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The best beauty tips to flourish this season thanks to Dr. Dudu Kgoebane-Masoeu

Glamour: Self-care is crucial. What’s the one thing you’ll never compromise?

Dr Dudu Kgoebane- Masoeu: Rest, rest and more rest. My body and mind function so much better when I’m well-rested, so hitting the reset button is a priority.

G: A beauty habit you picked up during the lockdown?

DK-M: I rekindled my love for at-home hair treatments and wash days. I loved doing my hair when I was growing up, but as I became older and my schedule busier, a weekly or bi-weekly visit to a hairdresser’s was more convenient. Of course, that wasn’t an option during the lockdown.

G:A beauty habit you left behind in your teens?

DK-M: Being too lazy to do my nighttime skincare routine after a night out, sleeping with makeup on – I still cringe at the thought – and popping my breakouts.

G:Which beauty items are on your shopping list?

DK-M: Makeup: HUDA Beauty GloWish Multidew Skin Tint (R620), Dior Lip Glow Oil (R780) and HUDA Beauty Lip Contour in Terracotta (R320). Skincare: Chanel Hydra Beauty Hydration Protection Radiance Energising Mist (R1 150), Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum (R2 385) and SMOOCH Honeymoon Glow Serum (R499).

G:The beauty advice everyone should follow?

DK-M: Apply sunscreen to your face, neck and décolletage every day, come rain or shine, and re-apply it every two to three hours throughout the day, especially when exposed to direct sunlight. Ditch makeup wipes and get into the habit of double-cleansing (using a balm or oil cleanser to melt away makeup, followed by an everyday cleanser). Balm or oil cleansers remove makeup more effectively than makeup wipes, plus they’re gentle on your skin.

G:The beauty and skincare technique you’re bomb at, and one you still need help with?

DK-M: I change my skincare routine seasonally. I used to have the same skincare routine all year, which meant my skin, prone to dryness, suffered during cold, dry months. Now, I tweak my skincare routine every season. I still need help with applying strip lashes, the one beauty technique I always fail dismally at.


  1. Be consistent. Exfoliating your skin two to three times a week not only helps remove dead skin cells and improve dullness but also allows for better product penetration.
  2. Using a high- SPF sunscreen is crucial. Opt for an SPF 30 and above and reapply it throughout the day. I love using invisible mist sunscreen simply because it’s easy to reapply with or without makeup.

G:The treatment every woman should try?

DK-M: An oxygen facial gives you hydrated and glowing skin in less

than 30 minutes. It’s a go-to facial for summer.

G:What’s your beauty mantra?

DK-M: You cannot pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

G:What inspires you to be successful?

DK-M: Knowing that I get to wake up every day and do what I love and that I have a solid support system, from my amazing family to my incredible girlfriends, and my wonderful online community, my Gorgies!

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