Looking out my window when I started writing this post, we’re getting some much needed rain here in Saskatchewan today. Bring an agriculture-heavy province, our seeding, growing and harvesting season depends on the rain and sunshine. Truth be told, so do we all. We need that amazing sunshine on our skin (I need that vitamin D and serotonin for my brain!) and we need a rain to water our plants and gardens and feel the drops on our faces (puddle jumping optional).
We also, of course, need to make sure that we’re being sun-smart and protecting our skin from the damaging effects of the sun (mask tan lines are the worst) and, should we slip up, we need to protect and heal our skin from a sunburn. Then, of course, after the rain we have mosquitos and we need to make sure we protect our skin from that as well. If there’s one thing 2020/2021 has taught us (uh, one thing, many things, but carrying on…) it’s that we need to take steps to protect ourselves and those around us.
Avon recently sent me a summer care package and the timing was perfect! Now I can put everything they’ve sent to work and yes that includes the after-sun care because of course I got a sunburn on my face before doing a day of zoom meetings…of course I did. And, since Avon shared with me I wanted to make sure I could share with you, too! So, Avon has set aside this awesome care package for my readers to enter to win! Check it out below.
Great for the whole family and the environment. Its hydrating formula with SPF 40, protects and nourishes skin. For body: water-sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. Gluten and GMO free. Not tested on animals. 90 ml. Broad-spectrum protection.
Natural and organic certified.
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Ice Soothing Gel (reg. $16.00)
Aloe…Nature’s miracle moisturizer. Sourced from the pristine Korean island of Jeju, known for its fertile volcanic soil and lush flora, south of the Korean peninsula, this natural wonder is a natural skin smoother. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins A and C, and it helps soften and soothe skin. Soothing Gel can also be refrigerated for a cooling effect perfect for spring and summer. 3-in-1 gel with aloe vera extract. Use as moisturizer, soothing after-sun care or facial mask. Can be refrigerated for a more effective soothing result especially during hot summer days. Apply to dry, sensitive areas of face and body. Formulated without 5 additives: parabens, talc, tar colourant, mineral oil, benzophenone-3. 300 ml.
Strong and dependable repellency against mosquitoes and deer ticks. 113 g. Icaridin – insect repellent (alternative to DEET).
– It is DEET-free, as always
– It repels mosquitos for up to 5 hours and deer ticks for up to 7 hours
– Non-greasy and has a pleasant scent
– It can be used on children as young as 6 months and older
– It will not harm most synthetic fabrics or plastics
Tote-Ally Yours Tote Bag (sale $19.99)
Two-toned with inside pocket organizer. Bag, 44 cm L x 32 cm H x 13 cm D. Inside pocket, 19 cm L x 13 cm W. Outer pocket with snap closure, 22 cm L x 19 cm W. Cotton canvas/PVC.
Here’s to a summer of brunch dates, playground parties, campfires, beaches and more. We’ve certainly been waiting for you, Summer 2021!
Thanks to Avon Canada, I have an awesome prize pack consisting of the products shared above for one lucky reader to win! To enter to win, just fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN. Then just leave a comment on this post sharing one of your big Summer 2021 plans (it’s so great to plan again, isn’t it?) Good luck, everyone!