Achieving a flawless make-up look with skincare

Can’t stop watching those Instagram make-up tutorials (mesmerising aren’t they)? You might have noticed that most Instagram makeup tutorials start with the artist massaging their favourite cream, serum or oil onto their face. This is no coincidence and is non-negotiable – moisturizing your face is a universal beauty essential. There are a number of other

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Why are we so addicted to sheet masks?

The ritual of sheet-masking may have originated in South Korea, but we can’t escape the craze that’s swept the skincare world anywhere – not even here in the Middle East. It’s almost impossible to browse through Instagram or Snapchat without scrolling past a ubiquitous masking selfie. Even our local grocer has them close to the

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5 sneaky ways you might be sabotaging your skin

Not wearing (enough) sun protection We do tend to go on about sunscreen but that’s only because it is so important to keeping your skin in the best condition it can be in, and minimizing early signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. Nothing sabotages your skincare more than over-exposure to UV rays

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Easy ways to make your beauty routine clean and green

Gone are the days when being a conscious consumer meant waving a heart-breaking goodbye to all those chic, exciting and beautifully-packaged products your heart desires. Luxuriously-formulated organic, vegan and cruelty-free products are more available and accessible than ever before. However, it can still be overwhelming and expensive to make a full commitment to clean and

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Five ways to vacation-proof your beauty routine

Vacation season is in full swing! We are packing our bags and escaping the heat, and chances are, that’s what you’re planning too. There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a holiday, and sometimes it’s just what you need to clear your mind and restore your energy and focus. Achieving that bronzed, stylish-but-effortless holiday beauty look

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Could your dairy intake be sabotaging your skin?

What causes acne? It’s a complicated question. If you have breakout-prone skin and have tried every anti-acne skincare product or routine in the book, you may have heard that what stands between you and the perfect, clean skin you dream of is your dairy consumption.  Maybe you have heard a celebrity endorser swear by avoiding

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Adapting your skincare routine for Ramadan

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, fasting, and prayer practiced by millions of Muslims around the world. It is also a good time to break bad habits and for new beginnings. For some this might mean getting on track for a healthier lifestyle such as cutting out caffeine, sugar and

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