SkinMiles.com is the new online retail store in South Africa that offers you top quality skincare products from around the world. Dr Alek Nikolic is a renowned aesthetician with over 20 years’ experience and has used his knowledge and expertise to create SkinMiles.com to showcase the best skincare endorsed by both doctors and celebrities alike, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Helen Bonham Carter and Christina Hendricks.

Dr Alek Nikolic is a renowned aesthetician with over 20 years’ experience and has used his knowledge and expertise to create SkinMiles.com to showcase the best skincare endorsed by both doctors and celebrities alike, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Helen Bonham Carter and Christina Hendricks.

In choosing the right product for your skin, you need to take into account a range of factors, including age, gender and skin type. At SkinMiles.com, Dr Nikolic will give you a personal skin assessment and product recommendation once you’ve answered a few simple questions. “Our aim at SkinMiles.com is to give you access to doctor-prescribed skin care products without the added expense and hassle of a consultation,” he says. Not only that, but SkinMiles.com offers great incentives with its “SkinMiles” accrued with each purchase, and delivery is made to your door, free of charge, regardless of the cost of the order.

A radiantly glowing skin is a key indicator of outer health and youthfulness, but this vital organ is about so much more. It’s a protective barrier against germs and other potentially harmful environmental elements and helps regulate body temperature.

Keeping our skin in tip-top condition is therefore not only about looking good; it’s also about staying healthy. And, says Carolette van Wyk, medical area manager for the Western Cape for SkinCeuticals, a leading USA skincare company. “We need to realise that we can no longer leave our skincare regime to chance.”

Because South Africa is such a sunny country, one of the first lines of defence you should set up for your skin is protection against the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. “Most people are unaware that what we perceive as the normal signs of ageing are directly caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light, and having a skincare range that has a high sun protection factor [SPF] is essential,” says Dr Alek Nikolic, executive director of SkinMiles.com, a new online store where South Africans can gain access to high-quality skincare products at competitive prices

But the sun isn’t the only enemy of healthy, youthful-looking skin. Free radicals caused by drinking alcohol, eating fried foods and smoking also have a harmful effect, and antioxidants available in a healthy, balanced diet, as well as a range of skincare treatments, are instrumental in fighting the damage caused by these lifestyle factors. “A skincare product that helps to support the skin’s natural antioxidant defence system can help improve the appearance of radiance and elasticity in the skin,” says Van Wyk.

“The skincare products available on SkinMiles.com have all been personally used and tested for many years at my practice, and have been chosen as they have proved to have noticeable results on the skin and the anti-ageing process,” says Dr Nikolic. “This helps you to take the guesswork out choosing the right skincare product.”