During the holy month of Radaman, our routine, diet and food consumption change.
But what you need to know is that this sudden change in your dietary habits, combined with the long period of daily fasting, can have a bad effect on your skin.
A proper skincare regime is essential to avoid breakouts, dry patches, dull looking skin and all symptoms of the dehydration associated with fasting.
How can you take care of your skin during Ramadan?
Clean, tone, exfoliate and moisturize your skin! The idea is to remove dead skin caused by the lack of water intake, restore the skin’s natural mineral levels and balance the skin’s oil production.
Fasting dehydrates the skin so it’s very important to make sure that you rehydrate after iftar.
We recommend that between iftar and suhoor you drink at least eight glasses of water in addition to any other fluids.
Fact: The human body only absorbs 50 to 60 per cent of fruit juice, and just 20 to 30 percent of sodas.
Eat healthy! There are many foods that can repair dehydrated skin, such as cashews or almonds which are packed with healthy fibers, fatty acids and proteins which will maintain your skin's glow.
Fruits such as strawberries and blueberries are high in anti-oxidants, which are known for their positive effect on healthy skin. Dates are also a great source of anti-oxidants, vitamin A, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium that all promote optimum skin health. Apricots (the main ingredient of Qamar El Din) aid in the digestion process.
Make the best out of your fasting by including healthy nutrients in your iftar and suhoor.