I just got the best beauty advice from a plastic surgeon – and 10 SA beauty editors share their skin and makeup tips
I recently attended a talk held by a Cape Town plastic surgeon. During the Q&A session she divulged that you really just need two or three beauty products in your skin care routine.
Sunscreen and Retin-A. Add a mild cleanser and some moisturiser and you are good to go, basically.
A few years ago I was told by a dermatologist that the only, only anti-ageing product you need is sunscreen. You can add whatever you want, do treatments and eat healthily, but ultimately the age of your skin will be determined by your level of sun damage. Genes also play a large role of course in how we age, but the sun is harsh AF.
We asked a few local beauty magazine and online editors to share their best beauty tips with us (mainly because we want to know all their secrets - we're just selfish like that)...
Don't rub your wrists together after spritzing on your perfume. You'll smoosh the notes and, as a result, your fragrance won't age on your skin the way it was created to (working through lighter top notes, middle notes and settling on the base notes). Rather let it settle on your skin. - Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini, beauty and heath editor, Women's Health.
Best beauty tip: If you use a hair mask, apply it after shampooing and before conditioning. Conditioning seals the hair cuticle and less of the treatment will penetrate, so condition after your treatment. - Juana Parathyras, Cosmopolitan SA
The best beauty advice I’ve received recently was to add organic Sweet Almond oil to my routine. I use it on my hair when I’m leaving it to dry naturally, and a tiny bit every second night…it’s helped eliminate the dull phase my hair was going through, and the texture of my skin is exceptionally soft, if I do say so myself. - Lameez Hendricks, beauty expert
Never go to bed with make-up on! - Zoe Gruss, beauty expert
The best beauty advice I ever received came from my mom: "Never over-pluck your eyebrows" was my first beauty tip and still one of my mantras. She also urged me to go for a professional pluck the first time so that I could simply maintain the shape at home. - Liezel Malherbe, editor, 9Lives