The most sought-after celebrity skin doctor Dr. Barbara Sturm recently shared her beauty insider knowledge at MOE Fashion Live, Mall of the Emirates. Take a look at her do’s and don’ts

The former orthopedist turned skincare guru to the stars – she’s known for the renowned vampire facials made famous by Kim Kardashian – began her skincare line in 2002, when she couldn’t find the right solutions for her skin. Here she shares her wealth of knowledge stemmed from research and creating cult favourites such as glow drops

Treat your body well

If there is one thing you can do for your body and skin, it’s get plenty of sleep and consume an anti-inflammatory diet. Tomatoes, almonds, walnuts, green leafy vegetables and fatty fish are great for you. Of course, you have to use a skincare regimen that isn’t damaging to the skin too.

Avoid lasers, acid peels, and certain ingredients in skincare

Try to stay away from lasers, acid peels and skin products that have mineral oils and alcohol, as it dehydrates skin and clogs your pores. Fragrances also cause irritation to the skin. If you are using Vitamin C, make sure it isn’t over 5% as this can damage your skin.

Create the perfect skincare regime

The perfect routine includes a great cleanser, hyaluronic acid serum, and cream. If you’re going into the sun, add a sunscreen like my Sun Drops. Four to five products are enough.


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