Summer Skincare Must-Haves: from sunscreen to self-tanner

Summer is finally here, and I wanted to share my summer skincare must-haves as well as a $100 Gift Card Giveaway to beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart to get you ready for the season! Keep reading a round-up of some incredible summer skincare products, and be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter the giveaway.

Summer Skincare: Sunscreen

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A good sunscreen is an absolute must. When I get ready in the morning, it is always one of the first steps in my beauty routine after moisturizer and my eye cream. I always look for light sunscreens with good SPF protection for my face. Here are some great sunscreen options available at Shoppers Drug Mart

One of my all-time favourites is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Fluid Lotion SPF 60 ($29.00). This sunscreen is matte, fast-absorbing and doesn’t cake your makeup! It’s also beach-approved, as it is waterproof and has patented Mexoryl technology that provides UVA/UVB protection. I like that it is paraben and fragrance free, so it’s suitable for sensitive skin.

The past few days, I’ve been testing out Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face with SPF 50 ($34.00) OR Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Body with SPF 30 ($41.00), available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. The body sunscreen is very lightweight and blends into the skin like a dream. The formulation is also suitable for my acne-prone skin, as it is formulated with Invisible Skin Technology and has a very blendable formula.

Summer Skincare: Radiant Makeup

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Shiseido’s WetForce BB SPF50+ for Face ($48.00) is the perfect balance between a sunscreen and makeup. It’s an innovative product that combines a transfer-resistant tinted BB-cream with Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection formula and WetForce Technology for water resistant sun protection. I’m really looking forward to testing out this product on my upcoming trip to Barcelona!

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Everyone loves a good primer… and Smashbox is an icon! The Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Foundation Primer ($50.00) is a moisturizing primer enhanced with micro-fine amber & bronze pearls to give you an illuminated, bronze glow. I think a primer is an essential summer skincare item, as it helps to blur pores and lock in makeup. I love that this product also has shea butter and hyaluronic acid for hydration.

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The Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($25.00) is a beauty mainstay that can be used as a comforting lip gloss, or layered over lipstick for a dazzling effect. Composed of pure plant oils, it is still lightweight. The Shade 07 Honey Glam is really shimmery too!

Summer Skincare: The Best Self-Tanner

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St Tropez is hands-down my fave self-tanner brand. The St. Tropez Prep & Maintain Tan Applicator Mitt ($9.00) is key to achieving a flawless faux tan.

I’m really excited to try the new St. Tropez One Night Only Wash Off Face & Body Lotion ($20.00). This product gives you a streak-free tan without the commitment. Simply wash it off with soap and water in the shower! This product is perfect for a fun night out, or a photo shoot. I’d also love to use this product on just my legs to give them an extra oomph with a mini dress and sandals.

I hope you enjoyed my round-up of some of my favourite summer skincare products! You can enter to win a $100 gift card for beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart by filling out the Rafflecopter form below! Please leave a comment with your favourite summer skincare product for your chance to win.

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45 Comments

  1. Bhawan Brar
    June 17, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I’ve Heard so many good things about that sunscreen and def now realize the importance of using it in my routine!

  2. pinksuzanne
    June 17, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    My winter skin issues are dryness which emphasizes lines.

  3. June 18, 2017 / 10:21 am

    I have issues with dryness – specially in the t zone..

  4. Jenness M
    June 18, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    My skin gets really dry in winter and I have to moisturize 3 times a day.

  5. Rosie
    June 18, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    My concerns in winter are dry skin and sun protection – I walk most places in winter, too.

  6. June 18, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    My winter skincare concern is flaky skin. No matter if I’m dry or oily, flakes are the bane of my existence! Makeup never sets well on my uneven texture. So happy we have warm weather to enjoy now 🙂 xox

  7. favgreen
    June 20, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    It’s dry skin all year round really. Thankyou for this opportunity!
    via Rhonda W G.

  8. Tava
    June 21, 2017 / 12:21 am

    my skin just feels really tight in the winter – not always dry but ALWAYS tight

  9. Jackie Mercer
    June 25, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I have super dry skin in the winter time. It cracks and bleeds and itches like crazy!

  10. christina07
    June 26, 2017 / 12:25 am

    In the winter my skin typically tends to be very dry and more on the sensitive side.

  11. Cheryl Zinberg
    June 26, 2017 / 3:19 am

    My skin gets pretty dry in the winter 🙁 + My favorite product is any face product with SPF in it. LOVE Shiseido!

  12. Judy Duong
    June 26, 2017 / 3:57 am

    My winter skin issues and my skin issues in general is dryness. I tried different moisturizers and would help for the moment but will go right back to being dry.

  13. Francine F.
    June 26, 2017 / 5:10 am

    Overall dryness – I go through tons of moisturizer!

  14. Janine vdm
    June 26, 2017 / 8:14 am

    i get very dry skin

  15. i love contests
    June 26, 2017 / 9:23 am

    My skin is dry in the winter

  16. Sandi Tymchuk
    June 26, 2017 / 9:28 am

    dry skin is my main issue, summer or winter in Edmonton. Vitamin D has helped decrease blemishes, I note.

  17. Linda Svarovsky
    June 26, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Dry skin

  18. becca
    June 26, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Dry flaky skin

  19. Alison Braidwood
    June 26, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I walk to work in winter, and live in northern Ontario. So chapped, dehydrated winter skin is my main issue.

  20. Chantelle Daigle
    June 26, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I live in Atlantic Canada so dryness is a huge issue!

  21. Margaret H
    June 26, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Dryness for sure!

  22. Tan
    June 26, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    dry skin

  23. Calvin F.
    June 26, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Dry skin and redness

  24. SarahJ
    June 26, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    My skin gets flaky and rash-like because of the cold winter air.

  25. Stephanie La Plante
    June 26, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    My winter skin issues are definitely dryness

  26. Wendy Hutton
    June 26, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    is ezcema and it gets worse in the winter

  27. Catherine Robichaud
    June 26, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    My skin gets extremely dry in the winter. I find I need a lot more hydration than in the other months.

  28. fossie55
    June 26, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    My skin is dry and I am need a good moisturizer for the summer and sunblock

    Florence C

  29. Edith Rennes
    June 26, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I have really dry skin.

  30. Luminous Angel
    June 27, 2017 / 2:01 am

    I have combination skin – it’s hard to find combo products!

  31. Lushka Smith
    June 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

    I would say dry skin.

  32. alisa1
    June 27, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    My skin hates the cold outside and goes all red when I get inside.

  33. LILLIANM
    June 27, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    My winter skin issues are dry flaky skin

  34. ShariD
    June 27, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I tend to get very dry, flaky skin in the winter.

  35. Nicole Leger
    June 27, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I have dry, itchy skin.

  36. kcrmb
    June 28, 2017 / 7:13 am

    In the winter my skin gets very dry.

  37. jane kramer
    June 28, 2017 / 9:30 am

    my skin gets very dry and flaky

  38. C L. Chin
    June 28, 2017 / 9:44 am

    my skin is dry and dull in the winter.

  39. Elena S
    June 28, 2017 / 11:40 am

    My skin somehow becomes oily in some spots and dry in others.

  40. Jonnie
    June 28, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    My skin gets flaky in the winter and my elbows and soles of my feet actually crack from dryneess.

  41. Glogirl3
    June 28, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    My winter skin issues are dryness and lack of radiance.

  42. Wanda Bergman
    June 28, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    My skin tends to feel dry in the winter months.

  43. Heather Starastin
    June 28, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Dryness… yet my skin is prone to acne outbreaks. Drives me nuts.

  44. Cheryl
    June 29, 2017 / 9:12 am

    My winter skin issues are really dry skin. My face, skin and lips get extremely dry. Thank goodness for moisturizers.

  45. Caryn Coates
    June 29, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    My skin is always so dry in the Winter

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