How does fasting affect our skin?
Depending on how you are doing Ramadan, you may or may not see your skin being affected in this blessed month,
so I would like to share some tips that could maintain your skin(And even improve it)while we are engage in this sacred weeks:
Gentleness in our approach
I love to treat my skin extra nice while I am fasting, because dehydration can draw moisture from it and cause it to be more sensitive.
So I use a gentle cleanser (like the Calming Multitasking face cream) to gently remove any makeup, or wash my face at the end of the day, and always follow my wudhu with a few sprays from the Face Spritz.
You can do this as well, even if you don't have my products, by using a gentle cleanser, applying a diy face mask with nourishing ingredients, and of course taking up face massage, which is a great way to give your skin extra love at no extra cost!
DID YOU KNOW?: our face creams now include Hyaluronic Acid for an extra hydration and moisture boost!
Thirst is one of the biggest challenges during the fast, and your skin feels this as well, so maximise your hydration, by not only drinking lots of water in the time between Iftar and Suhoor, but also try to include foods with high water content,
-fruits and veggies like cucumbers, watermelons,
_dishes like soups and smoothies,
and additions like chia seeds, which hold a lot of moisture and are great for hydration.
And just as much as you should think about what to eat, you should also consider what NOT to eat, mainly processed foods that are high in sugar, because this, together with the dehydration that occurs naturally with the fast, will have effects on the health of your skin.
A great way to keep your skin happy, glowing and rejuvenated is by providing it with constant moisture and hydration, and specially while we are fasting, which can make our skin feel drained,
And this one is quite easy because you can do it everytime you take wudhu! If you are not wearing makeup throughout the day, you can use the time you take wudhu to give your skin an session of love and care, using either the facial oil or the Soothing face cream.
And if you have notice your skin has become more dry, and it is not because of Ramadan, you can read this blog that has helped many sisters with this same issue:
Build strength from the inside
This is one of my favorite tips, because it makes taking care of your skin so much easier,
You see when your skin is healthy, it will show,
and how you make your skin healthy is by all the ways Im sure you know:
Reducing the sugar, drinking more water, and adding more fruits and veggies to your diet...
But you can also supplement this by finding what is missing in your body...
for example, if you suffer from extremely dry skin that can't hold moisture no matter what you do, you might be in need of Omega 3 fatty acids
Or if you feel like no matter how many creams you apply, there is a lack of glow on your skin, you can try pro-biotic supplements
Or if you are noticing fine lines and wrinkles, that could be reduced, or that are very marked compared to your age, you might want to look into Collagen powder.
In this case, you will have to get to know your body and listen to what it is telling you, but once you do it will make your skin care easier!
This is not medical advice, and you should always consult with your doctor before taking any supplements, but if you would like some tips, you can send me an email!