Feel-good facials - how they work
“FOREO is for the new age man, the kind who doesn’t have a lot of time on his hands, but still wants to have a good skincare routine.
We’ve seen an increase in the consumption of male grooming products and skin care in the GCC recently and that goes back to the kind of lifestyle led here where appearances matter.
Men have turned away from the traditional soap and water to cleansers, and creams for targeted skin types.
Time is of the essence in the GCC which is why FOREO fits in so beautifully.
It can take your 60-minute spa treatment but deliver even better results in 60 seconds. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dirhams any more , nor have to drive anywhere for it when you can simply carry it around with you.”
The diy facial
FOREO is short for “for everyone” and that includes lazy lumps with questionable skin who don’t care enough about this fact to rouse themselves for a facial.
We’re not ashamed to say that we fit comfortably into this category, and it seems we’re not alone, with reports showing that 40 percent of men spend less than five minutes on their beauty regime.
Miraculously, with FOREO, that leaves you four minutes to spare, though you’ll actually feel like you’ve had the full works.
The beauty tech devices are now present in 50 countries worldwide and the FOREO LUNA devices are designed specifically for men, addressing shaving rash and ageing issues.
Basically the FOREO is an electric facial cleansing device with a textured surface that gets rid of all the gunk from your pores, with a bizarre-yet-not-unpleasant sensation as you rub it over your dish.
The LUNA 2 device is compact, sleek-looking, and surprisingly effective. We’ve had our fair share of beauty gadget fads but our skin feels noticeably smoother and silkier after the recommended 60 seconds.
Best of all, we don’t even have to move off the sofa – and that’s the highest praise of all in our eyes.
Where: Namshi, Sephora, Harvey Nichols Dubai and more
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Have a brew
One of the best ways to get rid of eye bags? Stick the kettle on. Not only will a nice cuppa calm your nerves, caffeinated tea contains natural tannins that reduce puffiness. Cool used teabags and stick them on for five minutes.
Have a nap
It may sound obvious but the best way to get rid of – and prevent – puffy eyes is by getting plenty of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommend eight hours of shut eye per night. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason.