Summer is calling our name, and so are beach days, pool parties, and vacations!
Evidently, this means it’s also time to establish a summer body care routine that ensures we’re always putting our best skin forward––quite literally from head to toe.
Longer hours of daylight, heat, daily sun exposure, and dry or humid weather affects our skin differently than the colder and darker days of winter. Keeping this in mind, we put together a list of our summer skincare favourites in order to help you establish a routine that will leave your body feeling smooth, confident, hydrated, and protected at all times!
STEP 1: EXFOLIATION
GANT RENAISSANCE DEEP EXFOLIATING KIT - $24
The Renaissance Glove is the best-selling exfoliating glove in Canada. It is made using an ancestral technique with respect for traditions. Its natural vegetal fiber is unique and exclusive. Composed of 100% plant cellulose extracted from eucalyptus and spruce, it is uniquely woven in microscopic loops. The combination of fibers and weaving offers you a professional experience with the utmost respect for your skin.
YONKA PARIS SOFT EXFOLIATOR SILHOUETTE - $56
This cream scrub combines the exfoliating action of Bamboo and Apricot kernel powder with the hydrating properties of mango butter, sesame oil, and vegetable Glycerin. It removes dead skin cells, leaving a light hydrating film on the skin.
STEP 2: HYDRATION
EMINENCE ORGANICS APRICOT BODY OILY - $29
Seduce your senses with our luxurious Apricot Body Oil! This ultra-hydrating apricot oil is blended with an assortment of essential oils, such as grape seed and jojoba, to create a luscious massage oil that leaves skin feeling irresistibly soft and supple. To use, dispense an appropriate amount of oil for massage and warm in hands prior to application.
STEP 3: TREATMENT
SKINCEUTICALS NECK, CHEST & HAND REPAIR - $72
A combination of 1% hydroxyphenoxy propionic acid, 4% sodium tetrahydrojasmonate, and 3% vigna aconitifolia seed extract brightens skin with age spots and minimizes the look of crepiness.
NELLY DE VUYST INGROWN HAIR COMPLEX BIOFEMME - $53
Ideal to use after hair removal laser treatment or shaving. Recommended for the prevention of ingrown hair and folliculitis. A natural cleansing and purifying complex that also prevents skin rashes.
ENVIRON VITAMIN A, C & E BODY OIL FORTE - $120
Body Oil Forte is a lightweight, concentrated oil, rich in vitamins A, C, and E to assist in improving the appearance of dry and damaged skin. Nourishing soybean oil helps to lock in moisture and leaves the skin feeling silky to the touch.
STEP 4: PROTECTION
TIZO ULTRA ZINC FACE & BODY SUNSCREEN SPF 40 - $62.50
COOLA SUNCARE MINERAL FRAGRANCE-FREE ORGANIC BODY SUNSCREEN SPRAY SPF 30 - $46
ELTAMD UV SPORT SPF 50 - $66
Check out our 2022 sunscreen blog featuring more of our SPF essentials right here!
STEP 5: GLOW
JAMES READ TAN H2O TAN DROPS BODY - $65
A tailor-made approach to self-tanning. Add the tinted H2O Tan Drops to your body skincare regime for a natural healthy-looking glow all year round. Suits all skin tones. To use, add 1-4 drops (6-8 for a darker tan) to your usual skincare in the palm of your hand. Mix and apply evenly over the body and repeat 2-3 times a week to build and maintain your colour. Wash hands thoroughly after application!
SUNESCAPE INSTANT SELF-TAN MOUSSE - $42
No time for a spray tan? Say ‘hey’ to a radiant bronze faux glow that develops in mere minutes with Sunescape Instant Self Tan Mousse. With this lightweight, non-sticky, velvety mousse you’ll kiss goodbye irregular skin tone, cellulite, and stretch marks and enjoy effortless sun-kissed skin in an instant. Enriched with conditioning macadamia nut, avocado, and coconut oils to keep skin hydrated, added antioxidants from green tea, Kakadu plum, grape seed extract, and vitamin E help nourish, plump, and protect the skin.
ESTHEDERM TAN PROLONGING BODY LOTION - $63
Prolongs your tan for luminous and bright sun-kissed skin. Apply on the entire body after each exposure.
Looking for more self-tan suggestions? Check out our selection of favorites right here!
Until next time, make sure to give extra love to the body you are in!
The BSE Team