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Now’s the Time to Perfect Your Skincare Routine


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Whether you’re a pro when it comes to skincare or barely moved past picking up a bar of soap, now’s the time to perfect your routine. Here, three of the region’s top experts share their tips for what to do when you’re stuck inside.

Rebecca Treston, Founder of The Rebecca Treston Method

Try to get some fresh air daily, even if it just opening your window. Do some deep breathing or meditation, to calm yourself and keep stress at bay

Remember that less is more; don’t overdo your skincare regime just because you are at home and have the time. Continue to use the products that have been prescribed to you by your skin care specialist. This should include products rich in Vitamins C and E (antioxidants) during the day, and Vitamin A (retinol) and E (moisturizing) in the evening. Add in a couple of masks per week, and perhaps a light acid peel you can buy online.

If your fruit and veggies are getting overripe and are about to spoil—be creative with creating home masks. Avocado is good for hydration, oatmeal and honey is good for a hydrating glow. Papaya has a nice natural enzyme good for light exfoliation. Do some research and see what you can use from what you have around the house.

Lana Kashlan, CosmeSurge Dubai

The biggest mistake guys make is not moisturizing. Many guys have oilier skin so they don’t think that moisturizing is necessary but even for oily skin types hydration is key! I recommend Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizer because it is water-based and doesn’t feel heavy like a cream but is still hydrating.

For guys suffering from razor bumps, I highly recommend PFB Vanish + Chromabright. It’s an easy to use roll-on solution of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid that prevents ingrowns and lightens the discoloration leftover from this.

With all the handwashing, don’t forget to moisturize your hands. CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream is a great lightweight lotion that still will protect your hands from excessive dryness.

Vasilisa Charitidi,  Beauty & Laser Therapist at The Nova Clinic

Wash your face with a good cleanser. This is an obvious one but the reality is that some men often take super-hot showers, using soap or shower gel which makes your skin feel dry and therefore appear to look older. Exfoliate one to two times per week, as this will help renew your skin cells, clean and unclog your pores which will prevent pimples.

Make sure you’re buying a good quality razor, as most men shave three to five times and week which means choose your tool wisely. Pick a razor that fits your skin sensitivity and beard coarseness, and you’ll see a difference straight away.

Try a purification mask from Skinceuticals to decongest pores and remove excess oil. It will help balance and calm the skin whilst gently exfoliating at the same time.

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