Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Get Glowing Skin for Spring!

Refresh winter-weary skin just in time for the new season with these three new beauty products that will leave you as bright and cheery as a bouquet of blooming tulips. Here are my picks for three great products to help you get glowing skin for spring!
Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish
On a recent shopping trip for spring dresses I noticed months of winter hibernation had taken a toll on my legs. The scales and dryness was so distracting that I didn’t even make any purchases. Instead I went home and vowed to use Soap & Glory’s Flake Away Body Polish until my skin was ready to go warm weather clothes shopping. The gritty texture, shea butter, almond oil and sea salt got to work buffing my skin until it was soft and radiant. My skin is no longer thirsty for a scrub, and my closet is now brimming with some fantastic spring pieces. $18 at

Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF30
I’ve been a Dermalogica fan since I discovered their daily microfoliant, and this primer find has confirmed my love for them once again. Don’t be confused by the “AGE smart” label; you could use this in your 20s and 30s. The texture is velvety and non-oily, and the tint blends in well to brighten and illuminate with Soy Protein. It does a really good job at controlling shine and fine lines under foundation or concealer, and I’ve even been wearing it alone over moisturizer to even out my complexion when I don’t feel like a full face of makeup. Plus, it smells heavenly! $64 at skin care centers and spas, 

Benefit Fake Up Concealer
Now I’m not someone who suffers from dark under eye circles, so I’ve never really given much thought or experimentation to concealers in this area. When this dropped on my desk I gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised with how much more refreshed I looked and how moisturized it kept the area. I love that it comes in a lipstick-like tube (available in three shades) for easy application with the concealer in the middle and an outer shell of vitamin E and apple seed extract. $29 at 

Daniela DiStefano is a Toronto-based freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @ddeestefano or check out her blog, Making it to the Masthead

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