As nature intended: Shiffa Beauty’s herbal healing

As more and more consumers seek beauty products based on natural ingredients, Emirati brand Shiffa Beauty, founded by Dr. Lamees Hamdan, has been growing in popularity around the region.It’s a journey that started almost 20 years ago, when Hamdan was pregnant with her first child. “The p

What Is FaceGym? What You Need To Know About The Revolutionary Face Workout

  If you're already a pro at face massage, you've got a cupboard full of jade rollers and vibrating wands (for your face!), and you can do a 'buccal' facial tutorial at the drop of a hat, then FaceGym is the needle-free facelift to get on your radar ASAP. Don't fancy going under the knife? Fa

You Should Ask Your Hair Stylist To Check Your Scalp For Odd-Looking Moles At Your Next Appointment

Crusty and gross. That’s how Aly Longendyke describes the itchy patch of skin she discovered above her left ear in late 2013. Twenty-five years old at the time, the Minneapolis native had long dealt with a dry scalp (thank you, Midwestern winters!), so she figured dandruff shampoo would do the

How to Overline Your Lips, According to Makeup Artists

I'm very aware that there are far worse things in the world right now than me not being able to get filler injected into my lips — still, I can't help but miss it. About a year ago, when I got lip fillers for the first time, I felt more confident than ever. Let's not get it twisted; my results


“One day you’re in, next you’re out.” Yes, Heidi Klum famously said that about fashion and the contestants of Project Runway, but it also applies to the beauty crazes that take over social media. If you’re tuned into sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok, you&rs

Five Things That Happen to Your Skin When You Stop Wearing Makeup for a Month

Aside from getting dolled up for a Zoom team meeting here and there, it’s likely that you aren’t wearing makeup (or maybe just less) while social distancing these days. It would make sense in theory that giving skin a little break from the blush and bronzer is beneficial every once in a

How To Give Yourself A Flawless Pedicure At Home

I don't know about you, but staying inside for weeks has lead to my toenails looking a little, ahem, less than their best. But since we can't head outside right now to spend money on a professional pedicure, it's best that we tackle our toe needs from the convenience of our own bathrooms. Thankfully

5 Signs You Have Sensitive Skin & The Best Natural Remedies

Skin sensitivities vary greatly from person to person, and the term "sensitive skin" is a general one that encompasses a variety of skin conditions (such as eczema and rosacea). Here, dermatologists break down the five telltale signs of sensitive skin plus share some of the best natural remedies to

Hands Down, These Are the Best Deep Conditioners for Curly Hair

Living with curly hair has its highs and lows. Sure, everyone is envious of your practically perfect spirals, but the truth is, taking care of them can be a real hassle. And I know first-hand because I was born with a head full of ringlets. If there’s one thing that’s helped me maintain

Missing your salon? How to care for your hair while you #StayHome

As salon-goers face the closure of spas, salons and barbershops, we speak to Haneen Odeh, founder of UAE’s Snob salon for her take on the dos and don’ts of at-home hair care.Many men and women who rely on salon visits to keep their lengths healthy could be left wondering what to do betwe

Now That You Work from Home, You'll Need a Way to Snack Safely During Video Calls

Now that almost everyone is working from home to stamp out the spread of COVID-19, we must reckon with a major problem with video conference calls: people who don't remember to turn off their microphones. Whether it's keyboard clacking, a lawnmower outside, your screaming cat, or munching on a bag o

Does #nomakeup trend help women?

From the skies to the stage, women are taking a stand for equality by wiping off their make-up, sparking a bare-faced trend that won rising numbers of followers globally but also triggered vocal defenders of the benefits of cosmetics. An online #nomakeup campaign dates back about three years to whe

Parr’s makeup ad for Gucci has a brush with controversy

One is famed for warts-and-all realism, the other for high-end gloss, so there was always going to be something spectacular in the offing when British photographer Martin Parr was asked to shoot a make-up advertising campaign for the Italian fashion house Gucci. The imagery – for the brand&rs

Hermes branches into competitive cosmetics world

France’s Hermes said on Wednesday it would start selling make-up from March, as the brand best known for its pricey Birkin handbags branches into a competitive beauty industry where its luxury rivals include Chanel. Hermes, which already sells perfumes, will make its first foray into cosmetic

Exactly How You Should Be Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes, According To A Makeup Artist

Like washing your hair, your dishes, or even your clothes, washing your makeup brushes is one of those annoying tasks that you're probably not doing often enough. But, don't think you can just run them under warm water or rub them with sanitizer and call it a day; there's a technique to making sure

best hand creams that help with dry skin, ezcema and age spots

Our hands reveal our age much more readily than our complexions, because they lack the daily dose of serums, oils, moisturisers and masks that we use on our face. But you can close the gap with regular use of a good quality hand cream – preferably one with anti-ageing benefits. Try and use it

21 Spring Nail Colors You Need To Try ASAP

It may not feel like it, but Spring is almost here. As you change your down jacket to a denim jacket, consider it time to switch up your nail polish wardrobe too. Unsure what to replace your wine reds, holiday metallics, and midnight blues with? Reach for lighter and brighter shades, says LA-based n

Exactly How To Wash Your Face After A Workout, According To Derms

Jamie Schneider Picture this: You’re having a self-care Sunday, and you’re inspired to attend a sweaty yoga session, drink a green smoothie, and slap on a face mask while you try and combat Sunday scaries. It all sounds lovely, but how should you really go about post-workout skin care?

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