Do you live somewhere right now where:
- It hurts to breathe because your lungs freeze due to the cold?
- Exposed skin will freeze in 30 seconds?
- It’s colder in your hometown than it is on Mars?
Welcome to my reality, friends! Today clocked a bone-chilling -31C with the windchill factor in lovely Ottawa, ON and my skin is paying for it. I’ve been hibernating to preserve my poor face! Simply walking from my house to the car turns me into a
Many of you have written to me asking for some dry skin advice, so I’m here to serve some up. Over the past several months, I’ve been testing out some hydration-rich products and services that have proven to be serious skincare savers. Let me start with the Hydrafacial.
This non-invasive facial detoxifies skin leaving you looking bright and glowy. Seriously – afterwards, I looked like I had just returned from the most relaxing vacation.
This gentle 5-step facial starts with cleansing, followed by exfoliation and a light acid peel which removes dead cells revealing the glowing skin underneath
Your esthetician will then perform a light extraction using a suction cup-like device (no painful squeezing), and then your skin is infused with antioxidant serums, peptides
The Ottawa Skin Clinic uses SkinCeuticals products for this treatment, and they worked so well for me that I took a few
If you are looking for a soothing, gentle cleanser to baby your winter-worn skin, SkinCeuticals Soothing Cleanser is for you.
Wintry conditions mixed with indoor heating saps the moisture out of your already dry skin. This Soothing Cleanser effectively cleans and removes all traces of makeup (removed my black-as-coal liquid eyeliner in a pinch) without leaving your face feeling tight and dry.
Use this cleanser the night after having a facial treatment such as
OK. This beauty blogger right here has tried her share of serums that seem like they do nothing, nada…except drain your wallet of precious dollars.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is NOT one of those serums. You will find that this serum goes on truly like a gel, with a smooth slip that feels cool and soothing.
This serum is the most interesting green shade, which makes sense as it is formulated with thyme, cucumber, and olive leaf, among others. This ingredients also give it its earthy, herbal scent.
Soothing and calming, this serum is ideal for both those suffering from slightly dry skin to those suffering with acne.
One of the pleasant effects you’ll benefit from by using the Phyto Corrective Gel is
Trust me when I say that the Phyto Corrective Gel will always have a spot in my skincare arsenal. It has been integral in banishing breakouts.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF is
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF is a heavy hitting Vitamin C based serum. Everyone by the way, should be using Vitamin C-based skincare. Vitamin C works effectively to smooth skin, reducing the fine lines and greatly diminishing
Vitamin C also brightens skin, something that is so needed during the dead of winter (sigh). Incorporating this little wonder vitamin into your skincare routine – I promise – will take you from sad and sallow, to hot and JLo in no time.
So, what is Phloretin, you ask? Phloretin is derived from apples and root bark of fruit trees such as apple, pear
How To Use Phloretin CF
After cleansing your skin in the am, apply a few drops to your face and neck before
This serum may darken after opening thanks to its Vitamin C content. Don’t worry though – it’s still effective. Also, be sure to use it within three months of opening the product!
With regular use, I noticed that Phloretin CF really tempered my oily skin and my skin seemed much more even and bright. I had quite a few acne scars (hyperpigmentation), and after two months of use, they have virtually disappeared.
Bye Bye Dull Skin
Using these three skincare heavy hitters is a surefire way to kiss dull skin goodbye. Available at spas and dermatological offices, I highly suggest you seek them out and give them a try. If you have questions, check out the SkinCeuticals website here and read up on everything the brand has to offer.
Alternatively, head to your
*In partnership with SkinCeuticals and The Ottawa Skin Clinic