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7 Tips to Protect Your Skin From the UAE's Summer Weather

Give your skin some love from the UAE's scorching summer sun with these top skincare tips from dermatologist Dr. Selma

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29 March 2023

Last updated on 30 March 2023
7 tips to protect your skin from the UAE summer weather

Keep your skin radiant and refreshed during the UAE summer with these top tips!

Summer is the time for fun in the sun, but it can also be a challenging season for your skin. The harsh rays of the sun, humidity, and increased exposure to sweat and pollution can all take a toll on your skin, leading to breakouts, dehydration, wrinkles, and other skin issues.

Here are some tips from Dr. Selma Faour, a Specialist Dermatologist at Mediclinic Dubai Mall and Mediclinic Al Sufouh, to help you prepare your skin for the UAE's scorching heat.

By following Dr. Selma's tips, you can help to protect and nourish your skin during the hot summer months in the UAE.

1. Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is essential for healthy skin, especially during the hot summer months in the UAE. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and more if you're spending time outdoors.

2. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and helps to unclog pores, which can be especially important during the summer when sweat and oil production can increase. However, be gentle when exfoliating, as over-exfoliation can damage your skin.

Top dermatologist tips on protecting your skin from the UAE sun

3. Use sunscreen

Sunscreen is your skin's best defense against the harmful UV rays of the sun while in the UAE. Make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.

4. Be sure to moisturise

Even though the weather is warmer, your skin still needs moisture. Choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that won't clog your pores.

5. Eat a healthy, wholesome diet

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help to nourish your skin from the inside out. Foods like blueberries, spinach, and sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants that can help to protect your skin from damage during the UAE's hot summer weather.

6. Avoid taking hot showers

Hot showers can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. Stick to lukewarm or cold showers instead, and avoid spending too much time in the shower or bath.

7. Wear protective clothing and accessories

Wearing protective clothing like hats, sunglasses, and long-sleeved shirts can help to shield your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

By following these tips, you can help to protect and nourish your skin during the hot summer months.

Dermatologist skincare tips for the hot summer in the UAE

What is the best skin care routine for summer?

As a part of your summer skin care routine, wash your face with clean water a few times daily to keep it clean and sweat-free.

To keep your skin hydrated, you could also use a hydrating mask or a facial mist. Let your skin breathe, so avoid using heavy makeup. A tinted lip balm and a tinted moisturizer should be fine.

General Tips to Beat the Heat this Summer from Dr. Selma:

  1. Wear loose clothing.
  2. Digesting food during the summer months is especially difficult; avoid excessive caffeine consumption.
  3. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun.
  4. Protect your skin from the ultraviolet rays by putting on generous amounts of sunscreen.
Dr. Selma Al Habib P. Faour at Mediclinic Al Sufouh Dubai

Dr. Selma Al Habib P. Faour
Specialist Dermatologist
Mediclinic Al Sufouh & Mediclinic Dubai Mall

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Located in Dubai Knowledge Park, Al Sufouh, Mediclinic Al Sufouh is a state-of-the-art medical facility offering multi-speciality outpatient care both for walk-in patients and patients with appointments. Our service offerings extend to Family Medicine, ENT, Urology, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Dermatology including cosmetics. For your family's convenience, basement parking is available too.

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