To begin with, we cannot wait for all the peace and self improving benefits that come along with the holy month of Ramadan. We are looking forward to embracing the self-discipline that Ramadan offers and reaping the great health benefits of fasting.. Due mid May, and lasting for a whole month, Ramadan comes this year during the summer heat and dry weather, which might present some sort of threat on our skin condition due to dehydration and loss of important vitamins and minerals.. How can you take good care of your complexion during Ramadan and maintain that healthy glow you’ve been building all year long?
Drinking lots and lots of water after Iftar will initially come to your mind.. But then again, how are you going to maintain that hydrating effect and trap all the moisturizing benefits from water drinking the day after, during your fast? There is only one thing that you should do in order to save your skin during Ramadan, and hyaluronic acid it should be..
Hyaluronic acid in its pure form is the star ingredient and the number one moisturizing powerhouse that offers deep hydration to the skin, it traps water in our skin cells and assures hydration that lasts hours and hours.. The beauty of it is that it sits on the outer layer of the skin and works as a protectant and barrier from dry weather conditions.. Having become the most popular active ingredient in nearly every major skin care launch, we still recommend using its pure formula in order to reap its maximum benefits..
It is the key molecule involved in skin moisture because it absorbs up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Think of hyaluronic acid as a sponge in your skin that holds on to moisture and keeps your face looking plump and dewy, so regardless of the water content your body tries to maintain during fasting, having HA as a protective layer will insure maximum hydration, this explains why HA is a humectant, basically it pulls water from the environment into your skin. Think of it as a big drink of water for your face, softening fine lines, making skin look firmer, and smoothing out even the roughest dry patches.. Hyaluronic Acid plumps the skin and provides it with more volume..
How to incorporate Hyaluronic Acid in your daily Ramadan skincare routine?
HA is a humectant, and those usually have the consistency of water, so they absorb much better than emollients, which are thicker and don’t absorb as quickly, like oils and creams.. So in order to maximize your moisturizing game during Ramadan, you should apply Hyaluronic Acid in its pure formula as often as you want, and after, seal the deal with a layer of your favored emollient. This method allows for full absorption of the HA, while simultaneously locking it in to make sure it does not evaporate!