Last week we welcomed the holy month of Ramadan in which Muslims all over the globe fast from sunrise to sunset. During our fast, Muslims are unable to ingest anything, whether it be food or drink and given that we just walked in to one of our hottest summers yet, it’s important that we’re taking good care of our skin during Ramadan. Inevitably, with the lack of water or food, we’re going to be left feeling a little parched or unenergetic – and our skin is too.
Scroll down to discover the perfect hydrating products to keep your skin looking better than ever this Ramadan.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
This is a Holy Grail product, no matter what the weather is like. Hyaluronic acid is known for holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and the addition of vitamin B5 has a healing effect on damaged skin. Use this twice daily before applying moisturiser and not only will your skin be instantly hydrated but it will look healthier than ever.
Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist
This is the perfect facial mist for giving your skin a wake-up call during the long fasts this year. Store it in the fridge to boost the calming and soothing effect. You can even use it as a setting spray for your makeup or as a toner after cleansing. It leaves your skin feeling awake and with a smooth, dewy finish.
Dr. Botanicals Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator
Just because you may be missing out on your daily coffee dosage doesn’t mean your skin has to as well. This exfoliating scrub by Dr. Botanicals uses coffee oil and walnut shell powder to gently scrub away dead skin – leaving you with a smoother complexion. Use it two to three times a week depending on your skin type.
Florence By Mills Swimming Under The Eyes Gel Pads
If you haven’t already tried Millie Bobby Brown’s new beauty line, this is the perfect item to begin with. We all know Ramadan can have a pretty significant effect on our sleeping patterns and if you need to make sure you look a little more ‘awake’ for your Zoom conference calls, then these are the perfect solution. The unique whale design fits the eye shape perfectly, and is soaked in a serum that combines hydrators like coconut oil, hyaluronic acid, and pine extract. Ideal for giving your under eyes the illusion that you’re well rested.
Dr. Paw Paw Balm Shea Butter
One thing I make sure to never forget during Suhoor is to put on a thick layer of lip balm. When it’s not Ramadan, one of the first things I do when I wake up is drink a glass of water and it’s difficult to remember that I need to skip this part of my routine for the next month. However, making sure my lips aren’t parched throughout the day makes it a little easier to not give in to the thirst. This balm is enriched with papaya plant extract, aloe vera, and olive oil – can it get any more moisturising than that?
Holika Holika Watermelon Mask Sheet
Watermelon isn’t only to enjoy during Iftaar, it’s also the perfect cooling ingredient for your skin. This mask by Korean sheet mask experts, Holika Holika, is infused with 90% watermelon extract and consists of essential nutrients to feed your skin with.