Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
4 minute read
13 Jul 2021
11:40 am

Three easy skincare tips to try that’ll change your beauty routine

Kaunda Selisho

Skincare tips to try while you stay safe at home these weekend while adhering to Covid protocols and Level 4 of lockdown.

Picture: iStock

The weekend is upon us and it looks like it will be one spent safely at home so why not try use the time to give your skin some much-needed love and care with these skincare tips, routines and tricks?

According to Dr Awelani Mulaudzi of Dr Lanie Medical Aesthetics, “every skin type requires a good cleanse and sunscreen.”

In this regard, Dr Lanie’s favourite ingredients to look out for are vitamin C, retinol and SPF.

“However, skin care is never one size fits all, so a consultation with a professional is always necessary,” she adds before advising that people should avoid excessive/daily steaming as this can over hydrate skin and worsen sensitive or matured skin types.

Clean skin

While you may be tempted to skip the skincare because you’re indoors this weekend there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t, according to Mathebe Molise, the innovator and entrepreneur behind Beauty on Tapp.

Beauty on Tapp is a mobile app that connects customers to beauty services in their area and allows them to shop for the best in local skincare and hair care.

Dark mark skincare

Dark mark skincare recommendations by Beauty on Tapp. Picture: Twitter

Cognizant of the fact that people wear masks more frequently now, Molise says this requires us to add a little extra effort to our routines.

“The best way to get healthy and glowing skin is to maintain a consistent skincare routine,” said Molise in a brief chat with The Citizen. 

“To come out of winter with glowing skin, it’s important to add hydrating ingredients to your routine like hyaluronic acid and face mists.”

Daytime skincare routine

Daytime skincare routine by Beauty on Tapp. Picture: Twitter

Sun protection

The fact that you might not be socialising outside your home is no reason to neglect your sun protection routine.

Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, even for a brief period, is something that the skin needs protection from. However, this should not be seen as a reason to avoid the sun completely. Exposure to sunshine helps the body produce much needed vitamin D and this is why using products with a sun protection factor (SPF) in them is one of the best skincare tips.

Licensed aesthetician, nail technician, YouTube vlogger and creator of the “60 second rule” Nayamka Roberts-Smith has been a fierce advocate for the use of sunscreen for years.

When she is not creating informative videos for her 400,000+ YouTube subscribers, she is patiently sharing useful information and skincare tips on her Twitter account.

She even posts tutorials on different ways to reapply sunscreen throughout the day:

How to pick the right sunscreen

Masks

Masks are the preferred self-care item for people who have some downtime.

An entry on the Eminence Organics website explains that face masks – the skincare kind and not the Covid kind – are great for addressing key skin concerns and conditions, from dryness and dehydration to large pores and acne.

Speaking of masks designed to protect from Covid, Dr Lanie reminds us to use a clean face mask at all times as masks can also worsen skin conditions like acne.

Skincare masks are designed to be used intermittently to give your skin an instant boost and work by delivering highly concentrated actives, vitamins and nutrients to the skin in an effort to improve its overall health.

Masks come in many forms, the most popular being in a tube as either a cream, gel or clay. However, thanks to the hype about Korean skin beauty, sheet masks have received tons of attention in recent years.

Whether you prefer a sheet mask or a clay mask, you can pop on your favourite, put your feet up and let your skin reap all the benefits of these skincare tips this weekend.

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