South African winters are harsh on our skin. If you (like many others) suffer from excessively dry skin in winter, we bring you good news! We offer a variety of products designed to combat dry winter skin. Along with topical products, we also have some great tips for you to assist in combating the dryness that comes with South African winters.
- Are you taking in enough water?
Hydration is essential in any environment, but even more so when it comes to fighting dry skin in the winter time. As difficult as it may be to take in cold fluids during cooler seasons, it is very important that you are getting enough. Have you tried to flavour your own water? Typical ‘flavoured water’ contains a lot of added sugar, which we want to avoid. How about slicing some tasty winter berries into a jug of water? You could also try some citrus slices, fresh mint or fruits of your liking. This adds a beautifully natural flavour and makes it a lot easier to get water in.
2. Exfoliation is key
Imagine applying a layer of moisture over a rough, uneven and non-absorbent surface – the moisture will not get to penetrate deep enough to take effect. In order for your moisturizers to work most effectively, exfoliation is very important. Create an absorbent, clear and fresh surface that will absorb the moisture and lock it in. General rule of thumb is: exfoliate at least twice per week to remove the layer of rough, dead skin cells so that you get the most out of your products and allow the moisture to penetrate deep enough to give you dry skin relief.
3. Products: are you using the correct products?
We have a large variety of skin treatment products that are tailor made for certain concerns. Get in touch with us for a consultation or simply pop in to the store and chat with one of our friendly consultants. They will guide you on the best topical treatments for your concerns. We have compiled a list of our most popular dry skin treatments, take a look at our suggestions and why not take advantage of our 10% discount on premium cosmetics and skin treatments.