Juana Skin Founder, Juana Martini, shares her AM to PM beauty routine with Emirates Woman.

Talk us through your morning beauty routine.

I like to start the day with warm water and lemon, and some light exercises to stimulate lymph drainage. I also apply the Juana Brightening Day Cream to help keep my skin nourished and moisturised throughout the day, it leaves a nice matte finish.

How does your evening routine differ?

In the evening, I start with a thorough cleanse: I apply the Juana Deep Cleansing Emulsion, and every 2-3 days follow with Juana Exfoliating Face Scrub in order to remove the dead cells, deeply purify and unclog the pores, as well as prepare the skin for overnight regeneration. I then apply the Juana Ultra-Rich Night Cream and conduct a light massage with the Juana Face Oil, to relax the facial muscles for better and more regenerative sleep.


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What are your go-to skincare products?

My beauty philosophy is less is more. Cleansing is super important, so here I use the emulsion on a daily basis, pair it with the scrub 2-3 times a week; and then apply the Juana Brightening Day Cream or Ultra-Rich Night Cream, depending on how my skin feels. If it needs more nourishment, then I go with the night cream which has a richer texture. I also love using the oil – not only on my face but hair as well.

How would you describe your approach to makeup?

Unless there is an important event, I try not to apply makeup. Nowadays we are exposed to so many chemicals and toxins that it’s best to minimise the products that you use. Generally speaking, I have a strong preference for clean, functional makeup products that benefit the skin. For example, I like products which contain SPF.

What can always be found in your makeup bag?

Mascara, tint/tone, and lip balm.

What is currently your favourite fragrance?

I like Oud and floral scents. Currently, my favourite scent is BVLGARI Allegra Fantasia Veneta.

How do you select your evening fragrance?

I actually have my favourite scents that I use regularly, as they elevate me immediately to the right mood and celebratory state every time, I apply them.

Talk us through your hair routine.

I follow the classic hair routine, consisting of four elements: cleansing, nourishing, protection, and treatment. My focus is on using clean products – sulphate and phthalate-free; and also paying attention to the quality of water. Using filters is vital to ensure we remove any minerals that can damage the hair. And finally, diet is extremely important.

What is the most unusual item in your makeup bag?

Lip gloss with SPF. Unfortunately, there are very few lip products containing SPF, while UV light protection is as important for the lips as for the skin!

What do you do to decompress after a long day?

A long walk by the beach and a cup of herbal tea always helps me de-stress.

This is The Fearlessness Issue – to you, what does it take to be fearless in beauty?

To not compromise on the safety and efficacy of the product.

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Photograph by: Ahmed Abdelwahab