Ditch the concealer and say hello to a spot-free glowing complexion.
We show you how to get flawless skin in a flash
If the festive party season has left your pores parched and broken out, you need to read our quick-fix guide to getting glowing skin stat.
A clear complexion starts with a consistent daily regime, one that is carefully curated to suit your skin type, so have a look below where we reveal the game-changing products you need in your life now.
The most important part of your skincare routine is the most basic, a thorough cleanse twice a day.
In the morning, reach for something gentle (we find mild, unscented formulas best), as you don’t need to remove any make-up, while evenings require something that will go a little deeper.
Ask any beauty pro, and they will tell you the trick to clear skin is by keeping it clean with a daily double cleanse, as just a quick once-over often won’t completely remove the day.
If you’re strapped for time, just use a make-up wipe or micellar water-soaked cotton pads to melt away make-up. Followed by either a creamy cleanser (for dry skin types) or balancing face wash gel (for oily or combination skin types), to ensure skin is left squeaky clean and ready for the next stage of your skincare.
No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes, AED50, Boots Pharmacy, visit Mall of the Emirates
In recent years, we’ve been swapping out our stalwart scrubs of the past for more effective acid formulas of the present. The mention of acid might sound scary, but the latest products are altogether far more beneficial and less abrasive on the epidermis (the upper layer of your skin).
Grainy scrubs can tear the skin and spread bacteria, while acid-based liquids or pads infused with glycolic acid will gently lift away dead cells (which can lead to pimples) and prep your skin for the serums and creams which follow.
Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel, AED165, Areej, visit Mall of the Emirates
Once you have layered on your serums or night cream, target any niggling problem areas or spots with a specialised treatment. Look out for products infused with salicylic acid, which helps to dry up acne, penetrate clogged pores and prevent any new pimples from popping up.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel, AED108, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates