March 8

Glow Through Ramadan: 5 Essential Skincare Tips

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslims around the world prepare for a period of fasting, prayer, and reflection. While the spiritual significance of Ramadan takes center stage, it's also essential to pay attention to self-care, including skincare routines. Fasting during Ramadan can affect hydration levels in the body, but it also offers a natural detoxification process. With the right skincare regimen, you can support your body's detox efforts and maintain healthy, glowing skin throughout the month.

Here are five crucial skincare tips to keep in mind during Ramadan:

  1. Hydrate Inside and Out
    One of the most crucial aspects of skincare during Ramadan is hydration. While fasting, it's essential to keep your skin hydrated by using moisturizing lotions, serums and masks. Our top picks include the Exquisite's Dual Hydration Mask, Exquisite's Ultra Hydrating Facial Toner, Forlled's Hyalogy P-effect Refining Lotion and not forgetting the Venn's Synbiotic Defense Mist when your skin needs an instant "hydrate-me-up". Additionally, focus on consuming hydrating foods during suhoor and iftar, such as cucumbers, watermelon, celery, and oranges.
  2. Balance the Skin's Microbiome
    To maintain healthy skin, it's important to balance the skin's microbiome - the community of microorganisms living on the skin's surface. Gentle exfoliation once a day can help remove dead skin cells and enhance product absorption. Exfoliate once a day (in the morning if skin is more irritable; evening otherwise). This can be done using lotions, serums or masks. Our top picks are Exquisite’s Gentle Enzymatic Peel for an ultra gentle peel; Venn's Collagen Intensive Phyto-Retinol Resurfacing Mask which has fruit enzymes for a gentle and effective removal of dead cells; Ayuna's The Facial (Low) - for a gentle daily means to exfoliate skin safely while retaining the hydration element fully intact. It’s wise not to over-exfoliate so keep to one exfoliating product in every routine - e.g. you don’t need to use 3 exfoliating products in one application. There can be “too much of a good thing”.
  3. Opt for Gentle Skincare Products
    During Ramadan, it's best to avoid experimenting aggressive skincare products or heavy cosmetics that can strip the skin of moisture. Instead, opt for gentle cleansers and mild skincare ingredients that won't irritate or dehydrate the skin. Focus on barrier-building products like toners and lotions to maintain the skin's natural moisture balance. Skin could be more irritable and intolerant especially in the first few days as one’s body starts to adjust to the changes (rising early, eating early and fasting until break fast) etc. Focus on barrier building products like the Venn Synbiotic Defence Mist, Exquisite's Ultra Hydrating Facial Toner and Forlled's Hyalogy P-effect Refining Lotion.
  4. Combat Dry Lips
    Fasting can lead to dry, chapped lips due to the lack of water for extended periods. Keep a nourishing lip balm on hand to moisturize and protect your lips throughout the day. When lip contours are very parched, use a balm or oil (e.g. Ayuna’s Cellular Oil or Venn’s Advanced Multi-Perfecting Red Oil Serum) around the lip contours to keep it balanced and supple. 
  5. Invest in Hydrating Facials
    During fasting, our bodies undergo detoxification, and employing manual or mechanical extraction methods further supports this process by eliminating dead skin cells and excess gunk from our pores. We recommend:
    - LDM Dewy Skin Facial which utilises the Local Dynamic Micro-Massage (LDM®) machine’s ultrasound waves at alternating frequencies to massage our skin tissue, ramping up our skin’s natural moisture level and thereby improving its elasticity.
    - The Ultimate Hydra-O2 Experience features a great combination of deep cleansing with moisture replenishment, leaving your skin refreshed and rejuvenated
    - Venn Supercharged Facial which allows us to use multi polar ultrasound energy to sculpt and tighten skin

By implementing these simple skincare tips during Ramadan, you can ensure that your skin remains healthy, balanced, and radiant throughout the fasting month. Remember to prioritize self-care and nourish your skin from the inside out, so you can emerge from Ramadan feeling refreshed and ready to celebrate Raya with glowing skin.

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