The Beauty Within
There’s no month in the calendar more beautiful than the holy month of Ramadan. The sensuality of this time reflects on your soul (as it does on your skin) as you spend 30 days abstaining
There’s no month in the calendar more beautiful than the holy month of Ramadan. The sensuality of this time reflects on your soul (as it does on your skin) as you spend 30 days abstaining from food and water, sunrise to sunset. It is a much needed break for your system, that is often overworked by greasy food and sodas through the rest of the year.
As an adult, you need at least 2 litres or 8 cups of water daily to keep hydrated
As fasting gets under your skin.
It’s wonderful how the wisdom behind fasting is revealed to us with every little step forward in medical science. Today, fasting is actually recommended for skin health as it helps improve conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
With fasting, before your skin gets better, it may look a little worse. This is just a temporary phase during which toxins leave the body through the skin, causing short-term pimples and other flaws.
Make sure to drink an adequate amount of water after breaking the fast. It will help flush out toxins faster while keeping the body and skin hydrated through the long and dry summer days.
Don’t go too far at Iftar.
Since you have cut down to just two meals a day, with fewer hours to hydrate, you have to ensure healthy eating regime. It means there should be no fats, sweets or junk.
Deliciously crunchy salads and fresh fruits for Iftar & Suhour will help the body regain the nutrition it loses during the day. Make sure you consume foods high on proteins and vitamins A, C, D and E as they help keep the skin nice and smooth; vitamin A, in particular, can work wonders on your skin. Eat a lot of carrots, lettuce, parsley, spinach, and oily fish such as salmon and mackerel, which are rich in Omega-3. Do not forget to add potatoes, melons, oranges and lemons to your diet too.
When breaking the fast, make sure to drink a lot of water as an adult, you need at least 2 litres or 8 cups daily to keep hydrated, especially in this heat. Mix things up a little, and try sipping on natural fruit juices and herbal teas as they keep the body cool.
While you open your heart to the world in Ramadan, don’t forget to take care of your skin. Here are some very easy, skin care tips that will go a long way in ensuring you look your stunning best at Eid.
1. Use a gentle conditioning cleanser, ideally one that doesn’t cause your skin to dry, for removing dirt and makeup.
2. Identify the cream that is suitable for your skin type and after applying, immediately moisturise with a Hyaluronic acid-based moisturiser. Make sure to gently massage it in with upward circular strokes to ensure maximum absorption.
3. Use creams that consist of vitamin C to maintain your skin’s vitality.
4. Give the area around your eyes special care. Use nourishing creams and apply it with a gentle circular motion of your fingers. Refrigerate those creams. Not only does it feel awesome, the cold application helps tighten blood vessels, and prevents puffiness and dark circles.
5. Moisturise your lips with a vitamin E based cream that also includes honey and cocoa butter. Moisturise at least twice every day after Iftar.
6. Moisturise your lips with a vitamin E based cream that also includes honey and cocoa butter. Moisturise at least twice every day after Iftar.
by Dr. Mohammad Dallah, Dermatologist at Kaya Skin Clinic