By Kaya Skin Clinic  |  June 16th, 2015  |  Beauty Articles,Editors Pick,News

There’s no month in the calendar more beautiful than the holy month of Ramadan. The specialness 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, which is overworked by greasy food and sodas through the year.

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 can start to look a little worse. It’s just a temporary phase during which toxins leave your body through your skin, causing very short-term pimples and other flaws.

Make sure that you drink an adequate amount of water after breaking your fast. It’ll help flush out toxins faster while keeping your body and skin hydrated through the long, dry hours of summer.

Don’t go too far at Iftar. Since you’re down to just two meals a day, with fewer hours to drink water, you’ve got to ensure you eat healthy. Which means no fats, no sweets, and no junk.

Deliciously crunchy salads and fresh fruits for Iftar & Suhour will help your body regain the nutrition it loses during the day. Make sure you consume foods high in proteins and vitamins A, C, D and E as they help keep your skin nice and smooth, especially vitamin A which can work wonders for your skin. Eat lots of carrots, lettuce, parsley, spinach, and oily fish such as salmon and mackerel which are rich in Omega-3 along with potatoes, melons, oranges and lemons to your diet.

When you break your fast drink a lot of water, you need at least 2 litres or 8 cups every day to keep hydrated, especially in this heat. Make sure you also keep sipping on natural fruit juices and herbal teas as they can keep you cool all summer long.

While you open your heart to the world in Ramadan also take good care of your skin. Here are some very easy at-home skin care tips that will go a long way in ensuring you look your  best at Eid.

Tip #1: Use a gentle conditioning cleanser – ideally one that doesn’t cause your skin to dry-out for removing dirt and makeup.

Tip #2: Figure out which creams are suitable for your skin type, and after applying, immediately moisturise your skin with a Hyaluronic acid-based moisturiser. Make sure you gently massage it in with upward circular strokes to ensure maximum absorption.

Tip #3: Use creams that consist of vitamin C to maintain your skin’s vitality.

Tip #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.

Tip#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.

Tip #6: Apply a generous amount of sunscreen before you leave home for work.

At Kaya Skincare, we offer you the collective knowledge and expertise of an immense pool of dermatologists. At your initial consultation, the dermatologist will analyze your skin thoroughly and then outline an ideal skin maintenance plan with Ramadan in mind.