Stay savvy: Treat your skin to a vacation too!
Walid A. (Big W) is a Khaleeji beauty blogger and make-up artist in Dubai.
I absolutely love staycations and try to plan them as often as possible. I live a very hectic lifestyle as a social media strategist and content creator. The environment I work in just requires a lot of quick decisions such as shooting a concept for a brand because the idea is trending on Tiktok. By having a staycation, it helps me relax, rejuvenate and prepare for a new week.
I have been to numerous hotels and resorts in Dubai and absolutely love escaping to Ras Al Khaimah; Jazeera Al Hamra, to be specific, and look for hotels that. It's secluded and far from the hustle and bustle of Dubai city, and the hotels I go to have got to have access beach.
This also means having my skin exposed to a lot of sun and salt water. In this case, a hair mask is an essential that I pack in my suitcase to bring my hair back to life after all that tanning, alongside a good SPF and moisturiser. I also prefer to take my own shampoo and condition to maintain consistency.
To choose one thing is torture, but no matter how early or late I am, I can't leave the house without a good shower and a bottle of perfume. Perfumes are my guilty pleasure and I love to splurge on them. I believe that one of the best compliment of all time is to hear someone tell you that you smell amazing!
When on the go, invest in travel-sized items. It is a life saver when it comes to packing and greatly reduces the risk of leakages. Sheet masks, too, are a game changer! Always bring them along on a trip and store them in the fridge to make last longer. It's absolutely refreshing to put on a cool hydrating sheet no your face after a warm day by the pool or beach. It closes those pores and gives you a beautiful glow, just in time for that dinner date!
Never be ashamed if your skincare bag takes more space than your clothes. Remember, you are beautiful just the way you are, and your beauty is not limited to a facial mode; true beauty is in the reflection of your soul.
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