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What is your Spring Skin Care Routine?

I always remember that my winter clothes need to be packed away after the cold season and to take out all my flowery lighter Spring clothes but I always forget to change my skin care routine. How many of you do this? Do you also remember to change your skin care routine?

So as the weather warms up, try some of these tips to up your spring skin care routine.

Let your Skin Glow

Try using a lighter foundation in Spring to prevent your pores from being clogged or skip using a foundation and go natural. As the days warm up, we tend to sweat a lot and makeup can lead to clogged pores and acne.

Have a bath more Often

Shower/bath more than once a day. Moisturize your damp skin to lock in moisture, and only use soap for one shower a day. On your next shower/bath just rinse off with water.

Exfoliate for a glowing skin?

Gentle exfoliation once a week helps moisturizers to absorb into skin, evens skin texture. By exfoliating you will get rid of dry, dead skin cells after the winter months and restore the skin.

Swap Moisturizer for Lighter Lotion

For spring skin care, swap your heavy moisturizer for a lighter lotion if your skin is normal, or skip it altogether if you have oily, acne-prone skin. However, if you have very dry skin or eczema you may need a heavier, creamy moisturizer all year round.

Use Sun Screen and monitor your time in the sun.

It is important to wear sun screen all year round, but during spring and summer you should use SPF30 and over. Try and use a waterproof, broad – spectrum sunscreen.  and re-apply throughout the day. A light mist or gel sunscreen can feel lighter and prevent clogged pores. Remember to avoid excess sun exposure and wear hats, clothing, and sunscreen for added protection.







Don’t Dry Out this Winter…

Updating your wardrobe? New knit wear and stylish leather boots? Stocking up on hot chocolate and warm hot water bottles. But, are you updating your skincare routine? Have you thought about it?

When there is a change in season, you can start to feel a change in the texture of your skin. It could be feeling rough and flakey in parts, especially around the elbows, knees and even your face. Many women have to change up their whole skincare routine to combat the effects of the chill in the air.


We don’t want you to feel like you need to escape and hibernate this winter, so here are some tips, tricks and products to assist you this season.


Your skin needs help to rejuvenate it and assist in the removal of old dead skin cells, that can leave your texture ashy and lack luster. We can’t stress exfoliating your skin enough. If you are like any hard working busy women, your skin routine can be something you don’t attend to often, so try to exfoliate once a week.

Drink Lots of Water

I know what you are thinking, ‘really in winter’ – yes, keep up with the H20, your body needs to keep hydrated. If the thought of cold water does not encourage you, why not a warm tea, with lemon and no milk. A hot cup of rooiboos can do wonders.


Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage is a great way to improve your circulation and invigorate the skin. It can also assist those tired muscles that are taking strain on the coldest of days. Treat yourself and even your partner to this wonderful experience.

Moisturize that skin

Start a daily routine of using a good body butter to keep the skin supple and flaky free.

Suggested product: Vanilla Shea Body Butter



Makeup Tricks to help Oily Skin

Warmer days are coming, this means those of us that suffer from oily skin are going to start gleaming more! Yikes! I for one much prefer my face to have a lovely matt look, how about you?

If you wear make-up each day, it can be a struggle to keep it on. Oily skin can cause your makeup to fade and melt off easily. If you are like me and want to make sure you maintain your look throughout the day. Here are a few tips and tricks that will not only prevent shine and keep makeup from fading.


Always use a toner to wipe your face before you apply any makeup to your face. Toner helps to remove excess oil without stripping the skin of essential oils.


Prepare the skin

Always prep your skin before you begin your daily makeup ritual. Use a primer. Primer acts as a base and also ensures that your makeup stays on for a longer period of time.


Carry a face powder

Face powder helps set your foundation, combat shine and soaks up any residual oil. Don’t use powders that have a shine or shimmer as that would make your face look oily.


 Matte products

Choose products that are shine-free. Use a matte powder and blush that will last longer and give a matte finish.

Also don’t forget that getting a facial can help to keep your skin in good condition and remove impurities. La Vita Spas offers a wonderful soothing facial. Visit the website to find out more.


Try Body Brushing Today!


I have started incorporating body brushing in my everyday lifestyle. It is a traditional technique to help remove dead skin, build-up and stimulate the lymphatic system, help eliminate waste. Some experts claim that body brushing can even dissolve cellulite and prevent premature ageing while obtaining brighter, smoother, softer looking skin.

 Stimulates your Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Lymphatic congestion doesn’t allow drainage of toxins and waste from the body that could lead to inflammation and disease. Dry brushing every day stimulates your lymphatic system and helps release toxins.


Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and unclogs blocked pores allowing your skin to breathe and improves its appearance.

Eliminate Metabolic Waste

Dry brush every day before bath to increase blood circulation and remove metabolic waste.

Feel Good

Dry brushing can have an invigorating effect. Apart from tightening skin and improving its appearance, a quick session of dry brushing can make you feel energized and rejuvenated.

 Improve Digestion

Dry brushing can help with bloating as it massages the lymph nodes and helps in shedding of excess water and toxins. It also improves digestion and kidney function.

I Exfoliate My Skin….Do You?

La Vita Spa I exfoliate my skin at least two times a week using the Delicious Body Exfoliator that I buy from La Vita Spa. The exfoliator has apricot seed powder that keeps my skin glowing. I have been using this exfoliator for the past two years. Exfoliation is one of the most important skincare routines for your face and body. It assists in removing dead skin, blackheads and whiteheads and also smoothens your skin texture to reveal radiant and flawless skin.

Here are some tips in getting your exfoliation routine right.

Always chose the correct exfoliator for your skin type so that you get the desired results. If you have a normal skin type use a scrub with finely ground particles with lactic acid that will absorb oil from your “T-Zone”. For dry skin rather use a exfoliator with super fine particles and ingredients such as brown sugar and grape seed oil.

  • When you exfoliate your skin, exfoliate in circular motion and let the product do the job. Don’t be heavy – handed with your scrub or you will cause redness and skin sensitivity.
  • If you have a normal skin type or an oily skin type exfoliate your face twice a week but if your skin is sensitive only exfoliate once a week.
  • After you exfoliate, wash your face with Luke warm water and pat dry with a towel, use a night cream or hydrating serum to lock in the moisture. I use the La Vera night cream for my face.



Better get some Butter!

Winter is here! Throughout South Africa we are feeling the chill…

There is snow on the berg and we have piled on the scarves and beanies. The coffee is flowing and our heaters and hot water bottles are in full use. One part of winter we don’t like is dry skin, that tight and sometimes ashy skin.

Did you know you that La Vita Spa’s have the most awesome range of body butters? You can purchase them from the online store, or when visiting one of our spas you can pick your favourite.

My top pick is the Olive Oil with Vitamin E Premium Shea Body Butter. It is so rich and creamy, after apply the lotion you can instantly feel your skin softening.

Go have a look for yourself.

Do you have a Beauty Regime?

I am so excited to introduce the first of our product reviews! PLUS, an awesome hamper to be won!

Having a beauty regime is very easy and simple when you know what to do. It took me awhile to get into a routine, now it is like second nature.



The first thing you need to do is determine what your skin needs are and which product is right for you. Once you have found the correct products your beauty regime should not take you more than 5 minutes in the morning and evening.

Being over 40 means I have different needs to when I was in my twenties. I have also learnt many lessons along the way and have taken a journey to find the right products for me, and work for my skin type.

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatments”. I had my skin analysis done at the La Vita Spa at Magalise Park Resort and was recommended the La Vera range of anti – ageing products. La Vera incorporates four Optimal gold standard, anti – ageing ingredients: Vitamin A, Green Rooibos extract which is a unique combination scientifically proven to reverse multiple signs of ageing.


I have 2 basic steps to my beauty regime which I do in the morning and evening,

Morning Regime

  1. I use the La Vera Cleansing Toner infused with Green Rooibos extract and   Olive oil to cleanse and tone my face.
  2. I then moisturize with the Anti – Wrinkle Day Cream with Green Rooibos extract, Olive Oil and Vitamin A

Evening Regime

  1. I use the La Vera Cleansing Toner infused with Green Rooibos extract and   Olive oil to cleanse and tone my face.
  2. I then moisturize with the Anti – Wrinkle Night Cream enriched with Vitamin A, Green Rooibos extract and Olive Oil.

This range of Anti-Ageing products can be bought at anyone of the La Vita Spas or from their online store .

To find out which range is right for you, visit the nearest La Vita Spa.

PLUS! We are giving away 1 La Vera product hamper to a lucky reader! All you need to do is comment on this post. Tell us your beauty regime.

Win Hamper

Terms & Conditions

  • Competition is only open to South African residents
  • Can not be redeemed for cash
  • Must leave a comment on this blog post to enter
  • Only one entry per person
  • Winner will be contacted via email.
  • Competition ends 31 May 2016


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