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How to get model-worthy skin
Fashion Week is a whirlwind for all those involved, especially the models. While it may appear glamorous, and it is for a few established ‘supers’, in reality, it is also hectic with tight schedules of back-to-back shows in-between fittings, last-minute castings and interviews, not to mention time-zone hopping travel.
And we can relate. Well, not the strutting down the catwalk part, but the dire affect that lack of sleep, stress and copious amounts of coffee can have on skin.
Our curious minds set out to uncover precisely how models keep their complexions in tip-top shape, and the beauty buys that save their skin throughout the chaos of Fashion Week.
The Deep Clean
Dior Hydra Life Oil to Milk Cleanser, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Even the most famous of faces keep it simple when it comes to cleansing their complexions. A model could walk in various shows throughout the day, which means continuously applying, removing and reapplying harsh products and make-up.
Once the work is done, most models will use a gentle cream cleanser or soothing oil to remove every last scrap of slap without stripping their pores raw.
A simple make-up wipe will never remove all the dirt of the day, so look for a mild, soap-free formula to get your canvas squeaky clean – and always remember to double-cleanse.
It’s all in the Eyes
No matter how long the day or how much you cannot be bothered, never neglect your eyes. To quickly de-puff and lighten dark circles opt for products containing nourishing peptides and caffeine – a magic ingredient that acts like a shot of espresso to wake-up and instantly refreshes tired eyes.
Beauty tip: Keep your eye cream in the fridge to pep-up tired peepers first thing – it will further increase the de-puffing and cooling benefits.
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, Paris Gallery, visit City Centre Muscat and City Centre Fujairah
A quick treatment before bed can make the world of difference to lacklustre skin. Sheet masks work brilliantly but can be messy and take time, so we recommend trying a sleep mask that works overnight.
There are lots of different versions on the market, but we heard rave reviews about Sisley’s Black Rose Mask while backstage at Fashion Week. Apply a thin layer before bed and rinse in the morning to reap the smoothing, plumping and hydrating results.