Start your week with these great skin care tips

Start your week with these great skin care tips

Starting the week off with good skin care habits can set the tone for the rest of the week. Here are some simple tips to help you maintain healthy and radiant skin on Monday and every day.

  1. Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  2. Cleanse: Start the day with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or oil accumulated overnight. Use lukewarm water and avoid using hot water, which can strip the skin of its natural oils.
  3. MoisturiSe: Apply a moisturiser to lock in hydration and protect the skin from environmental stressors. Look for a moisturiser that matches your skin type and don’t forget to apply it to your neck and décolletage.
  4. Wear sunscreen: Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Reapply every 2 hours if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors.
  5. Get enough sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to allow your skin to recover and regenerate.
  6. Avoid touching your face: Keep your hands away from your face to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria and dirt that can cause breakouts.
  7. Eat a healthy diet: Incorporate a diet rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy fats to provide the skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

By following these simple skin care tips, you can start your week with a glowing complexion and maintain healthy skin all week long. Remember, a consistent and gentle approach to skin care is key to achieving and maintaining healthy skin.

Perfectly Matched: Find Your Perfect Annique Foundation

Perfectly Matched: Find Your Perfect Annique Foundation

It’s important to take care of your skin, not only after you’ve taken off your foundation and make-up, but before you apply all of it as well.

When you say the word ‘foundation’ to a make-up enthusiast, they’ll tell you it’s what they use to cover their imperfections and even out the skin-tone on their face. But it is so much more than that. It’s part of a routine wherein they empower themselves and instil a sense of confidence and self-assurance that help them tackle the world head-on.

It’s important to take care of your skin, not only after you’ve taken off your foundation and make-up, but before you apply all of it as well. Prepping your skin before applying your foundation also holds its own benefits, including a clean, easy to- work on canvas, which will promote lasting stay of any make-up you apply.

Preparing Your Face for Annique’s Foundation
Rinse your skin with Rooibos-infused water, then pat dry. Apply the Annique serum best suited to your skin. Use the following products: Skin Detox, Liquid Skin Nutrition, Miracle Tissue Oil, your eye product of choice, the moisturiser most suited to your skin type, Q10 Therapy, a Freshener, and a sunscreen. Wait a minute or two for the products you’ve applied to settle.

Different Ways to Apply Your Annique Foundation
Wash your hands before you start. When applying foundation with your fingers, you should never put more foundation than the size of a 10 cent on the back of your hand. Place bits of foundation onto your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose with your ring and middle finger. Spread out your foundation before you gently and with light fingers, blend your foundation until you have even coverage.

Foundation brush
Make sure your hands and brushes are clean before you start. Believe it or not, you only need half what you use when you apply it with your fingers, about the size of a pea. A brush is most effective to cover a greater area of skin when using a small amount of foundation. For the most effective application with a foundation brush, you’ll get the best results with a clean, flat brush, preferably with synthetic fibres. You’ll put the initial foundation on the back of your hand and use the brush to place it on your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Start in the middle of your face and work outwards with downward strokes.

Latex wedge/Make-up wedge
The great thing about applying foundation with a wedge is that it can get into all the nooks and crannies we would otherwise struggle with or miss. Start with a clean wedge and use the foundation you have on the back of your hand. Work the wedge and foundation from the centre of your face outwards. Don’t forget about your nose and to blend the foundation out towards your ears and neck.

Find Your Perfect Annique Foundation


Ideal for people with a normal, combination and oily skin.

The Velvet Touch Foundation is a soft foundation that imparts a velvet touch to the skin and contains a light-reflecting peptide.

Green Rooibos extract
Grapeseed Oil

It has remarkable spreading ability and is transfer resistant, leaving your skin moisturised and protected.

Suitable for dry, dehydrated, mature or combination skin.

Feels Like Silk Foundation helps you create the perfect complexion whilst retaining moisture in the skin.

Green Rooibos extract

A premium, rich,silk-like textured foundation offering ‘pro-youth’ ingredients.

Works well with all skin types.

A satin-smooth 5-in- 1 skincare sensation that offers multiple benefits, including evening out skin imperfections, adding nourishment and moisturisation, while facilitating the elimination of blemishes.

An advanced Anti-Ageing
Peptide complex
Green Rooibos extract

Provides exceptional sun protection and minimises the appearance of fine lines using anti-ageing peptides.

Top Tip: Essense Liquid Skin Nutrition makes for a wonderful setting spray after you’ve applied your make-up. You can also use Liquid Skin Nutrition during the day for a radiant, glowing look.


What exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it?

What exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it?

Dark spots, age spots, sun spots – what exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it? Annique has the solution!

Pigmentation is uneven brown patches on not only the face but hands, décolletage and shoulder areas. It is a skin problem caused by sun exposure and specifically UVA rays which penetrate deep into your skin, causing ageing and pigmentation. UVA stimulates your pigment cells called Melanocytes to manufacture the pigment called Melanin, which gives human skin, hair, and eyes their colour. Melanin is also responsible for your tan and your unwanted dark patches.

It is a problem frequently troubling South Africans due to our extreme African climate (similar in Australia), and these sun spots may take up to 10-20 years to develop, so if you notice some showing now it could have been caused when you were a child.

During the treatment process your skin will need extra protection from UVA and UVB damage, so applying a daily sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin, like Annique Essense Derma Protect SPF 20, is compulsory when using Essense Brightening Treatment.

Two kinds of UV rays

Two kinds of UV rays

Summer is officially here and with it comes lots of time spent outside doing fun family activities. But with summer fun and games comes something we should all be aware of and take precaution against – the sun and the damage it can do to your skin.

Rooibos to the rescue

It has been proven time and time again to have cancer-fighting properties, so why would you ignore something that could end up saving your life? Thorough research has indicated that Rooibos inhibits the growth of cancer, and protecting yourself against it from the inside and out is the least you can do for your own health.

What exactly is skin cancer?

The Skin Cancer Foundation describes it as ‘the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.’

There are two kinds of UV rays that damage the skin and lead to skin cancer

UVB rays cause the every-day sunburn we encounter so regularly. These rays are shorter, penetrate only through the epidermis, and cause sunburn and cancerous changes.

UVA rays are longer and penetrate the skin on a deeper level. This kind of ray travels through glass and damages collagen, which speeds up the ageing process.

At Annique we have developed sun-care products with ingredients that help protect you and your family against both sunburn and ageing caused by UVB and UVA rays.