Have you ever noticed how quickly spring suddenly appears? Maybe it is just this year, thanks to El Niño – but I feel like spring seriously snuck up on me. Before we know it, it will be summer! As with any seasonal transition, my skin is currently dealing with all of the changes in humidity, wild spring winds and the odd chilly day. As much as I love return to warmer weather, having to change up my whole skincare regime a couple times a year. If you have the same issues as me you know exactly what I am talking about.
I’ve partnered with London Drugs to showcase some of my favourite products to keep my skin feeling fresh, hydrated and smooth well into the summer. I would love to hear your must-haves too – please share in the comments!
After using the Intensive Illuminating Serum for just a few weeks I have already noticed my skin feeling a lot smoother and brighter. I love the lightweight texture of the serum – it works great smoothed on my freshly cleansed skin. The patented NIA-114 technology minimizes the effect of environmental aggressors while encapsulated skin-brightening ingredients target the key causes of discolouration. Over time, dark spots, age spots and discolouration are less visible for a more even complexion. Skin texture is smoother and more refined with a radiant, youthful glow. I am a huge fan now – not sure I can live without it!
La Roche Posay’s BB Blur SPF 24, $30.00
While you should be wearing sunscreen all year round, I find that La Roche’s BB Blur SPF 24 is a great transition sunscreen. In the spring and summer, I prefer to tone my makeup regime down a bit so finding the perfect tinted BB cream is much better than loading on tons of concealer and foundation. It is great for mattifying your skin too if you are dealing with a little extra shine in the warmer months.
I have talked about this lotion before and I still stand by it. It cleared up Jack’s cradle cap when he was a newborn in no time. I use it all of the time on my elbows, knees and hands. It is amazing how quickly this stuff works. It is also an anti-scratch formula, so I also find it soothing on bug bites – because you know those are coming soon too!
Bioderma Hydrabio Cream, $29.50
I am a huge fan of Bioderma products so when I first experienced the Hydrabio Cream I was ridiculously excited. I have sensitive skin yet in terms of skin type it is normal to combination skin that gets quite dry every time the weather changes. The Hydrabio Cream felt like I had just injected a bottle of water into my super dry skin – it instantly felt so hydrated and smooth. I highly recommend layering this with your favourite SPF.
The biggest thing I have noticed this year is how dry my cuticles have gotten. Despite constantly moisturizing I have found that I needed something a little stronger for my fingernails and toenail cuticles. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream has been a really great addition to my skincare regime. And I love the packaging – it is perfect for toting in my handbag for on-the-go moisturizing.
When I was looking for a great exfoliator several people recommended the Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub to me. I was pleasantly surprised by how great it was. Not only was it super gentle on my sensitive skin but it actually sloughed away a lot of that awful winter skin which I was really happy about.
Evian Facial Spray, $15.00
The Evan Facial Spray is my absolute favourite product that I use all year round. It definitely helps me stay cool in the warmer months and really hydrated when my skin is feeling dry. I usually mist some on just before I moisturize my face.
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