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    The GLAMOUR Team’s skin secrets, revealed!

    Text: Staff; Photography: IMAXtree

    The GLAMOUR Team’s skin secrets, revealed!Working for a magazine exposes you to the best in skincare products, tips and tricks. Get the low-down on the team’s insider solutions.

    Your go-to product?

    Justine Balancing Spray Toner. It’s great for rehydrating skin and leaves you feeling moisturised.

    – Tumi Moletsane, junior copy editor

    Pretty much the only thing I use is Dr. Hauschka Night Serum. It makes my skin feel fresh (even after an evening of heavy makeup) and it smells ah-mazing!

    – Danica van der Veen, online editor

    Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. It instantly refreshes the face with a few spritzes and perfectly hydrates before applying moisturiser.

    – Ziyaad Bassier, art director

    Cetaphil Dermacare Moisturiser. It has a light texture, which is great for my sensitive skin and SPF 30, so I don’t have to worry about applying sunscreen.

    – Yolisa Mjamba, beauty assistant

    How much time do you spend on your skincare routine?

    I’m pretty quick, but totally devoted — whatever happens, wherever I am, and even if I’m half-asleep, the cleanse-tone-serum-moisturise routine is non-negotiable. I may not wear makeup many days, but sunblock always! And, for the rest, I multi-task: my favourite is a face mask and meditation in the bath: 20 minutes of that, and my skin and spirit are soothed!

    – Pnina Fenster, editor

    Five minutes. I wash my face in the shower with a micro-granular wash and follow with an anti-dark spot serum and night cream. I then alternate between a clay mask and an overnight repair/hydration mask, depending on my skin’s needs at the time (so add another 10 minutes).

    – Nandi Ndlovu, features writer

    Five to eight minutes. At night I use a Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Facial Scrub and rinse with warm water. I then gently dab my face dry, and instead of using a night cream, I use a face oil by Elizabeth Arden. In the morning I use Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Cleansing Gel and a moisturiser with SPF 30 or more.

    – Lesley Mathys, senior syndication executive

    Two minutes. After a long day, I love the feeling of removing sticky makeup. At night I apply a serum but in the morning just a moisturiser.

    – Tina Tshangela, fashion assistant

    Your biggest skin fail?

    I tried a new face cream minutes before a big event and had a bad reaction. My skin became red and irritated instantly. I quickly dabbed milk on it and used concealer to cover the redness – all over my face!  I had to get to the event and I was late.

    – Michelle Brownlee Smith, deputy editor/beauty director

    Going to bed with my makeup on. I look terrible the next morning with the smudged product on my face. I also struggle with breakouts and that obviously doesn’t help.

    – Tania Durant, fashion assistant

    I don’t really get spots, so when one pops up on my face I totally freak out and pop it. Not the best idea though, because it leaves me with dark spots for weeks, which are a nightmare to clear.

    – Mpho Sishuta, online intern

    My biggest skin fail is not putting on sunscreen before going to the beach. I am pretty fair and don’t usually burn but my face is super sensitive. I definitely have a few more freckles from that bad decision!

    – Staci Lazarus, managing editor

    Listen up! Here are 10 things you’re doing to ruin your skin that you need to stop NOW.

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