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In today's fast-paced world, skincare is not just about beauty - it's a necessity. Research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reveals that our skin absorbs approximately 60% of the substances applied to it. With this statistic in mind, we must recognize the pivotal role skincare plays in our daily regimen. As the scorching Dubai summer approaches, safeguarding our skin becomes paramount when the sun's rays are at their fiercest.

Renowned skincare expert Dr. Antoni Calmon stands at the forefront, generously sharing his wealth of knowledge that doesn't always require spending a dime. With clinics in Paris and London, Dr. Calmon embodies French beauty savoir-faire, expertly balancing radiance and restraint. Beyond his clinic walls, Dr. Calmon introduces PERS (@persskincare), a revolutionary cosmetic brand that distills the market's most potent offerings into a simple routine, demystifying skincare with every luxurious drop.

Dr. Antoni Calmon

Dr. Antoni Calmon tells The Kurator how to deal with skin during the hotter months - but first and foremost one must recognise the enemies - sun, pimples, and dehydration.

1. Sun

Ensure you're protected with SPF 50+ reapplied every 3 hours for reliable sun defense. Opt for a mattifying texture like the PERS SPF gel for a shine-free finish. If makeup is part of your routine, SPF doubles as an excellent base. Even for touch-ups, this texture sits well over makeup. For added protection and refreshment, consider a SPF mist layered over makeup.

Accessorizing with a hat or shade offers an elegant opportunity to elevate your style. Consider incorporating a sophisticated, extravagant hat or opting for the refined charm of an 18th-century Japanese sunshade.

2. Pimples

Dealing with the SPF-sweat-pimple cycle? Here's a solution:

  • Opt for an SPF containing silicones, such as the PERS SPF, which helps regulate sebum production, combats acne, and leaves a matte finish.
  • Incorporate a gentle oil cleanser into your daily skincare routine, both morning and night, to effectively unclog pores.
  • Consider introducing retinol into your summer skincare regimen, provided your skin isn't irritated from sun exposure or saltwater. Use it 1 to 2 times a week for its pore-unclogging and exfoliating properties.
  • Explore mesotherapy treatments to invigorate and harmonize your skin, potentially incorporating zinc for added balance.

3. Dehydration

  • Restore your skin's hydrolipidic barrier with a nourishing repair cream, such as the Light Cream or Rich Cream from PERS.
  • Maintain hydration by drinking between 2 and 3 liters of water daily, crucial not only for skin health but also to prevent issues like low blood pressure and cystitis.
  • Explore mesotherapy treatments to deliver essential nutrients directly to the superficial layers of dry skin.
  • Consider skin booster injections to replenish nutrients at deeper layers, utilizing substances like hyaluronic acid (such as Profhilo or Revive), nucleotides (derived from salmon sperm), or exosomes. Keep in mind that these treatments may cause minor bruising, so it's important to avoid sun exposure afterward to prevent pigmentation issues.