Breakouts, dry patches, and dull looking skin are all symptoms of the dehydration associated with fasting during Ramadan. But luckily for you, we have rounded up the best tips and tricks to keep your skin happy and healthy throughout this Holy Month.
1. Drink plenty of water
During the fasting month, you need to drink as much water as possible to avoid dehydration of the skin, especially in the heat. Drink plenty of it between iftar and suhoor and try to avoid any juices, sodas, and coffee.
Moisturizing the skin during Ramadan is extremely important. The skin loses moisture due to lack of hydration while fasting. Try to exfoliate and moisturize regularly. Don’t forget to take care of the eyes too as dark circles may easily appear during the month due to changes in your sleeping patterns. Allow yourself to have around eight hours of sleep per day, apply a thick eye cream and place some cucumbers on the eyes to reduce the dark circles. You don’t want to bring them after Ramadan, i.e. Eid
3. Avoid wearing heavy makeup
Avoid wearing a lot of makeup during the day when you are fasting, such as thick foundations and concealers. The bad combo of heat, dehydration and heavy make-up can cause breakouts. Opt for products that are healthy and moisturizing such as BB creams and lip balms with added SPF.
4. Eat healthily
During your suhoor and iftar, make sure you have vegetables on your plate, namely carrots, broccoli, lettuce and spinach as they contain the vital vitamins and minerals that your skin needs. It is normal for Muslims all around the world, including us here in Brunei to eat dates to break our fast. They are a great source of Vitamin A, iron, potassium, magnesium and calcium, and eating dried apricots can help to boost the brightness of your skin.