The festive season is upon us and the madness of friends, family, food and fun reigns supreme for a few glorious days. It is also a time of reflection, celebration, growth and change as we prepare to welcome the new year and I wish you all the best as 2014 approaches ever closer.
The shoot featured in this post is a favourite of mine for a few reasons. With the help of one of my best friends, Kopo Meswele as my model and the wildly talented Kalvin K Kol Kes as make-up artist and stylist, we created a goddess!
The shoot accompanied a beauty article featured in Peolwane, the AirBotswana in-flight magazine a few months ago. The article now appears in every issue of Peolwane, and tackles beauty concerns unique to those travelling in and around Botswana. The first one of the series was focussed on skin.
The Botswana heat is no joke, and the first step to a good skin regime is hydration! Water water water water water! Drink it like your skin depends on it! The sun here is ruthless! We lose tonnes of water when we sweat; our skin burns and this can leave permanent damage, so it is important to drink enough water to counteract this.
Hydration goes hand in hand with a great moisturiser. We need to help replenish our skin and the best way is to find a good moisturiser with a strong SPF factor for those sunny days.
Also don't forget sunscreen! The rest of your body needs love and protection too!