Everybody aspires to achieve glowing skin – not only because of glossy mists or shimmering highlighters, but the kind of glow that comes from within. For many, this is a bit of a challenge to attain no matter how healthily they eat or how consistently they down litres of water.
Of course, eating well and hydrating is a great foundation, but there’s a little more effort required to get silky and velvety looking skin. Two main factors can unlock radiating skin – a skincare routine that you build over time and products designed for your specific skin type.
If you can start identifying what skin type you have, the journey to finding the right products for you will be that much easier.
How to identify your skin type
There are five basic skin types – normal, oily, dry, sensitive and combination. These skin types differ greatly, and if you fall into the trap of using products that are not made for your skin type, you might not get the results you need. Worst case scenario, you might be causing more damage, which could prevent your skin from gaining the natural, luminous glow it has the potential to release. To learn more about the different skin types and what they mean, read our previous article.
What does a good skincare routine look like?
A skincare routine may sound complicated, but it really doesn’t have to be. It simply refers to a process of taking care of your skin to ensure that it is receiving everything it needs to repair and rejuvenate. It involves five steps; cleansing, exfoliating, toning, using a serum, and moisturising. You can build separate morning and nighttime routines and maintain the consistency to reap the rewards. If you’re interested in how to build a skincare routine, have a read to get an in-depth understanding of what you need to do.
Besides your at-home routines, you need to regularly visit professionals for pampering facials that add more nutrients and antioxidants and deeply cleanse your skin.
Now, let’s get into where to find the best skincare products in South Africa, as well as skincare and beauty treatments.
Deluxe Laser & Spa
Deluxe Laser & Spa offers treatments for anti-ageing, skin tightening, body contouring, cellulite reduction, LED photography, advanced facials and peels, among other treatments. They use FDA approved technology, which aims to significantly slow down the ageing process and make a difference to your skin. They also have a variety of beauty products designed to help your skin recover and rejuvenate. Make an appointment at Deluxe Laser & Spa today!
L'Occitane en Provence
L'Occitane en Provence is a French beauty brand that is all about pushing boundaries for skincare. The brand uses sustainably-sourced and high-quality ingredients to ensure that your skin receives all of the elements it needs to be naturally beautiful. When you visit this shop in Canal Walk, you’ll find that they have everything from serums to toners, creams and butter.
Salon Annique is determined to make you fall in love with your skin. They were the first brand in the world to develop Rooibos-based health and beauty products, leveraging on the anti-allergic and anti-ageing qualities of Rooibos. They have skin-problem targeted products to ensure that you use the right product for your skin type. Visit Salon Annique today!
Sorbet is a skincare brand with specialists who offer a range of beauty therapy treatments that deliver the skin glow you’re after. They offer free skin analysis to help you understand your skin type and how to ensure that it maintains a natural glow. At this beauty salon, you’re guaranteed to find products suitable for your skin, be it cleansers, masks or moisturisers. Pop by Sorbet in Canal Walk today to get started on your journey to good, glowing skin!
The Body Shop
The Body Shop helps you elevate your self-love to reach a new level of gorgeous. They offer the best natural skincare products in South Africa. They’re a cruelty-free skincare brand with products formulated to suit your needs. From exfoliators to correctors, toners, masks, day and night moisturisers, they have everything you need to protect and nourish your skin. Make time to visit The Body Shop in Canal Walk today!
Here’s your chance to make this the year of glowing skin. All you need is to arm yourself with a basic skincare routine, products designed for your skin type and a bit of patience as you let the process take its course. Come find your glowing skin!