If you’re stuck indoors there’s no excuse to let your beauty routine slip. In fact, it’s time to take it up a notch. There’s nothing better than healthy and glowing skin but as you know it takes time and work. On the bright side, you now should have plenty of that. Here three of the region’s top experts share their tips on how to achieve it, whilst you are sat in the comfort of your very own home.
Rebecca Treston, Founder of The Rebecca Treston Method
If you aren’t wearing makeup because you aren’t going to work, do not double cleanse, one cleanse is enough because you don’t want to overdo it and eliminate all the natural oils from the skin.
During the day apply antioxidants like products that contain vitamins C & E. They will give your skin a glow, but more importantly, will combat any exposure to free radicals. Ensure you use a product that has Hyaluronic Acid to deeply moisturize the skin and follow this step with a skin-specific moisturizer to soothe your skin.
In the evening cleanse and use a mild acid toner to exfoliate the skin so that your dermis can repair overnight. This will be a vitamin A-based or Retinol-based product or something that has AHAs or BHAs, depending on your skin type. Moisturize with either Vitamin E or moisturizing cream to help repair your skin.
Lana Kashlan, CosmeSurge Dubai
As we are all focusing on hand hygiene and trying not to touch our faces, now is a great time to start incorporating cleansing brushes like Foreo’s Luna 3 to your morning and nighttime routine. I like the Luna 3 in particular because the silicone bristles don’t harbor bacteria like regular bristles.
Just because you’re not leaving the house doesn’t mean you should stop your daily antioxidant and SPF routine either. UVA penetrates through glass so sun damage can occur through the windows. I like LaRoche Posay’s Anthelios SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen Gentle Lotion for an easy combination of antioxidants and sun protection.
I’d also recommend a brightening treatment like a light chemical peel. I like Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Grade Resurfacing liquid peel, but no more than twice a week. This peel is a combination of lactic acid, glycolic acid, and bromelain for a light exfoliation that will help shrink pores and lighten hyperpigmentation.
Onuma Saput, Beauty & Laser Therapist at The Nova Clinic
A short and simple skincare regime will keep your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed in between your normal facial program. At Nova, we recommend a facial every four-to-six weeks, depending on your skin type. Throughout the period in between, make sure that you are thoroughly cleansing your face twice a day with a fragrance-free cleanser and removing all your make up before you fall asleep.
Once a week, exfoliate your skin with a gentle but effective facial exfoliator. Ideally, pick one that has Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) within the formula. AHA’s are plant and animal-derived acids which can be found in a variety of skincare products. To keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated, use a Vitamin C serum underneath your sunscreen. I recommend Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum.
Every day make sure that you’re using moisturizer to help prevent dry flaky skin and encourage your skin cells to naturally heal and grow. It’s best to apply it when your skin is wet from rinsing your face as it will lock in extra moisture instead of working on the surface level to make your face feel smooth. Finally, and most importantly, make sure that you’re drinking lots of water to keep your skin and body feeling hydrated from the inside, which in turn will keep it soft and supple.
Photography Marcel A Mayer
Hair & Makeup Katrin Burtscher
Post Production Alexander Au Yeong and Felix Anselmi
Model Tiffany Winteler
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