RAMADAN skincare tips!
RAMADAN SKINCARE TIPS!
As we all know, we are currently celebrating the Holy month of Ramadan; a time of spritual reflection, heightened devotion and self improvement. Fasting from dawn to sunset is one of the highest forms of dedication during this month – this means, no water and no food of any sort should be consumed during these hours but this doesn’t mean that we are to skip our skincare routine!
Here’s some skincare tips from The Branding Room’s principal therapist, Mae Romero-Do Thanh:
You may want to add some glow foods a.k.a. FRUITS and VEGETABLES on your iftar menu like Fatty fish like salmon, trout, mackerel and tuna would also be good since they are sources Omega-3.
2. Be mindful of what you eat!
When we see food, we eat! Especially when you see those irresistable goodies on the table (YUM!). It’s okay! but consumption with moderation would be best and as mentioned, it’s best to eat fruits and vegetables; not only it will be good to your skin but also on your overall health as well.
When allowed, drink a lot of water to hydrate yourself and your skin as well!
Any hydrating products are highly recommended! Hydrating toners, essences, mists, serums, etc.. especially with the weather and the lack of hydration in a day. Vitamin c, Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and Vitamin A (retinol) would help with brightening which may help counteract the effect of not having enough sleep which leads us to Eye Patches; recommended to de-puff the eyes.
4. FOR OILY AND DRY SKIN…
It’s best and essential to both skin types to HYDRATE! – especially because of the lack of water consumption in a day. Moistening the face with a hydrating mist every now and then through out the day would give a boost of freshness for you and your skin. Oily skin types, however, can incorporate niacinamde in their routine to help regulate oil production.
5. THE NO NO
Let’s get straight to the point. SUN! if there is one thing that everyone can do to care for their skin is to avoid sun exposure. It often leads to hyperpigmentation causing the skin to lose elasticity leading to skin issues such as ageing.
The best way to protect ourselves is to, of course, apply Sunscreen (SPF) and wear clothing and accessories that provide coverage. The lack of water intake can cause dehydration, so it’s best to reapply SPF every 2 hours to prevent it from sun damage and dehydration.