Between the dry air, freezing temperatures, harsh winds, sleet and snow, the winter season can wreak havoc on our skin. While we do our best to moisturize, exfoliate and soothe our dear dermis during these cooler months, it typically feels a little worse for the wear come March. Fortunately, spring is finally on the horizon and our skin-care routine is ready to welcome its warm embrace with open arms—er, pores? An at-home spring spa day is the perfect way to rejuvenate your skin and kick off the season fresh-faced and energized. And, thanks to these Canadian-based brands, creating a spa-like atmosphere at home has never been easier. —Mackenzie Shand
b kind sensitive skin face scrub. The elements of winter can leave the face with a buildup that lasts through the season. A gentle exfoliant, like this all-natural sensitive scrub by Montreal-based B Kind, will help get rid of any dry skin flakes and residue but remains gentle enough to not irritate the skin. Made with antioxidant-rich cranberries, skin-firming hibiscus and skin-healing tamanu oil, your face will feel equal parts fresh and moisturized after washing this baby off.
the ordinary vitamin c serum. There's nothing like a serum to give your skin a boost of moisture and nutrients. This C serum is designed to help fight signs of ageing, even skin tone and brighten skin. Designed by current buzz beauty brand The Ordinary, this serum is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates and comes at a very affordable price. Simply apply a small amount to your face in the morning or evening and let this serum work its magic.
saje rose repair moisturizing cream. While thick, heavy moisturizing creams are often necessary for the winter, the warmth and humidity of spring calls for a more lightweight choice. Vancouver-based Saje has created an incredible line of all-natural beauty and skin-care products that you can feel good about putting on your body. This Rose Repair Moisturizing Cream includes rose, elderflower and jojoba to restore facial skin and let its natural shine come through.
pura botanicals overnight watermelon mask. Beauty sleep takes on a whole new meaning with this overnight mask. To bring the freshness of this tasty summer fruit to your skin, cap off your spa day with this overnight mask from Pura Botanicals. This pink and creamy concoction is packed with nutrients to replenish the skin overnight and give it a supple and hydrated appearance.