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As the sun-soaked days of summer approach, South Africa gears up for a festive season that’s not only about joyous celebrations but also basking in the warm embrace of the sun. Whether you’re exchanging gifts under the shade of a baobab tree or enjoying a braai with loved ones, your skin deserves a little extra love during this season of merriment.

Hydration, Your First Line of Defence

The scorching South African summer can leave your skin parched, especially when indulging in festive treats and clinking glasses with friends and family. Keep dehydration at bay by making water your skincare ally. Aim for at least eight glasses a day to maintain that coveted holiday glow. For an extra boost, consider incorporating hydrating serums into your routine. Look for those containing hyaluronic acid or aloe vera to replenish moisture levels and leave your skin looking plump and refreshed.

Sunscreen, Your Festive Shield

South Africa’s summer sun is nothing short of relentless, and whether you’re soaking up rays on the beach or enjoying a festive picnic, sunscreen is non-negotiable. Opt for a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Don’t forget to reapply every two hours, especially if you’re spending extended periods outdoors. Look for lightweight formulations that won’t clog your pores, ensuring your skin stays radiant without feeling weighed down.

Simplify Your Skincare Routine

With the hustle and bustle of the festive season, it’s understandable that your skincare routine might take a backseat. Simplify your regimen by focusing on the basics: a gentle cleanser, moisturiser, and sunscreen. Cleansing removes impurities, while a lightweight moisturiser keeps your skin supple. Streamlining your routine ensures that your skin remains healthy, even during the busiest of times.

Travel-Friendly Essentials for the Jetsetter in You

Whether you’re road-tripping through the Garden Route or jetting off to explore new horizons, adapt your skincare routine to your travel itinerary. Opt for travel-sized versions of your favourite products, ensuring that your skin stays pampered regardless of your destination. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, and if you’re flying, consider a hydrating mist to combat the drying effects of cabin air.

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Nourish Your Skin from Within

The festive season in South Africa is synonymous with indulgent feasts and delectable treats. While savouring the flavours of the season, remember that what you consume can impact your skin. Hydrate from the inside out by incorporating water-rich fruits and vegetables into your meals. Antioxidant-rich foods, such as berries and leafy greens, can help combat free radicals and keep your skin glowing. Strike a balance between enjoying festive delicacies and nourishing your body with skin-friendly nutrients.

Post-Festive Detox

Once the festive dust settles, treat your skin to a post-celebration detox. A gentle exfoliant can help slough off dead skin cells, revealing a brighter complexion. Follow up with a hydrating mask to replenish moisture levels and soothe any post-holiday stress your skin may be experiencing.

Whether you’re under the African sun or jetting off on a festive adventure, let your skin shine as brightly as the season itself. Cheers to a festive glow that lasts long after the last firework has lit up the summer sky!


The Treatment Room wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Be sure to book a skin care treatment to reinvigorate your skin after the holidays.


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