Christine Roos

Skin Problems Are So 2019

5 beauty resolutions for your best skin ever.



We know the drill – every January, you start with the best intentions to get fit and healthy, while also getting a grip on your finances, career and personal life. But how about for 2020, you focus on your skin? With a few simple resolutions, you could make this the year of your best skin ever. From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s flawless face to J-Lo’s legendary glow, all you need for healthy, happy skin are a few easy tweaks to your daily routine. Already removing your makeup every night? Well done – but how about getting rid of face wipes and double cleansing instead? Tired of the same old routine every day? Maybe it’s time to try the coolest new gadgets instead. What are you waiting for? Let’s get glowing!

IN 2020, I WILL… Sleep more and eat healthier

Sure, it’s not as zippy and easy a solution as “slap on a face mask” but if you want true, long-lasting results, you will have to start investing in your health. Beauty starts on the inside – that means getting enough sleep every night, eating lots of fresh greens and healthy fats like avocado and oily fish, and getting enough exercise. It can be as simple as taking a walk after work and having tuna salad for lunch.

Pamper yourself with:
Slip pure silk pillowcase
Sunday Riley Luna sleeping night oil
Bath & Body Works White Barn Pure White Cotton scented candle – Use code QEQM for upto 10% off
Now Foods Super Omega 3-6-9 dietary supplement

Pure Silk Pillowcase – Queen Standard

aed 406.00 Slip

Luna Sleeping Night Oil

aed 215 Sunday Riley

Pure White Cotton

aed 100 White Barn

Super Omega 3, 6, 9 Dietary Supplement – 180 Softgels ON SALE

aed 68.90 Now
aed113 40

IN 2020, I WILL… Focus on more skin, less makeup

If you’re not investing in the canvas, all the paint in the world won’t look good. Make 2020 the year you double down on skincare. Invest in a good retinol product to help prevent lines and wrinkles, double cleanse every single night to remove all traces of dirt and makeup, get into a weekly exfoliation habit and always wear sunscreen.

Pamper yourself with:
Dermalogica Ultracalming cleanser
Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% retinol treatment
Ren Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 mattifying face sunscreen

UltraCalming Cleanser 250mL

aed 159 Dermalogica

CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment 5ml

aed 57.32 Paula’s Choice

Mineral SPF30 Mattifying Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen 50ml

aed 150 Ren Clean Skincare

IN 2020, I WILL… Try new beauty tools

If you find your nightly routine a bit of a drag, maybe it’s time you try some of the latest tools and gadgets. From the simple to use jade roller to at-home dermaplaning, make 2020 the year you get excited about your skin again.

Our picks:
Omorovicza Rose Quartz facial roller
Swiss Clinic skin roller

Rose Quartz Facial Roller

aed 200 Omorovicza

Skin Roller

aed 395 Swiss Clinic

IN 2020, I WILL… Clean my makeup brushes every week

You wouldn’t put on the same shirt 10 days in a row, would you? Then why would you sweep the same dirty brushes over your face every morning? Dirty makeup brushes and sponges spread bacteria around your face, leading to breakouts. It also prevents makeup from properly blending on your skin. Good old baby shampoo will do the trick – squirt some into your hand and swill your brushes on your palm until clean. Rinse in lukewarm water and let dry naturally, lying flat so the water doesn’t run down the brush and into the glue.

Our picks:
Iconic London makeup brush cleanser
Make Up Forever Instant brush cleanser
Johnson’s baby shampoo

Makeup Brush Cleanser 150ml

aed 59.71 Iconic London

Instant Brush Cleanser

aed 105 Make Up For Ever

Baby Shampoo

aed 21

IN 2020, I WILL… Stop using face wipes

If you make only one beauty resolution this year, please let it be to stop using face wipes. While they may seem convenient, face wipes are not only terrible for your skin, they wreak havoc on the planet, too. Wipes drag on your skin, causing micro-tears, and they don’t even remove makeup – they simply break it down (ineffectively), leaving most of the residue on your skin. Binning them or flushing them down the toilet – an absolute no-no! – clogs landfills and the ocean, since the plastic in them takes thousands of years to break down.  

Our picks:
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Monday to Sunday bamboo muslins
Erborian solid cleansing oil

Monday to Sunday Bamboo Muslins 7 Muslins

aed 114.64 Aurelia Probiotic Skincare

Solid Cleansing Oil

aed 169 Erborian

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