As we all know, the holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner. It is at that time of the year routines change. It is also a time when the skin and body will experience dehydration. Here are a few tips to keep in mind in order to stay fresh and keep the skin radiant. Ramadan is the time of the year that every Muslim will part take in fasting (abstaining from food and drink from dawn till dusk). In this holy month, the reflection of faith is very important and a time when one works to attain a closer relationship with God. For an amount of time, the body will be dehydrated and the lack of liquids will make the skin dry. To avoid looking or feeling dry and uneasy all the time, here are a few tips to keep in mind when fasting.
Ramadan will take place during the summer season this time. So any outdoor activity will keep you tired and skin looking dull. So, during the next 30 days, switch to a moisturizing serum that has vitamin C, if you don’t already have one. Products with vitamin C will keep your skin looking fresh and reverses the aging cycle. When the skin is dry, fine lines that lead to wrinkles will appear. And a good moisturizer will help to clear all that. Another essential product will be sunscreen. Have a good UV sunscreen protector handy and use it as often as you can if you are having things to do in the outdoors. Since the body doesn’t have water for a long time frame, sunscreen related creams will help retain whatever water is in the body and give out a beautiful glow on the skin.
Keep the Make Up Simple
Heavy makeup during this holy month will contribute to damaging the skin. It also causes dehydration. Because of the hot weather, it can lead to skin breakouts and more dryness. If you want to wear makeup, try to keep it simple. Whatever can keep your skin moisturized and healthy, then do put it on. Moreover, always keep fix spray handy at all times. Fix spray are special sprays that are puffed on the face after wearing your normal makeup. It helps to rejuvenate the skin and keep it looking renewed. Since fasting is in summer, keep your fix spray in the refrigerator and use it when needed. This also helps to bring hydration to the skin.
There is a reason why we are told to avoid junk food or fatty food. And during the month of Ramadan, you have to be more cautious about it. Oily and sugary food will cause the body to become very lethargic and thirsty. And eating it almost every day will lead to unwanted problems either in the near or far future. To keep the body energized during the rest of the day, take foods that have a lot of water in it. Apart from hydrating the skin on the outside, there are few other things one can do to hydrate from the inside. For example, during suhoor (the meal before fast starts) and iftar (the breaking of fast), drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water. It will help keep the body hydrated and the skin looking fresh. Avoid drinking juices or soft drinks, as it will make you thirstier and makes your skin dry. Take lots of fresh veggie and fruits after breaking your fast so that it helps in your digestion and keeps you healthy during this one month. And snacking on nuts and berries will not only have you full, but are a great source of anti-aging elements as well!
Last but not least, try as much as possible to have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep, because one full cycle of sleep, also keeps the skin looking fresh and keep the stomach intact from getting hungry fast. And during the middle of the day you feel dry and hot, reach out for a cup of cold yogurt to place on your skin for a cool down. With all that said, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Muslims a happy and safe fasting during the month of Ramadan!