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Your reminder: A regimen shakeup is due.

When the chilly winds of winter rush in, many of us may want to curl in and stay undercover (literally) until warmer weather returns. The cold, dry air can wreak havoc on our once smooth skin.

Check out these skin care tips on how to brave the winter elements, while still enjoying a glowing complexion as the colder temps hit!

How to tell when your skin is asking for change?

The summer – winter onset is a big change, pay attention to how your skin looks and feels as the seasons turn.

But the real question is – how do you know when to change your skincare routine?

The most obvious signs that call for change are: 

  • Irritation, burning or stinging
  • Redness
  • Flaking
  • Dry and dehydrated skin
  • Severe acne breakouts

Tip 1: Spring clean your shelves.

It is time to clean all your makeup brushes and ditch any products that have expired or been open for too long. More importantly, it’s a good idea to wash your brushes every 7-10 days, this will help to protect your skin against acne-causing bacteria and irritating grime that lingers on your makeup brushes.

Make sure to steer clear of harsh formulas, like cleansers filled with fragrance and dyes when cleaning your brushes. Remember, you’re rubbing these brush bristles across your face, so you don’t want to irritate your skin. Shop all our favourites here.

Tip 2: Moisturise more!

The constant exposure to indoor heat sucks the moisture from your skin, stripping it of oils essential for healthy skin barrier function. We encourage you to moisturise more to beat the dehydrating effects of winter.

In cold weather, the skin has a higher tendency of becoming dry and dull looking. Focused hydration and keeping the skin supple and elastic is important because the dryness and stiffness of your skin during the cold months could spark skin sensitivity, redness, and irritation.

AFRAKARI Pure Marula Oil

EARN 280 SkinMiles

BABOR Balancing Cream Rich

EARN 612 SkinMiles

SKINCEUTICALS Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

EARN 2736 SkinMiles


EARN 210 SkinMiles

Tip 3: Buff away!

The benefits of exfoliation, when done correctly are no secret. Dead skin cells and blocked pores keep moisturiser from being absorbed properly, so it’s worth exfoliating and gently buffing your face twice weekly. That said, avoid harsh scrubs and rather try a small amount of lactic acid or glycolic acid.

SOTHYS Lactic Dermobooster

EARN 450 SkinMiles

DERMALOGICA Rapid Reveal Peel

EARN 759 SkinMiles


EARN 150 SkinMiles avenge | glyco-10

EARN 350 SkinMiles

NEOSTRATA Smooth Surface Glycolic Peel

EARN 531 SkinMiles

Tip 4: Try something new.

Start introducing protective products into your skincare routine, try switching to a gentle yet rich cleanser. This is a great way to keep the skin hydrated and maintain a healthy barrier throughout the winter. Shop our favourites here.

LAMELLE Serra Cleansing Gel

EARN 98 SkinMiles

SKINCEUTICALS Gentle Cleanser Cream

EARN 612 SkinMiles

DR SCHRAMMEK Super Soft Cleanser

EARN 300 SkinMiles

YOUTH LAB Hydro Cleanser

EARN 180 SkinMiles

You could also think about layering your skincare and introducing a concentrated serum. Preferably choose a serum containing hyaluronic acid and calming ingredients such as niacinamide to retain moisture and soothe flushed skin. The cardinal rule is to layer your products from the thinnest texture to the thickest, so make sure that your serum sits underneath your moisturiser for effective absorption.

NOVEXPERT Booster Serum With Hyaluronic Acid

EARN 440 SkinMiles

SOTHYS Hydrating Intensive Serum

EARN 498 SkinMiles

JORGOBÉ Hyaluronic Serum

EARN 266 SkinMiles


EARN 1392 SkinMiles marvel | hydro shot

EARN 494 SkinMiles

KSURGERY LABORATORIES Youth Activating Face Serum

EARN 397 SkinMiles

Tip 5: Remember to wear SPF!

Don’t forget the SPF, you can absolutely get sun damage in the autumn and winter, UVA rays are present even on cloudy days. Wearing a SPF of 30+ is a year-round commitment in protecting your skin daily from the harsh environmental factors. Shop our favourites here.

SKINCEUTICALS Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

EARN 632 SkinMiles

LAMELLE Helase Photo-Repair Cream 50

EARN 240 SkinMiles

DERMEXCEL DermDefence SPF 50

EARN 188 SkinMiles

COLORESCIENCE Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Flex

EARN 512 SkinMiles

HELIOCARE 360° Age Active Fluid SPF 50

EARN 240 SkinMiles

DERMACEUTIC Sun Ceutic 50+

EARN 314 SkinMiles

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