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Basic DOs and DON’Ts For Your Skin This Winter

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It is that time again where a little extra care and precaution for the skin, especially your face, is more than necessary. It is a prerequisite – that’s if you want to laughing throughout winter until spring.

We have combined a list below of the do’s and don’ts. Some you may know, some you may not. But truth is – most are right in your face.

Firstly, Do not touch you face with your bare hands. Did you know that hands are arguably the most used human body part? We hold, touch, feel and even communicate with our hands. So this should give you a brief idea of the amount of bacteria they get exposed to. Those pimples and uneven skin tone that keeps on coming back? This may be the cause. Touching your face with your bare hands during the day is something you should be weary off. Always keep a hand sanitizer within proximity and wash those palms regularly! To on the safe side, use the back of your palm instead if you desperately need to touch your face for whatever reason.

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Focus on drinking water a bit more. The harsh whether is reason why most will turn into coffee heads. Which is understandable – keeping warm is paramount. Because of this, one could easily forget to have a glass or two of water. For most, the taste of water is unbearable. That’s no excuse though. Jazz that Tupperware bottle with lemon, cucumbers, strawberries, honey – or whatever you fancy for that day. Always have this bottle close by – that will help you remember to take a sip, especially if the coffee machine is of a distance away.


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Exfoliate. It does not matter how much creams you use – if there is dead skin cells, not much is going to change. Regularly take a scrub and gently exfoliate your skin. You could easily make one yourself in the comfort of your own home. The key natural elements inmost scrubbing mixtures is lemon, sugar (acts as a brush to pick up the dirt) and honey. If you have those you are set. Or alternatively, visit your closest beauty isle and check which brand works for you.

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Moisturize. The drier the air, the drier the skin. Winter breeze can be harsh on your skin. Instead of focusing on products that keep your skin matte, look for those that lock in your face’s natural moisture. Maybe now is a good time to revisit that cream that made your skin shine way too much in summer.

Lastly, avoid showering with extremely hot water. Most of us are guilty of this – taking a shower with water than burns a little until your skin is used to the slight pain. This maybe tempting due to the whether, but trust – it damages the skin way more than you think. Keep those taps balanced at the water warm.

Is there any skin tip we missed? How do you keep your skin healthy in this whether? Do share. We would love to hear.

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These Beauty Influencers deserve a follow.

They educate their followers with the latest insights in the world of beauty, Here are the top three digital influencers you need to look out for;

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Mihlali Ndamase

Mihlali isn’t just a pretty face, she has impeccable taste in fashion and she is the first African to become the face of the accessory brand; Daniel Wellington.  Check her out on YouTube, her channel title is Mihlali N.

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Melody Molale

Melody is a communications graduate who just bagged an endorsement deal with Ponds.

Finally I can share the awesome news! Myself and @PONDS_SA have been silently working on this for the past few months. I’m so honoured to be the new brand ambassador for the NEW Flawless Radiance Derma+ range. #MyTypeOfFlawless .Thank you so much for the love and support, This would all not be possible without you guys.

She said excitedly. Check her out on Instagram, her handle is @ilovemelmo.

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Kamo Mafokwane

She is one of Mzansi’s most prominent fashion and beauty bloggers whose unwavering love for the industry is noticed by many. The stunner holds a bachelor’s degree in creative direction from London’s College of Fashion. Check her out on Instagram, her handle is @willkatelady.

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