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42 summer beauty tips
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Dubai is renowned as a city that values personal grooming. In fact, in 2009 the beauty industry generated Dhs320 milllon – clearly there are scores of people who spend hours every week getting their hair coiffed, beards groomed, skin soothed and nails trimmed. Yet summer is a minefield of beauty issues for both men and women, heralding frizzy hair, stressed skin, clogged pores and pasty complexions.
Luckily, Dubai’s foremost beauty experts have lived through their fair share of humid Augusts and know how to combat even the trickiest of problems. They’ll be sharing their tricks of the trade this week at Beautyworld, the region’s largest beauty and spa trade show, which lands at Dubai World Trade Centre on May 24-26 (www.beautyworldme.com). Last year 16,000 aesthetic enthusiasts walked through the doors and, while the show isn’t open to the public, it does mean that many fine beauty minds have their eyes on Dubai right now. We spoke to several of them, as well as to our favourite local experts, to discover their inside secrets for looking your best in the UAE’s sweltering summer heat.
Natural beauty guru Mona Mirza, director of Biolite Skin Clinic, gives us her top chemical-free tips for summer
1 ‘Dilute some chamomile tea into a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge for whenever your skin feels hot and bothered. It can be used all over the body.’
2‘Got some leftover muesli? Crush into a coarse powder and mix with some creamy yogurt. Add half a teaspoon of honey and smear it on your body, then get scrubbing to nourish and exfoliate.’
3 ‘To deepen your tan, mix some carrot juice, half a cup of strong tea (Tetley if possible) and some coconut oil, then rub it on your skin for a deep orange colour. Beware: the colour looks different on different shades of skin.’
4 ‘For total sun protection, apply an even layer of nappy rash cream all over your face. Your skin will be as smooth and clear as a baby’s bottom.’
5 ‘Hair-wise, summer is a great time to try a slicked-back ponytail or wet-look style, so use hair oil to nourish your roots. Heat one part coconut oil and one part almond oil and rub into the roots and scalp.’
Biolite Skin Clinic, Dubai Healthcare City (04 375 2122).
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