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Take care of your skin this winter with Placecol

Winter has reached the city of Bloemfontein with a swift cold front. Get out those warm coats and thick boots because it is going to be a cold one.

As we try and keep our bodies warm, we tend to forget about the most important part of our body that needs extra tender loving care during winter, and that is our skin. The icy Bloemfontein winter can be extremely harsh on your skin, so here are some tips to help you take care during the cold winter months.


Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

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Your skin now needs H2O more than ever. Yes, it is hard to drink so much water a day, but try and get yourself into a routine. Every morning, afternoon and night, drink one full glass of water throughout the day, and over time add more glasses of water.
Your skin needs the minerals. In winter opt for your warm herbal teas, avoiding excess consumption of coffee and other caffeinated beverages.

Lock in the moisture

Now is the time to lock in that moisture and nourishment by using a deeply feeding moisturiser and topping it off with a liquid based product to form a protective seal over your skin.

Mask it

Exfoliate twice a week with a gentle enzyme exfoliator followed by an overnight hydration and nourishing mask like the Placecol optimum hydration mask.

Snack on this

Snack on veggies that contain lots of water, such as tomatoes, celery and cucumbers. Dark, leafy greens have recently become a popular staple in households, which is great because those greens are rich in the vitamins your skin needs. Get onto that green train. If you are not a vegetable lover it is important to use a supplement with a good nutraceutical made from organic vegetables.

Healthy skin trumps makeup

In order to keep your skin healthy and to avoid dry and flaky skin, try not to use facial soaps. Soap is alkalising and dries the skin out terribly making it prone to sensitivity. Select a cosmeceutical product like Placecol which is able to penetrate deeply into the skin and feed it on a multicellular level. Try to avoid matt or long stay makeup as it can dry out your skin. Remember, your skin needs to breathe, so avoid wearing make up when you can.

It’s getting hot in here

Have you ever had that feeling of stepping out of a piping hot shower and your skin being red and itchy? Well, that is not a good sign. The heat from the water is drying out your skin. It is eliminating all your skin’s natural oils. So, turn it down ladies, and take care of your skin this winter. Avoid direct exposure to heaters, rather bundle up with extra layers and use a water bottle.


Text: Suanne Engelbrecht Sponsored by Placecol  


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