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Remember To Add Moisture This Winter

MANY of us know that the skin is the largest organ of the body, and just like our heart, lungs and kidneys, it is also a vital organ. Its health is just as important for our overall well-being. In addition to helping regulate the body’s temperature, one of the key roles of our skin is to act as a barrier, keeping essential nutrients, including water, in the body. Winter, like any other season, can adversely affect our skin if we do not care for it properly. Cold, dry weather dramatically dehydrates the skin and heaters on full blast do the exact same. It’s essential to moisturise this time of year to help retain a youthful appearance.

Dry or Dehydrated?

Dry skin is caused by having too little oil, while dehydrated skin lacks water. Dry skin is often genetic but harsh skin care products don’t help. Sulfates strip the skin of its oils and these are essential as they help form a protective barrier to retain water.

Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is typically a result of damage from environmental elements like the wind and sun. These are the conditions most responsible for causing visible signs of aging which include fine lines and wrinkles, lack of radiance and a loss of elasticity.

What can be done? Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! We recommend these products:

Moisturizing Balance: R1 850, QMS

Developed for dry and stressed skin, this high quality face cream has the special benefit of DNA protection. It has been developed for dry and stressed skin and acts as a Hydro-Night-Balancer – working its magic whilst you get your beauty sleep.

Ultra Intense Moisturising Cream: R1 335, Team Dr Joseph

Packed with active plant ingredients, this intensive facial moisturiser uses natural hyaluronic acid for a smooth and healthy-looking skin.

Carli

Carli

I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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