It’s around the second week of Ramadan when my skin starts getting particularly dry. This of course is due to a reduced in take of water during the day, which over an extended period of time, can lead to tightness and flaking.
To combat this, it’s essential to hydrate, hydrate and then hydrate some more, from the inside out- after sunset of course. Here are four must-have things to help you replenish and moisturise your skin.
1- Water, Water and More Water
Yes, I know this is an obvious one but you won’t get anywhere if you don’t start from the inside. It’s not easy to get your usual two litres in in a few short hours so fill up a two litre bottle and sip as frequently as you can. Add a squeeze of lemon juice or a splash of my personal favourite, raw apple cider vinegar, for added detox benefits.
2- Liquid Nutrients
Drinkable beauty supplements are your shortcut to radiant looking skin, lustrous hair and stronger nails. One of my favourite beauty potions is Skinade, a natural peach and mangosteen flavoured collagen drink packed full of glow-boosting vitamins and minerals, including hydrolysed marine collagen and vitamin B complex. It tastes best cold from the fridge but also comes in powder form if you prefer to mix it up yourself.
3- Bio-Cellulose Hydrating Mask
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love a good face mask all year round. But during Ramadan, I feel it’s especially important to treat your skin to an intensive boost of hydration. A good bio-cellulose mask, i.e the one that feels like gelatin, fits the contours of the face beautifully and infuses skin with everything it needs to look and feel plumper in an instant. I’m particularly enjoying the Gold Collagen Hydrogel Mask at the moment. It contains pearl extract, hyaluronic acid and an antioxidant-rich botanical complex as well as glycerin to seal in moisture.
4- Coconut Water
Coconut water is one of the most important items on my weekly shopping list during the Holy Month. Sugar-free, organic coconut water is a great a source of replenishing electrolytes and essential nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Drinking a large glass at suhoor time really helps me get through the day thirst-free.
If you keep up the hydration and try to be extra diligent with your usual skincare routine, you’re sure to glow your way through to the end of the month.