Hello spring, the arrival of warm weather means a new skincare routine. With winter behind us, it's the perfect time to think about adapting your facials. Springtime means a lighter beauty routine. Here are 5 tips for an easy transition from cold weather to sunny days.
The first step is exfoliation. After the cold season, your skin is dry. In order to bring it back to life, you need to get rid of the dead layers of skin left over from the winter. Opt for a gentle exfoliator for a luminous skin, like the one from L'Occitane. The biggest stars love the regenerating oxygen facial. For the same effect at home, we suggest a Neostrata treatment from Pharmaprix. For those on a budget, the viral social network brand The Inkey List offers an exfoliating toner for less than $15 at Sephora.
Neostratam Bionic Oxygen Regeneration $79 at Pharmaprix
The Inkey List Gentle Exfoliating Toner with Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA), $13.99 at Sephora
Winter has been hard on your skin, you feel sensitivity, dryness or an overproduction of sebum? Your skin needs a boost, and this is where we add a repairing treatment to our routine like hyaluronic acid to restore your complexion. This acid that fights against skin dehydration and dullness will be your best friend. Canadian brand The Ordinary offers a formula with 2% hyaluronic acid and B5 for only $7 at Sephora. Yves Rocher's serum is a favorite, and for those who like 100% natural products, Toronto-based Three Ships offers a serum combining hyaluronic acid and vitamin C.
Dew Drops Three Ships Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Serum, $45 at Hudson's Bay
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary, $6.80 at Sephora
During the change of season, it is important to adapt the type of moisturizer we use. In winter, we say yes to a thicker formula. In spring, we choose a light moisturizer like a gel or lotion. Our favorite cream under $20 from Versed, the brand founded by Katherine Power of Who What Wear, available exclusively at Pharmaprix. For a moisturizing and luminous effect, M.A.C.'s iconic Strobe Cream is a must-have. For luxury, treat yourself to L'Occitane's Divine Immortal Cream.
Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream, $19.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Immortal Divine Cream, $125 at L'Occitane
Sun protection is the key to healthy skin, both inside and out. UV rays have a negative effect on the skin, causing brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is important to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen at all times. Neutrogena offers a wide variety of affordable sunscreens at Shoppers Drug Mart. Supergoop SPF Clear Sunscreen is always on their bestseller list. If you're looking for a mineral sunscreen, La Roche-Posay's Anthelios line is your #1 choice.
Sunscreen Lightweight dry-touch, SPF 45 88mL Lotion, $34 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Anthelios Mineral Tinted Ultra-Fluid Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 For Sensitive Skin, $34 at Shoppers Drug Mart
A good skincare routine also includes a light foundation in the spring season. There's nothing more distracting than wearing makeup that feels like a mask and doesn't breathe. The full coverage foundation is too intense for the warm weather. Transition to light or medium coverage. There are several new products on the market, including the influencer-loved Best Skin Ever Sephora Collection Liquid Foundation. There is also the Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation SPF 45 from Estée Lauder available, at Shoppers Drug Mart. You can't go wrong with a classic: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation available at Hudson's Bay.
Best Skin Ever Sephora Collection Liquid Foundation shade 04N, $25 at Sephora
Futurist Hydra Rescue Hydrating Foundation SPF 45 Estée Lauder shade 6W1 Sandalwood, $57 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation shade 7.5, $82 at Hudson's Bay