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19/04/2020 - Features

Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

Are these tricky times taking its toll on your skin? Here are some tips to help you take care of the basics:

Gentle cleansing

Regular hand washing and good family hygiene is crucial during these times. Many cleansers contain harsh cleansing agents that can be irritating to sensitive skin and compromise the skin barrier. Use these family-friendly options to gently cleanse, while respecting your skin barrier: XeraCalm A.D Lipid Replenishing Cleansing Oil, XeraCalm A.D Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar or Trixera Nutrition Nutri-Fluid Cleanser.

Repair and protect your hands

Frequent hand washing with harsh cleansers and the use of hand sanitizers can leave your hands feeling dry, cracked and irritated. Our Cicalfate HAND Repairing Barrier Cream repairs, soothes and protects dry, irritated and damaged hands. The “second skin” effect forms an insulating, water-resistant barrier with active ingredients that both repair and reduce the risk of bacterial growth.



We all need moments of soothing during this time. Avène Thermal Spring Water is your go-to companion, providing soothing, softening and anti-irritating benefits for the whole family.

Try this DIY compress routine for ultra soothing benefits:

1. Fold unscented tissues in half and soak them with Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray.
2. Apply the soaked tissues to your face, neck or hands.
3. Leave on for 10 minutes.
4. Spray the compress 2 to 3 times during the 10 minutes to keep it soaked.
5. Apply a suitable hand cream or moisturizer. 

Don’t forget your moisturizer

There is a lot of talk about cleansing, which no doubt is one of the most important things to do during this time. However, don’t neglect your regular moisturizing routine using a product suitable for your skin type. If your face is feeling extra fragile due to vigorous cleansing or wearing face masks, you can try a moisturizer from our Tolérance Extrême range and add something to your routine to boost repair like our Cicalfate Repair Cream.


Where to buy

During the current situation in South Africa, we encourage staying at home as far as possible. For your own safety and that of others, we recommend shopping through our retailers’ online sites: Clicks, Dis-Chem and Dermastore.

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