Get a proper exfoliating mitt
After the best part of a year, I’m leaving Dubai – by the time this is printed I’ll have moved out of my apartment. As deadlines tend to, my move-out date is bearing down on me, and every time I look around my room I see something I can throw out.
Some of it’s easy (that scented candle dle kind of smells like public toilet hand soap) and nd some is harder (books really are too heavy), but a lot of the time, I’m focused on my dressing table and bathroom cabinet.
My usual joy in finishing beauty products has trebled. It’s not just satisfying any more. Now each empty y hair treatment or tube of concealer is s one less thing to pack.
One thing that will absolutely be coming with me is the exfoliating kessa glove I picked up after a hammam here. Being in the Middle East, this traditional Moroccan treatment is pretty standard in Dubai, and I have to say, it’s incredible.
It’s a confronting experience. You’re scrubbed repeatedly from top to toe in a steamy and not superprivate room, and every now and then your therapist will show you how much skin she’s peeling off you. I wouldn’t say it’s for everyone.
I feel confident confid recommending kessa gloves, though. Mine Mi now lives in my shower and I use it a couple of times a week with whatever body wash I’m working on.
My skin has never felt softer, and in a desert climate, that’s an achievement. They’d T be similarly useful on dry, hidden winter wi limbs, too, and they can help with ingrown ing hairs.
The Th best part? They’re extremely affordable. Auckland-based Moroccan Cuisine sells the real deal for $10, or you can pick up a Riffi Body Mitt for $20. The classic Bondi Sands option is $18.
To go along with my hopes and prayers.
I’ve got several long flights in my immediate future, and that means I’m almost guaranteed to break out. In hopes of changing the habit of a lifetime, time, I’m I m stocking up on Dr Jart+ Mask Micro Jet Clearing Solution sheet masks ($9). Hydrating and anti-acne, they’re everything I need. If Korean skincare can’t save me, what can?
If your standard exfoliating gloves someone gave you for Christmas three years ago aren’t cutting it, grab one of these. You won’t regret it.