Skin Care Through the Seasons, Skin Care Tips and Trends

Winter Wellness: Winterise Your Skin with SkinMiles

As the chill of winter sets in, our skin faces new challenges. Cold weather, low humidity, and indoor heating can leave your skin feeling dry, tight, and sensitive. At SkinMiles, we believe in preparing your skin to combat these harsh conditions and maintaining its radiant glow. In this month’s blog post, we’ll guide you through the essentials of winter skincare and recommend top products to keep your skin protected, hydrated, and healthy all season long.

Hydration Heroes

Hydration is key during the winter months. Here are some top products to keep your skin moisturised and supple:


This hydrating serum is enriched with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to replenish and retain moisture, leaving your skin feeling smooth and supple.

NEOSTRATA Bionic Face Cream

A rich, ultra-emollient cream that provides intense hydration and improves the skin’s barrier function. Perfect for dry and sensitive skin. marvel | hydro shot

This hyaluronic, antioxidant, and ceramide rich serum is ideal to repair and maintain the skin barrier during the harsh winter months.


DermNourish is a moisture-rich, reparative formula that dramatically replenishes hydration to dry, sensitive or compromised skin.


Intense 24hr moisturising cream that contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid which is vital not only for increasing skin hydration but also to improve and restore the skin barrier function and overall skin health.

Protective Layers

Protection is just as important as hydration. Shield your skin from the elements with these must-have products:

HELIOCARE 360° Water Gel SPF50 and HELIOCARE 360° Age Active Fluid SPF 50

Even in winter, UV protection is essential. These lightweight, non-comedogenic sunscreens provide broad-spectrum protection without clogging pores.

LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios UVMUNE 400 SPF50+ and LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios UVMUNE400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+

These hydrating SPF creams protect against UVB, UVA, and Ultra Long UVA to prevent against deep cell damage, and has been tested on sensitive, reactive and intolerant skin.

DERMALOGICA Phyto Replenish Body Oil

This lightweight facial oil strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, locks in moisture, and delivers a dewy, luminous finish.

SKINCEUTICALS Phyto Corrective Masque

Phyto Corrective Masque contains highly-concentrated botanical extracts, a calming dipeptide, and hyaluronic acid to intensively soothe and replenish temporary skin reactivity.

LAMELLE Serra Lipid Recovery Mask

Serra Lipid Recovery mask combines lipid bilayer replacement ingredients with essential fatty oils, as well as ingredients focused on treating and repairing dry skin with long-term hydration effects.

ESTHEDERM Intensive Hyaluronic Mask

A rich face mask for skin with severe dehydration, lines and wrinkles. Intensive hyaluronic mask is an association of three different types of hyaluronic acid to intensively hydrate and stimulate the natural production of hyaluronic acid.

OPTIPHI Classic Hydra-Derm HA Masque

Reinstate skin moisture with our hydrating Hyaluronic Acid active-complex masque. This masque will actively promote skin plumping, target the signs of aging – tightening and lifting, and conquer skin fatigue.

EXUVIANCE Hydrate Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Masque

Exuviance Professional HYDRATE Hyaluronic Acid Biocellulose Sheet Masque is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, a potent humectant to hydrate and fill skin with youthful moisture.

SMOOCH Glow On Sheet Mask

Not only super-hydrating but also packed with vitamin B3 and amino acids perfect for achieving a plumper and brighter looking appearance. Glow On is a sheet mask infused with hydrating ingredients, like aloe vera and sodium hyaluronate that leaves your skin ultra dewy.

Top Tips for Winter Skincare:

Winter may pose challenges for your skin, but with the right products and routine, you can keep it looking radiant and healthy. At SkinMiles, we’re here to help you winterise your skincare and embrace the beauty of the season. Explore our curated selection of winter skincare essentials and enjoy a winter of wellness.

Yours in skin’

Dr Alek Nikolic and the SkinMiles team


About Dr Alek Nikolic

Dr Alek Nikolic was born in South Africa and received his MBBCh (Wits) in 1992 and in 2000 he received his MBA (UCT). He has been in private practice for 20 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, which has offices in Cape Town. Dr Nikolic specialises in aesthetic medicine and is at the forefront of the latest developments in his field. He is very driven and has lectured extensively lecturing and done live demonstrations throughout South Africa and abroad. Dr Nikolic’s focus is on skin care and skin ingredients and cosmetic dermatology treatments. He has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and as such is responsible for training numerous medical practitioners both in South Africa and internationally. Dr Nikolic is one of the founding members of the South African Allergan Medical Aesthetic Academy and chaired its inaugural launch in 2012. The Allergan Academy provides essential training to keep up with the latest technology in aesthetics. Dr Nikolic holds the advisory position of Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics and is the Allergan Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler Trainer. He is chairman of the Western Cape Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa and of the Western Cape Aesthetic Review group.

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