By Hannah Lisa Makeup, Mar 7 2014 10:52AM

I have been a long time lover of LUSH, so I was so glad to find it here in the UAE. I grew up with their bath bombs and heavenly smelling soaps. The smell of their products is incredible, but the thing I like the most is that they are so natural.

There are many chemical products on the market today, however it’s so easy to avoid. Why plaster your face, hair, body, with harsh chemicals when there are natural alternatives. In some cases, I understand that chemicals are the ‘best’ way forward. Meaning that things like wrinkles are not going to disappear overnight without something giving you an unnatural helping hand. I don’t disagree with this as everyone wants to look their best! I do think though, that A, you should avoid chemicals as much as possible, and B, that prevention is better than cure. In that preventative regime you can easily include natural and skin friendly products.

Keeping your skin at the right moisture level is incredibly important. Not just from the outside either! Drinking lots of water can help reduce the look of fine lines around the eyes, and even the overall tone of your skin.

Regular, gentle exfoliation can brighten your skin and promote cell renewal which will keep your skin looking fresh and young. Try ‘angels on bare skin’ from LUSH, it’s a beautiful natural every day cleanser with a very soft exfoliant. It leaves your skin smooth, fresh and clean with just the one product. So not only is it natural, but it saves time too!

Using the right moisturiser for your skin is important. Using one that’s too rich can make your skin greasy and clogged, whereas dry skin with not enough moisture can easily look tired and dull. In fact a big factor in the cause of dull, ageing looking skin is dehydration. My favourite moisturiser from LUSH is GORGEOUS, a fresh, everyday moisturiser which has evening primrose, a pressed oil which I think is fantastic whether used on the skin or taken as a supplement (see my blog post on evening primrose oil here ).

You can go into LUSH at the Dubai mall and speak to one of their fantastic staff to find the perfect moisturiser for your skin type. They’re so helpful and knowledgable about their products and skin care!!! I was so happy with the level of customer service there.

Some of my favourite products I have from LUSH include ‘BIG’ shampoo, which is made with sea salt for super volumised hair. My advise is to use this every now and then, if you want some extra body, as it can be quite drying to both your hair and scalp, if you use it every day. I also love the LUSTRE, body powder. It’s a beautiful smelling golden powder which you can brush on practically anywhere to give yourself an amazing golden glow. It literally looks like you’ve been to the beach all day! You can also use it as a highlighter on your cheeks. Just buff it on with a big fluffy brush, building it up in layers depending on how much of a glow you want!

LUSH is a perfect way to start your new, natural skincare regime! It’s not expensive at all, and their products even have use by dates so you don’t end up using products which have gone out of date! I really would advise to use natural products wherever you can. Chemicals can cause more harm than good so you need to be careful, but that’s another blog post ;-)

Let me know if you have any questions. You’ll be seeing lots more blogs on natural and organic skincare from me in the future!!

H x