Counting down for Ramadan means engaging in all sorts of preparations on the home front and the fashion front as well. But did you do your homework regarding your beauty preps as well? The long fasting hours, the heat and the disrupted sleep, not to mention all the tanning that’s taking place right before Ramadan… all of these factors will surely take their toll on your skin. The solutions could be quite simple but your beauty routine will benefit from a few tweaks here and there. Check out our 7 beauty tips to save your skin this Ramadan.
1 || Stay Hydrated
This is an obvious one but it’s such an important point that we had to start with it. Aim to drink up to three litres of water during your non-fasting hours to compensate for the long fasting hours. You could add some electrolytes to your diet during this month to compensate for lost minerals.
2 || Keep It Simple
The combination of foundation, concealer, and perhaps powder, combined with heat and dehydration is a recipe for disaster. You will be encouraging breakouts when you pile on the products during the day. Instead go for products that provide light coverage and hydration whenever possible such as BB creams or Chanel’s newest invention.
3 || Serums
Choose a serum that provides a dose of all the potent ingredients. You will need your vitamin C and your hyaluronic acid of course, but you could also need some other calming and hydrating ingredients as well so read your labels. Some serums combine vitamin C and hyaluronic acid such as the one by Petunia Skincare.
4 || Glossy Not Matte
Despite all claims, but matte lipsticks drain your lips from their natural moisture so steer clear from them during fasting hours and stick to using glosses instead. You still have time to amp up the lip drama after Iftar.
5 || Yes To A Facial
Say yes to a facial. If ever there was a time that you will need a facial it’s probably during Ramadan. Look for a hydrating facial that can deliver the lost nutrients back to your skin, and provide you with a relaxing pleasurable experience. Steer clear of harsh treatments and peels.
6 || Say No To Sugar
We don’t exactly know why but most people will gravitate towards Arabic sweets loaded with sugar syrup during Ramadan. We all know how tempting yet how dangerous these are. Limit your intake if you can. Loading on the sugar will ultimately break down your collagen and elastin which will lead to premature aging and sagging of the skin. Excess sugar intake is also linked to acne and a weakened immune system.
7 || Mist it
Keep a hydrating face mist handy for when you’re on the go. When you can’t hydrate yourself from within, you can at least spritz on a face mist during the day to refresh and revitalise your face and yourself as well. All the better if you can find a mist loaded with SPF for a midday sunscreen touch up.