Summer and Ramadhan are fast approaching, and the heat plus fasting might take a toll on your skin if you don’t take the right steps to care for it. In order to maintain a healthy and radiant skin during the Holy Month, here are a few tips:
- Stay hydrated
Drinking enough water is not only good for your health during hot days, but it’s also beneficial for your skin. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of liquids between iftar and suhoor. Avoid carbonated and sugary beverages such as juices, sodas, and even caffeine as much as possible since these can be more dehydrating. If you are not much of a water drinker, you can try to infuse it with fruits — which also offers a few more benefits, including boosting your immunity, flushing out toxins, and keeping you hydrated throughout the day without calories. Some great combinations you can try are:
Orange + Ginger + Strawberries
Lemon + Cucumber + Mint
Lime + Orange + Lemon
Blueberries + Raspberries + Mint + Lime
Pineapple + Mint + Orange
- Go easy on the washing
Fasting can already dehydrate your skin and over-washing can aggravate it further. If you need to cool your skin, you can opt for facial and fixing sprays, and leave the facial washes for your bedtime skincare routine. You can also store your facial sprays in the fridge for extra coolness — doing so can get rid of puffiness and refresh you especially during hot days.
- Take care of your peepers
Ramadhan can be a hectic time and nothing shows our tiredness more than dark circles under our eyes. Keep your eyes looking fresh and young by giving it the attention it deserves: place teabags over your eyes and don’t forget to pat on the eye cream. Also, try to get as much as 8 hours of sleep per night, doing so will give your face a soft glow and will ensure that you’re well-rested enough to take on the next day.
- Slather on sunblock
Aside from the Ramadhan fasting, the summer sun can also wreak havoc on your skin, so protect it from sun damage by slathering on sunblock whenever you’re out and about. An SPF 30 sunblock will do but also make sure to reapply if you’re staying out in the sun for more than 3 hours. Also, ensure that the sun protection you pick does not clog your pores.
- Eat your way to glowing skin
For radiant, healthy, glowing skin even while on your Ramadhan fasting, you can raise your antioxidant intake during iftar and suhoor. Foods that are rich in antioxidants and fiber include almonds, berries, pomegranates, and even dark chocolate. You can grab one (or even all) and incorporate it into your Ramadhan menu.
Exfoliating your skin can help clear clogged pores, giving you smooth and radiant skin. At the same time, regular exfoliation can also stimulate blood circulation on your face and helps get rid of puffiness and water retention. Depending on your skin type, you can opt to exfoliate once to twice a week. Also, make sure to rinse your face with cold water to close your pores.
Moisturising is one of the most crucial steps in a good skincare regimen, more so during the summer months or when fasting for Ramadhan. Be sure to include and use a hydrating moisturiser for your face to make up for your lack of water consumption throughout the day. If you have dry skin, you can opt to use oils or rich creams, while gel-based moisturisers are recommended for oily-skinned women.
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