Winter Skin Care With Shoppers Drug Mart

Winter Skin Care With Shoppers Drug Mart

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Raise your hands if you get alligator skin in the winter.

I assume that pretty much all of my Canadian readers just raised their hands sky-high.  Winter is tough on my hands. I don’t measure winter by the actual date, I measure it by the moment I realize that my hands have started to have out of control dry skin. It’s especially worse since I spend most days in the kitchen baking and cooking, which leads to washing my hands around 20 times a day, minimum. Add in the fact that I use hand sanitizer after every grocery and mall trip…ouch. Decimated winter skin.

You all know by now that I absolutely love Shoppers Drug Mart.

Did you know that they have in-store complimentary skin care consultations using their beautyRx tool? That the Skin Analysis consists of a Moisture Checker that measure your skins hydration levels and a Video Microscope that magnifies your skin’s surface by 30 times to help diagnose your skin type? Me neither. I honestly had no clue and you can add this to the list why I’m a Shoppers Drug Mart lover. They will then take your readings and the Beauty Expert will recommend skin care products for you accordingly.

Now since I am always completely upfront with you guys and will never talk about something I’ve never used, I picked one of my favorite hand & body lotions as my featured winter skin saviour.

I love Aveeno. Mike can’t stand any perfumed lotions – most likely because he uses them on his beard in the winter – and I find this one is the gentlest on our skin. Mr K gets horribly dry elbows and I use this lotion on him as well.

I think by this point I should own shares in Aveeno, to be honest. We use it by the gallon. Oh, Alberta winters….you are just too hard on our skin. Which is why I ran away to Arizona this year, which, by the way, is 10 times drier than Alberta. Ouch.

A bottle of Aveeno moisturizing lotionNow, Shoppers Drug Mart has a wide selection of skin care products to keep your skin healthy this winter and you can go and check them out yourself! Click here to see the line-up of amazing skin care products and remember, that you get those great Shoppers Optimum Points on participating skin care products for all of us avid points collectors!

Just for fun, I am going to post a couple of skin care products that are on my wish list.

First, the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Eye Balm. This is tops on my wish list.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Eye BalmNext, I would love the Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV protector SPF 42. Oh, I would love to try this out! This seems like it would be perfect for summer, I have such sensitive skin that anything oil-free usually works for me.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV protector SPF 42So which items would be on your wish list? Do you have any that you use and can recommend? What works the best on your winter skin?

Thanks for stopping in everyone!



logo of shoppers drug martAlthough 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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