We don’t have to tell you that summer is here. If you’ve stepped outside recently then you probably already know that. We’re not going to sugarcoat it; with extreme temperatures and high humidity, summers in the UAE are not very pleasant. And while there’s nothing you can do about the weather, we’ve got a big bag of tricks to help you look your best in spite of it.
Let’s start off with one of the most common hot-weather complaints: humidity. As soon as you open your front door, it feels as though you are wading through a swamp. Your clothes are soaked and your hair has decided to completely undo all of your hard work and turn into a frizzy mess. We totally know the feeling, so here are our tips on surviving the summer without losing your sanity.
Face: High humidity and warm temperatures can cause your skin to produce excess oil and sweat, clogging pores and leading to breakouts or blackheads. To combat this, you’ll want to make sure you wash your face twice a day with a cleanser like Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser, which contains glycolic acid to gently exfoliate and deep cleanse without stripping your skin. You might also find that your face starts to get shiny by midday. If this happens, try using Glo Minerals Blotting Papers to absorb oil and get rid of any shine without ruining your makeup.
Body: Start your day off right and get ready to battle the muggy weather with a body wash that will cool you down and gently cleanse your skin. Elemis Sharp Shower Body Wash contains peppermint to invigorate along with marshmallow and chamomile to soothe your skin. If you’re battling body breakouts, Murad Clarifying Spray will effectively target any hard-to-reach spots to clear up breakouts and prevent new ones.
Hair: When it comes to hair, our best advice is not to fight Mother Nature. High humidity will make even the sleekest blowouts frizz up and the tightest curls drop. We recommend putting down the heat tools and working with your natural texture. Enhance your natural waves with a salt spray like SachaJuan Ocean Mist for perfect, easy summer locks. If your hair is curly, a little Philip B Anti-Frizz Formula applied to damp hair will keep your curls bouncy, shiny and frizz-free. Humidity tends to weigh down straight hair, making it look a little flat. A great cleanser like Glo Essentials Volume Infusion Lift Enhancing Shampoo will cleanse your hair and leave you with tons of volume.