Hydrating body helpers

Friday, 18 July 2014

We all know the feeling of dry and irritated winter skin. Extra hot showers, layers of clothing and heaters take their toll and end up leaving us with dry, flaky skin. Take care of your skin this winter and by the time summer comes around, you’ll have so much less bikini-prep to do!


Exfoliate your entire body weekly, and be sure to lather up with a rich and moisturising body cream or serum once or twice a day. Here, the five body products that are getting the BeautySouthAfrica team through the cold winter months:

The Body Shop Body Sorbet in Mango, R110
Nip + Fab Viper Venom Body Serum, Free with a purchase of either Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix or Viper Venom Eye
EpiMax Plus Enhanced Moisturiser, R57
Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser, from R214.30
Optiphi Body Curve Body Lotion, R360

Which one would you like to try?

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Mpho Radebe

    Epimax Plus is a winner, I remember when I was on my accutane treatment. This saved my life. My skin was so dry n itchy and this was the only moisturizer that worked. I’m hooked! I would not use anything else.

    4 years ago •

  1. Hess

    The Body Shop Sorbet looks edible. I have been so lazy with moisturising this winter, I will have to fix that after reading this.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I am so keen on trying out The Body Shop’s sorbets. It sounds perfect for summer since they’re light without skimping out on the hydration. Their body butters have been keeping me in check this winter.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phillips

    Now that I am in my 40’s, my skin is not only dry in Winter but in Summer too, so I will be trying some of these products to stop the constant itching.

    5 years ago •

  1. Gabby Correia

    Definately going to try some of these, I always have issues with dry skin

    5 years ago •

  1. me

    For now I am not drawn to any of the products in the photo above.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    I have recently used EpiMax or baby moisturisers for my skin. I have been missing out on great products. I would recommend Epimax because it not drying and I find it to be so affordable for the miracles it makes.

    5 years ago •

    1. NaturalDiva

      I agree with you. Epi-max is an absolute gem! I had these horrible dry patches on my neck left behind from a rash and after a week of using Epi-max on it, my neck is smooth and the rash has gone away. I will recommend this cream to anyone who needs hydration. And I like that it doesn’t have a 100 ingredients. It goes to show, going back to basics works.

      5 years ago •

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