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Basic DOs and DON’Ts For Your Skin This Winter



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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Somizi Bags Blk Opl Make Up Endorsement Deal



It is an almost frequent occurrence when big brands align themselves with celebrities. It has become what most celebrities strive for. Which is understandable – we all want to secure that bag. But this partnership, was nothing close to ordinary. Choreographer, Television and Radio Personality, Reality Show Star – the “splendicious” Somgaga bagged an endorsement deal with make up brand BLK OPL. The Black Opal brand is known for celebrating individuals with a “yellow skin undertone”.

This partnership saw him becoming the first African male to be the face of a brand widely consumed by women. Either way, to most, including Busi Xaba – Head of Black Opal Marketing and PR, this partnership isn’t completely out of the ordinary. Xaba explained that make up is not limited to women but everyone who has “fire”.

“Be kind to everyone”, Somizi said. This comes after he took attendees down memory lane to when he first met Busi. It started off as just another fan asking for a picture with him. He explained that he could have easily been rude to her, but he chose not to. “And here we are today”, he added.

“We chose Somizi because he is confident and lively. He is comfortable with himself and also comfortable with wearing make up,” said Xaba.

Boity Thulo and Dineo ranaka were some of the industry peers who came to support Mhlogo. Ranaka said she was proud of Somizi for bagging a make up deal while she was still trying to get a “lip gloss endorsement”. Boity Thulo was just as excited for him.

Somizi at SAMA24

Somizi shared that he is excited to show South Africa what he is working on with the brand, and his personal make up artist – Lwazi Blose Cele aka Diva Cadach, at this year’s SAMAs – where he will be hosting the event yet again. He promises to bring more fire with several outfit changes and  “creative’ make up styles.

Asking his fiance – Mohale Motaung to come closer, he shared that the brand will also be a big part of their wedding. Unfortunately to that event, we – the media, are not invited. “If you are waiting for us to get divorced, we will invite you to that one do not worry,” Mhlongo jokingly added.

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