Skincare Resolutions

January 3, 2017

Now that the new year is here and the holiday rush is officially over, I’ve been making it a point to take a little extra time to care for myself and my skin. This year the holidays seemed to feel extra hectic for me. In between kicking up blog content, scrambling to get my holiday shopping completed on time, a fun-filled New Year’s Eve, getting ENGAGED and then finally making the always anticipated 40-hour drive from Toronto to Halifax and then back again (bless Jamie for being such a trooper!). Needless to say my mind and body have taken a bit of a beating, so I am making it a part of my new year’s resolution to take time to relax and focus on wellness. If you’re a follower of my blog and Instagram, then you know that I’ve been struggling with skincare concerns like acne for over a year now. As one of my skincare resolutions I’ve made it a point to simplify my routine to the best of my ability. During the winter months, especially for someone like me who deals with acne, oil and dry skin all at the same time, skincare can be a pain in the butt. Luckily Rexall’s Inspired Beauty Department helped me find a few key beauty products to get me through winter and helped me manage all of my skincare concerns while still keeping my skin feeling hydrated and glowing all season long. Keep reading to see which products I swear by from Rexall, hopefully you will find something you love too!
Even though my skin is quite oily, I find that using products specifically formulated to target acne/oil just end up drying out my skin, making the problem worse. Rexall helped me pick out products that are gentle and have simple ingredients that hydrate and don’t create excess oil.
The first product I picked up from Rexall’s Inspired Beauty Department is the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. This cleaner is the first step in my skincare routine, unless I’m wearing makeup. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is so gentle yet still removes excess oil and dirt without stripping my skin of its much-needed moisture.
After cleansing my skin, I use Avène Micellar water in replacement of a toner because I find that toners strip my skin of its natural oils, making it feel tight and irritated. The Avène Micellar Water from Rexall simply sloughs off any excess dirt and dead skin cells that my cleanser left behind without drying out my skin. If I’m wearing makeup, as well as a toner I use this water as a makeup remover.
The third step in my skincare routine is moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! My sister, who has the most beautiful skin I’ve ever seen, has used vitamin e cream on her skin for years and swears by it. Because of this I thought I’d pick up the Rexall brand vitamin e cream and give it a try for myself. After applying my serum, I grab a very small amount of the vitamin e cream and pat it all over my face, neck and rub it into my hands. This cream smells so clean and feels so luxurious and moisturizing on my skin. It also acts as a great barrier if I’m going to be applying makeup. 

Finally, if I want to give my skin an extra boost of moisture, or if I just need to refresh my skin and makeup during the day, I always reach for Avène’s Thermal Spring Water. It might sound crazy but this water hydrates, soothes, calms and restores skin balance making it one of my absolute favourite products from Rexall
{Rexall Brand Vitamin e Cream, Avène Thermal Spring Water, Avène Micellar Water, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.}

Thank you to Rexall for partnering on this post, all opinions are my own.

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