Content Creator Maya Ahmad talk to Emirates Woman about her morning to evening beauty routine.

Talk us through your morning routine.

First thing I do in the morning is dry brushing as it has so many benefits such as detoxifying the skin, increasing blood circulation and it just lifts you and your whole body up. Then I brush my teeth and wipe off my night skin care with rose water before applying SPF. After that, I make myself spearmint tea as it has so many benefits such as balancing hormones and improving gut health. Once I’ve had my tea, I head to my 7am workout which is usually cycling or CrossFit. Finally, once I’ve finished with my workout,
I head home, shower and start the day with a skin care routine which consists of a good Vitamin C serum and cream like the Sunday Riley CEO Serum and Afterglow cream.

How does your evening routine differ?

I always double cleanse to remove the buildup on the skin from the day and stubborn makeup. I follow this with a good antiageing serum and ceramides rich cream that allows me to massage the skin with my gua sha for about five minutes. I also always end the day by massaging my scalp to help promote hair growth and then I use a good root serum. I recommend the scalp serum from Vegamour. As for body care I use a rich balm all over my body.

What are your favourite skin care products?

Currently, my go to morning products are CEO Serum by Sunday Riley, Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer by Ole Henriksen and Banana Bright Eye Cream by Ole Henriksen. As for my evening beauty products, I use Melt AWF by Fenty Skin to melt off all the makeup then I use Dynamic Resurfacing Face Wash by Elemis, it’s so good. I also use Good Genes Sunday Riley, La Mer Cream and the Anti-Aging eye cream by Dr. Barbara Sturm.

Which mask is your favourite and why?

Occasionally, I use the Glycolic Acid toner by The Ordinary. I am over sheet masks to be honest. I also love the T.L.C. Sukari babyfacial by Drunk Elephant to gently exfoliate my skin twice a week. It leaves my skin looking radiant and feeling very smooth.

How would you describe your approach to makeup?

I used to look at makeup as a shield and cover but now I use it to enhance my beauty and features.

What can always be found in your makeup bag?

You will always find a bronzer and a cheek tint. Even on days when I don’t wear makeup, you will always see me wear them for a natural sun kissed glow.

Which fragrance is currently your favourite?

I am currently obsessed with Liquides Imaginaires by Blanche Bête, I have been gatekeeping it for a year as it is my signature scent.

How do you choose your evening fragrance?

It really depends on the outfit whether it’s daring, cute, or modest. The more daring I want to feel the more I go towards smoky scents, whereas if I want to feel cute, I go
towards gourmand scents. Talk us through your haircare routine. Scalp massage at least once a day followed by a root oil mask before every wash. I use Fable and Maine, then after the wash, I apply the Vegamour root serum. I use Dyson for styling as it causes less damage on the hair than other styling products.

What was the last beauty product you bought?

I bought a self-tanning mist by Isle of Paradise which you can find at Sephora and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo.

This is The Summer Escape Issue – where will you be escaping to this summer?

Anywhere in Greece as it is my favourite place on earth.

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Images: Supplied byMaya Ahmad