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Saving face: How to maintain a healthy skin

Skincare aesthetician, Kate Smith from Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, reveals the best products for autumn and tips to promote youthful skin.

Coconut water

This is a wonder drink that has many benefits. For those suffering from acne, coconut water has the ability to clear up and, subsequently, tone the skin. It also moisturises the skin from within and eliminates large amounts of oil.

Elemis S.O.S Survival Cream

To calm stressed and irritated skin, try the Elemis S.O.S Survival Cream. This can be used as a daily moisturiser, which will target the harsh effects of everyday shaving. The powerful formula of marine extracts, lavender and myrrh will soothe and calm your skin.

Power fruits

Blueberries are loaded with anti-oxidants and rich in Vitamin C, which helps to avoid ageing signs. Avocados are rich in healthy fats, Vitamin A and C, and fibre that enhance the skin’s complexion.

Dr Dennis Gross Sun Spray

It is extremely important to stay sun-safe, as the sun causes 90 percent of ageing. This lightweight, paraben-free SPF 50+ formula contains only ultra-sheer physical sunscreens (no chemical filters) in a water-resistant formula that ensures UVA/UVB protection after 40 minutes of activity. Perfect for men who like to spend time outdoors.

Common complaints from men include oily, dehydrated and sensitised skin, blocked pores, pigmentation and sunburn. I would recommend a facial treatment as part of a good skincare routine, such as the Elemis Skin IQ Facial at the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, which is tailored to your skin and combats the harsh effect of environmental damages.

Dr Dennis Gross Acne Eliminating Pads

This daily one-step acne treatment helps fight the five characteristics of breakouts – unhealthy oil balance, blocked pores, bacteria, dead skin cell build-up and inflammation – for clearer skin. Use daily to clean in circular motions from forehead to neck. Continue until pad feels dry and do not rinse after use.

Elemis’ Musclease Active Body Oil

If you’re sporty, this excellent body oil should be part of your fitness regime. It helps relieve muscle tension and nourishes the skin, containing a potent blend of ingredients such as maritime pine, sea fennel and rosemary.