Hav­ing a great skin rou­tine that keeps your pores per­fectly tight in this heat wave is cru­cial, as your skin is bom­barded by fire-hot con­di­tions, harm­ful rays of light, and a ton of hu­mid­ity, which makes in­vest­ing a cou­ple of bucks on skin prod­ucts all wo

HI Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - STORY SALIM AL AFIFI —salim@time­so­fo­

The heat can cause havoc on your skin. We’ve got the down-low on how to main­tain your skin this sum­mer.


Hav­ing too much oil on your face makes you look like some­one who doesn’t shower, we wouldn’t want that. So cleanse it twice a day, morn­ing and night. Ac­cu­mu­lated oil and dirt can cause your pores to be­come clogged, and that means acne and a whole lot of other skin prob­lems. Build a long-last­ing friend­ship with cleans­ing foams and make them your pri­or­ity once you wake up, and be­fore you go to bed. Avoid us­ing prod­ucts that con­tain harm­ful ma­te­ri­als and in­stead look for nat­u­ral prod­ucts that won’t strip away your face’s nat­u­ral mois­ture.


Some folks con­fuse mois­ture with oily skin, there’s a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence be­tween the two. You can posses an oily but dry skin, which is even worse than a well-mois­turised oily skin. Use lo­tions for your skin type, as they will keep your skin hy­drated, and note that skip­ping lo­tions will cause your skin glands to pro­duce more oil to cope with the dry­ness, which is a dou­ble dis­as­ter.


Masks are pop­u­lar and im­por­tant in the world of skin care. Use them at least twice a week. You can go old school with tra­di­tional masks that are made of pow­ders, or you can try mask sheets from The Face Shop at Oman Av­enues Mall, which are sur­pris­ingly ef­fec­tive with im­me­di­ate re­fresh­ing re­sults. I pre­fer to use a mask sheet as I don’t have to wait for 100 years to re­move it. And, they also ab­sorb ex­cess oil and leave your skin clean and shine-free.


Your shav­ing ses­sion is not com­plete af­ter that splash of cold wa­ter, no sir. After­shave is what pro­tects a man’s skin as it keeps the mois­ture in and pre­vents ir­ri­ta­tions. And, it gets rid of that tight, dry feel­ing that braces your skin af­ter us­ing ra­zors. When it comes to af­ter­shaves, qual­ity mat­ters, as cheap ones can leave you look­ing all to­mato red.

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