Summer calls for Self Care! Healthwinds Spa, a health and wellness destination that’s been serving up-town Toronto for nearly 30 years. The Healthwinds shop carries a number of skin and body care products that are essentials for summer – like hydrating, nutrient rich serums, lighter weight moisturizers and products with SPF. The skin care team has three Golden Rules for summer: clean, protect and hydrate.
Healthwinds Aesthetician Leila Moldakhmetova gives us the inside scoop.
Summer Self Care Guide
1. Don’t skip washing your face at night! During the summer we sweat, are exposed to pollution, dust, etc. Our applications of sunscreen and makeup also make it necessary to not be lazy about cleaning our skin before bed. We also recommend that once a week you give your skin a gentle exfoliation for a deeper cleanse.
2. Protection is a must if spending time outdoors – apply your sun protection 30 minutes before you will be exposed. Don’t forget to reapply it after swimming. Try our new Urban Protector Mineral BioCream for really thorough protection. It has ingredients derived from natural sources and protects against the sun’s harmful rays, blue rays from the computer and also urban pollutants. It is applied on top of a daily moisturizer. For a different form of protection, we love the Eminence Sun Defense Mineral Brushes – easy to throw in your purse and reapply for a nice, fresh mat finish to the skin. SPF 30 and the darker shades can double as a bronzer.
3. Hydrate! Apply hydrating serums, enjoy a facial mask once a week and of course drink lots of water.
With healthy, glowing summer skin, it’s time for hair to match. The team at Livingstone & Co are experts at making you look and feel like your best self. Whether you want to go lighter for summer, want beachy waves for a special event, or just a trim to feel a little lighter and cooler these steamy days, you’re in good hands the second you sit in their salon chair.
Can’t forget a summer mani/pedi! Choose from several places in Mount Pleasant Village! Sit back and relax at Vanessa Nails & Spa, B.T. Nail Day Spa or Carnation Nails. What’s your go-to summer colour?!
The list of great spots to shop in Mount Pleasant village doesn’t end there – but this is a great starting point. Start your shopping and let us know what else you find and fall in love with as you do. Share your favourites on Instagram!