Ramadan Skincare — Advice You Need To Put Your Faith In
The holy month of Ramadan is right around the corner and everybody is busy planning how to adjust their daily schedule and activities during this month of fasting, which happens to be smack in the middle of a very hot summer this year. Recently GoDubai magazine interviewed me, on how to take care of our skin during the month of Ramadan, and today I would love to share the essence of it with my SaudiBeauty readers.
It All Boils Down To Smart Choices :
The month of Ramadan can work wonders for your skin or it can work seriously against your appearance. The active choices you make regarding your skincare routine, the type of food you consume and the circadian rhythm you follow during the fasting month will ultimately decide which way it’s going to play out for your skin. If you want to flaunt glowing radiant skin come Eid, follow these simple tips and reap tremendous skin rewards.
Dedicated Daily Skincare :
To ensure an angelic glow during the holy month switch your regular face wash with a cleanser containing glycolic acid (normal-dry skin) or salicylic acid (oily skin). If your skin is sensitive use a gentle cleanser daily and a scrub once a week. Gentle exfoliation every day will stimulate your skin while removing any dead skin cells, imparting your skin with a healthy mega watt glow.
Time To Play Switcheroo With Your Skincare Products :
This year Ramadan is right in the middle of summer, switch your regular skincare creams with lightweight hydrating lotions or serums to let your skin breathe easy and avoid breakouts. Reapply a moisturizing serum every time you wash your face to make sure your skin stays supple and hydrated. For your daily antiaging skincare needs look for products with vitamin C and A, as they are the true tried and tested star ingredients that can change your skin from drab to fab within a span of few weeks.
Stick To Your Sunscreen:
While out and about during the day protect your complexion with a good UVA & UVB sunscreen with SPF 50. UV rays from sun are extremely damaging to skin, not only do they promote pigmentation problems, but they also damage skin’s collagen and elastin leading to early aging in the form of wrinkles and skin sagging.
Make Smart Food Choices :
When beauty gurus tell you, “You look like what you eat” – they are not wrong. Make a special effort and avoid oily/fast food, sugar and refined carbohydrates this Ramadan, they are really bad for your skin and complexion. Over consumption of these food groups can lead to blemishes, breakouts, glycation with early aging and lack luster sallow skin. To achieve a healthy body and healthy skin eat fresh vegetables, proteins and fruits. Eat right and exercise to impart your skin with a healthy glow from within. To ensure that your body stays active and healthy, drink plenty of water (10-15 glasses each night) not only will it refresh you and keep you hydrated it will also help get rid of any toxins from your body and skin.
Catch Up On Your Beauty Sleep :
Get plenty of sleep (8-10 hours) every night if you want to avoid dark circles around the eye and a tired look at the end of Ramadan. Our body goes through multiple changes in our circadian rhythm; different hormones for different purposes are secreted during day and night. Research has shown us that day sleep is not as beneficial as night sleep because body only repairs and rejuvenates during night, with peak repair activity after midnight.
Making these special skincare tweaks during Ramadan will serve you well to look fresh and radiant in the next few weeks of altered lifestyle, praying, fasting and summer heat. Take care of your skin and Ramadan Kareem!