We’re still knee-deep in winter, and with lockdown not ending anytime soon, self-care and how to steal a few minutes of self-indulgence (because we all need to) is so important right now

It’s all about putting back into my hair, skin and nails what was lost during these bitterly cold months.

Take a look at are a few of my favourite things this month that had me feeling healthy and hydrated…

Collagen is all it’s cracked up to be!

We’ve all heard how adding a little collagen into our beauty routine is fundamental to retaining a youthful and more radiant skin.

And it’s no lie!

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The Beauty Worx Face Serum with 500mg of collagen, almond oil and Vitamin E gave my face an instant – and visible – boost that really had my skin feeling years younger, and lighter too!

The drop applicator delivers just the right amount of product to circulate on your face, neck and decolletage. Just one step closer to firm and flawless skin!

The Beauty Worx Face Serum – R129 at selected Dischem stores

Lush – moisture-rich – locks

Your hair can really take a beating in winter, which is why you need to up your game when it comes to nourishing hair treatments.

Inoar Resistance Lotus Hair Oil, which comes in a 7ml bottle is tiny, but packs a major punch when it comes to restoring lost moisture from harsh winters. Not only did it soak into my hair shafts, but it smells like heaven!

A little goes a long way!

Inoar Resistance Lotus Hair Oil, R130

Buzz-worthy black soap

You’ve sure heard the hype about African black soap and how it’s all-natural ingredients provide multi-purpose healing and regenerative results.

The VP Herbal Black Soap containing shea butter is an affordable product which delivers on smooth, moisturised and glowing skin! It’s also great for your face and hair too!

VP Herbal Black Soap – R79,99

Nourished nails and cuticles

Ashy hands are a big beauty no-no! And so are unsightly cuticles and dry, brittle nails, all common with winter.

The Body Shop’s Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil is an excellent, multipurpose product that targets all those issues, sealing it with sweet almond oil.

The nifty sponge makes application super-easy and it’s small so you can pop it in your handbag and you’re all set!

The Body Shop’s Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil – R160

Say goodbye to itchy scalps

If you’ve been rocking protective hairstyles this winter like me (or have even thrown a doek on for bad hair days), you’re familiar with the itch that comes with it after just a few days.

The Pure Royal Anti-Itch Treatment Spray is great for preventing dandruff and dry scalps and also leave your braids – or whatever style you’re going with – feeling nourished and strong.

Pure Royal Anti-Itch Treatment Spray – R59,99