Fasting during the Holy Month undoubtedly provides the body and soul with a slew of physical and spiritual benefits. But the long hours of abstaining from food and more importantly water, can take their toll on your skin- which is why you need to up the ante with your usual skincare routine.

Even if you’re usually blessed with a plump, radiant complexion, the inevitable lack of hydration and interrupted sleep can result in dull, flaky skin. By making a few small adjustments to your daily routine, it’s easily treated and you’ll be back to smooth, glowing skin in no time.

Choose a gentler cleanser

CeraVE Hydrating Facial Cleanser Ramadan Skincare
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Cleansing is the cornerstone of any skincare routine, but when your skin is looking and feeling worse for wear, it’s best to switch up your usual cleanser for something gentler and more hydrating. This cleanser is packed full of ceramides to maintain skin’s moisture barrier and keep it feeling smooth. The creamy formula glides across your face, sweeping away dirt and grime along the way.

Make hyaluronic acid your bestie

111SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster Serum Ramadan Skincare
111SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that holds 1000 times its weight in water to lock moisture in skin to keep it plump and soft. This lightweight option delivers a shot of hydration deep in the epidermis to reduce flakiness and minimise the fine lines associated with superficial dehydration. It’s the perfect option to quench thirsty skin, no matter the type- it literally feels like a big drink for your face.

Switch up your moisturiser for something that repairs your skin barrier

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore Ramadan Skincare
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

When your skin’s barrier is damaged, your skin struggles to hold onto moisture and there a many external factors that can wear it down, including stress, pollution, UV rays, and even too much screen time. This rich moisturiser contains pure ceramides, natural cholesterol and fatty acids to restore the skin’s moisture barrier and support natural repair processes. Despite the heavy sounding name, the formula absorbs easily without leaving a greasy residue.

Boost your brightness while you sleep

Codex Brightening Night Cream

It’s no secret that the skin repairs itself while you sleep, which is why you need to opt for products that contain ingredients that pack a punch. This brightening night cream contains powerful actives that support the microbiome and strengthen the skin barrier against reactive oxidative stress. Not only is this refreshing cream a dream to apply, Codex is a sustainable brand that’s committed to reducing carbon footprint and supporting biodiversity and fair trade. So it’s win, win all round!

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