Summer is a very weird time in my life. I mean, it’s great because it’s finally hot, it’s appropriate to wear sundresses every day and more and more people spend their time outdoors. It’s perfect. Well, almost perfect. One thing that I absolutely hate about summer is the fact that I get really bad allergies. Along with those allergies come itchy and irritated skin.
Even though I take allergy pills (when I can remember) that help me get through the day without sneezing and sniffling, I still find that my skin still gets itchy (and with that, comes flaky, not-so-cute-skin issues). That’s why I was super excited when The Face Shop sent me their latest skincare line, Dr. Belmeur.
If you’ve never heard about Dr. Belmeur, then I’m about to rock your world. Dr. Belmeur has two different lines – all formulated with pure ingredients to solve common skincare problems with skin-friendly activating of plant-based components which are similar to the skin’s structure. Sounds pretty fancy right?
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Dr. Belmeur‘s low irritation toner calms and hydrates sensitive skin. It feels amazing on those days where my skin is feeling extra itchy and I need to put something on my face that will immediate soothe any redness and irritation I’m experiencing. The scent of this product is also super calming.
m o i s t u r i z e r
This lightweight moisturizer is so gentle that it’ll protect my skin, even before I have the chance to react with the outside world. The best part is, a little bit goes a long way and you feel that lightness on your face throughout the day (which is especially amazing when you’re jumping from warm outdoor temperatures to super chilly office AC).
A T O s a l t c r e a m
This is by far my favourite product. Dr. Belmeur’s ATO Salt Cream actually has 8% dead sea salt infused into the formulation of this moisturizer – therefore helping with skin cell turnover rate and improving overall skin condition. The product is definitely more on the moisturizing side of the spectrum, but you’ll be really glad when you wake up with hydrated and relieved skin. There are also no additives or parabens and no artificial fragrance to set your skin off when you really need it to relax. The best part too is that you can add it to arms or legs when you feel especially dry or irritated in other areas (and I do really appreciate a moisturizer that can be multi-purpose product and do it all).
The beginning of the summer was pretty rough in terms of how my skin was reacting to some of my allergies, but I’m super excited that I have The Face Shop‘s Dr. Belmeur skincare line on my side. Now I can enjoy more sundresses and spending more time outdoors. Sounds like a pretty great way to spend summer if you ask me!