7 Must-Know Bridal Beauty Secrets From the Middle East

In America, bridal beauty prep is fairly straightforward—a hair and makeup trial, some extra gym time, and maybe even a spray time are usually standard protocol. In the Middle East, however, brides take a different approach to beauty—a holistic, homemade approach. Think DIY hair masks, monthly body scrubs, and even homemade cleansing powders. We asked the incredibly knowledgeable Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder of the natural body and skincare line Shiffa Dubai, to share her favorite traditional bridal beauty rituals that anyone can DIY at home, brides-to-be included. Warning: may cause strong urge to stock up on rose water, Moroccan exfoliating mitts, and clay—yes, clay. 

Keep scrolling to see her tips!