Hello my gorgeous,
Hope you are having a fab Monday. If not, this post is definitely going to cheer you up, as I have something special planned for you. As you all know, I try to bring out tried and tested beauty regimes to help you solving your beauty problems. I thought why not take a troll in actual and talk to people amongst us, and get to know their tips and tricks which helps them maintain their fresh and glowy skin. This month I sat down with Sonia Khatri – a certified makeup artist, a beauty blogger and a dear friend of mine to get an insight to her gorgeous skin. Let’s see what’s her take on this grueling Dubai heat.
S O N I A T a l k s S K I N & H A I R C A R E
Managing our precious epidermis from the excruciating Dubai heat is an issue on its own and a bigger problem arises when we play with our skin using products that do not match our skin type in a humid setting. Makeup is fantastic, but one must always consult a dermatologist to check what ingredients in cosmetics and skincare is suitable for one’s skin type before using any product, be it high end or drugstore. The following list of favorites is purely based on my skin type and preference; I hope you like it.
Let’s begin with skincare:
Eau Thermale Avène Very High Protection SPF 50 emulsion
After my extensive hunt for the best sun protection in the market, I discovered this outstanding SPF 50 emulsion from Boots pharmacy. People like me with sensitive skin and momentary breakouts need to be extra cautious in the skin department or else things can go haywire and we can end up in a skin clinic. The best advantage of using this specific emulsion is that it can be used by people of all skin types even though it is especially targeted for sensitive skin issues. This product does not leave a white cast like most SPF products do and it is easily absorbed by the skin.
Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream
This is the best moisturizer according to me for combination skin by far. As a fellow beauty blogger, I have tried and tested too many skincare products for combination skin to finally come to love this moisturizer in particular. It is light, great for summer and works very well with any foundation.
Caudalie Polyphenol Anti Wrinkle Defense Serum
This serum is a great combination of grape-seed polyphenols and powerful vitamin C- ester that combats fine lines from turning into wrinkles and prevents free radicals. It helps against harmful UV rays, pollution and side effects of smoking and has helped in improving my skin texture in a period of 2 months of using it. I have almost run out of this product, so I will go and restock it this month and you should definitely try this if you haven’t. This is my absolute favorite.
Sephora Mud Mask for Purifying and Mattifying
What makes this face mask better than any typical mud mask? The real magic lies in the ingredients i.e. zinc and copper. Zinc and copper are mainly found in a selected skincare line mostly by very luxurious skincare brands that can be bought mostly in 5 star hotel spas. Yes, that is the limitation of availing products with zinc and copper, but I found this spectacular product for only 75 AED from Sephora and it showed stunning results from the first use. It made my skin look like it had an extensive 60-minute cleansing facial that costs 500 AED when in reality all I did was scoop out some of the product and wore it on my face for 15 minutes before washing it off. My mom is a fan too.
That was all of my skincare favorites. Moving onto the hair, this is the only product that I have come to love so far for hair-care and it is the Lush R&B hair moisturizer for curly hair. I have no excuse for using this product very late ever since it launched ages ago, but it’s never too late to try great products, new or old and make them a beauty staple from thereon.
This product is called a hair moisturizer but works the same as a leave in conditioner. You can use it on wet or dry hair and within an hour expect beautiful results. As someone like myself who has struggled with frizzy, dry and brittle hair for a long time, this product has worked very well to tame all my hair cons and make them look hydrated and well nourished. With essential mix of exotic butters and key ingredients like avocado, olive and extra virgin coconut oil, you are thoroughly promised with supreme hydration and softness throughout under the damaging heat.
And thats a wrap for today. it was lovely talking to you all. We look forward to hear your feedback.
Till next time, love yourself and spread love. xx