With the drying winter air, a little more love may be required to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. Apart from our normal face creams and body lotions, I think it’s important to give attention to a few other body parts that we sometimes neglect!
Finding a skincare routine that suits your lifestyle is essential. I prefer giving my skin some TLC before bed. Apparently, it’s best to moisturise when your skin is damp so consider applying your body cream right after taking a shower.
Lush Dream Cream
R235,00 for 240g
Oat milk is a fantastic moisturising ingredient. It is gentle, super moisturising and has a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. The Lush Dream Cream is one of my favourite body creams – it contains oat milk, rose water, cocoa butter, tea tree oil, chamomile oil and other lovely natural ingredients. Needless to say it smells incredible without being overpowering and feels soft and cool on your skin.
Optiphi Classic Hydration Therapy
R902 for 50ml, optiphi.com
Hydration levels are important when looking after your skin, so finding a product that moisturises at cellular level is worth looking into. When choosing a facial moisturiser, try finding a product that leaves your skin balanced.
The Optiphi Hydration Therapy moisturiser is a great choice for this. It has a homeostatic balancing effect, meaning it helps skin to be balanced internally, so as to be best prepared for the sometimes damaging external environment.
I really liked the easy-to-use pump bottle that gives a decent, yet small enough amount for easy application. With only two pumps this product works wonders. As a bonus, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals, so your skin will be sure to thank you with a natural glow.
Avène Cicalfate Hand Repair Cream
R140 for 100ml, Clicks
Finding hand moisturisers always feel like a big struggle to me. I want a product that doesn’t leave my hands feeling sticky afterwards, which is the case all too often. I also like having a small sized product that’s easy to carry around in my handbag.
The Avène Cicalfate Hand Repair Cream is a comfortable sized, extremely moisturising hand cream. The product is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and has a soft soothing effect on your skin. It contains zinc which supports skin healing and protects dry and irritated hands.
Epi-Max Plus Foot Cream
R44, 99 for 125g, Clicks
I tend to neglect my feet, even more than my hands, so my heels easily veer to the dry side. Try Epi-Max Nourishing Foot Cream if you want a fragrance-free, effectively nourishing foot cream. It contains Urea, which relieves dryness and itchiness and helps your skin absorb the moisture. As a bonus, Urea also has a mild exfoliating effect so it helps to get rid of dead skin.
Mixa Cica Repair Balm
R79,99 for 50ml, Clicks
Sometimes a basic moisturiser just doesn’t do the trick, which is where skin balms come in. Small enough to keep in your handbag, Mixa Cica Repair Balm can be used for your face, hands and basically any other part of your body. It’s very effective and thick so you don’t have to apply too much. It contains Panthenol which improves skin elasticity and it’s great for a sensitive skin-type. In desperate times, this can be a life-saver.
What are your go-to moisturising products for some skin TLC? Pop your thoughts in the comments below.