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Skincare for Beginners

 

The one thing certain among various uncertainties in today’s world is, ‘Taking time to care for yourself shouldn’t be considered an indulgence, rather a necessity.. However, a complex skin care routine can be labelled as ‘overwhelming’ by many. 

“The skincare market has been booming for a couple of years.” explains Sejal Shah, a board- certified dermatologist in New York, elaborating, “while this is great because it gives us a variety of new ingredients and formulations, this can be really confusing for the consumer- especially for a newbie.”

Even though everyone possesses different skin- therefore they have different skin issues, concerns or goals, etc- Nevertheless, there are some skin- routines that generally implement across the board. After consulting a few dermatologists, there are few expert-backed beginner’s guides to healthy skin care.

 

 The main priority is when creating a skin-care routine, Keep it simple and expand to see what suits your skin.  The basic skin care includes the following three steps, conducted in the following order: 

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing your complexion twice a day- once in the morning, once in the evening- is ideal. Cleansing in the morning assists in removing oil left from your pillowcase and hair during your beauty sleep. However, one exception to the twice- daily rule for Dry skin, “If your skin is dry, use plain water in the morning.” Moreover, cleansing the skin in the evening shouldn’t be compromised. At the end of the day, its essential to remove not only your skin care products and cosmetics, but also excess sweat, oil, pollutants that get collected in the skin throughout the day. When choosing a facial cleanser, try opting for a hydrating, fragrance-free cleanser that is tolerable for any skin type. A fragrance-free cleanser contains minimal ingredients that avoids irritation and has ceramides and glycerin that restores skin barrier to pollutants. Couple of tested cleaners by dermatologists include CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser (2019 Best Beauty Winner) and Cetaphil’s beloved Gentle Skin Cleanser (multiple best beauty award winner). 

 

Step 2: Moisturize

 

Afterwhich, utilise fragrance-free and oil- free moisturizers that is tolerated in all skin types, from acne to sensitive skin. The general list of skin-care ingredients is complex and is continuously evolving. However, here are few best ones to know that pertain to moisturizer: 

  • Hyaluronic acid: Plumps skin and restores lost hydration.
  • Ceramides: Crucial for skin-barrier strength and overall health (and important for those with dry skin and eczema).
  • Vitamin C: Provides antioxidant protection and overall skin brightening.

 

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, don’t think you can  bypass daily use of moisturizer. Over-washing without the appropriate use of a moisturizer will actually trigger an over-development  of oil on your skin, moreover, the skin will become dry due to insufficient rehydration that can become an irritated skin.   

Therefore, those with oily skin should discover non comedogenic moisturizers, that contain ingredients preventing block pores and further acne breakouts. 

Step 3: Protect

 

Sunscreen is essential in the whole skin care routine as it is your first line of defense against skin cancer. Clients should opt for sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. This should be the final step in your skin-care routine. Recommended sunscreen options include: EltaMD UV Active Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen 50+, Supergoop Glow Screen SPF 40, and Coppertone Pure & Simple Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50, which is created specially for sensitive skins. When selecting the type of sunscreen to implement, there are two-ways to go: Chemical or mineral-based.

Mineral sunscreen works defensive against sun’s rays from penetrating through the skin due to ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. While chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, shields the skin against UV rays by absorbing them ,as it includes octocrylene or avobenzone.  

If this new skincare routine isn’t seen as ‘working’ the right way, know that in every skin care routine, patience is a virtue. However, the best recommendation to our client is not to experiment too much, as you should allow your skin to get used to the products  for an estimated two or three months before deciding to switch to different active agents. Nevertheless, the exception is, ofcourse, a skin-care product provoking any irritation or allergic reaction, should be discontinued right away. The key ingredient in every skin care routine is consistency to produce and maintain real results. Conclusion: Believe in the process and your own skin and follow through what plans you have set. 

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Granny the new Nanny?

Granny the new Nanny?

 

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
As much as its true its questionable too!

It is an offensive and controversial topic to discuss how mothers from our generation dont fit in motherhood as well as our own mothers did. Our mothers were a true example of how a woman multi-tasks to the t.

Mothers from this generation are more career oriented, they are more ambitious, which is amazing, but at the cost of what?
Would your targets be as easy to achieve if your mother or mother-in-law weren’t as readily available as you consider them to be?

“Oh I drop my girl at her nani’s house at 8.15am and pick her up by 5pm”, thats what a mother had to say when she was asked how she manages work with her child. It might not be a very big deal to some, but could be a matter of concern for others.

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19 ESSENTIAL DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2019 SHOPPING TIPS

19 ESSENTIAL DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2019 SHOPPING TIPS

 

-Fashion PR Maven and Entrepreneur Josh M Yugen shares his secret on spending your dirhams wisely this DSF season-

January is not yet over! We all know that it is a season of shopping and sale in Dubai and no other way to enjoy this month than to check out shopping malls and centers for big discounts with fabulous deals from luxury brands to housewares, electronics to fashion, cars to jewelry. The Dubai Shopping Festival aka DSF, the world’s biggest shopping festival, is a month-long celebration and it isn’t just about searching for bargains and shopping till you drop, there’s also a line-up of thrilling entertainment, such as firework displays, fashion shows, and live concerts, and visitors will also get the chance to win unforgettable prizes, such as SUVs and gold. It is indeed overwhelming where shoppers will find unbeatable deals on everything that could sometimes lead to impulse buying.

 

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Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

The temperature  seems to be increasing day by day, with little to no sign of a pleasant, rainy day. I think twice before putting on makeup on my face as everything seems to melt very badly, but Thank God we have some amazing brands with excellent performance and superior quality, that I enjoy using in summers.  I prefer  go foundation less but when its absolutely necessary to wear foundation I pick Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation. This baby is a bomb when it comes to coverage and staying power, it stays put for long period of time without losing its charm.

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Pakistan at 70

Pakistan at 70

In all the debate to strive attaining economic development and balancing community development has become a hot topic for all of us. There has always been a need to understand about the real needs of Pakistan and most of all look into solutions that can improve our society. In Pakistan, there is still too much to be done for this, contribution of private organizations towards community development needs more coherent definition. Recently, I visited LSE Pakistan Summit which was a collaborative summit organized by London School of Economics and Aman Foundation.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Catnip

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Catnip

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Catnip

It was a love at first sight kind of thing, Anastasia Beverly Hillls representative applied shade Catnip on my lips at Sephora Multi Brand event in Dubai and I was blown away by the color it complemented my skin tone so amazingly and finally I purchased it. I have been using it since last two months and I am still not tired of this particular shade.

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