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Help My Winter Skin! - Outside The Box

Help My Winter Skin!

  • 7th January 2015

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Help My Winter Skin!

I am a very fair skinned redhead. We are famous for having sensitive and often dry skin. Even at the best of times I need a good moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated.  And once winter hits I need to pull out all the stops. In this dry weather my skin will get red, flaky and even painful if I don’t take care of it properly. And the older I get the less moisture my skin retains so finding, and using, the right products is essential.

How do you know which product is right for you? Well, to start, it helps to shop for skincare in a place that has a really good selection. A great place to visit is Shoppers Drug Mart. They have a huge selection of products to fit every need and every budget. Beyond having a great selection to choose from, having access to tools and experts can big a huge help when it comes to figuring out exactly what you need. Shoppers Drug Mart has in-store Beauty Experts that can walk you through a skin care consultation using the beautyRx tool. The Skins Analysis will check the hydration levels in your skin through the moisture checker and use a Video Microscope to magnify your skin’s surface up to 30 times to help diagnose your skin type. If you’ve never done this before I really recommend it. It’s pretty amazing to see those magnified images of how your skin really looks!  Once your Beauty Expert has gone though the Skin Analysis she will be recommend the skin products that are right for you.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

I have a few favourite skin care products and one on the top of my list is No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum. It is one of my go to products, especially in the winter months. I love serums. I love how they go on and how they feel on my skin. The No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum feels like silk on my skin. It’s smooth, not at all greasy and soaks in well leaving my face feel soft and hydrated. I realized years ago, once I hit 30, that investing in good quality anti aging products was worth every penny.


Biotherm Aquasource Cocoon


The Biotherm Aquasource Cocoon is on my wish list this year.  I’ve used and loved other products from Biotherm and specifically from their Aquasource line. They always offer deep hydration and are easy on my sensitive skin.   The Aquasource cocoon is a lightweight gel which, along with serums, are my favorite type of product. And there is something about the term “cocoon” that sounds comforting and protecting!

How has your skin been this winter (I know technically it’s not winter yet but it sure feels like it)? Are you in need of some expert advice and some new products to get you through these cold dry months? Maybe it’s time to try something new (or maybe you already have a favorite). With expert advice (including a free beautyRx Skin Analysis), a huge selection of products, great hours and really convenient locations, Shoppers Drug Mart is the obvious choice to go. And don’t forget those Shoppers Optimum Points you earn while you’re at it.  I’d love to hear about your must have winter skin care products. Do you have a favourite or is there one you are dying to try?

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Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.


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This article has 2 comments

  1. I recently discovered Glysomed Hand Cream at Shoppers Drug Mart, and I'm loving it! Nice and thick and absorbs well!
    My recent post On NaNoWriMo: or “How to go crazy in 3 easy steps”

  2. I love gel moisturizers too! They are equally as effective as cream ones but they absorb way faster which is a big plus for when I am wearing makeup on a given day!

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