With Ramadan being right around the corner, this is the best time to start preparing the perfect Ramadan skincare routine. During that time it’s important to really make sure your skin stays moisturized and gets extra TLC! Fasting can take a toll on our skin so here's how you can ensure your skin is at its best during the holy month.
Although you have to wait until after your fast to drink water, it’s important to moisturize the skin during the day. Your skin can become dull and dry from dehydration so applying a moisturizer whose purpose is to hydrate is key! Flora and Noor has a Rose Renewal moisturizer that is a hydrating and invigorating cream that enhances the skin’s moisture barrier function to optimize hydration for a radiant complexion. Having dry skin means you’ll also need to exfoliate. The Earth and Ocean Acne Fighting Mask will help gently remove dead skin and stimulate new skin turnover. That being said, it is important that after fasting hours and during iftar and suhoor, you drink plenty of water and consume foods with water, whether it’s fruit, vegetables, or even soup. You need to replenish as much water as you can for the next day.
During Ramadan, your diet and sleep patterns are changing, so you will want to change your usual skincare routine. Your routine should be very basic. Don’t use any products that will be heavy on the skin and opt for non-comedogenic products. Because you’re not intaking anything during the day you have to keep in mind that your skin can easily break out as it’s being deprived of its normal nutrients. Products that use natural ingredients are also beneficial as they help feed your skin on the surface. Flora and Noor offer a Berry Oxygen Mask that exfoliates the skin with actual blueberry and cranberry pulp. Ramadan is the perfect time to start practicing using more natural and organic skincare products that are free from harmful ingredients.
Apart from focusing on the face, your lips will experience the most dehydration during this time. You want to make sure you’re using a lip scrub for exfoliation to get rid of the dry skin especially if you start to experience cracking. A natural remedy that can be used is aloe vera. Aloe vera helps with inflammation from dry lips and overall moisturization. Try using more lip oils and conditioning balms to keep the lips moisturized. Because you aren't able to drink water frequently the lips may appear dull so try to also include a tinted lip balm to appear more lively.
Having healthy skin always goes back to what you’re feeding your body. You want to avoid eating certain foods and drinks during this time. When it comes to food, avoid eating a lot of sugar. Ironically Ramadan is a time when we tend to have a lot of sugar but it’s important to limit that. Sugar can weaken the skin's collagen and elastin as well as our immune system. Meaning your skin is more likely to break out. Eating whole fruits and vegetables and avoiding fast food is a great way to maintain healthy-looking skin during this time. And remember this is the time when you should be eating clean and breaking those unhealthy habits.
Ramadan is all about taking care of yourself in the best way possible. Don't neglect your skin but instead take that time to learn what works best and try new, clean products. You never know, your Ramadan skincare routine might become your go-to routine all year!