Skin care in Dubai2
Just when you are all ready for the short winter, oh! Its summer already! (the- seems- to -be -like never-ending- season).
Such is the climate of Dubai, sometimes you never come to know when spring and autumn came and left.
Varying seasons, sandy winds, and long hours spent in the air conditioned places (which is like almost all indoor places) can wreak havoc with the skin of your face and leave it very difficult to take care of.
Here are few handy hints that I suggest if you are living or planning to live in Dubai (which is a great place, no doubt!)
When you know that it’s time to welcome the summer, you would want to have a swim or a sunbathe even though the weather gets hotter and hotter, then you enter an air conditioned room, well, all these changes can suck all the moisture from your skin and leave it torn, weary, or in some cases your skin will excrete extreme oil that you will feel like an oil factory (that’s what everyone called me back in college). So it is very important to take care of your skin and a facial or a good product, regardless of skin type is specially recommended by dermatologists and skin experts. You have to exfoliate at least twice a weekly and use hydrating products. If you are too busy to make it to an expert, take a bash at treating yourself.
1. Splash and wash
With lukewarm-water lather facial soap that is most suitable to your skin type, between your palms and massage over your face and throat. Rinse three to five times and pat your skin dry.
Fill a large bowl or sink with hot water and take steam, this will open up all the clogged pores and then rub a scrub.
3. Exfoliate and goodbye
Slough away dead skin cells with a gentle scrub. There are many home made remedies that you can search online. Attack the greasy area and rub the lotion in with circular motions.
My favorite is dabbing honey and yogurt for moisture and refreshing skin.
4. Toning and it will all be showing
A great idea: use a toner, because it not only gets your skin really clean and removes any leftover soap residue and dead skin cells, but it also restores the natural pH level and your skin will show the glow.
5. The Mask
A hydrating gel or cream mask for dry skin, a natural clay mask for oily skin, an oatmeal or avocado mask for normal skin types and there are many types and varieties of masks to be applied and you get them easily in stores. I usually prefer home made masks because they are natural fruits mostly. Cover your face and neck with a thin and even coat (of course avoid the eye area) and leave the mask for 15 -20 minutes before rinsing.
6. Moisturizing is vital
Don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking lots- around two liters a day- of water and apply lotion both day and night according to your skin types.
7. Eye Cream
A cooling eye cream (slices of cucumber would do great) will increase firmness, elasticity and brighten the under-eye area.
Well we can’t do much about the weather but we can always take care of our skin right?!