14 March 2018

Spring Break Essentials

Well it's finally the middle of March and half-way through this thing we call "March Break" in Canada. I am gearing up for  summer in our new house -- which has a pool! I have bought many cute swimsuits in the past few weeks, and now I am onto skincare.

Sun protection is so important, but over and over I hear about how toxic sunscreen is, and how the toxins in most sunscreens outweigh its benefits. There are a few really great HEALTHY sunscreen brands on the market, Coola being my absolute favourite. But what I don't like is that I have to buy a separate face and body sunscreen, and the price tag of each is quite high!

I switched to the Beautycounter sunscreen before our last trip and I loved that it was 2-in-1. It was gentle enough to use on my sensitive acne-prone skin, and a big enough bottle for me to slather all over my body - and Tyler's.

And considering the active ingredient is  Zinc, it didn't go on white and absorbed very easily. I have found that many natural sunscreens are quite thick and hard to rub in. They often leave while residue on your skin and feel quite heavy. The Beautycounter sunscreen beats all of the other natural sunscreens as it is lightweight, not greasy and the price tag is really reasonable. As well, if you need quite touch ups they have a really great small sunscreen stick for face which is perfect to use on the kids - who are always eager to get outside and don't always want to sit still while you apply sunscreen.

Shop Sunscreen here.

Tinted Moisturizer
Poolside or beach-ready, you shouldn't have to give up the glamour. But you also should not be wearing a heavy foundation. Let your pores breath but still look photoshoot ready with a tinted moisturizer. The Dew Skin tinted moisturized has an SPF 20 which provides sun protection while evening your skin tone. It is also infused with vitamin C and peony extract which reduce the appearance of age spots and promote brighter, more radiant skin.

Shop Dew Skin here.

Facial Mist
Facial mists are a such a staple in my makeup and beach bags. They have so many great purposes... toner, makeup setting spray, midday refresh. 

Beautycounter has 3 amazing facial mists; Brightening, Plumping and Balancing. My absolute favourite is the Balancing spray. It is great for anyone with combination/oily skin, and anyone who suffers from acne. It is also a great tool for spraying on body acne. If you have dryer skin, the Plumping Facial Mist is for you! It has peony extract which firms the skin and reintroduces moisture to dehydrated skin. The Brightening spray is perfect for aging skin. It reduces the appearance of age spots and promotes a brighter complexion. 

Shop Facial Mists here.


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