There are two seasons in Dubai: summer and hot summer. In consequence Dubai is a sweat-city all days a year. With such a weather you definitely need to hydrate your skin. The harsh sun can get your sebaceous glands in an oil-pumping frenzy, leading to those summer breakouts. Your skin in summer, while inundated with sweat and grease from the sunscreen I believe you’re using daily, plus the pores leaking sweat from just taking a ten minute walk in the heat—is actually crying out for protection, not necessarily harsh drying products. There’s just no relief, is there?
I’ve been using for a while different skincare product from this Uk brand – Rodial – and I fault in love with literally all of them. That explains their tremendous grow in the past few years. One skin ingredient that can very well keep you covered on those hydrating and repairing fronts is Dragon’s Blood.
Dragon’s Blood isn’t blood at all but a plant-derived ingredient that comes from sap from a Dragon’s Blood tree (AKA Croton Lechleri). The dark red resin is prized for its healing, nourishing, hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits. Best of all, it has well-known antibacterial and anti-viral properties—which are great for most any skin conditions (or minor wounds). Dragon’s Blood has been around since ancient times for its healing medicinal properties. It’s only now that skin care brands are catching on to how it can benefit your complexion. Just in case you’ve been addressing your skin concerns a la carte, Dragon’s Blood can take on several of them at once.
Acne. Dragon’s Blood can aid in reducing inflammation and redness and help protect the skin from external irritants, which is great for acne, since as we all know, it’s mostly caused when bacteria gets into your pores, causing infection.
Acne scars. Dragon’s Blood offers unique properties for repair and protection of the skin structure. When applied, a ‘second skin’ protective shield is created, preventing environmental damage to the skin and motivating skin cell regeneration. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that Dragon’s Blood possesses works to stimulate the growth of skin’s fibroblasts, which aid in healing injured skin. Acne scarring is generally the result of repeat inflammations of a breakout, which never allow the skin to heal completely before wrecking it again. Constantly picking at acne doesn’t do anything to help this, so keep your hands off. When you start thinking of acne like a wound to heal instead of a blemish to remove, you’ll probably start treating it in a more effective way.
Anti-Aging. Loaded with antioxidants, Dragon’s Blood wards off free radicals that can damage your skin cells, causing premature aging. When you consider how your skin is subjected to an UV damage, environmental aggressors and whatever else you may slather on it on a regular basis, taking an approach to healing your skin prevents it from breaking down more quickly than it already is. Other than aiding in skin regeneration, Dragon’s Blood also boosts collagen production—which is something you’ll miss several years down the road when your skin loses elasticity and the firmness of youth.
You can find Dragon’s Blood as the star ingredient in serums, moisturizers, face masks and exfoliators. I supplied my vanity room with two of Dragon’s Blood products: Micellar Cleansing Water (What Micellar Water is?) and the Hyaluronic Tonic (as I haven’t use one in a long time).
Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water is a gentle facial cleanser with brightening vitamin B3 and rosewater to effectively remove makeup and impurities. Gentle, hydrating micellar water facial cleanser for the eyes and face with hyaluronic acid and vitamin b3. Refreshing rose water removes make-up and impurities whilst dragon’s blood comforts skin through hydration and vitamin b3 illuminates, for an instant burst of energy and a brighter complexion. A gentle cleanser with a non-sting, no rinse formula. Suitable for sensitive skin.
Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic an instant skin-reviving toner for your face that locks in moisture with hyaluronic acid for 24 hours and refines the appearance of pores. Rose water and dragon’s blood soothe sensitive skin while protecting against external aggressions. Vitamin B3 and zinc instantly brighten for a refreshed and even complexion. Skin is left deeply hydrated and firmer and pores appear more refined. A skincare essential, ideal for an instant energy boost, soothing in-flight refreshment or to set makeup.
Rodial products are available in Dubai&UAE in Paris Gallery, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales Dubai Mall and House of Fraser. Online at rodial.co.uk