Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection, and renewal but it can also be a time when our daily routines and habits change significantly. Fasting for long periods can be exhausting and might hurt your body, and you can notice particularly skin dehydration during Ramadan. which can cause dryness, flakiness, and other skin issues,
This is due to dehydration caused by the lack of food and water intake for very long hours. However, with a few simple skincare tips, you can keep your skin hydrated, and moisturized throughout the day.
Here are some Ramadan skincare tips and advice to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
To take care of your skin during Ramadan, you shouldn’t neglect it. Try to exfoliate and moisturize regularly as your skin has probably lost a lot of its moisture due to lack of hydration during fasting. Water-based moisturized coupled with Hyaluronic Acid are the perfect combination to lock that moisture, for glowing, supple skin!
Feed your skin all-day
Develop a habit of carrying around moisturizer and basic skin care products to aid in your skin’s hydration, and create your own AM and PM routine
Cleanser, treatment spots, moisturizer & sunscreen
Cleanser, treatment, serum & moisturizer
After ablution and prayers, re-apply moisturizer, body lotion, and lip balm to avoid dryness. If you’re also active in sports remember to double cleanse to remove access oil and apply serum or face mask, to restore skin’s firmness and lock in hydration for the long run.
If you can’t feed your skin internally, it would be best to opt for ways in which you can feed it with moisture directly. One easy way—that will also help you keep you feel cool in the sweltering heat of our climes—would be to constantly drench your skin in a facial mist for a sensorial experience akin to a light shower. Not only does it provide your skin with the boost of hydration it needs, will do wonders in doubling up as additional skincare as well.
Drink lots of water after breaking your fast
When you break your fasting, make sure you eat some of the meals that are water-based, such as soup. Try and try to avoid any juices, sodas, and coffee. Try to drink detox water, infused with cucumber, mint, and lemon. This will hydrate the skin instantly with powerful vitamins – you’ll be getting vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc. Of course, you need to drink at least eight cups of water before you start your fasting the next day, to keep your skin hydrated during Ramadan.
Avoid sodas and caffeinated drinks
Avoid Caffeine: Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it can cause dehydration. During Ramadan, it’s best to avoid or limit caffeine intake, as it can lead to dry skin. Instead, opt for herbal tea or fresh juice that can hydrate your skin and boost your overall
Load up on Superfoods!
When you’re limited to eating only a few hours of the day, eating right is as important as any skincare trick in the book. The aim is to get as many important nutrients as you would need during your morning sahur—so that you’ll be energized throughout the day. Adding superfoods to your meals would help in this area, as you would be packing your meals with sufficient proteins, anti-oxidants, fibers, and minerals to your diet. Whilst whole ingredients such as salmon, eggs, olives, and avocados will do the trick, whipping up some easy jams or post-buka snacks using chia seeds might also help to ensure you’ve got enough energy throughout the day.