Your skin becomes dehydrated during Ramadan as your fluid intake is reduced considerably. You can experience unpleasant symptoms such as breakouts, dryness, and dehydration… One of the downsides to fasting is that it can make your skin looking dull. Your skin shows that it needs a little boost. We’ve rounded up a few of the best tips to help you to take care of your skin and limit the damage.
Drink as much water as you can
As your water intake will be limited during the day, make sure to keep hydrated overnight. Drink as much water as you can during Suhoor and Iftar. Keeping yourself hydrated is vital not only for your skin but also for your general health. Drink at least 8 glasses per day and try to limit caffeine intake as caffeine causes dehydration. In addition to be the best for staying hydrated, water also helps cells move nutrients in and toxins out and this helps your skin to look better.
Increase your vitamin C
Your diet affects your complexion and certain foods can work wonders on your skin. Make sure you eat clean, nourishing foods – not only during Ramadan, but also in general of course –. Avoid eating fatty, fried, salty, and heavy foods. Try to have salads, vegetables, grilled meats, and chicken. Do not forget fruits that are rich in antioxidants. Especially, Vitamin C is a key antioxidant to have a glowing skin. It helps tissue grow and repair itself. Foods rich in vitamin C include citrus fruits, dark leafy greens, kiwi, guava, broccoli and red bell pepper.
Don’t skip the moisturizer
Moisturization and hydration go hand in hand. While you keep your skin hydrated, you need to moisturize it to keep the water inside. As moisturization repairs your skin’s barrier, it prevents water loss and improves your skin’s texture and health. When it comes to moisturizing and help the dehydrated skin, water-based moisturizers are the first thing to turn to. Opt for creams and lotions containing hyaluronic acid in order to combat dehydration. Serums also are key to support the skin’s barrier and sheet masks are easiest to give your skin moisture boost.