THE CHOSEN FEW: Skin hydrators
We’ve had months of 40-degree heat and off the scale air-conditioning. Many of us are fighting an ongoing war against chapped lips, dry skin patches and lacklustre complexions. If you’re going to give your skin some TLC and replenish lost natural oils, you need to start from the outside and work your way in. With these chosen few products, you’ll be ‘radiant’, ‘glowing’, ‘dewy’ and any other beauty buzzword you can think of.
1. Vita Coco Water
Is there a model on Instagram who hasn’t uploaded a picture of Vita Coco yet? It’s the fashion girl’s drink of choice for good reason – coconut water is a natural source of cytokinins, which plump cells and slow down the ageing process.
Details: Available at Spinneys, Choithrams, Carrefour and Geant
2. Konjac Red Clay Sponge
We all know that regular cleansing is essential for clear skin, but over-washing can actually strip skin of natural oils. Grab yourself a Konjac red clay sponge, which will cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise all in one go. It’s all down to those red clay minerals.
Details: Available at Holland & Barrett, find your nearest store here www.hollandandbarrett.com
3. Derma E Hydrating Day Crème with Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is the pinnacle of moisturising ingredients. One molecule can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. Put this on during the day and your face will thank you for it.
Details: Available in Boots, find your nearest store here www.me.boots.com
4. Fillerina Night Cream
It’s our old favourite hyaluronic acid again. This hot skin saviour is fantastic for plumping skin, so after a day in the sun, leave this product on overnight and let it do the hard work for you.
Details: Available in pharmacies across the UAE
5. Elemis Cellutox Active Body Oil
Now that your face is sorted, it’s time to look south. A body oil is perfect for replenishing moisture after a shower or bath, but Elemis have taken this one step further. This holistic treatment is a ‘body cleanse’, detoxifying the skin from harsh chemicals.
Details: Available in salons across the UAE www.elemis.ae