Summer has FINALLY arrived!!!! In the Great White North, that is a statement which brings us lots of JOY!  We know how easy it is to get lost in enjoying your summer, sometimes so much you forget your skin until Fall, at which point it can be hard to undo the damage.

Here are our top 5 hacks for keeping your skin in tip top shape throughout the summer months.  We promise, all are so easy you won’t even know you are working on your skin! <3


1. Suncreens (re-apply, re-apply, re-apply, without breaking out!)


Layering sunscreens is vital. Most people forget that SPF needs to be reapplied every 90 minutes on days you are outside for long periods of time, so by lunchtime your daily morning application needs to be boosted. Re-applying even the lightest weight SPF is often messy and can leave your face feeling heavy.

Our favorite touch up or re-application SPF? ColoreScience Sunforgettable  Powder Sunscreen SPF 50. It applies and reapplies over and over without feeling heavy our leaving sticky residue.  No mirror is needed to ensure even coverage.  We also have it on good authority that it works great on kids! Particularly kids that don’t want to hold still long enough to get sunscreen applied to their faces! Its soft brush makes getting hard to cover areas like ears a breeze!

Available in 2 universally flattering colors: medium and tan.


2. DIY BB Cream (the only BB cream we usually approve of)


Make your own BB cream! Summer times calls for fresh faced complexions not mired down in cakey makeup.  But so many BB creams clog pores and lead to acne. The fix? SkinScience’s tried and true summer complexion finisher.  The recipe for your very own custom made BB cream.  It hydrates, protects from the sun, reduces inflammation, creates a lovely summer glow, and wont clog your pores!

  1. Mix 2 Drops of your favorite Vitamin C serum
  2.  Add a Large Pea sized amount of DermaQuest ZinClear SPF30
  3.  Add a Small Pea sized amount of Illuminare Mineral Foundation and voila!


3. C-Infusion Cleanser (removes sunscreen buildup, makeup and pollution!)


We’ve talked a lot about this cleanser. There is a reason for that!  It is a really functional product with lots of benefits! This cleanser smells DELIGHTFUL, seriously.  In the mornings, it is the perfect pick me up. Rejuvenating and refreshing! It also removes built-up sunscreen like nobody’s business, as well as makeup, sweat AND pollution. The icing on the skin cleanser cake?  It does all of this without drying you out!!!! Trust us, you will be glad you invested in yourself and bought one!

Purchase this summer essential here!


4. Hydrate, Water, H20, Eau, Agua, Aqua!!!!


Avene Thermal Spring Water aka “Miracle in a bottle”.  This is a VERY under rated product.  This product is bottled water from the Avene Thermal Spring in southern France.  It is world renowned for its healing and soothing properties.  It the summer, it creates soothing cooling mist anytime you need it.  It is a great layer under moisturizer to boost water content in skin (especially combined with the Dermaquest Essential B5 Hydrating Serum!).  It’s awesome on skin that has been exposed to sun or wind and it is soothing when you are in the sweltering heat uncomfortable and just want the refreshment of a spritz.  It comes in a leek proof package, so is easy to take along on summer trips!


5. Hyaluronic Acid (hold on to that water!)


Hyaluronic Acid (HA), specifically Dermaquest Essential B5 Hydrating Serum.  We talk about this product A LOT! There is good reason, it is hands down our favourite HA product, mostly because it layers brilliantly with other products.  Being in the sun can suck the life out of your skin, leaving you feeling dry and lightly pruneish.  The Dermaquest Essential B5 Hydrating Serum prevents dehydration before it becomes problematic! It can be layer under your current moisturizer, or SPF or makeup.  It is very versatile, adapted to all skin types and hypoallergenic.


Got questions? Call us, we’d love to help you find the perfect summer skin care routine!