Darlings, it's summer! You know when that warm breeze saunters into your kitchen? The mood is lifted and things smell different, look different and feel different. When I'm out and about on the streets of Oakville, Toronto... as summer slowly downloads, I look at people and I feel their summer vibes and energy. People are alive and maxing out on every single minute to inhale summer before it's gone.
If you are new to Canada and come from a country like South Africa or somewhere where it's sunny for at least half of the year, your skin takes some adjusting to the new climate. I found that living in a sunny country, my skin was hardened to the sun and elements somehow. Now that my skin only sees the sun for 3 to 5 months of the year, 3 of them being the harshest, my skin needs a lot of help in adjusting from winter to summer. It is a lot more sensitive to the sun now.
My fabulous friend and qualified aesthetician (here in Toronto), Tamsyn Wessels, of Skin by Tamsyn, always begs me to wear sunscreen. I do listen and use it, but often fail to make it part of my daily routine (she would be furious if she knew!). I also struggled to find a product that was not too greasy and that made my skin white and shiny when I applied it!
Tamsyn recommended I used her favourite sunscreen by AlumierMD called Sheer Hydration. Hold the phone people! This gorgeous product is a tinted, moisturising sunscreen! Have you ever? I am so excited to have found this. I used a similar product in South Africa called Heliocare 360, but it is not the same. The product formulation of Sheer Hydration is on another level, no added harmful products. I love that the product is clean. My new sunscreen got Best Health Awards Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 Editor's Choice 2019. I'm not surprised. It's a real winner.
I apply my sunscreen after my moisturiser. I find it incredible how the tint blends with my skin and my daughter's skins who have completely different skin tones to me. It is smooth, silky and evens out my skin tone beautifully! This is my "go to" on holiday when I don't wear extra foundation, this is all I wear. It's so light weight too. I order all my skincare products online (of course I use everything from AlumierMD, can't believe how awesome my skin is, especially in the dry winters here). Speak to Tamsyn, she does free online consultations and you can order your products through her (via the AlumierMD website). These products are not available via any retail stores - it can only be purchased through approved skin institutions and qualified people to give advice on how to use it. Tamsyn is professional and knowledgeable on all things skin. Yes, I am a little biased, but really, I have not met anyone more passionate about skin, ever. I always say surround yourself with the best advisors and people who genuinely care. That is Tamsyn.
I cannot wait for you to try it - oh, and go have your free online consultation with Tamsyn (most skin care professionals charge a fee!). Leave your comments below and let me know what you think.
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