Tips for bringing a little bit of sunshine into your routine


Fresher temperature’s arrival always presents me with a huge dilemma. The end of patio season and lazy afternoons on the lakeshore feel like a gut-wrenching tragedy, but the thought of sipping a hot pumpkin-flavored latté, wrapped up in a soft, woolen sweater is equally delightful! The time for lolling about is over; we enthusiastically accept the autumn when we finally change our routine and our wardrobe, shifting toward the warm and cozy side of things. However, because we are not mentally prepared for winter yet, I would like to offer four beauty and well-being tips to keep the sun shining a little longer.

Keep your summer skin tone by moisturizing with the NeoStrata skin care line.

The leaves change colour, just like summer’s bronzy glow fades from our skin. Turning white as snow before the first flakes fall is not an option; we can offer our skin a hydrating boost by choosing from a range of targeted products. NeoStrata is a cosmetic solution with a proven track record in Canada; it offers a complete skin line that delivers outstanding results.

√ The NeoStrata AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle day cream works in prevention mode to fight fine lines and wrinkles, and offers intense hydration. It’s a must for dehydrated skin!

√ The SecureWhite Anti Dark Circle Complex helps make dark circles fade and alleviates under eye puffiness. It is a vital tool to fight against the early effects of seasonal depression.

The gentle Cleansing Foaming Water is free of alcohol, parabens or soap, and can be used morning and night. The glycolic acid promises to gently purify and exfoliate skin.

√ The NeoStrata AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream, which fills wrinkles and fine lines to smooth and soften skin, while strengthening the skin’s barrier to help it maintain its moisture.

Enjoy a sunshine smoothie made with mango, avocado and banana

Our immune systems will be put to the test with the return of cold and flu season. Keeping a balanced diet is your best ally to thumb your nose at bacteria, so we should offer ourselves a fruity breakfast full of vitamins, healthy fats and protein! My must-have: a smoothie bowl made with mango, avocado and banana, along with Greek yogurt, maple syrup and almond milk. Top with chia and berries rich in antioxidants and you are ready to survive the day (and all of your coughing colleagues)!


Ingredients (2 portions):

1 cup of mango, fresh or frozen
1 avocado, ripe
1 banana, ripe
½ cup of vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt
½ cup of almond milk (or regular milk)
2 tsp of maple syrup


Steps:

Combine all the ingredients and mix them in a blender until the texture is smooth. Add liquid until you reach the desired consistency.

Exercise outside and enjoy the sun

Running is my favorite sport. Once my feet hit the winding trails along Montréal’s Lachine Canal, my respiratory rhythm carries my spirit away in virtual meditation. The thought of having to face cold and gloomy mornings to train increases my motivation to run while the weather is still mild. My secret? Adapting my dress to weather fluctuations by adopting a strict layering policy! Lolë offers lightweight clothing that provides support and comfort so that you can become one with the climate.

Jess’ relaxed look, co-founder of Querelles.ca.
Anati cardigan, Zellia top, Lilac pants
Follow her on Instagram @DJess01

Plan an open-air escape
to fight the autumn blues

Seasonal depression is the biggest setback associated with living in a Nordic country. As they days get shorter, the lack of exposure to natural light affects our sleep and makes us want to become one with Netflix. It’s time to switch into photosynthesis mode by planning an outdoor excursion to relish the orangey landscapes! Apple and pumpkin picking, strolls through picturesque little towns and hiking photography add colour to your Instagram photo gallery… Just bundle up and you’re all set! Lolë’s Lifestyle and Travel collection offers outfits that are laid-back and so comfortable.

Catherine Martel

Editor-in-chief and co-founder of Querelles.ca, I am a self-proclaimed addict of all that is beautiful and good! With a background in art history and a foot in a creative agency, inspired content punctuates my life on a daily basis. Follow me on Instagram @CatMart!


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