Top 5 Summer Skin Essentials for the Busy Muslimah

Summertime is here ladies, and If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love it. The warm rays of the sun, lazy days sipping lemonade, enjoying a nice breeze, brunching with your best girlfriends…what could be better?

No matter what you’re doing this Summer, you need to make sure your skin looks fabulous.

Here’s a list of my Top 5 Beauty Picks to make sure you keep that pretty summer glow!

BioRepublic Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Sheet Mask

Keep your skin dewy and glowing in just 15 minutes with this deliciously scented sheet mask. This mask not only energizes but brightens your skin for a fresh, youthful look. I’ve been a fan of this product for the last year and at a price of $4.99, you can’t afford not to try it.

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion

I know, I know…you’re like Hada what? Don’t’ let the name throw you off. Hyaluronic lotion is a powerful humectant that works wonders on your skin. This brand is formulated in Japan and is hands down one of the absolute best skin care treatments you can use. It plumps, moisturizes and gives your skin a magnificent glow. Best of all, you can grab it right on Amazon for under $12.

You might think it’s counterintuitive to cleanse your skin with oil especially during Summer, but oil cleansing nourishes and moisturizes your skin in ways that soap based facial products do not.

This rich oil cleanser is made with Parsley and Macadamia seed which calm and softens your skin. Available from Aesop for $59, this soothing oil cleanser is a must-have Summer essential.

Hanacure All-In-One Facial

Hanacure Facial Kit

If you follow the latest beauty trends, you must have heard of Hanacure by now. This home facial has been the rave of beauty bloggers, celebs, stay-at-home-moms, and everyone in between.

Inspired by the Lotus flower, this mask, tightens, lifts and smooths your skin, instantly giving you a radiant and healthy glow. The Starter Set is $29 and if you fall in love with it, which I know you will, you can get the full set for $110.

Crème De La Mer

Creme de La Mer


Get ready for pure indulgence with Crème De La Mer, the luxury skin cream coveted by those “in the know” for decades. I discovered this powerfully rich crème back in 2006 and I have been using it ever since.

Formulated by a physicist who suffered burns to his skin from an experiment that went awry, this rich, luxurious crème is harvested from sea kelp that helps regenerate your skin by providing deep, nourishing hydration.

You will be addicted to the results you get from this wonderful crème. Once only available at fine department stores, you can now purchase La Mer at Sephora for $85 for 0.5 oz or $175 for 1 oz.

Take care of yourselves well sisters and remember, no matter how much outer beauty you have, it’s what’s in your heart that truly matters.


Kim Shamsiddin


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