Beauty and fresh

Thandiwe Yego

I suffered from really bad acne on my forehead a few years ago, I had to get a chemical peel which thankfully helped settle that. Although my skin looked horrible for a while during the treatment from the drying and cracking at the time, the acne has never come back since.

My skin is very sensitive so I do not experiment with a lot of products enough to call it a skincare regimen but the skincare rule I adhere to is that I do not go to bed with make-up. After removing my make-up, I use the Clinique liquid facial soap before I go to bed.

I prefer to use homemade masks due to the sensitivity of my skin. On my days off, I use avocado, egg and honey which I alternate with the aloe-Vera gel straight from the plant. My skin is better and clearer now.

I love Arimis, the petroleum product. It is a life saver and makes my skin supple and soft. Additionally, I use Clinique SPF50 both body and face  creams. It is very essential to wear sunscreen especially if you are exposed to the sun often. That said, the Clinique eye make-up remover is my current favourite product; I have fallen in love with it. I have always struggled getting off mascara but this particular eye make-up remover works wonders almost instantly with one wipe.

When it comes to make up, I stay away from blush. It is outdated and unnecessary. I do not  necessary especially like pink or red blush. A highlighter is a better bet.

Fruits and water are skin’s elixir. I try my best to drink at least two litres of water a day. My favourite fruits are grapes, strawberries, mangoes, pineapples and all kinds of berries. I try have a fruit or two a day. Lately, I have been avoiding red meat and I  consume more vegetables and fresh juices.

 My favourite fragrance currently is Lancome La Vie Est Belle. It is very feminine and chic and I feel elegant whenever I wear it.

I can be a little lazy when it comes to hair because I do not give it as much attention as required. Colour is something I love playing with. I was going for grey but stopped at platinum blonde. I love having short hair and experimenting with colour.  For now, I will go slow on colour as it has become too harsh on my hair so I will be experimenting with different cuts. I love Aunt Jackie’s line of hair care products. I treat my hair every two weeks and have a wash day every three days.