Getting your skin ready for summer doesn’t necessarily mean an entire skincare routine overhaul. Introducing a few small lifestyle changes and simplifying your everyday skincare regime can make a remarkable difference to your skin.

Behind the scenes of the latest POND’S Flawless Radiance campaign, The Flawless Force; Melody Molale, Yoliswa Mqoco, Zoë Brown, Mi’chal Naidoo, Anna-Belle Durrant, Nomalanga Shozi and Amanda Jingela exchange their personal how-tos on achieving their own type of flawless.

New season, new moisturiser

‘Anyone who knows me knows I love vacations in exotic destinations (Greece is my most recent favourite getaway destination), so for me, it’s vital to use skincare products with an SPF of 30+, follow a healthy diet (with some treat-days in between), adopt the right skincare regime based on the season – you may need a different moisturiser in the summer to the one you use during winter, which is a big trick of the trade I didn’t know about until recently – and keep my skin well moisturised for that dewy glow,’ says Melody, who was recently announced as the new Face of POND’S Flawless Radiance.

SPF, melons and pillowcases

Anna-Belle, from popular blog She Said, sites SPF as her saving grace: ‘I spend most of the summer in a bikini, by the pool, so doing immediate damage control post-sunburn is a major one for me (I learned that the hard way) – I eat melons (because antioxidants), and I also swear by exfoliating regularly to remove dead skin cells.’

‘I see a difference from doing those little things, like changing my pillowcase often to avoid my pores clogging up. I also have to be very strict with myself about never going to bed with make-up on, no matter how tired I am from a full day of shooting (hellooooo Brightening Micellar Water 3-in-1), and then I nourish my skin with some moisture-goodness in the form of my night cream just before bed,’ adds TV and radio personality Zoë Brown, who is learning that achieving flawless skin this summer doesn’t have to be an arduous task.

Fresh air and natural grinds

Influencer Amanda Jingela says self-care is her secret to flawless skin. ‘Investing in your mental wellbeing just as much as you invest in your physical wellbeing will help you reap amazing results of a healthy, balanced and radiant lifestyle. For real! I live in Durban – nothing does me better than getting up on a Saturday morning, applying my SPF moisturiser and just going for a walk along the promenade.’

Fellow-Durban girl and media personality Nomalanga ‘The Flame’ agrees by adding, ‘And it’s just about staying active and letting the sun kiss you from time to time, but don’t forget your SPF! I also completely agree with Annabelle – get your hands on a great exfoliant. Even if you just grind Rooibos tea granules or brown sugar with honey and add a dash of turmeric, exfoliating regularly will help keep your skin smooth and very receptive to your POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ products.’

It’s the little things

For Blogger Mi’chal Naidoo, rounding off perfect skin ends with moisturising your lips. She also recently started using the POND’S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Hydrating Day Gel as a moisturising mask, making it the perfect indulgence for her #SelfCareSunday routine. ‘It’s the best,’ she gushes. ‘I put on a hair mask, then I use my moisturiser as my face mask, and I just chill and catch up on some reading. I can’t remember what we did on that day of the week before #SelfCareSunday was a thing.’

Inside info

As the make-up connoisseur of the Flawless Force, known for creating dramatic and exciting looks with hair and make-up on her Instagram timeline, blogger Yoliswa has incorporated the POND’s Flawless Radiance Derma+ Mattifying Day Cream into her daily summer skincare and make-up routines. ‘I used to always complain about how oily my skin was. So for an all-day glow, I use the Mattifying Day Cream as a primer under my foundation. Not only does it keep my skin looking fresh, but it also addresses my oil concerns, leaving my BB Cream or foundation intact the whole day while I adventure through the city with my sisters, creating the best selfie moments and memories.’

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