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Taking care of your skin

At some point in our lives, we all experience some form of skin problems or irritations. Some experience these problems early on and throughout their teen years, however, there are those who experience skin problems throughout their adulthood too. What causes them?

Well, the answer is not so simple. Skin problems or irritations can stem from endless factors and dry skin can affect any part of your body. It commonly affects hands, arms, and legs.

Ladies your skin is your body's largest organ; it is the organ that comes into contact with the rest of the world. Your skin serves as a protective barrier, it also helps to regulate body temperature and acts as a filter. Skin exists in a constant state of growth, with old cells dying as new cells are formed. Our skin is affected by every aspect of our lives, from what we eat to where we live.

Healthy skin is better able to fight the signs of ageing, heals much faster and staves off potential diseases. Your skin health is important not only for your appearance but more importantly because your skin performs so many essential tasks for your body. Healthy skin produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun, and vitamin D is important for many body functions.

In this blog post, we will be discussing skincare, treatments and tips so that you have the knowhow to look after your skin. Book your next skincare treatment session with us now to avoid disappointment.


Skin Care is Everything


Don't have time for intensive skincare? You can still pamper yourself by mastering the basics. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay natural ageing and prevent various skin problems. Below are a few tips that you can use to take care of your skin.

Protect yourself from the sun

One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the burning sun. A lifetime of sun exposure may cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.

For complete sun protection

Make use of a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours or more often if you're swimming. Always try to seek shade and try to avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun's rays are the strongest and most intense. Covering your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats would also be advantageous to your skin.

Treat your skin gently

Daily cleansing can take a toll on your skin. So keep it gentle by:

Limiting bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove healthy oils from your skin.

Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and cleansers can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers that are lighter on your skin.

Moisturize your dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF like our DNA EPINEW Sun Protection SPF30.

Eat a healthy diet

A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn't very clear but some research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger-looking skin. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.

Manage your stress levels

Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin and a healthy state of mind take steps to manage your stress. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy.

The results might be more dramatic than you expect and there’s an overwhelming number of opinions on everything from how to moisturize to how to protect yourself from the sun’s powerful UV rays.

A healthy Skin Routine looks like

Your morning routine is all about protection from the sun, pollution and the elements, so leave your peel pads and treatment products, for the night.


In the morning, start by splashing your face with warm water or, if you must wash with a gentle face cleanser designed for your skin type. Try out our DNA EPINEW Maxi Cleanse for softer, healthier-looking skin.


Most people choose to skip toners, partly because there’s a lingering assumption that most toners are harsh and irritate the skin. Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore. While they don’t physically “shrink” pores, the new breed of toners can serve multiple purposes, like act as a delivery system for antioxidants, vitamin B derivatives and even toning acids.

Additionally, each type of toner is intended for a different skin issue, so it’s important to use the right kind for your skin concern.

Eye cream

According to research, it’s vital to apply an eye cream at least every night, if not twice a day, starting in your 20s. It’s about maintaining the health and thickness of the eyelid skin. Improving the skin quality in this area early on ensures that the eyelid skin does not easily lose laxity and its smooth appearance later on. For best results, consistency is key.

Regular use of eye cream over time will keep the eyelid skin elastic and can improve or prevent against some fine lines or collagen loss. Remember that nothing is magic. Results don’t occur overnight. You can also further protect the delicate skin around your eyes by choosing an eye cream with SPF or applying sunscreen every day.

Spot treatment

According to research prescription medications and acne spot treatments, like serums, need to be applied as close to the skin as possible to maximize their benefits. As acne spot treatments differ inactive ingredients, check your product packaging or consult your dermatologist for the best way to apply it.

Prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide, a common acne spot treatment ingredient, typically has a working time of 1 to 3 hours. Remember that acne spot treatments can dry out your skin, so always apply only on spots where you need it.


Yes, everyone needs a moisturizer, even if you have oily skin. Even though your body has its own natural lubricating system consisting of glands that hide away oils (or sebum) to maintain a protective coating against harsh outside conditions and infections, most of us do need extra hydration after the havoc that sun, weather and harsh chemicals wreak on our skin.

Most experts recommend that the best time to apply a moisturizer is while the skin is still damp, so the sooner you go through applying your serum and treatment, the sooner you’re able to lock in much-needed hydration with your moisturizer.

Some of the other Beneficial Treatments and Products that we have to offer at Natural Living Spa includes the following:

Try our Anti-Aging Antidote. The DNA EPINEW Forte Serum Wrinkle Antidote targets the formation of lines and wrinkles or we suggest our famous DNA EPINEW Anti-Aging Treatment (75 min).

If you’re looking to treat yourself to some much needed me time, book our 60-minute ESSEL Amazon Deep Cleansing Facial where we will take care of your skin ensuring fully restoration. Has stress started taking its toll yet? Let’s take care of that. Come and treat yourself or a loved one to one of our DNA Ultra Hydration Express Treatment (45 min).

This is the skin you’re in, and it’s the only skin you get, so care for it as best you can. If you need a little more help, come visit us at Natural Living Spa. Our team of warm, dedicated and experienced professionals will help restore and rejuvenate your skin.

We strive to provide our clients with the best therapeutic treatments Limpopo has to offer. Natural Living Spa is set in the heart of Limpopo, Polokwane.

Our Spa was inspired by the bushveld surroundings and our bushveld-style urban retreat features 8 state of the art treatment rooms, including a deluxe couple’s suite – all circled around our beautiful outdoor pool area. Get in touch with one of our team members to book your first or next visit this 2020 or look at the rest of our selection of treatments here.


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