As the harshness of a dry Jozi winter settles in, our skin changes, seemingly overnight. It’s almost as if the winter air sucks the moisture from our skin, leaving it lifeless, flaky, red and sometimes even inflamed. But don’t despair because we have some useful winter skincare tips, and product recommendations, to help your skin survive this winter without a hint of Rosacea in sight!
GENERAL WINTER SKINCARE TIPS
Number one of course, is to make sure that you adapt your skincare routine. We share our essential winter skincare steps to incorporate into your routine below.
Stay hydrated. Your body is made largely from water. In fact, 90% of your body is water and winter can put a serious dent into this ratio, leaving you literally shriveling up like a prune. Replenish lost fluid by drinking water throughout the day – you really do need to get your 6-8 glasses.
Consider purchasing a humifidier. Humidifiers are a great way to add moisture to your home environment, especially if you’re prone to blasting the heat.
Avoid super-hot baths or showers as these tend to draw moisture out of the skin. If you do indulge though, be sure to thoroughly moisturise your entire body immediately after your bath or shower. Try one of our highly recommended, favourite natural body balm or body butter suggestions which you can find here.
Don’t forget the sunscreen! Especially here in Jozi where we have the most stunning, clear blue sky winter days which we love to enjoy outdoors.
OUR WINTER SKINCARE ROUTINE ESSENTIALS
In addition to your usual morning skincare routine, consider some upgrades and additional skincare items to use during the day.
– Swap your usual cleanser for a non-alcohol based cleanser to gently refresh the skin without stripping it of all moisture.
– Toss a face mist into your bag before heading out the door. Then spritz your face throughout the day to continually soothe and moisturise your skin.
– Don’t forget some extra nourishment for winter lips. Opt for a moisurising lipstick, and treat your lips with some extra nourishing lip treatments.
After gently cleansing and removing the remnants of the day, treat your skin with some extra love at night.
– Use a gentle scrub to remove dead skin no more than once a week. This helps speed up the skin’s regeneration and allow better penetration of your serums and moisturisers but be careful to not overdo it in winter.
– Apply a nourishing face mask at least once a week and especially after a gentle scrub.
– Get into the habit of always applying a serum before moisturising.
– Upgrade your usual moisturiser for a more luxurious cream to help repair and nourish your skin while you sleep.
WINTER SKINCARE PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS
Here are some of our favourite winter skincare product picks and suggestions that you can shop online today.
A gentle scrub
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Resurfacing Micro Exfoliant 89ml, R899 BUY
This is a spa-grade microdermabrasion in a bottle. It will lift and remove dead cells and instantly begin soothing the skin with certified organic chamomile and aloe vera.
Lulu & Marula Nourishing Mask & Polish 100ml, R399 BUY
This dual-action purifying and exfoliating mask will leave your skin feeling wonderfully smooth and nourished. A perfect polish for winter stressed skin.
SKOON. Squalane Concentrate 5ml or 15ml for R185 or R525 respectively BUY
Squalane is a skincare elixir that everyone should own. Classified as 100% moisturising, it’s free from oil and highly compatible with your skins own lipids. The perfect supplement for sensitive and distressed skin.
Esse Plus – Probiotic Serum 30ml, R1250 BUY
We’re constantly recommending this wonderful local, organic serum. Read our full review of this amazing product here. Your winter skincare routine needs this product!
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular™ Anti-Wrinkle Moisturiser 50ml, R1464 BUY
The Juice Beauty Stem Cellular™ range is especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging. This certified organic moisturiser contains antioxidant-rich ingredients that hydrate and nourish the skin.
J.ONE Hana Cream – Dramatic Anti-Wrinkle Effect Intense Capsule Cream 40g, R580 BUY
Another great Korean Beauty product find. We adore the perfectly proportioned spherical capsules! Crush the capsule in your palm and apply to your face by gently pressing the product into your skin until completely absorbed. You may want to use 2-3 capsules during winter.
Masks are a must!
ESSE Clay Mask 50ml, R325 BUY
A wonderfully nourishing, cleansing and hydrating treatment to rejuvenate dull winter skin. A firm Equilibrio favourite. Read our full review of this product here.
SKOON. Ruby Marine Overnight Hydrating Mask in 15ml or 30ml for R225 or R445 respectively BUY
This gorgeous Ruby Marine overnight hydrating mask by SKOON. Skincare gives your skin intense overnight moisture repair with a rich blend of organic coconut oil and wildflower honey. It’s super easy to use. Simply apply after your serum, leave on overnight and wake-up to beautifully nourished skin.
Love your lips
Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick, R215 BUY
Nourish and protect dry or chapped lips with this soothing, hydrating lip care stick made with beeswax, jojoba wax, shea butter and plant oils. This is a completely natural and organic lip balm stick.
By Terry Baum de Rose – Crayon, R480 BUY
Listed as one of Tatler’s best new products of 2018, this is a style reinvention of the Iconic By Terry Baume de Rose. Deeply replenishing, this regenerating formula is enriched with shea butter, rose flower essential wax, ceramides and Vitamin E, delivering hydrating, smoothing and comforting properties to sculpt the lips with a protective, glossy finish.
Don’t forget to spritz
Suki Suki Naturals Papaya Rose Hydrating Facial Mist 100ml, R289 BUY
A natural, toning facial mist by a local ethical skin and hair-care brand. This deliciously scented rosewater has been infused with brightening papaya and cooling aloe, making it a treat for tired skin.
Hey Gorgeous Ultra Luxurious Rose Water Toner 200ml, R190 BUY
The rosewater in this product is calming and nourishing. We suggest you use it throughout the day to refresh and moisturise your face.
This winter be prepared to protect your skin at all costs. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and you only get one to last a lifetime so treat it with supreme love and kindness.
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