In these high humidity levels in the month of Ramzan, while you fast, it might become necessary to pay extra attention to your skincare regime. Managing your skin during the peak season and shifts of summer can be a challenge, especially for those with extreme skin conditions such as acne or excessively oily skin. The heat and environmental toxins can all play a role in the overall look and feel of the skin, and humid weather can exacerbate a variety of skin problems.
Even though you can’t escape entirely from the humidity, shifting up that skincare regime might be your best bet. Here are a few tips and strategies to help restore and balance your skin:
Use a clarifying facial wash or cleanser. This can help to unclog pores that are working overtime during the hotter months as skin sweats more often.
Drink plenty of water at Iftar and Sehri. Keep room in your tummy for water at Sehri. You’ll need to flush out toxins as much as possible, and staying well-hydrated will improve the look and feel of your skin.
Eat plenty of water-based foods. Not only will you get vital vitamins and minerals from your daily diet, but you can also stay hydrated without worrying about drinking a lot of water.
Use an ex-foliating scrub at least once per week. Try a walnut shell or apricot scrub to remove dull skin cells and increase circulation in the process.
Use a toner with glycolic acid to help remove toxins and pollutants even further.
Use a light moisturizer with SPF protection on a day basis. This will leave skin supple, smooth, and well-toned. If you have oily skin, make sure you are using only a light coat of moisturizer, and apply it sparingly.
Use an eye gel before bed. This can help reduce puffiness and any tenderness in the eye area, and will have you waking up with bright eyes and smooth, fresh skin each morning.
Avoid direct sun exposure. Not only will you get hotter, but your skin will be more at risk for sun damage.
Use botanical products and essential oils that help you stay cool. Anything based in chamomile and lavender will be soothing and cooling, while cucumber and aloe-based products can also be rejuvenating and restoring.
Always wash off makeup before bed. Your skin needs to breathe overnight, and will even detoxify naturally without the blockages from makeup.
Make sure you use a shower filter. Chlorine can be very damaging to the skin, and you’ll need to keep skin as well-protected as possible when swimming and showering each day.
Exercise. Even though early morning exercise is best suited for humid and hot weather but if you are fasting, you might want to keep a light routine for the evening. This will boost your skin’s tone and elasticity. If you’re battling humid weather this season, make sure to adjust your routine accordingly. Humid weather can affect skin in many ways, making it more prone to beakouts and imbalances. use the right products for your skin types, and follow a healthy skin care regime to create a healthy and vibrant glow!