For many of us, December is a time packed with plenty of reasons to celebrate. However, the whirlwind events, parties and countdowns can wreck havoc on our skin, leaving pores dehydrated and in need of some major TLC.
We say treat your complexion as you would your holiday wardrobe – with thought and careful planning.
While we all know the importance of regular cleansing and moisturising, a roster of late nights calls for upping your game in the skincare stakes.
From targeted complexion-boosting serums found at Sephora Dubai, to pampering skin treatments at NStyle, Mall of the Emirates is your one-stop-shop for all things beauty related.
Midnight Recovery Concentrates, Dhs286, Kiehl’s at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Bursting with highly nourishing Evening Primrose Oil, Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Essential Oils including Lavender, this oil-based elixir will transform skin from lacklustre to glowing overnight.
Party beauty rule: No matter how late (or early) you walk through the door, always remove your make-up and wash your face - your skin will thank you for it the next day. As a last resort, keep a pack of cleansing wipes in your bedside drawer for a quick wipe before hitting your pillow – it’s better than nothing.
Hydrating Face Mask, Dhs59, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates
Containing organic aloe vera, shea butter and jojoba oil, prep your pores before applying make-up with this rich face mask.
Party beauty rule: Avoid using anything too harsh on your skin before a big event. This includes rough grainy scrubs or strong mud masks – both of which can leave skin irritated or red and blotchy. Instead, opt for a soothing mask filled with moisturising hyaluronic acid.
Rejuvenating Eye Remedy, Dhs355, Shiffa at Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
This luxurious eye cream by Dubai-based beauty brand Shiffa is the perfect pep-me-up to firm, plump and decrease dark circles under your eyes.
* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point
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