Two Must-Haves for Desert Living18:57:00, by Erika A.
I have to be honest… I’ve never been that into skincare.
It seems I’m one of those fortunate few who can go a day or two, maybe three, without properly cleaning my face.
In fact, the more I clean or use cleansing products or face washes, the worse my face becomes.
I’d perhaps let the water wash my face while in the shower, and that would be it. Of course, I’d use make-up wipes to remove excess make-up, but a deep cleanse was something I’d never commit to.
Like I said, it made my face worse.
Dubai’s weather, although perfectly Instagrammable, is harsh.
It’s harsh on our faces, our hair and our skin.
With boiling hot weather, combined with perspiration and a magnitude of sand and dust in the air, we ladies of the UAE are getting a facial daily.
And it’s not the right kind.
So if you’re like me, here are two products that I swear by.
Vichy is a brand that a fellow expat introduced me too not so long ago, and while it may be considered a little pricier than desired, I’ve not looked back.
I’ll say it, “I’m Rebecca, and I love Vichy.”
I know I need a cleanser, a make-up remover and a toner.
And bingo, Vichy’s Pureté Thermale is just that!
Instead, I use Dr. Organic’s OrganicSnail Gel from their Bioactive Skincare range.
“Huh?” I hear you say. Yeah I said exactly that, snail gel.
Don’t know what that is? Neither did I.
But think theoretically; if a snail can use a substance to quickly regenerate its own shell and skin when damaged, why not try it on our own faces?
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading; and while I respect there are so many different women with their own preferred products to use, I do highly recommend each of these.
It took me over a year to figure out how to get my skin under control in a desert climate that offers either extremely dry or high humid weather throughout the year.