Build a gradual (and safe) tan
Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti Age Serum ($55 at Sephora) is a powerful anti-aging serum that pulls double-duty with its gradual tanning abilities.
For the ultimate lazy girl, St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion Golden Glow ($35 at Shopper’s Drug Mart and Murale) is the product you’ve been looking for. Simply apply to wet skin while you’re in the shower, wait three minutes and then rinse off.
Need a fast fix? NARS Monoï Body Glow ($76 at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Murale) nourishes skin while adding a bronzed luster.
Travelling? Choose all-in-one products
Méreadesso Travel Ease + Kit ($54 at mereadesso.com) comes with two weeks worth of the brand’s popular All-in-One Moisturizer, Face + Neck Cleanser and Beautiful Body Balm-all in resealable sachets. The All-In-One Moisturizer is your day and night moisturizer, eye cream, toner and primer. Basically, it covers all your skin care needs aside from sunscreen.
Graydon Superfood Mask & Scrub ($40 at the thecureapothecary.com) comes pre-portioned is single serve capsules making it easy to travel with. Simply twist open and blend the contents with your favourite creamy cleanser to gently exfoliate skin.
Also worth tossing in your travel tote is Rodial Stem Cell Magic Gel ($75 at Murale). This multi-purpose 10-in-1 hydrator gel can be used as an intensive moisturizer, night mask, makeup primer, and more. Bonus: It helps protect against pollutants and environmental stress.
Spa at home
One of our favourite staycation ideas is to create an at-home spa. Treat yourself with Ole Henriksen Power Bright ($66 at Sephora), a professional-strength three-step brightening system. A high concentration of vitamin C delivers maximum radiance after just one use-so you can skip the foundation and go makeup free for the rest of the summer.