Women with dry skin types often struggle with dull, dehydrated skin and dry, flaky patches. This facial is the perfect solution to address such hydration concerns. Firstly, start with a mild skin cleanser such as cleansing milk to remove any traces of make-up (PureHeals Propolis Cleansing Milk, Dh80, Lifestyleshops.com). Rinse your face with water after removing the cleansing milk but skip face wash altogether as that can cause excess dryness.
You should also skip the facial steam process at home because, if not done correctly, it can result in dehydrating the skin even further. But, of course, exfoliating with a cream-based scrub (Sukin Rosehip Rejuvenating Facial Scrub, Dh49, Lifestyleshops.com) is an essential step towards getting rid of dead skin cells during this home facial. Rinse off the cream scrub with water and follow this step with the application of a sheet mask (Timeless Truth Snail Extract Revival Bio Cellulose Mask, Pack of 5, Dh360, ounass.ae). Enriched with hydrating serum, sheet masks repair and restore the skin’s glow and elasticity.
Also, it’s vital that you pay extra attention to your lip and eye areas as these are prone to premature wrinkles. Use a good eye cream (Perris Skin Fitness active anti-ageing eye cream, Dh555.45, Balmessence.com) and lip mask (Kocostar Revitalizing & Luscious Lip Mask, Dh147, Namshi.com) to ensure these areas don’t feel neglected.
Next, massage a dollop of facial oil (Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Miracle Makeover Facial Oil, Dh110, Lifestyleshops.com) onto the face and neck and leave it on 15 minutes for it to absorb. This extra dose of nourishment helps to rejuvenate dry, parched skin. Follow this with a hydrating gel cream (The Ritual of Namaste 24H Hydrating Gel Cream, Dh155, Rituals at 6th Street.com) as your final step and you’re done.
If you wish to raid your pantry for some instant solutions, here’s what you can do:
First dip a damp cotton ball in 1 tsp of olive oil and swipe it all over your face and lips to get rid of any signs of make-up. Then rinse your face with warm water.
Then mix together 2tsp of chilled raw milk and 1tsp of rose water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and dab it generously all over your face and neck. Let it dry for 10 minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
Finally, make a face pack mixing 2tsp glycerine and 1tsp rose water. Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture all over your face and neck area. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
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