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As Ramadan begins, Muslims around the world gear up for fasting, prayer, and spiritual reflection. Amidst the dedication and discipline, it’s also important to focus on self-care, which includes caring for your skin.


5 key skincare tips: Ramadan edition 🌙 #skincare #ramadan2022

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Maintaining hydrated, supple skin during Ramadan can present a unique set of challenges due to changes in diet, sleep patterns, environmental factors, as well as eating habits.

Yet, with the right strategies and mindful practices, it’s entirely possible to keep your skin looking and feeling its best throughout this sacred time.

Keep reading as we’ve shared some amazing skincare tips for this Ramadan!

Stay Hydrated

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Staying hydrated, particularly during non-fasting hours, is crucial, as water aids in flushing out toxins and maintaining skin plumpness.

Staying hydrated, particularly during the non-fasting hours, is crucial as water aids in flushing out toxins and maintaining your skin’s plumpness. Remember to stay hydrated by drinking enough water during Suhoor and Iftar, as it helps to replenish lost fluids and keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.

Moisturise Regularly

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Consistent moisturisation is key to combating dryness and maintaining skin elasticity.

Choose a moisturiser that suits your skin type and apply it liberally, focusing on areas prone to dryness, such as the cheeks, forehead, and hands. You could also consider using a heavier moisturiser before going to bed to replenish moisture lost during fasting hours.

If you don’t have a good moisturiser that enhances your skin hydration, we suggest you invest in a good-quality moisturiser.

Look for products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration.

Related read: 27 Best Moisturisers to Get in 2024 That Work Well in Singapore’s Weather

Don’t Skip Sunscreen

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Even during Ramadan, you should never neglect protecting your skin against harmful UV rays. That’s why it’s important to apply sunscreen daily.

Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF50 or higher, and remember to reapply it every two hours when you’re out in the sun for an extended period.

During Ramadan, fasting can make your skin more prone to damage, so it’s crucial to take extra care of it. Before stepping out, wear hats and sunglasses to minimise sun exposure, especially when the sun is at its peak.

Related read: 34 Best Sunscreens for Face That You Need in Singapore’s Weather

Opt for Gentle Cleansing

Before applying moisturiser or any skincare products, it’s important to cleanse your face thoroughly.

We recommend cleansing your face with a mild, non-drying cleanser and avoiding harsh scrubbing or exfoliating products, as they can strip your skin of its natural oils and worsen dryness.

Choose a cleanser suitable for your skin type and wash your face with lukewarm water. Gently pat it dry with a soft towel.

After this step, you can prep your skin with your essential skincare products, which commonly include toner, serum and moisturiser.

Related read: 23 Cleansers for ALL Types of Skin Needs: The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect Cleanser

Include Hydrating Foods in Your Diet

A balanced diet plays a significant role in skincare, providing essential nutrients that support skin health and hydration.

Focus on incorporating foods that are rich in water, vitamins, and antioxidants such as watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, and leafy greens into your Suhoor and Iftar meals as they help to nourish your skin from the inside out.

You can also have some refreshing salads, smoothies, and soups made from water-rich ingredients to stay hydrated and energised throughout the day.

Use Hydrating Facial Masks

Sheet masks are an excellent way to give your skin an instant and extra boost of hydration, especially during the Ramadan period.

Set aside time once or twice a week to pamper yourself with a hydrating mask treatment. Look for masks infused with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and honey, known for their hydrating and soothing properties.

Apply the mask evenly to clean, dry skin, avoiding the delicate eye area, and leave it on for the recommended time before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Follow up with your regular skincare routine to lock in the mask’s benefits and keep your skin glowing.

Don’t Forget To Care For Your Lips Too!

Your lips can easily become dry and cracked, particularly during the fasting month. We suggest you always carry a lip balm with you, particularly one that’s enriched with moisturising ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, or vitamin E to keep your lips soft and supple.

Apply the balm generously as needed, and consider using a gentle lip scrub once or twice a week to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote smoother, healthier lips.

With proper care, you can ensure that your lips stay moisturised and comfortable throughout Ramadan, enhancing your overall skincare routine.


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By incorporating these tips into your skincare routine during Ramadan, you can ensure that your skin remains hydrated, bouncy, and radiant throughout the fasting period.

Related read: 32 best lip balms for daily use that cater to every concern and budget

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