This year Ramazan has come in peak summer. While keeping hydrated during non-fasting hours is key, there are a lot of other factors that need to be taken into account for maintaining your face and body glow. For starters, a strict beauty regime during the month is essential.
Fasting for long hours alongside scorching heat and lack of fluids, may pave the way for skin damage and dryness. Compiled from Khaleej Times, here is a list of five hacks for a radiant complexion in Ramazan.
1. Follow a cleansing routine
The deficiency of certain nutrients while observing a fast may leave the skin looking pale and dull. It is necessary to use a mild cleanser on a routine basis to keep the blood circulation going. The product should be free of heavy fragrance and artificial colours.
Disturbed sleep is common in Ramazan. Hence, you should not forget to take care of the area around the eyes to prevent dark circles. Use a cool tea bag twice a week and an overnight vitamin C serum.
2. Use the right makeup products
Acne breakouts are very common in Ramazan, courtesy lack of sleep, oily foods and caffeine overdose. Oil-based heavy makeup should to be avoided at all cost because it can lead to breakouts. Only light water-based foundation should be used if need be.
3. Drink natural fruit juices
As mentioned earlier, your skin may not be receiving the amount of water it requires to stay healthy and glowing. If you are prone to Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) or get dehydrated fast, it is vital to stay away from carbonated and sugary beverages in the holy month.
4. Keep moisturised
Insufficient body water leads to parched lips and skin. To avoid this, you must use moisturiser regularly. It is recommended to apply cream right after showering because the skin absorbs the product better at that time.
Use very mild cleansers or olive oil to remove makeup and completely avoid using wet wipes. Lips should also be nourished three to four times a day. Not only will they look soft and pink but this tactic will also keep your less thirsty throughout the day.
5. Eat the right foods
You are what you eat – this holds true during Ramazan too. Make a special effort to avoid oily/fast food, sugars and refined carbohydrates because they are really bad for the skin. Eating unhealthy items can lead to skin blemishes and discolourations.
To achieve a flawless and radiant skin tone, incorporate a big bowl of fresh fruits, vegetables or fish into your iftar as these superfoods are rich in vitamins and minerals.
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