read More »

Celebrities with acne prone skin

Posted on May 29th, by Helen in Celebrity. 6 comments

While the awkwardness of your teenage years may be in the past, adult acne can bring an unpleasant and recurring reminder of adolescence.

Being a Hollywood star is not an assurance that you will have a smooth complexion. Despite enlisting the best dietitians, nutritionists, doctors and dermatologists, Tinseltown abounds with acne-prone stars. Beautiful Cameron Diaz has imperfect skin, seen only on high-definition TV; Britney Spears and Brad Pitt both suffer from the condition; and Vanessa Williams, Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys and Diddy have all declared their acne problems as spokesmodels for the anti-acne line ProActiv.

Adult acne affects women and men over the age of 25 and most often afflicts the jaw line and chin region. Even if you did not have acne as an adolescent, the condition can appear out of the blue. While it’s generally caused by the same factors as teenage acne – stress, hormones, environment – it can also be the result of switching to anti-aging skin care products.

This intensely frustrating condition doesn’t have a cure but can definitely be controlled. While many over-the-counter acne products cater to the younger crowd, adult acne needs to be treated differently. “Adult skin is not the same as adolescent skin, so … Read More »