Editor’s Picks: Protect Yo’self Sun Skin Saver

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The month of April doesn’t only bring showers and subsequent flowers — it also brings a higher UV  index according to the Canadian Government UV Index and Sun Safety and is a good month to start taking more precautionary measures when stepping outside.  So, for us, this means having a little fun spring cleaning our vanities to make room for a few of our can’t-live-without sun skin savers, naturally!  Here’s what sun care products we’ve added to our arsenal this month in preparation for more time spent outdoors: 

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Don’t sweat it! 

Featuring mattifying and absorbing perlite, this new dry-touch lotion sunscreen from Vichy offers up both UV protection as well as sebum absorption for a smooth, anti-shine finish.

Idéal Soleil Anti-Shine Dry Touch Lotion SPF 60, $29, at vichy.ca

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Pucker up! 

Soothe chapped, dry lips and protect from UV damage with Shiseido’s latest lip formula that delivers a transparent, clear, glossy finish with a slight wash of colour despite its high SPF. 

Shiseido UV Lip Color Splash Broad Spectrum SPF30, $30, at Sephora 

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Work it! 

Light weight and sweat-proof, Clinique’s latest foundation is ready to move is fast as you do. Offering medium coverage with a matte finish, it protects with an SPF 40 and won’t clog pores thanks to an oil-free formulation.   

CliniqueFIT ™ Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40, $39, at BeautyBoutique.ca 

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Think Smart! 

The perfect fit for those that don’t want to change their routine but want to take precautions, this multi-purpose product from Lise Watier simply enriches your daytime skincare products with a UV shield of SPF 30 without leaving behind any oily residue. 

Lise Watier Sun Smart Universal UV Shield, $39, at lisewatier.com 

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Dive in!

Hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and colourant free — keep your whole body covered with Ombrelle’s  new 100-percent mineral filter sunscreen that’s suitable for sensitive skin and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. 

Garnier Ombrelle 100% Mineral Sunscreen Body Lotion, $18, at mass drugstores. 

Heather Marrin