South Africa has one of the harshest climates in the world. When our sun shines, it scorches; and, if you live inland, you know all about the dryness. Here’s a quick master class on how to keep your skin well hydrated and protected all summer long.

Styling: Louw Kotze
Styling: Louw Kotze
Image: Daniella Midenge

MORNING AND NIGHT

“The best time to apply any of your skin products is early in the morning or late at night, before the sun evaporates all your efforts. Skin absorbs and locks in moisture much better during these times”


CLEANSE

“Party season can mean lots of makeup and you may find that your skin is very oily. Try double cleansing to cleanse deeply, without stripping your skin’s natural oils. Start with an oil-based cleanser and follow with a foaming one for best results”


EXFOLIATE

“Exfoliate your skin by rubbing in a circular movement, especially around
the thigh and buttocks area to stimulate blood circulation and reduce chances of getting cellulite”


MOISTURIZE

“There’s a 30-second magic window period from the time you get out of the bath or shower to when you apply moisturising products to the skin. This window period is the ideal time to apply product, as your skin is still slightly damp and absorbs better (like a sponge)”


DRINK WATER

“Drinking water throughout the day will help to keep the skin hydrated and youthful, and will also help to detoxify your entire body”


This article was originally published in The Edit.

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