Nandipha, Kathlego and Kitso, who modelled for us in the sun-kissed body shoot, give us their top five tips to keep skin hydrated and glowing
Nandipha Gumede @blaqjello
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! In winter, my skin is forever dry, but I’ve noticed in summer I have a natural glow, so I don’t have to do too much work. After taking a shower, I use unscented coconut oil and it stays locked in.
Always use sunscreen. I know black don’t crack, but I don’t feel like tempting fate. I use sunscreen before applying my foundation and even my foundation has an SPF to keep me protected.
Try not to wear make-up. All right I know I just mentioned foundation, but it’s a good idea to let your skin breathe when you can. So, if I’m not working, I usually don’t wear any make-up, not even mascara. Just clean skin, moisturiser and sunscreen, and I’m good to go.
Drink water. It may sound obvious, but it really works. Drink enough water to keep your skin and
My last tip is don’t let people make you feel self-conscious. We all have different skin types and skin tones, and what might work for you, may not work for me – and vice versa. If you’re unsure, get advice from a skin specialist. Also, get enough Vitamin D – get out in the sunshine for 15 minutes a day!
Exfoliate your skin regularly
Use bathing gloves every day as a light exfoliator.
Give yourself monthly exfoliating body-scrub treatments – I use a mixture of lemon drops, coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda
Drink as much water as you can.
Exercise to keep the blood flowing.
I like to use a shower gel like Sanex which cleanses my skin well.
I follow this up with a nourishing lotion like Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion
I drink water as much as I can and try to eat fresh salads and non-oily meals.
Sunscreen is vital! Even when you’re dark skinned, you need to protect your skin the same as any other skin colour.
Always remove your make-up before you sleep.