With the Holy month of Ramadan running through June, a challenge definitely occurs to the body; however more so to the skin. Your body’s largest organ requires a lot more attention. This is a month for self-care and self-reflection!
As the weather temperature is increasing day by day in Dubai, we have to be indoors, in the air conditioning and this dries out the skin. Therefore a good skin care routine is a must! Start off by daily cleansing, exfoliation, application of serums, day creams and night creams as well as the occasional facial.
The morning and night routine should begin with washing the skin. Cleanse your face of any dead cells, impurities and dirt either using a muslin cloth or flannel in circular motions. If you have oily skin you should stay away from mineral based-formulas. Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week to help reveal fresh skin cells and help you feel more rejuvenated. However, do make sure when exfoliating not to scrub or strip the dermis, even if you suffer from oily skin and breakouts.
Serums should be applied morning and evening, after exfoliation but before moisturising. Use your fingertips to massage the formula in to your skin and leave it for a few minutes to let it dry. Make sure to use serums that contain humectant ingredients, such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which aid hydration.
Using a day cream which is high is SPF is very important to use on the face and neck. It plumps up dehydrated cells! In the evening it a better to use a richer and heavier formula as they support the regeneration of the skin and at night it helps fully penetrate the skin.
To treat yourself once in a while have a facial. It allow the muscles to be massaged and relaxed. Throughout Ramadan, it is important to take resting breaks as the lack of sleep can invite production of cortisol, the stress hormone, and we don’t want that!
Drink at least eight glasses of water between iftar and suhoor. Avoid drinking carbonated or sugary beverages such as soda and juices, as well as caffeine since it is dehydrating.
So this Ramadan take care of your skin, look after what you own and enjoy a beautiful glow on your skin with a perfect skin care routine!