We have passed over a week of Ramadan!
While we hope this Ramadan has given you spiritual growth, we understand it can also be a time of physical challenges, including changes in our eating habits, sleep patterns, and daily routine. One area that often gets overlooked during this time is skincare. Here are some Ramadan dos and don'ts to keep your skin looking its best throughout the month.
DO keep your skin hydrated: fasting can lead to dehydration, which can take a toll on your skin. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water during non-fasting hours to keep your skin hydrated. You can also incorporate hydrating skincare products into your routine, such as a facial mist or a hydrating serum. We recommend our Hibiscus Moisture Gel (new limited edition product launched for just for Ramadan)
DO keep yourself hydrated: In addition to keeping your skin hydrated, make sure you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated overall. This can help prevent headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms that can impact your skin health.
DO wear sun protection: If you are spending time outdoors during Ramadan, it's important to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF30 or higher, and reapply every two hours. We recommend our Brightening Mineral Sunscreen SPF50
DO get enough sleep: Sleep is essential for healthy skin, as it allows your body to repair and regenerate. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night to give your skin the rest it needs.
DO remember skincare: Even if your routine is slightly altered during Ramadan, it's important to stick to your skincare routine as much as possible. Cleansing, moisturizing, and applying any treatments or serums should remain a part of your daily routine.
DON'T skip meals: While it may be tempting to skip meals during Ramadan, doing so can have negative effects on your skin. Skipping meals can cause your blood sugar levels to drop, which can lead to dullness, dryness, and breakouts.
DON'T overindulge in sugary or fatty foods: When breaking your fast, it's important to make healthy food choices to keep your skin looking its best. Avoid overindulging in sugary or fatty foods, as they can cause inflammation and breakouts.
DON'T use harsh or irritating skincare products: During Ramadan, your skin may be more sensitive due to changes in your routine and hydration levels. Avoid using harsh or irritating skincare products that can further aggravate your skin.
DON'T forget to take care of yourself: Finally, remember that self-care is an important part of skincare. Take time for yourself to relax and unwind, whether it's through meditation, reading a book, or taking a bath. When you take care of yourself, your skin will thank you.
With a few small adjustments to your skincare routine and eating habits, you can keep your skin looking healthy and radiant throughout Ramadan. Stick to the dos and avoid the don'ts, and you'll be on your way to beautiful, glowing skin!