Leading a life that entails attending events, hosting shows and entertaining guests at high-profile gatherings, with all the travelling, climate changes and makeup calls these entail, can take a toll on your skin. So how do South Africa’s leading ladies do all this but still look so fantastic?
One of their secrets is Croatian natural skincare range Nikel Cosmetics. Mirjana Brlečić, the founder of Nikel Cosmetics, leads a demanding life herself, and she’s developed her skincare range with only natural plant-activated ingredients to give skin the support it needs to regenerate and rejuvenate.
Set aside time for a proper skincare routine
Seasoned DJ, actress, television presenter and journalist Zuraida Jardine knows all too well the extra attention that goes into always looking at the top of your game. ‘I have a family, studies and a demanding schedule, so I have to make sure I have a support system in place so nothing gets neglected or forgotten,’ she says.
Making the time for a proper skincare routine is essential, Jardine insists, to always looking rested and youthful. She recommends ‘being present to the process of using my range of Nikel Cosmetics and not just putting on the products’. By taking the time to massage the products into her skin, for example, ‘I create a deeper circulation which makes my skin look plumper from increased blood flow,’ she says.
Being in the spotlight means your appearance needs to be immaculate, and Brlečić advises adding a few drops of the Nikel Anti-Wrinkle Elixir with 12 plant oils and extracts to your nighttime moisturiser to help give your skin a healthy, natural glow the next day.
Stay connected to your family and support network
Singer Amor Vittone is also a busy mom. Without the support of her family, she says, keeping to her performance schedule would be no easy feat. And checking in with the key people in life is part of that. ‘Nothing is better than a pampering session with my daughter and giving each other facials using Nikel’s fantastic range,’ she says.
Brlečić recommends preparing your skin with the Immortelle Cleansing Milk before your pampering session. This internationally awarded product is lightweight and works wonders to remove make-up as well as the dirt and other impurities accumulated on your skin throughout the day.
Take time out
‘In order to look good on the outside, you need to feel good on inside,’ says Jardine. Setting aside time, even if it’s just for 10 minutes, to catch your breath and remind yourself to take each challenge one step at a time, can make a huge difference. ‘Being mindful and allowing yourself time to relax and recentre yourself, helps tremendously to keep going at a fast pace,’ she notes.
‘When I feel like giving my skin an instant refreshing boost, I give it a spritz of The Nikel Alpine Rose Tonic with Alpine Rose Stem Cells,’ says Vittone. The toner helps repair your skin and increases the vitality of its stem cells.