WEATHERPROOF YOUR HAIR AND SKIN
THE FORECAST: DRY & SUNNY
With one of the driest summers in the country, Calgary also sees 333 sunny days on average a year. Bragging rights for the “most comfortable weather” go to Victoria and Nanaimo, B.C.
FOR YOUR SKIN: Start afresh with a scrub. Arid prairie conditions can leave skin looking dull—and a pricey face cream isn’t necessarily the fastest fix. “Exfoliation is the key. That’s the very first step in brightening your skin,” says Sally Sue, product trainer/educator for the Vancouver-based Absolute Spa Group. “No matter how expensive your skin-care products are, they just won’t penetrate well enough if the dead cells aren’t off yet.” FLARE picks: Bioré Detoxify Daily Scrub, $10. Shu Uemura Depsea Hydrability Intense Moisturizing Concentrate, $92.
FOR YOUR HAIR: The outdoor heat, UV rays, chlorine and saltwater are major contributors to hair damage in the spring and summer, says Taylor. Strengthen locks with moisturizing shampoos and conditioners (look for ones high in protein), and prevent further breakage with styling products souped up with UVA and UVB filters. FLARE picks: Joico K-Pak Sun Therapy Protective Sun Milk, $17.50. Aveeno Positively Nourishing Moisturize Shampoo, $9.