Time Out has summer beauty advice from a dermatologist. Learn about keeping your skin healthy from Dr Shadan Naji from Obagi MediSpa on Al Al Wasl Road
Time Out Dubai Staff
Oily T-zone In hotter weather, skin produces an increased amount of oil, hence the oily T-zone problem. The solution for this is to use a cleanser and toner containing salicylic acid. These two simple steps can reduce the skin’s production of oil.
Sunblock Over Make-up Don’t take the cheat road and forget apply sunblock after you’ve put on your make-up every morning. The efficacy of the sun block is around two to three hours. Re-apply if you’re spending the afternoon outdoors. If you’re wearing foundation, find one with SPF in the formula.
Dehydrated Skin It’s so easy for the skin to look dehydrated and malnourished during the hot summer months. It’s very important to keep your skin hydrated, so be sure to drink at least 1.5 litres of water when you can, and keep a face spritz on your desk to cool off every few hours. Tan Without Damage Tanning without pigmentation, especially in this region, is a tough one. Exposure to the sun is so harmful. If you want to get tanned, remember to apply water-resistant sun protection cream every two hours.
Cracked Heels This is very common during the summer. Exfoliate regularly and use a cream that contains urea in order to dissolve the tough, thickened skin. Apply a thick, creamy moisturiser every night, before going to bed, and wear cotton socks to keep the soles soft.