Keep the grime at bay with these powerful products…

As sandstorms continue to sweep across the UAE this week, our beauty bags are being seriously put to the test. Sore eyes, dry skin and a dull complexion are just a few side effects of all the dust and grime. But don’t fret – we’ve dug out five of our favourite products to help you brave the elements.

1. L’Occitane 100% Organic Shea Butter at L’Occitane, Dhs49

Sure, it’s a miracle worker for chapped, dust storm-savaged lips, but elbows, feet and knees don’t have to be left behind. Think of this rich butter like a protective coat around your skin – simply massage onto each dry area and wait for it to work its magic.

2. Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask at Kiehl’s, Dhs189

No sandstorm survival kit should be without this product. Wave goodbye to dull skin with what we think is one of the beauty world’s hardest working products. Protecting the face from tell-tale effects of pollution, you’ll be back to your radiant skin in no time.

3. REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist at Look Fantastic, Dhs118.27

Shield your skin from the elements with this refreshing mist. Just spritz the fast-absorbing product over the face and neck throughout the day for an instant wake-up.

4. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner at Sephora, Dhs100

Unpredictable weather calls for a dependable liner, so leave your pencil behind – especially if all this sand has been making your eyes sting. Water-resistant? Check. Long-lasting? Check. Effortlessly glides on? Check. Bonus point – it’s cruelty-free.

5. Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Day Screen Multi-Protection SPF 50 at Sephora, Dhs233

A sunscreen might not seem like the first product you’d plump for when it’s dusty outside, but you should never skip the SPF. This multi-purpose product is perfect for us desert dwellers, protecting from the damaging effects of UV rays, free radicals and pollution.

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