Five ways to drop years off your face

Turn back time.

If only it were that easy to prevent aging.

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It’s no secret that aging is inevitable, but most want to try putting it off for as long as possible.

The market is flooded with pills, creams, and new technologies that claim to be the fountain of youth. But most of these lotions and potions are cheap marketing gimmicks endorsed by celebrities wanting to make a quick buck. 

As like with everything else in the world, you get what you pay for. Cheap is only sometimes cheerful and the most effective.

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Taking care of your skin is a continuous work in progress. Image: Polina Kovaleva.

The best process to drastically reduce aging is science, but this takes time and patience. 

Dr. Sheryl Smithies, a top Cape Town-based aesthetic dental surgeon and facial aesthetic specialist – shares her five long lasting tips to turn back the clock and aesthetically refresh your look.

Yes, you can drop five years off your face with her help. 


Today’s fast-paced world is demanding our bodies, and it is crucial to take the time to work on ourselves; body, mind, and soul. Your body is your only home, so you need to nourish and maintain it, but this takes time. Sadly, there are no quick fixes. 

By working with an aesthetic therapist and doctor, you can build a personalised treatment plan to ensure you gain the best out of your treatments and maintain your skin optimally to create a younger-looking you. 

A proper plan would span several months, if not an entire year, and focus on things like a facial peel and micro-needling

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Seven skincare tips to elevate your beauty routine

We overindulged in December, stressed our way through Janu-worry and now, it’s time to take a breather in February, regroup and focus on what’s important. 

Since it’s the month of love, why not go on a date with your skin and really spend some quality time together by taking your skincare routine to the next level with some top beauty tips for 2023.

Not only will it leave your skin looking and feeling fresh and fab, it will also give you a major self-love and care boost. Promise.  

You probably know the basics to good skin – drinking loads of water and wearing sunscreen at all times – but there is more to it if you are hoping for that healthy glow. Clere skincare suggests making the following a priority for your skin health:  

  1. Try and get at least seven hours of sleep every night to get the best benefits for your skin. Sleep allows your skin to perform vital processes such as repairing damage from UV exposure and making new collagen which gives you plumper, more elastic skin. Also, try to sleep on your back to avoid squashing your face against a pillow, which could lead to wrinkles.
  2. Hydrate always – especially if you have oily skin, as dehydrated skin will produce more oil to compensate. Moisturise twice a day, especially right after stepping out of the shower as it helps seal in the moisture that your skin has just absorbed. Plus, since hands are often the first indicators of aging, keep a thicker moisturising crème in your bag, car, and at your office. We love Clere’s Vanilla Honey Cream and Berries & Cream body lotions, enriched with tissue oil and pure glycerine to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and moisturise the skin.
  3. Embrace the
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5 Ways Spring Season Affects Your Skin

The temperature and humidity will increase once more as a warmer season arrives with
spring. Your skin may get dry and break out as a result of this warmer weather, spending
more time outside, and more sun exposure.

With the arrival of spring, temperatures and humidity levels start to climb, so you might want to hold off on using that heavy winter moisturiser now. During the transition from winter to spring, our skin is subjected to less chilly and dry air. During spring the air is more humid, it gets warmer outside, and there’s more sunshine. Your skin may suddenly alter, and develop acne outbreaks, sunburn, and other conditions. Here are some ways the spring season can impact  your skin: 

1. Sun Exposure

Sun Exposure

With the onset of bright weather, people often plan to spend more time outside and end up exposing themselves to more harmful UV rays. Using sunscreen should be the first step in your skincare routine, especially if you plan to go outside. If you’re going to be out in the sun for a long time, you should always increase your SPF to a factor of 30 or higher.

2. Irritation 

With all the beautiful plants and trees starting to bloom in this season, allergy sufferers will have a tough time. Your hands may touch your skin far too often if you have itchy, puffy eyes or a runny, watery nose. And when that occurs, bacteria and grime from your hands can readily travel to your skin. Moreover, this may clog your pores, producing pimples, and even result in fine lines and wrinkles from repeatedly touching your eyes. You should see a doctor for such problems and take the appropriate medication.

3. Breakouts 


Your skin may produce more natural oil when the weather is more humid,

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Miller Lite Beer And Music Superstar J Balvin Introduce New Streetwear

, Miller Lite Beer And Music Superstar J Balvin Introduce New Streetwear

(J Balvin: Courtesy Miller Lite)

Miller Lite and platinum-selling music superstar J Balvin have created a merch line inspired by the vibe, look, and culture of one of the bodega – those iconic corner stores that sell everything from fresh fruit and bread to Miller Lite.

“For millions of people, a stop at the bodega is part of their daily routine,” said J Balvin. “It’s a space deeply rooted in community, where you always know what you’re looking for but never know what you’re going to get – a place where street style meets convenience. This collection is reflective of that easy but functional vibe.”

Available now on Miller Lite’s e-commerce site, the bodega collection offers everything from t-shirts to shorts, a varsity jacket and even a bucket hat that doubles as a beer bucket.

Miller Lite’s partnership with J Balvin, whose real name is Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, is part of the company’s biggest-ever marketing effort targeting Latino drinkers, America’s fastest growing demographic.

, Miller Lite Beer And Music Superstar J Balvin Introduce New Streetwear

(Courtesy Miller Lite)

Over the course of the partnership, J Balvin has taken fans behind the scenes when he’s hanging with friends and just being himself – Jose – for what the brand called Es Jose Time.

, Miller Lite Beer And Music Superstar J Balvin Introduce New Streetwear

“At the end of the day, I’m José, a guy who loves spending time with his close friends, and ‘Es José Time’ shows just that,” said J Balvin.  “I’m proud to be working with a legendary beer like Miller Lite, and I appreciate that they embrace me for who I am.”

The musician starred in several TV spots, and Miller Lite handed over its iconic white pint to J Balvin, whose bright insignia adorned the

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