8 absolute beauty essentials if you’re living in Dubai Dubai, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, is greeted by people from most – if not all – nations under the sun. Despite our differences being the one thing that draws us closer together, there is one more thing that all women in Dubai share in common: Our need to attend to our beauty and care! Without any further ado, we present you with 8 absolute beauty essentials any and all women in Dubai ought to have on-hand: Sunscreen Though often neglected, sunscreen should be a non-negotiable essential in the lives of every woman, especially those with lighter skin pigmentation. Reduced levels of melanin on the skin increase the likelihood of developing skin cancer due to extended exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun. Therefore, ladies, invest in some good sunscreen lotion and get applyin’. If you’re looking for an alternative sunscreen for your face to compliment your makeup routine, check out this post. (Insert hyperlink to “Here’s how you can get the perfect summer look in Dubai heat”) Hairbands Let’s face it, when the temperature starts to rise and sweat starts to break out (especially behind your neck if you have shoulder-length hair or longer!), you’ll want to tie up your hair. This will not only help you to avoid getting your hair covered with sweat but will also help you cool down. Sunglasses Not only will you automatically look so much cooler wearing sunglasses, but you’ll be protecting your eyes from the bright rays of the sun. Lip balm It can be easy for your lips to get chapped in the hot summer weather, especially if you are not drinking enough water. A good way to overcome this problem is by keeping your lips moisturized with a good lip balm. Pucker up ladies! Deodorant Let’s not be that woman everyone else flees from because the smell of BO is just too strong. Spray some deodorant in the mornings before leaving your house and keep a handy small bottle in your purse in case you need to spray some later on in the day if you walked around outside for extended periods of time. Or, if you’re anything like me and you leave your house in a rush because you want to catch some extra z’s and forget to put on deodorant, you’ll already have one in your bag to spray on! Body Sprays The smell of sweat is never pleasant. While deodorant may be helpful with BO, you can’t exactly spray deodorant over your clothes (they’ll get stained with white!). Instead, you can use some body splash perfumes during the day to make sure you’re always smelling great. Bath and Body Works have great scents, check them out here. Anti-Frizz Serum With humidity levels being so high in Dubai, it’s never a bad idea to invest in a good serum to apply to your hair to tame it, especially if your hair is on the wavy/curly side. Skin Moisturizer As with chapped lips, your skin can be prone to dryness as well. A good way to combat this is by applying moisturizer to your skin daily. Having a small bottle in your handbag is also a good idea to reapply to your hands during the day.