Living in the Middle East can wreak havoc on skin, with constant exposure to AC, extreme heat and desert air leading to dry, dull, dehydrated complexions. Not ideal.
Dry skin lacks oil and feels rough, dry and flaky, but if your face feels tight, lacks lustre and shows accelerated signs of ageing (wrinkles and fine lines), it’s dehydrated and lacking in water. Both result in dull, dreary complexions and can add years to your face, so it’s time to fix it – fast.
These hydrating heroes are the next best thing to giving thirsty skin a big glass of water.
1. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
This potent cream provides skin with continuous hydration for a whopping 72 hours, thanks to its formula rich in hyaluronic acid (which is a humectant, meaning it attracts and binds to moisture) and moisturising ceramides. Skin is left soft, supple and perfectly plump.
2. Odacité Pomegranate Rose Geranium Facial Serum Concentrate
Bursting with nourishing botanical extracts and reparative vitamin E, this all-natural oil strengthens the skin barrier, replenishes moisture and combats the discomfort caused by cellular dehydration, all without a chemical in sight.
3. Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream
Sensitive skins will love this soothing, repairing cream, which uses suspended sea minerals, fatty acids, essential oils and peptides to balance moisture levels and provide 24-hour hydration.
4. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Sleeping Mask
Wake up a true sleeping beauty with this mighty moisturising mask, which works overnight to load skin with a blend of Belgian hot spring water and AquaMinerals to direct waterflow and retain moisture.
5. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray
Spray your way to soft, hydrated skin with this clever mist. Perfect for an on-the-go boost, it instantly binds moisture to skin to quench and soothe thirsty complexions.