EZ Beauty: Pretty Pampered

At Home Spa

Canadians are used to weathering a mighty storm, but this past winter was especially taxing on our psyches and our skin (and some of us aren’t even out of the woods yet–hang in there East Coast).

The harsh temperatures deplete our skin of moisture, while yo-yoing from bitter cold winds to over-heated living environments can turn our epidermis ruddy, sallow, and dull. You deserve a little TLC–you’ve earned it. Bring some of the luxury of a spa experience to your home with this round-up of products that will help you smooth, polish and pamper yourself back to a relaxed and happy state.

Dial Lavender & Twilight Jasmine Body Wash

Dial Lavender & Twilight Body Wash
Turn your morning shower into a mini retreat with Dial’s latest body wash designed to help you de-stress in addition to smelling fresh. It’s infused with a light lavender and jasmine fragrance (classic calming scents) as well as moisturizers. $4.99; available at mass retail locations.

Soap & Glory Flake Away

Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub
Don a loofah mitt and give those patchy areas and rough elbows a good scrub down. Flake Away is infused with peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar for a good exfoliation, as well as shea butter and sweet almond oil for moisture. $18; available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale

Masque Bar by the Look

Masque Bar by Look Beauty
Shopper’s Drug Mart’s new line of sheet masks include four different variations to treat your unique skin concerns (wrinkle reducing, brightening, pore refining, and anti-blemish). The sheets are pre-soaked with serums, fruit extracts, or vitamins and are cut to fit the contours of the face for an easy application. It’s recommended you wear them for at least 30 minutes, which is also a very convenient excuse for half an hour of “me time.” $9.99 each for a pack of 3 sheets; available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix.

Organix Sea Mineral Surge Treatment

Organix Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Moisture Surge Deep Treatment
Once you’re done hydrating your face, give your hair some TLC with this deep conditioning treatment. The product replenishes moisture with deep sea minerals and sea kelp, and infuses the hair with magnesium, calcium and potassium. $9.99; available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, and Target.

Aveda Stress-Relief Cream

Aveda Stress-Fix Body Cream
Aveda added this richer, thicker all-over body moisturizer to their fabulously-fragrant Stress-Fix lineup. It features calming French lavender, clary sage (a Mediterranean herb), and relaxing, mood-enhancing lavindin. For a spa-like indulgence, ask your partner to kneed those knots right out of your lower back using this product and your skin will benefit from the shea butter, sunflower oil, and sustainably harvested sea algea mix, too. $60; available at Aveda Salons and Spas and Aveda Experience Centre retail stores.