Summer Guide: Skincare and Beyond

Summer’s finally here! Now’s the time to update your beauty routine and go for the glow. Pamper your face, body and hair with these essentials to beat the heat in style.


Step one : Put sun protection at the top of your list. Summer also happens to be the perfect time to swap your heavy moisturiser for a lighter formula, cheat your way to a Capri-worthy tan and experiment with new textures and tints.

_Apply a moisturiser with SPF every day (it’s the best anti-aging trick!).  (1, 2)

_Switch to a lightweight moisturiser that minimize shine. (3)

_Fake a sun-kissed look with a subtle self-tanner. (4, 5)

_Master the art of illusion with the magic power of bronzers. (6, 7, 8)

_Embrace the latest craze for lips this summer:  the matte finish look. (9)

1-Face multi-protection sun cream SPF 30, Biotherm at Hudson’s Bay, $37 / 2-Adaptasun sun care cream, Institut Esthederm at De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $49 / 3-Oil control moisturizier fresh, Belif at Fruits & Passions, $46 / 4-Flash Bronzer self-tanning face gel, Lancôme at Hudson’s Bay, $41 / 5-Light tan self-tanning face cream, Institut Esthederm at De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $39 / 6-Belle de Teint summer 2017 limited edition, in Patio méditerranéen, Lancôme at Hudson’s Bay, $60 / 7-Bronzing pressed powder, Faces $27 / 8-Bronzing powder duo, Yves Rocher, $30 / 9-Liquid mat lipstick, in Heureuse, Faces, $18.50


From shoulder-bearing tops and dresses to short shorts and strappy sandals, summer is all about showing some skin. Give your body the VIP treatment with products that deliver some much-deserved TLC.

_Pamper your feet before slipping on those must-haves mules with an ultra-hydrating cream and make your toes pop with a bright nail polish. (1, 2)

_Give your gams a gold-standard upgrade with an instant self-tanner. (3, 4)

_Revitalize your skin after a long day with a soothing shower gel and post-sun lotion. (5, 6)

_Enhance your tan with a silky sheen courtesy of an exotic-scented dry oil. (7)

_Spritz on a summertime aroma with a fresh and fruity fragrance. (8)

1-Expert foot beauty & care Intense repair night cream, Dans un Jardin, $24.95 / 2-nail polish, in Florentine, Faces, $12.50 / 3-Flash Bronzer Self-Tanning Gel, Lancôme at Hudson’s Bay, $41 / 4-Light tan self-tanning body lotion, Institut Esthederm at De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $49 / 5-Micellar after sun shower gel, Institut Esthederm at De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $19/ 6-Sun After body milk, Biotherm at Hudson’s Bay, $38 / 7-Dry body oil Monoï de Tahiti, Yves Rocher, $19 / 8-Sparkling Pomegranade Fragrant Body Mist, Fruits & Passions, $10.50


Whether you are beach bound or spending summer in the city, the sun can be just as harsh on your hair as it is on your skin. Give your locks some love with protective products and choose easy, relaxed hairstyles over heat styling.

_Simulate sun-induced highlights with a illuminating shampoo. (1)

_Give your strands a shinny boost with a nourishing treatment. (2)

_Protect your colour (and investment!) with a reparative after-sun mask. (3, 4, 5)

_Sport some beach-day texture, whether you’ve been playing in the waves or not. (6)

_Take a break from your perfectly styled ’do and flaunt tousled tresses instead. (7)

1-Golden Highlights Shampoo, Yves Rocher, $5.95 / 2-Protective summer oil, René Furterer chez De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $32 / 3-Solaire Intense nourishing repair mask, René Furterer, $27 / 4-Masque UV défense active, Kérastase, both at De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $66 / 5-Seaberry hair mask, Obliphica at Trade Secrets, $45.95 / 6-Beach Waves hairspray, Wild Stylers by, L’Oréal Professionnel at De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $26 / 7-Spray à porter, Kérastase at De Neuville coiffure | esthétique | spa, $41