SKIN | Why Essential Oils Are The Secret To Glowing Skin

Using oil to clean your skin may seem counterintuitive at first especially if you’re in the habit of scrubbing your face until it’s squeaky clean.

But using oils to gently wipe away the day rather than over cleansing with soaps and hardsher cleansers is the secret to skin that is dewy and radiant rather than dry and imbalanced, says veteran make-up artist and Beauty Department creator Nadine Monley.

As a make-up artist, I’ve seen first-hand the immediate benefits of using oils to cleanse skin – both on myself and others’, Monley says. ‘Oils pick up dirt and make-up whilst nourishing the skin flora. They are not only extremely gentle on your skin for taking off all your make-up, but also leave you feeling hydrated and glowing like you have walked straight out of a facial. Most people tend to strip their skin of their natural oils when they use a harsh cleanser which contributes to skin irritation, sensitivity and oil skin (the skin over produces sebum when it’s trying to compensate for the lack of natural oils)’.

Monley, who is renowned for her natural, glowy make-up is also a fan of massaging oil into the skin before applying foundation. And even adding a drop or two of essential oil to her foundation.

I have done this since the start of my career’, Monley says. ‘I wanted to explore the effects oils have on the skin when mixed with foundation. I noticed an instant dewy glow and improvement in skin texture. You get this beautiful silky texture that makes your complexion look plumped and completely flawless. I not only use a little oil mixed into my foundation, I also prep the skin with oils, I find this creates a perfect canvas’.

To prep your skin with oil before foundation, Monley recommends spending a little time massaging it into the skin. ‘it will stimulate your complexion leaving you with a glow even before you apply the foundation – this is what we all want’, she says.

With this technique  I use about a drop or two, you don’t want to use too much because your skin will be too oily. If after you do this you find your skin needs a little more, just add a little over the top of your foundation. I love doing this because your foundation soaks into your skin instead of sitting on top of your skin like a mask. The secret to a beautiful base is for it to look flawless and natural’.

Alternatively, you could being by adding a drop or two of oil to your moisturizer.

Monley says oils also help brighten dull skin by providing essential moisture. ‘Jojoba oil and rosehip oils are my favourites for sensitive skin’, she says. ‘I find these oils non-irritating, making them perfect for every skin type, they soothe sensitive skin and hydrate dry skin’.

She says different essential oils deliver different benefits to the skin: ‘I love to use a combination of oils; lavender is so beautiful mixed with apricot, rosehip and rosemary. I think when you look at each essential oil they all have separate skin-supporting benefits. Apricot is amazing for nourishing and moisturishing the skin and rosemary has natural antiseptic properties. I often suggest to people with skin problems to use a little rosemary, lavender, jojoba and apricot mixed together. This combination will leave your skin smoothed and hydrated with a beautiful glow’.

While less is more when it comes to make-up, Monley says the opposite is true when talking about moisture. ‘People make the mistake of not adding enough moisture to their skin, which makes it more prone to the effects of ageing’, she says, adding: ‘When skin is hydrated then it will not only look better but feel amazing’.

If you have sensitive skin, start with a simple jojoba oil especially on the skin around the eyes. ‘This is a very sensitive area, so as always, you have to be very careful not to get any oils in the eye’, advises Monley. ‘Be gentle and if you notice any kind of irritation then avoid using them. Using oils around the eyes can soothe and nourish, as well as remove your eye make-up’.

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ROYALS | Wedding Gown Of U.K.’S Princess Beatrice Goes On Show

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PARIS FASHION WEEK | Audemars Piguet To Debut At Paris Fashion Week With Ralph & Russo

Paris Fashion Week is set for September 28 to October 6 in both digital and physical form, and luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet is all set to make its debut on the catwalk. The brand is partnering with London couture fashion house Ralph & Russo as it unveils its Spring / Summer 2021 Pret – … Continue reading PARIS FASHION WEEK | Audemars Piguet To Debut At Paris Fashion Week With Ralph & Russo

BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

The First CNN Academy in the world has opened its doors for applications for journalists of the future to learn about multiplatform storytelling. Starting in January 2021, the intensive learning program will offer a fulltime five-week course with a combination learning sessions and in – person workshops that will take place at CNN at Twofour54 … Continue reading BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

EMPOWER OF WOMEN | Iranian Actor Golshifteh Farahani Joins Dior Beauty’s Empowering New Initiative

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ENTERTAINMENT | Paris Hilton Says She ‘Feels Free’ After YouTube Documentary

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FASHION | Pierre Cardin Is The Subject Of A New Documentary

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BEAUTY | How To Transition Your Hair Color From Summer To Fall Like A Pro

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia’s First Post – Covid-19 Concert To Be A Star – Studded National Day Celebration

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HEALTH | Babies After 40: The Health & Fertility Issue

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TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia to Lift Some International Flight Restrictions on September 15

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FASHION | COVID-19 Restriction Give New York Fashion Week New Look

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SHOPPING | AlUla’s Ancient Sites and Illustrations To Feature In This New Coffee Table Book

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TRAVEL | Taj Mahal To Reopen Even As Virus Rages In India

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HEALTH | How To Find The Right Sports Bra for Optimal Comfort and Support

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ROYALS | Prince Harry Repays Taxpayer Money For U.K. Home Renovation

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FASHION | Huda And Mona Kattan Champion Sustainability By Investing In This Luxury Resale Platform

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TRAVEL ESSENTIAL | 9 Countries You Can Travel To Right Now

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LIFE IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS | Five Top Architects On How Hotels Can Adapt To The New Normal

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CELEBRITY | Kim Kardashian ‘Inspired’ Paris Hilton To Freeze Her Eggs

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CELEBRITY | Halle Berry Files To Represent Herself In Divorce With Olivier Martinez: Report

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ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

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HEALTH | Caffeine Consumption Not Safe During Pregnancy, New Study Says. Some Experts Disagree

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THE FIRST LADY | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

When Melania Trump addresses the Republican Convention from the White House, it will be the most that many Americans have seen of their first lady since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that has come to define her husband’s administration. Out of the public view for much of the year, Mrs. Trump will step into … Continue reading THE FIRST LADY | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

entertainment | Berlin Film Festival To Go Ahead Next February Despite Pandemic

The Berlin Film Festival will go ahead next February as planned despite the Covid-19 pandemic, its organizers said on Monday, as Germany battles a surge in infections linked to returning holidaymakers, large family gatherings and nightlife. The film festival, also known as the Berlinale, is being planned as a physical festival while a hybrid model … Continue reading entertainment | Berlin Film Festival To Go Ahead Next February Despite Pandemic

HEALTH | COVID -19 Has Been Linked To Hair Loss – Here’s Why That Isn’t Surprising To Doctors

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THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Paris Hilton Details Alleged Abuse At Utah Boarding School For The First Time

Paris Hilton is opening up for the first time public about enduring abuse while attending boarding school as a teen. The 39-year-old hotel heiress will appear in an upcoming documentary about her life in which she will expose never-before-heard details about some of the pain she suffered as an adolescent. In a new interview with … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Paris Hilton Details Alleged Abuse At Utah Boarding School For The First Time

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Alyssa Milano, Billie Elish, Mariah Carey, Hundreds More Celebs Sign California Police Reform Proposal Letter

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FINE JEWELRY | Two 20 – Carat Diamond Watches From Jaeger – LeCoultre Have World’s Smallest Movement

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DISCOVER SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Arabia’s First Banyan Tree Resort To Open With A Focus On Sustainable Luxury

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla is primed to top travel bucket lists as one of the region’s must-visit hubs for cultural, natural, and heritage wonders. With plans to begin re-welcoming foreign tourists in October, the UNESCO-listed site is operating on overdrive to accommodate the expected two million visitors each year by 2035 with a series of soon-to-open … Continue reading DISCOVER SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Arabia’s First Banyan Tree Resort To Open With A Focus On Sustainable Luxury

TRAVEL | Spain’s Canary Islands Are Offering To Pay For Any Expenses Incurred By Travelers Who Get The Coronavirus During A Visit There

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