When it comes to grooming and skincare your focus should be more on a simplistic, sustainable, and comprehensive approach
Avoid buying into obscure and expensive “miracle” products.
The concept of “anti-aging” is a piece of marketing copy—despite clinical trials and excited salespeople, there is no skincare product on the market that will stop or erase wrinkles.
What will Work? A comprehensive bespoke skincare routine is your best defense.
Make sure you have these four basics, down:
Good Quality Face Wash
GEL-TO-MILK | Skoon Skin Care | R395.00
Veer away from the bar soap cleanser: “It doesn’t count as a face wash.” says dermatologist Jordana Mattioli.
If you’re using one, God, what are you thinking?
Chuck it out immediately and pick up something that’s tailored to your skin’s needs, but make sure it’s non-stripping. Look out for and purchase anything with “milk” “cream” or “conditioning” in the product name, especially for dry skin types.
SKOON Skincare is a local range with Natural ingredients and seed oils like Apricot, Almond and sunflower this Gel to Milk formula is weightless for sensitive skin. The formula foams to a creamy consistency and magically turns to milk as you rinse.
100mls will set you back R395, a steal for ethical, cruelty free LOCAL product.
VITAMIN C GLOW BOOSTING MOISTURIZER | Body Shop| R180.00
Because shaving your face destroys your skin, a fortified moisturizing treatment is crucial to not fucking up your face in the long term.
“Light texture, but hydrating, with salicylic acid to exfoliate. It’s really calming, and also prevents ingrown hair.”
Try the Body Shop Glow Boosting Moisturiser fortified with Vitamin C to plump up Dull, Tired, Grumpy skin. Basically Me in a Jar! Cheap as chips and a great non-greasy formula.
Sunscreen with a good SPF
SUN FLUID SPF 50 | Eucerin | R 229. 00
Sorry to go all mean dad on you, but it is really important—if only because most of the endearing facial traits we associate with aging, like wrinkles and dark spots, are aggravated by UVB rays.
Jordana likes formulas that not only protect from the sun, but also include additional shields like antioxidants, which are helpful against pollutants.
If you’re looking for a fight against Pollutants, be sure too look out for Dermalogica’s Superfoliant.
A granular, exfoliant type based that creams up to a light weight daily face cleasner that draws out toxins for your pores. It comes it at quite a hefty R 1 180 but used in small quantities a 57g bottle lasts just over two month’s in my shower and is perfect for travelling.
OVERNIGHT RETINOL REPAIR | Dermalogica | R 1 480.00
“Even if you don’t care about anti-aging, you still care about your skin’s health.”
Retinol, or vitamin A, actually helps to make your skin function its best while treating aging symptoms in the long term. Save application for once every other night. If you’re really lazy, just use once a weekend to make it easy to remember.
When using the Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair it’s best to mix one part Overnight Retinol Repair with up to three parts Buffer Cream (included) and apply to cleansed skin at night, when cell renewal is at its prime.
Once your skin is acclimated, you may use Overnight Retinol Repair alone, prior to or mixed with your prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer.
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