Counting down to your summer holiday? Make sure your skin looks fresh and bright when you arrive at your destination and make the most of the sun! Premium French skincare brand Institut Esthederm helps you prepare and enjoy the perfect summer holiday with five simple beauty steps.
STEP 1: Prepare your skin for the perfect tan a few days before going on holiday by deep cleansing and exfoliating. Deep cleansing will eliminate impurities deep within the pores to restore the skin’s texture. Exfoliation will leave your face radiant and your tan more uniform by removing the dead cells from the top layer of your skin.
Institut Esthederm’s Essentials: L’Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser & Lightening Buffing Mask
Price: 223 AED & 244 AED
STEP 2: Get beach-ready. In addition to exercising and eating a healthy diet, use a slimming cream to firm your skin and act on targeted areas of cellulite. Your skin will be hydrated, silky and firm. Add this step to your daily beauty routine at least a month before heading to your destination and continue using the cream during and after your holiday to maximize the slimming effect.
Institut Esthederm’s Essential: Svelt System Multi-Target Slimming Cream. Apply once or twice a day on relevant areas, massage it upwards until absorbed.
Price: 391 AED
STEP 3: Perfect your summer glow and protect your skin from ageing during sun exposure. Being in the sun will not accelerate the ageing process provided you use the right sun care products. The right products will help stimulate your tanning, protect your skin against harmful UVA rays, repair and hydrate your skin, and provide an anti-wrinkle action.
Institut Esthederm’s Essentials: Bronz Repair Anti-Wrinkle Tanning Cream and AdaptaSun Body Lotion
Price: 340 AED & 268 AED
STEP 4: Enjoy the benefits of sun exposure without the side effects. Sun is good for your skin as it helps your body synthetize Vitamin D and provides an antidepressant action. However, it is also the main source of free radicals which can cause hyperpigmentation, inflammation and oxidative stress. Antioxidants are the best way to fight against free radicals and help your skin protect itself. Eat foods that are rich in antioxidants and treat your skin with a cream that will neutralize oxidative stress and keep it looking young and healthy.
Institut Esthederm’s Essential: Time Technology Cream
Price: 412 AED
STEP 5: Keep your skin hydrated after sun exposure by applying a film on the skin’s surface to prevent evaporation of water. The star ingredient to get this result is Hyaluronic Acid, a molecule naturally produced by your body that ensures the optimal moisture content of the different skin layers. Opt for a skincare treatment that will ensure the water is kept at the skin’s surface and will give you that supple and luminous effect.
Price: 429 AED & 429 AED
Available in leading pharmacies throughout the Middle East