I have a dry skin throughout the year, but the Jo’burg winters really wreak havoc on my skin. The cold weather causes tightness, dullness and rough patches. This is when I call for help from some super serums and facial oils.
IF YOU WANT THEM TO PENETRATE, YOU MUST EXFOLIATE
To treat the roughness, I try to exfoliate twice a week. Exfoliation helps even out the skin and makes other products more effective. Remember there are two types of exfoliants – the types with texture that “scrub” the surface of the skin and the types with “acids” that remove top layers of the skin and penetrate slightly deeper. Both are important, but don’t go too crazy since you can overdo it. (Want some recommendations on good exfoliators? Drop me a note in the comments section.)
You can make The Cosmetics Chef Pineapple Oatmeal Enzyme Mask at home. It works with both texture (from the oats) and acid (from the fruit). It’s simply brilliant, and very cost effective.
EQUILIBRIO’S FAVOURITE FACIAL OILS AND TREATMENTS
Once you’ve exfoliated, drench your skin to these oils and treatments to banish dullness and dryness. Follow with your favourite moisturiser.
Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil
One of the first facial oils I tried and still one of the best. For super dry skin pat a few drops directly onto the skin. Otherwise, mix some into your moisturiser.
I like using Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil at night for a great hydration-treatment or a few drops under my makeup for a dewy finish. Don’t use too much in the day as your makeup will slip off.
Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil, 30ml, R1295 BUY
Skin Creamery Facial Hydrating Oil
This product helps smooth fine lines and hydrates with certified organic baobab, jojoba and Kalahari melon seed oils. The essential fatty acids, nutrients and waxes create a healthy barrier on your skin, locking in moisture and protecting it from the elements. Skin Creamery Facial Hydrating Oil is natural, organic and chemical-free.
Skin Creamery Facial Hydrating Oil, 60ml, R365 BUY
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
This fabulous K-beauty product brightens and your dull winter skin. Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop contains key ingredients directly from nature and concentrated pure Vitamin C. The Klairs products contain no colorants, alcohol, parabens or artificial fragrance.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is best used at night or under sunscreen as it can cause sun sensitivity. Say hello to a radiant skin this winter!
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, 35ml, R555 BUY
Delarom Oxygenating Balancing Aroma
I started using this product for the first time a few weeks ago and wow, am I impressed. Expensive but effective, Delarom products are made of 100% pure and natural essential oils.
Delarom Oxygenating Balancing Aroma smells heavenly and helps rebalance and oxygenate the skin, while fighting signs of stress and tiredness. It is very light and can be worn day and night.
Delarom Oxygenating Balancing Aroma, R15ml, R1195 BUY
Kudu Squalane is derived from Mediterranean grown sustainable olives. It is light, clear and scentless, and gives a great moisture boost to the skin. It also helps prevent and combat wrinkles. Great for use in the day and night.
Kudu Squalane, 30ml, R369 BUY
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