Lebogang Madileng

Copywriter that's in love with words, married to sentence structure and committed to generating conceptual and creative content for websites, social media platforms, ATL and TTL content. 

How to Care for Your Skin When Wearing a Face Mask

Wearing a face mask has become the new norm in our daily lives, helping to decrease the spread of the current worldwide pandemic. However, the face masks are not gentle on our skin. That’s where we come in. At POND’S, we care about your skin and want it to stay radiant all year round. Here’s advice on how to care for your skin when wearing a face mask: It is crucial that you wash your face daily with a gentle cleanser to get rid of dirt, oil and bacteria from your skin. If you have oily skin,

Steps men can take to fight the GBV culture

It is indeed true and unfortunate that gender-based violence in South Africa and globally is a horrific issue that is affecting the lives of many women and girls. In this piece, we want to educate men on some of the steps they can take in order to fight the GBV culture because to end a pandemic like this; we need to do it together. Stop sexualising women and girls There’s a huge difference between being attracted to women and seeing them as objects for sex. Women are human beings, and they shoul

Breakdown of what the government is doing to combat gender-based violence in South Africa

South Africa has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world, and it’s only getting worse. However, we believe there is light at the end of this tunnel, and we are pleased that the government is playing their part in combating domestic violence and supporting survivors of abuse. Here’s a breakdown of some of the support being offered by the government: • Earlier this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Sexual Offences Act would be amended to broaden the categori

Tips to Grow and Nourish 4C Hair

Detangle your hair while it’s wet or damp Assess your hair every 3-4 months so that you can cut off loose ends because if you don’t, they can make your hair look weak and damaged. Protect your hair while you sleep Sleep with a satin bonnet or scarf to ensure that all your hair’s moisture is retained and that your hair is kept neat throughout the night. This way, your hair will be easier to manage in the morning – so you won’t wake up looking like a hot mess! Braiding your hair can help in ma

How is your skin doing?

It’s impossible to ignore how the current pandemic is affecting our lives. It’s not only affecting our everyday activities, but it’s affecting our skin as well. Some people’s skin conditions are worsening during this time, so we’re breaking down a few reasons why this could be the case: Changes to your skincare routine Perhaps you’re not washing your face before you go to bed anymore because you only did it in the past to remove your make-up or . And now that you’re rocking your natural look 2

Easy 10-minute abs home workout

Do you want to sculpt your stomach to achieve lean, tight muscular abs? Look no further because we have you covered with an awesome workout plan that will help you achieve just that. Shield is currently running the #MoveMoreAtHome campaign to help millions of people across the country keep in shape by sharing a wide range of . They’ve partnered with various fitness gurus, and in this specific workout, they joined forces with personal trainer Geoff Sa Joe to put together these easy core exercise

Tips for transitioning to natural hair

Around 1 600 people search for “natural hair products” on Google per month. It’s clearly evident that more women are embracing their natural hair and are looking for chemical-free products to match. Going natural is not always easy – women can take about a few months to years trying to reverse heat and relaxer damage to their hair. But we must assure you that it can be done! No matter what shape your hair is in right now, if you want to reach your ultimate natural hair goals, don’t lose hope.

Things to know before you bleach your hair

Things to know before you bleach your hair You’ve probably heard the saying, “blondes have more fun”, but do you know where it comes from? (Well, we don’t know either) but what we do know is essential information that people should know before they decide to bleach their hair. It might be difficult to reach your desired shade The darker your starting colour, the more difficult it will be to reach your desired shade. If you want to go blonde at home, it’s best to go two shades lighter than you

Your Guideline to Getting Smoother Skin

At LUX, we care about your skincare needs, and that’s why we’ve put together these simple tips to help you get and maintain smooth, radiant skin. Exfoliate your skin 1-3 times a week to remove the build-up of dead skin cells that can cause dry, dull skin. It’s also an effective way to ensure that you remove all traces of pore-clogging dirt and sweat. Use our LUX Skin Detox Body Wash because not only does it exfoliate your skin but it nourishes it as well. Apply the body wash with a bath sponge

Do’s and Don’ts of Detangling Natural Hair

If there’s one thing that all naturalistas can agree on, it’s that detangling natural hair is not an easy task. It’s time-consuming and if not done correctly, it can lead to hair breakage. However, we’ve put together tips that can make the process easier, from the hair treatment products you should use to the tools and methods that are best practice. Here are the dos and don’ts of detangling hair that every natural hair queen should follow:

8 tips for dressing your baby in winter

Making sure your baby isn't too hot or cold is very important - especially if you're going outdoors. Follow these handy guidelines for dressing your baby in winter. By Lebogang Madileng Dressing your baby in winter can be challenging as you want to ensure he stays warm at all times, but he should never feel too hot or uncomfortable as this is a health risk for young babies. Because little ones can’t always tell you exactly how they’re feeling, it’s hard to gauge when they’re too hot or their cl

Indoor workouts to keep you toned from head to toe

Indoor workouts to keep you toned from head to toe We’ve recently had to make a lot of changes to our everyday routines because we’ve been advised to put social distancing into practice. And with that in place, going to the gym is just not an option anymore. The gym is a fertile ground for germs and bacteria and that’s the last place you want to be right now. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t keep in shape – you can still do your workouts in the comfort of your own home with these easy indo

These are the perfect protein-rich foods to substitute meat

It’s normal to want to take a break from meat, but some people worry that their bodies will lack protein when they cut down. Luckily, that’s far from the truth. In fact, there are plenty of foods that are rich in protein and can act as meat supplements. These are some of them: The best qualities of soya mince are that it’s inexpensive, easy-to-cook and tastes great. Soya mince is used to mimic the taste of chicken, mincemeat, beef and other meat flavours so that it acts as a meat alternative.

What to do if your skin type changes

What to do if your skin type changes Your skin is a complex organ. A shift in your diet, a change in the weather, pregnancy and stress are some of the factors that can affect your skin type. Yes, there’s the possibility of your skin type changing – as if things couldn’t get more complicated! So, what do you do if you notice a change in your skin type? If your skin becomes oily If your face is shiny and appears greasy later on in the day, you may have oily skin. You might also find yourself blot

At Home Hair Care Tips

It might be tempting to skip washes because no one will be seeing you or your hair for a while. But we strongly encourage that you keep washing your hair regularly to keep it clean, smooth and looking its best. You want to use a shampoo that will effectively clean your hair and scalp without drying it out. For that, we recommend the TRESemmé Keratin Shampoo because it cleanses your hair while restoring moisture. It’s also designed to fight frizz, detangle knots, boost shine and add silky softn

Tips for finding a job you'll love

Remember when you were younger and adults would ask you what you wanted to be when you grow up? Well, chances are that your plans have changed since then, and you now know the profession you wish to pursue. But you don't just want any job - you want one you'll love. Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s possible! Here a few tips that can help you find a job that’s best suited for you:So, you’ve decided on the career field you want to enter, now what? Do as much research as possible around it t

Q & A with the Face of POND’S 2019

We chat with the Face of POND’S 2019, Nomfundo Mlaba and discuss her highlights as the face of the brand, what inspired her to enter the competition, her future and so much more! What inspired you to enter the Face of POND’S competition? A colleague of mine named Taryn is the one person that pressured me to enter the competition almost every day. And my first reaction was, “No it’s not for me. There’s no way I could win. I don’t know anyone personally that’s ever won a competition so huge.” Ye
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