I may be a slacker in many other departments, but when it comes to my bedtime ritual of really cleansing my face, I adhere to it with the staunch religious piety of a newly converted nun.

I cannot fathom the thought of going to bed with even the lightest veil of makeup. Doing so is a cardinal skincare sin, and is akin to marinating your pores in makeup (and you have the after-effects to show when you wake up looking like you’ve had a rendezvous with The Grouch from Sesame Street). 

Dr. Mohamed El Gharib is a qualified dermatologist with over 14 years of experience. Dr Ghareb Kaya Skin Clinic Dubai UAE dermatologist skincare tips on The Tezzy Files Dubai Beauty lifestyle blog bloggerHis impressive CV covers some of the world’s most prestigious medical institutions across Egypt, France and Saudi Arabia. Lucky for us, he is now based in Dubai, and practicing at one of my favorite skincare clinics; Kaya Skin Clinic.

I had a brief chat with Dr. Gharib, and he has shared some invaluable words of wisdom on how to cheat time, and keep the complexion looking beautifully soft, supple and youthful. Read on for more.