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.
With only the odd spot here and there, I managed to get through puberty with my skin relatively unscathed. So foolishly I assumed that I’d reached a stage in my life where I didn’t have to worry about impetuous skin. I knew the drill- dry cheeks, shiny nose. Fast-forward the clock X years and I not only have the impending fine lines but I’m suddenly dealing with the unpredictable complexion of a teenager. Great.
Serums, creams and lotions are essential to looking younger for longer. But when it comes to taking care of your skin from the inside, I’m a firm believer in the age old adage “you are what you eat”. Whilst water is key to keeping skin clear, fresh and hydrated, more and more, studies are finding that certain nutrients in foods play a role in maintaining younger more radiant-looking skin.