Pre Summer Skin Prep

With summer almost here – I say almost, because I’m still freezing my dry skin off – it’s time to start thinking about getting your skin ready for the change of season.

And what better way to do that than with a few exfoliating, pore cleansing and purifying facial treats!

I’ve rounded up some of my current faves from my “beauty stash” that are perfect for getting rid of that dry winter skin, cleansing the face and ultimately getting our skin ready for summmmmmmer!


  1. Payot Doux Gommage Granule-Free Exfoliator (R350.00) has been my holy grail of exfoliators since I first got to try it out four years ago. Since then, I’ve kept it on hand because I love it that much. As the name suggests, it’s completely granule free. You apply a thin layer to your cleansed face, and using gentle circular motions with your fingertips, it transforms from a gel into an ultra soothing oil that “scrubs” away impurities.
  2. Nip + Fab Glycolic Scrub (R234.99) is a triple action facial polish with 3% glycolic acid to exfoliate, as well as salicylic acid to gently cleanse out pores. It’s a creamy white mask with micro granules that smells invigorating and leaves your skin feeling fresh and revitalized.
  3. Placecol Clearing Scrub Mask (R250.00) is a purifying clay exfoliator that you leave on the skin for 15 minutes, then wash it off. It’s like a mask and scrub in one. Packed with tiny granules, it gently deep cleans the skin leaving it refined and refreshed – like a treat at the spa. I love the feeling of the clay on my skin and how it feels afterwards.
  4. BABOR Deep Pore Cleansing Mask (R350.00) contains salicylic acid to open and clean out pores, kaolin to reduce oiliness, pro vitamin B5 to regenerate the skin barrier as well as tiny peeling grains.  The texture is thick and indulgent and your face really feels like it’s being treated. You apply it on cleansed skin and allow it to sit for 5-10minutes until dry, then dampen your fingertips and gently scrub the skin in circular motions and finally, rinse it off.

Four wonderful skin exfoliators that I think are winners!

What is your favourite summer skin prep product? Let me know in the comments below




Dimi Ingle

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  1. Mary
    September 9, 2015 / 9:25 am

    I would say Payot is my favourite because it is the one I have used before. The other products are all new to me. I would love to try the Placeco Clearing Scrub Mask it seems like just the product I need.

  2. Jenny
    September 9, 2015 / 9:29 am

    From your post I thing Nip & Fab Glycoloc Scrub is perfect for me! Need to try it out!

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