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Winter Skin & Body Care Tips for a Radiant You

Cute black baby in a sled with snow

No, no, there was not that much snow in Johannesburg 🙂

It’s downright freezing here, wouldn’t you agree? Oh, but not for you lucky Durbanites, soaking up your ever-warm winter that the rest of us not-so-secretly covet. As for my fellow Joburgers, I bet they’re feeling every bit of this chill. We even had snow!!

Winter can be harsh on your skin and body, but with the right care, you can maintain your radiant beauty throughout the colder months. As a plastic surgeon in Rosebank, Johannesburg, I understand the importance of healthy skin and self-care. Here are some essential tips to keep your skin and body glowing all winter long:

Hydration is Key

Cold air and indoor heating can lead to dry and dehydrated skin. Make sure to drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Consider using a thicker, richer moisturizer during the winter months to lock in moisture.

Gentle Cleansing

Opt for a mild, hydrating cleanser instead of harsh soaps that can strip your skin of its natural oils. This will help maintain your skin’s protective barrier.


Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells and promotes healthy cell turnover. Use a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week to reveal smoother, brighter skin.

Sun Protection

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can skip sunscreen. UV rays are still present, and they can damage your skin. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, even on cloudy days.

Healthy Diet

Nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs for healthy skin. Incorporate foods rich in antioxidants, such as berries and leafy greens, to combat free radical damage.


Regular physical activity improves blood circulation, which is essential for healthy skin. It also helps relieve stress, which can impact your skin’s appearance.

By following these winter skin and body care tips, you can maintain a healthy and radiant complexion, no matter the weather. Remember, your skin is a reflection of your overall well-being.

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