How can I keep my skin healthy and clear during TIFF madness?

Welcome to’s official TIFF journal! This festival, Laura deCarufel and Jennifer Lee, the co-editors of
Hardly magazine
, have the high honour of reporting from TIFF’s coolest events. Stay tuned for party coverage, beauty tips, and behind-the-scenes scoop! Kristen Ma (above), one of Toronto’s top estheticians and the co-owner of
Pure + Simple,  on how to save your skin during the endless rounds of screenings, parties and very late nights. "One of the best ways to keep your skin nourished and healthy during TIFF madness is to use a rich facial oil. Oils such as organic sesame, borage, sunflower and evening primrose are moisturizing and protective, leaving our complexions dewy and camera-ready. This is especially good because the film fest is during fall, which is a transition season from summer’s heat to winter cold, when we are prone to dehydration. Our
Vata face oil ($49.95) also contains some ghee (clarified butter) for extra rejuvenation."
Read more of our TIFF Journal!
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Beautiful Boy
& the
Black Swan
Day 2, 3 & 4 at the Grey Goose SoHo House Club
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At the film festival’s best party: 5 Reasons why the Vanity Fair bash was TIFF’s top fete
Meeting Sally Hershberger: Seven questions for the world’s top hair stylist
At the Nikki Beach lingerie fashion show
Meet Katie Boland: Our pick for Canada’s sweetheart on TIFF style, rappers and
Daydream Nation
The ultimate film festival playlist: A top Toronto DJ picks 11 tunes for 11 nights of TIFF madness
At the Black Swan gala: Inside the exclusive premiere of the fashion set’s most anticipated film of the year
The festival’s A-list drink:
Black Swan
as a blackberry cocktail. Why not?
Beauty 911: Expert tips on looking rested, refreshed, and camera-ready
Snaps from last night’s best party
Meet Lauren Lee Smith: In conversation with one of Canada’s coolest acting talents
Day 1: At the Aveda Experience Centre and the Bell Lightbox
On pre-festival party duty: At Birks and 99 Sudbury