The active choices you make regarding your skincare routine, the type of food you consume and the unusual lifestyle you follow during the fasting month will ultimately decide which way it’s going to play out for your skin. If you want to flaunt glowing radiant skin come Eid, follow these simple tips and obtain great skin rewards.
1. Upgrade from your regular face wash
To ensure a radiant skin during the holy month of Ramadan, switch from your regular face wash to a cleanser containing glycolic acid (for normal-dry skin) or salicylic acid (for oily skin). Gentle exfoliation every day will stimulate your skin while removing any dead skin cells, leaving your skin with a healthy glow.
2. Keep your skincare lightweight
As the weather is warming up, switch your regular skincare creams with lightweight hydrating creams to let your skin breathe and avoid breakouts. Use our Olay Whips to make sure your skin stays moisturized with no greasy feel and a feather-like finish. For your daily antiaging skincare needs, look for products with vitamin C and A, as they are the true tried and tested star ingredients that can change your skin from drab to fab within a span of few weeks.
3. Protect your skin from sunlight
While out and about during the day protect your complexion with a good UVA & UVB sunscreen with SPF 50. UV sunrays are extremely damaging to your skin, not only do they promote pigmentation problems, but they also damage skin’s collagen and elastin leading to early aging in the form of wrinkles and skin sagging.
4. Eat healthy
When beauty gurus tell you, “You are what you eat” - they are not wrong. Make a special effort and avoid oily/fast food, sugar and refined carbohydrates this Ramadan, as they are really bad for your skin complexion. Over consumption of these food groups can lead to blemishes, breakouts, glycation with early aging and lack luster sallow skin. To achieve a healthy body and skin, eat fresh vegetables, proteins and fruits. Eating right and exercising after breakfast will leave you with a healthy glow from within. To ensure that your body stays active and healthy, drink plenty of water (10-15 glasses each night) as it will refresh you and keep you hydrated. It will also help you get rid of any toxins from your body and skin.
5. Get plenty of sleep at nightTo avoid dark circles around the eyes and a tired look at the end of Ramadan, you need to get plenty of sleep (8-10 hours) every night. Our body goes through multiple changes in a circadian rhythm. Different hormones for different purposes are secreted during day and night. Research has shown us that day sleep is not as beneficial as night sleep because body only repairs and rejuvenates during night, with peak repair activity after midnight.
Do you follow a special beauty routine during Ramadan? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.