One lucky Longevity reader stands a chance to win a Skinmiles hamper by Dr Alek valued at R3 421.

Skinmiles.com is a new online retail store selling high-quality skincare products at very competitive prices.  Products are delivered directly to the client’s door free of charge, regardless of the size of the order.  Its unique selling point is the ‘Skinmiles’ earned with each purchase, which can be redeemed against future purchases.  Its unique concept that gives its clients a complete online skin assessment and a Face2Face Skin Consultation, enabling clients to establish exactly which skincare products would be of most benefit and provide the best possible skin treatment. All Skinmiles.com products are doctor-prescribed, and delivery is guaranteed within five days of purchase.


How To Win:

1. Like Longevity’s page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, using the hashtag #Skinmiles

2. Comment below, and tell us about your winter beauty regime.

The competition closes 08 July 2016. Winners will be notified via email.

T’s and C’s apply.

This competition is only open to South Africa.

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  1. rehana seedat
    12 June 2016 at 10:15 pm

    As the colder days draw near and we look forward to crisp winter walks and cozy nights by the fire, our skin may indeed take a down turn. I for one have a skin that does not take well to the harsher climates and I have to switch to a different skin care regimen in order to come out the other side looking a little less than an over dried prune! In order to maintain healthy skin, it’s important to adopt a winter skin-care routine. Minor adjustments helps me protect my skin and look and feel great.. TAKING CARE OF MY SKIN: I use Moisturizers and UV protection a during winter to protect against dehydration. I switch to a richer formula as weather cools and central heating takes its toll. I keep my skin healthy and hydrated to prevent or minimize facial wrinkles. Winter Sun damage is the number one contributor to this sign of aging, so I always wear sunscreen! I adjust my cleansing routine. The skin care routine I use in the summer won’t serve me in the winter. I shift to a lighter cleanser. Extreme weather can weaken the skin’s protective barrier, so I want to avoid intensive cleansing that will further strip my skin of natural protection. I use gentle cleansing milks or mild, foaming cleansers. I avoid alcohol-based cleansers, which will strip away my skin’s natural oils, resulting in dry, irritated skin. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. During winter, we need heavier moisturizers to repair the damage done by extremely dry weather and protect our skin from further dryness. I avoid long, hot showers and baths. Nothing sounds more appealing than a heavenly hot shower or bath on a cold winter day—but it can wreak havoc on your skin. The hot water will actually rob your skin of its natural oils and result in more dryness. I choose warm water instead of hot water. When bathing I add a few drops of essential oils to my bath water, this keeps my skin soft and hydrated. I always wear sunscreen. Winter is no time to forget the sunscreen. I apply a sunscreen with at least 15 SPF every day. I limit my exposure to the sun as much as possible and always make sure I apply (natural) sun cream protection before going out into the sun. I drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. Water gives a natural glow to my skin and keeps it hydrated. I include fruits and vegetables into my every day’s diet. I also pay attention to my hands and lips. Our hands and lips are especially sensitive to the cold, dry elements. I moisturize my hands every time I wash them and wear gloves outside to prevent dry, cracked hands. I also use a thick lip balm to keep my lips hydrated. I also stay active. Staying active helps stimulate blood circulation, which is good for my skin. I have my routine, and I am able to face the day with much Confidence! I love my skin, and I look forward to many more years. I am no longer petrified of growing old and my skin looking bad, because I know how to take care of my skin. To me, having good skin is part of a healthy lifestyle. By making the right choices when it comes to skin care, you can look good and feel good about yourself

  2. amanda s barnard
    13 June 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Extra exfoliation and moisturizer thereafter

  3. Carene Malan
    21 June 2016 at 3:01 am

    I treat myself to hidrating facials, to lock in moisture during the dry months of winter. I steam my face, so open and cleanse my pores and then end off by using a rich moisturizer to keep my skin feeling hydrated and glowing. I also scrub once a week, to get rid of dead skin, to increase blood circulation, which gives my skin a healthy glow all season round

  4. Lois Carol WESSELS
    23 June 2016 at 8:55 am

    My winter routine is very simply. Cleanse the skin with a cleansing oil,
    exfoliate (once a week) use a mild toner then a moisturising night cream or for day time use a moisturiser with at least a 30+ SPF.

  5. Charlotte Pretorius
    23 June 2016 at 9:41 am

    In winter I know that my skin needs more pampering, therefor I drink more water, use a richer moisturizer,and a creamy cleanser and exfoliate one a week.

  6. Andrea
    23 June 2016 at 3:00 pm

    My skin really takes a beating during winter. I follow my daily skin routine, I wash with a milk cleanser, then use a toner and day cream or night cream. At night, I found that organic coconut oil seems to soothe my skin and leaves me feeling supple and glowing the ext morning. I also occasionally use a paste of turmeric and milk as a mask on the weekends and that also leaves my skin refreshed and glowing.

  7. Bianca Balutto
    30 June 2016 at 1:36 am

    My winter beauty regime is to keep my skin moisturised as I have eczema so in winter It flares up alot. I always exfoliate my body and apply on a cream as it’s more hydrating than a lotion. I exfoliate my face as well and also my lips by using a home made sugar and honey scrub. I make sure that I always apply on lip balm as my lips become cracked in winter. And lastly my hair, I use a treatment on my hair once a week so that it’s not dry and frizzy.

  8. michelle
    30 June 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Loads of tissue oil

  9. Ullricke van Zyl
    1 July 2016 at 6:53 pm

    My winter beauty regime is,,,never go to bed with make-up,,, I use a soft cleansing oil and then apply a good nightcream. I don’t shower to hot because it dries the skin, Drink more rooibos tea to keep my skin hydrated, Use my sunblok daily, Once a week I put on a good facemask and see to it that I have enough sleep and eat healthy

  10. michelle
    2 July 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Keep it simple, with lots of moisturiser

  11. michelle
    2 July 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Keep on using sunscreen

  12. michelle
    2 July 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Extra moisturiser

  13. michelle
    3 July 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Extra TLC

  14. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 10:00 pm

    some red lipstick for colour during the cold, wet days

  15. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 10:01 pm

    tissue oil replaces body lotion for all-over softness

  16. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 10:09 pm

    highlights to give the hair a shine too

  17. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 10:11 pm

    a brighter shade of nailpolish than normal

  18. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 10:45 pm

    extra few hours sleep

  19. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 10:46 pm

    green smoothie for breakfast for a clear skin

  20. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Start the day with a glass of warm water and a slice of lemon and mint

  21. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 11:18 pm

    drink at least 6 glasses of water a day

  22. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 11:50 pm

    exercise daily

  23. michelle
    8 July 2016 at 11:51 pm

    stay away from heaters and other drying agents