Stay Radiant in Ramadan: Beauty Tips for Healthy Skin During Fasting

Whether you practice cultural beauty routines, traditional tips or simply just devour every product you come across, one thing remains certain: we are all striving for the healthiest skin we can. 
 
Keeping your skin healthy is as important as having a healthy diet during Ramadan. These tips will help you detox your skin during the holy month.
 
Skincare can be overwhelming with over thousands of “must have” products or your favourite influencers swearing by methods that may not work for your specific skin type. We are here to relieve you of the “trend” with current, universal and most importantly, effective beauty secrets directly from local dermatologists. 
 
“As the seasons change, so should your beauty and skincare routine.” says Dr. Roya Pourghorban, founder of Roya Medical Centre in Dubai. “Your products and techniques that transform your skin over the cooler months may not provide the same protection and effect during Ramadan or the warmer season.” she added. 
 
In the growing world of social media and “skinfluencers”, it is important to be aware of the beauty routines that work for you and your specific skin type. To help you this Ramadan, here are 7 beauty tips and secrets Dr. Roya and dermatologists swear by for healthy skin during fasting:
 

  1. Daily SPF! 
    Did you know that 90% of how your skin ages is in your control and is directly linked to sun exposure? You may not be able to avoid the sun but you can’t avoid wearing your SPF. Wearing sunscreen is simply the easiest and most effective universal beauty tip and is not just for Ramadan but for each day of the year, including cloudy ones. Pro tip: for good protection, use SPF30 or higher.

2. Stop over-exfoliating

Over-exfoliating is one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their skin-care regimes. You will find exfoliation is an essential step in any good skin-care routine, however, over-exfoliating can dry and irritate your skin quickly. Breakouts can be due to a buildup of dead skin cells and clogged pores and exfoliating effectively removes these buildups and promotes skin regeneration.

3. Topical Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is the supreme glow-getter that protects your skin from environmental stressors that can accelerate ageing, as well as working overtime to brighten your complexion. Pro tip: a few drops of Vitamin C Serum underneath your sunscreen increases sun-protection

4. Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This type of massage that can be achieved from anything from your hands to a jade roller or a gua sha stone has several health benefits. The form of massage helps maintain proper blood circulation in your face as well as balanced body fluid and supports your immune functions. Using a jade roller or simply massaging your face with your clean hands in upward circular motions can reduce puffiness, drain toxins from your skin and improve circulation amongst many other benefits.

5. Laser hair removal and resurfacing

Although there’s no scientific backup as to the myth that hair tends to grow much faster during warmer months, lasers are a highly recommended tool not just to prevent hair growth in certain body areas but also to improve various problems of the skin such as sun spots, acne scarring and more.

6. Jelly Mask Facial

It’s no secret that too much sun exposure can damage and make your skin breakout. To keep it under control, experts recommend a jelly mask facial to hydrate, moisturise and reduce redness and inflammation to your skin. They’re also incredibly fun because the masks feel exactly like Jell-O.

7. Hydration is key

Drinking enough water benefits your skin. Drink at least eight glasses between iftar and suhoor. Avoid drinking carbonated or sugary beverages such as soda and juices, as well as caffeine since it is dehydrating. If you do not like plain water, you can infuse it with fruits. It boosts your immune system, flushes out toxins, keeps you hydrated, and is calorie-free. Great combinations to infuse your water with are: lemon, cucumber, mint – orange, ginger, strawberries – blueberries, raspberries, mint, lime – lime, orange, lemon – pineapple, mint, orange.

Mauritius Fashion Design Shines on the Dubai Cat-Walk

The Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs, and Cooperatives, in collaboration with the Mauritius Economic Development Board and the Mauritius Fashion and Design Institute showcase Mauritius talent with their first fashion show to held in the Middle East

Mauritius affirmed itself as an up-and-coming fashion destination, with the launch of a fashion show held at the One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai on the evening of 16th March 2022. Held in conjunction of the celebrations of the National Day of Mauritius at Expo 2020 Dubai, the fashion show was organised by the Mauritius Economic Development Board and Mauritius Fashion and Design Institute to showcase not only the design talent of the island nation, but also its skillful textile and garment creation industry.  

In line with the Mauritius’ Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion theme, the collection, entitled “The Roots of the Future”, is inspired by the history of Mauritius and features the different influences that each era of its former colonizers, including the Dutch, French and British and the evolution of the industry on a trajectory to modernity and the future. The original designs are rooted in environmental sustainability practices for the fashion industry, of which Mauritius seeks to become a world leader.

Mr. Hemraj Ramnial, Chairperson of the Mauritius Economic Development; “This is the first time for us to hold a fashion show in the Middle East with a spotlight on the incredible design talent that Mauritius has to offer. Through this event, we hope that the fashion, design and creative talents of both Mauritius and the UAE can create meaningful bonds for future collaborations.” 

Hon. Soomilduth Bholah, Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs, and Cooperatives “Its an honor to be part of such a special event that celebrates not only Mauritius design, but also our artisanal garment makers and textile industries. The collection showcases the evolution from our traditional dresses, to embracing eco-friendly and innovative products to create a better world for tomorrow.”    

The private fashion presentation was attended by dignitaries from Mauritius and the UAE, as well as high profile fashion designers, influencers, media, and buyers from across the GCC region.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with LOOKFANTASTIC

Mother’s Day is a celebration that honors the iconic women who have helped shape, mold, and nurture generations – Spoil your mum on this special occasion with LOOKFANTASTIC’s roundup of stellar gifts, featuring an array of options that are sure to sweep her off her feet. Whether you’re spending the day with her, or sending love from afar, LOOKFANTASTIC rounds-up the best beauty buys; from memorable treats to little luxuries, she deserves it all!  

Discover the complete range across each brand on www.lookfantastic.ae/ ar.lookfasntastic.ae

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Welcomes Sofitel Spa With L’Occitane

Step out of the hustle and bustle of Dubai and into a sanctuary of bliss at Sofitel SPA with L’OCCITANE in Sofitel Dubai The Palm, the newly launched, ultimate wellbeing experience for the body and mind. 

Sofitel has joined forces with SPA L’OCCITANE to launch a new wellness concept at the resort which will introduce some exciting new spa treatments and therapies. Using L’OCCITANE en Provence’s signature beauty products that are rich in natural and organic ingredients, an exclusive range of rejuvenating, restorative and effective well-being treatments will be offered. 

The rebranded Sofitel SPA with L’OCCITANE offers a fully integrated and holistic well-being journey with a wide range of singular and pioneering therapies that include treatments with the signature floral and feminine Rose range. The spa combines exceptional worldwide ancient traditions, therapies, music and treatments using French flare and expertise to create the perfect space to revitalise, rest and rejuvenate in Palm Jumeirah.

“Sofitel Dubai The Palm is a wonderful destination to showcase our interpretation of holistic well-being inspired by nature. We are truly honoured with this partnership and look forward to launching our latest spa innovations supported by experienced professionals, committed to delivering our immersive and meaningful brand experience. We are thrilled to support Sofitel Dubai the Palm in becoming an exceptional wellness destination in Dubai,” said Catherine Tran, Director of Spa Business Development at SPA L’OCCITANE.

The newly renovated spa includes 28 treatment rooms, hammam facilities, steam room, sauna and female and male relaxation rooms. Body massages and face rituals including treatments using the delicately-fragranced Rose range, will leave skin soft, reinvigorated and truly radiant. Special packages and programmes combining an array of treatments are offered by trained SPA L’OCCITANE experts.

After the spa experience, guests can continue their wellness journey by enjoying hammam and a dip in the infinity pool, with striking views of the Palm Jumeirah. 

Guests will also be able to indulge in Sofitel SPA with L’OCCITANE signature treatments such as the Rejuvenating experience, Exhilarating experience, and custom spa rituals that include ‘Journey to Arabia’, which combines a body massage and exclusive Rose fragranced body scrub with massage. Transforming the beautiful Rose scent into a massage journey, the treatment combines Swedish effleurage, Chinese acupressure and Balinese massage techniques to release stress and tension.

“As the perfect addition to Sofitel Dubai The Palm’s exceptional offerings, Sofitel Spa with L’OCCITANE is a new concept that is sure to elevate the spa experience at Sofitel that many of our clients have already come to love with a more holistic approach to wellness – all set in a beautifully designed space. Here, guests can step into a world of indulgence from the moment they enter the newly renovated spa. We are looking forward to providing  an urban escape through a wellbeing journey encompassing the body and mind”, said Christophe Schnyder, Managing Director, Sofitel Dubai The Palm.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm’s spa is a place where time stands still. So, treat yourself to the French glow – from radiant skin-boosting experiences that detox, cleanse and revitalise to the chic, tranquil setting that combats the dem

Pomellato brings its passion for colour to the gold Iconica collection just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Iconica double-band rings and earrings are simple yet deeply symbolic, eloquently expressing the power of two in a very Pomellato way. Now, with the addition of vibrant sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the language of love has a richer vocabulary, making Iconica the ideal Valentine’s Day gift.

Iconica is one of Pomellato’s standout designs. Its audacious and sinuous forms highlight the house’s rich heritage of outstanding craftsmanship and its mastery of all-gold jewels. Steeped in tradition yet bold and contemporary, Iconica’s refined volumes are the hallmark of the brand’s style. Today Pomellato invigorates Iconica with its unstoppable love of colour.

The double rings showcase Milanese understated elegance at its best. Two round gold coils are united by a flat transversal link: two perfect and pure forms are forever bound together to create a greater whole.  Pomellato has chosen the gemstones most associated with love that speak straight to the heart. For some, sapphires evoke the purity of everlasting love and rubies the fire of passion. The soothing green of emeralds promises hope and peace while the timeless diamond is the eternal messenger of unity.

The white gold rings are available with either blue sapphires or diamonds and the rose gold ones are offered with emeralds or rubies. Double loop earrings in the same gold and gemstone combinations match the rings.

With its timeless sophistication and new attractive hues, Iconica offers a meaningful gift for Valentine’s Day and for every day, forever.

Les Benjamins Debuts Fragrance Line

Natasha Dury

Les Benjamins introduces their eponymous inaugural fragrance line. The new line, which consists of ten individual eau de parfums, serves as a continuation of the brand’s long-standing mission to bridge the east and the west through the marriage of cultural symbology, and now fragrance notes.

Liquid Gold unites top notes of marine accords, melon and bergamot with rose, lavender and patchouli, while Mystic Oud is a synergy of floral, fruity and oriental notes, toying with the realms of spirituality and sensuality with notes of lychee, sweet amber, clove buds, orchid, violet and clove.

Once again looking to the region for inspiration, Desert Dawn lifts notes of saffron with cashmere wood, oud and magnolia to create a rich composition of floral notes. Meanwhile Moroccan Musk taps into the expansive idea of the endless deserts of Morocco, blending spice cumin and coriander with cedarwood, incense and amber in a bid to recreate the sensation of the desert heat on the skin.

From decadent woody florals to smoky floral accords – Night Dew, Oriental Express, Desert Dawn, Vanilla Sky and Precious Petals make up the remaining fragrance portfolio. Each eau de parfum is available in 50ml.

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New Year, New Look

It is essential to start the new year with a new look. Natasha Dury is loving the gifting ideas from Givenchy that should cover you for a different look this season.

ALCHEMY BY GIVENCHY

Gold is deeply rooted in the origins of Givenchy beauty. Pure, dazzling gold, which Hubert de Givenchy used to encase the very first lipstick he imagined in 1989. In doing so, he began a dialogue with light, which went on to become an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the Maison.

For the Holiday 2021 collection, Givenchy wishes to pay tribute to this golden genesis, to create the most Couture products in existence. Spanning from rosy champagne tones to more assertive coppery shades, Givenchy has explored all the facets of gold in the form of matte, satin and metallic textures. Formulas are presented in limited-edition luxurious and exclusive golden boxes adorned with intense black velvet.

PRISME LIBRE HIGHLIGHTER Limited edition

The season’s must-have is Prisme Libre Highlighter No. 10 Organza Or, which is presented in a unique case with a mirrored lid for easy touch-ups, no matter where you may be.

Givenchy unveils an exclusive and limited-edition creation, Prisme Libre Highlighter. Two loose powders in harmony leave the complexion instantly fresh and light for a radiant and festive glow. Its two pink and golden shades merge to capture and reflect even a glimmer of light, while its soft-focus pigments fuse with the skin to magnify and sculpt the complexion, cleverly highlighting where the light hits naturally with no build-up effect.

PRISME LIBRE Limited edition

Prisme Libre, Givenchy’s iconic loose powder quartet, is given a new and universal harmony of shades: No. 11 Sparkling Lilac. The first ever ultraviolet complexion enhancer. The perfect chromatic balance of Prisme Libre Sparkling Lilac can sublimate all skin tones: its bluish nuances freshen and unify the complexion, while its pink tones revive radiance.

LE ROUGE Limited editions

Givenchy presents its iconic lipstick in a new gold and black velvet case. Two shades of Le Rouge are treated to this unique limited- edition design. First, the most emblematic shade of Le Rouge Deep Velvet: No. 37 Rouge Grainé, a Couture crimson that dresses the lips in a powerful matte colour in just one coat. Then, a unique variant of Le Rouge: No. 501 Copper Nude, a satin, rosy nude with coppery glints, made even more exceptional with the profusion of 4G logos engraved on its bullet.

LE 9 DE GIVENCHY Limited edition

Nine richly pigmented eyeshadows, three finishes (matte, satin, metallic) and a multitude of possibilities… Givenchy presents 9.07, a versatile palette infused with golden and pink undertones that enriches the Le 9 eyeshadow line for one limited edition.

The bronze, golden, brown and pink tones work together instinctively and in perfect harmony to enhance the radiance of the eyes. Both sensory and highly concentrated in pigments, their texture glides delicately over the eyelids, dressing them in powerful shades that last 12 hours without creasing.

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Clean Beauty: Peacefull by Salama Mohamed

By Shereen Shabnam

As a journalist, I have met Salama Mohamed and her husband, Emirati content creator Khalid Al Ameri, a number of times at events and have always felt that as influential power couple, they are the most authentic social media personalities emerging out of the UAE.

Their day-to-day life and banter is what we most relate to living in the UAE and their down to earth personalities and ready smiles make leave a warm and positive impression on people they meet.

Salama has spoken about her skin being super sensitive a number of times and she sought to create a skincare brand to take care of the skin during all seasons. We find out more about Peacefull and Salama’s journey to becoming a skin care brand owner.

  1. Can you tell us about your career and what motivates you most each day?

Each day I wake up and I am blessed to be doing what I love. Peacefull coming to fruition was such a monumental moment for me and I hope that others are inspired by my story, so they too can bring their dreams to life.

Seeing an idea come to life only helps push me to go harder, from working with the formulas for our upcoming products to planning out the launch definitely keeps me motivated.

And of course, life as a whole, family is my ultimate motivation.

  1. How is the success of your much awaited skincare launch?

This is still a pinch-me moment! Peacefull coming to fruition was such a monumental moment for me and I hope that others are inspired by my story, so they too can bring their dreams to life.

Nothing makes me happier than knowing that we could make a difference in people’s lives and as their relationship with their skin grows stronger, to know we played a part in that.  This is the reason Peacefull exists and we will continue to work hard to spread this message far and wide.

  1. Best experience in life and the favourite part about starting a new brand?

There have been so many amazing moments in my life, I can’t pick just one! Everyday I wake up and I am truly blessed to be doing what I love.

With Peacefull, the last two years had been a rollercoaster, it had all the ups and downs as you can imagine, but seeing everything come together was truly one of the best moments in my life and made everything worth it.

  1. What are the challenges you might face when rolling out the brand to other markets?

Global expansion is definitely at the forefront for Peacefull. Entering new markets always comes with its own challenges as each country must be given individual attention and its own strategy. With this in mind, we are a research based company, are dermatologically tested for all skin types, including sensitive skin and approved by ESMA, which is the highest standardization in the UAE.

  1. Can you share your skincare regime with us?

Currently, my full routine for summer usually goes like this:

  • I start with our mugwort clay mask to cleanse my face. It is a face wash that gives you the benefits of wearing a clay mask but with hydration, so you are not stripping your natural skin moisture. If I have makeup on, then I’ll double cleanse, otherwise, I move on to the next step. I do this in the morning and evenings
  • Then I love using my hands to apply the Endless Purifying Toner. I love this step as it’s an essence enriched toner, so I’m getting maximum hydration on the deepest level
  • Next, I use an under-eye cream
  • On days where I have more time, and just want to pamper myself a little more, I’ll use a sheet mask
  • Then I’m putting on our Ever Glow Moisturizer and what I love is it doesn’t leave you feeling like a glazed donut. There is no stickiness, oily or greasy feel and yet it plumps your skin and gives you the natural, healthy glow that you deserve, especially during summer, when it’s so hot and humid
  • And finally, I’ll put on some SPF, a very important step so it should never be missed
  1. Favourite part of the day?

I can’t pick just one! The highlight of my day is getting hugs and kisses from Khalifa and Abdullah when they wake up. My skincare routine gives me life but also, getting in a good meal between work and the many meetings throughout the day.

  1. What is one super power you wish you had?

Invisibility! Being invisible for just one hour everyday would be pretty cool, then I could sit, drink my tea and just chill.

  1. Can you share your thoughts or advice to the younger generation who look up to you as a role model?

The most important thing is to be in tune with yourself and your heart everyday. When you work and walk with good intentions, this radiates throughout your person and promotes peace within and to those around you. Also, surround yourself with positivity and don’t forget to hydrate!

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Wing it like never before Liht Organics Dusk to Dawn Liquid Liner glides on & is 100% smudge-proof and waterproof so you never have to worry about smudging or fading.

As eye makeup products are prone to contamination, it is worthwhile to choose organic, vegan makeup that uses natural ingredients with antibacterial properties to limit the product from spreading bacteria when applied to the eye.

Liht Organics liquid liner contains Rosemary extract – an antioxidant with natural antiseptic properties and can help protect skin from damage due to free radicals. Other skin-loving ingredients that are gentle on the eye and help to nourish and protect the delicate eyelid skin include Chamomile Extract to soothe sensitivity, Aloe Barbadensis to hydrate and repair, and Cellulose Gum, a naturally occurring component found in the cell walls of plants that is the magic ingredient in making our eyeliner waterproof.
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