Brrrr! It\u2019s quite nippy outside, isn\u2019t it? Ever wondered what that cold bite in the air can do to your skin? It\u2019s perhaps one of the reasons why I\u2019m not the biggest fan of winter, despite the dazzling diamond snow beneath my fabulously warm-booted feet, or getting the adrenalin pumping by flying down a hill in a rubber tube. It\u2019s the extra care to ensure that not only is my skin protected from UV rays (\u2018cause you need that sort of protection all year long, regardless of cloud cover,) but to also keep my skin from getting that tight feeling and looking like winter froze all over my face with that cold, super-dry air. If I\u2019m not careful enough, the winter season can equal wrinkly dry-skin, and that\u2019s not even remotely fun. Like, at all.\n\nI love trying out new products that are meant to help improve my skin. I have a really annoying skin type, which is essentially, everything yucky all rolled into one face. Mine. Gah. Oily skin? Sure. Dry skin? Yep, I like to keep things interesting with a combo. Blemishes? You betcha. Puffiness? On days that end at midnight, you can guarantee some puff under my eyes. I go through a lot of trial and error to find the right creams that\u2019ll work to make my skin feel fresh, but I don\u2019t stick with any favourites year after year\u2026 at least not yet. I haven\u2019t found anything that I\u2019d consider a miracle system that I couldn\u2019t do with another cream.\n\nThat\u2019s why I can\u2019t wait to head to Shoppers Drug Mart to try out these:\nBIOTHERM AQUASOURCE cocoon\n\n\nThis gel-balm sounds delicious, and I do enjoy the brand. It was designed with seasonal dryness in mind, so am betting this one is quite soothing when applied.\nClinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum\n\n\nThis little baby is supposed to do a number of repairs that I\u2019d love to get in on today, including:\n\n\tDiminishing lines and wrinkles\n\tFirming and lifting skin\n\tReducing dark spots and evening skin tone\n\tImproving radiance and texture\n\tAll of that, yes please!\n\nUsing these two seemingly fab products together, I\u2019m hoping to have kick-butt skin during the next few wintery months. I love how Shoppers Drug Mart has such a wide selection of skin care products for every skin-type, and the fact that I can earn the much loved Shoppers Optimum Points, it\u2019s almost becoming a traditional shop each winter.\n\nHave you tried either of these skin products? I\u2019d love to know your experience!\n\nAnother reason why I\u2019m heading to Shoppers Drug Mart this time around is to check out their sleek, new Skin Analysis beautyRx Tool. It\u2019s this in-store complimentary skin care consultation, conducted by the Beauty Experts at Shoppers Drug Mart that consists of:\n\n\tA Moisture Checker- measures you skins hydration levels; and\n\tVideo Microscope- magnifies your skin\u2019s surface by 30 times to help diagnose your skin type!\n\nDepending on the results, the Beauty Expert will find the right skin care products to suit your needs. That\u2019s just awesome, am I right? It\u2019s also easier on your wallet if you\u2019re afraid that the product you want to try doesn\u2019t do exactly what you hoped for your skin. So go check out Shoppers Drug Mart in-store to check out their massive selection of skin care products, try out their complimentary beautyRx Tool (you could *lose* money if you don\u2019t try it, and purchase a product that\u2019s not right for you) and don\u2019t forget those Shoppers Optimum Points while they\u2019re hot!\n\nSee you at Shoppers Drug Mart! :)\n\n\n\n Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.