It’s almost the end of Ramadan, and we’re betting some of us are dealing with some super dry skin textures — a common symptom of dehydrated skin. With Hari Raya coming up, it’s time to revitalise the skin by incorporating these skincare steps for your best skin ever.
But first and foremost, does fasting cause dry skin? The answer is, yes, especially if you don’t properly hydrate once you break your fast. After all, according to dermatologist Dr Eman Kotb of Dubai’s Medcare Hospital, the skin is made up of cells that require water to properly carry out its function.
If at all possible, it is recommended to drink about two litres of water during nighttime — that is after breaking your fast. But water intake is not your only saviour against skin dryness — topical products can also significantly contribute towards a healthier and luminous skin.
From sleeping masks to moisturisers for dry skin, to even face mists to spritz the face with hydration all day long, there will be the one to reset your skin, just in time for Raya.
Skincare products to address dry skin post-fasting month:
In times like these, we bring out the big guns. When we’re sleeping, our body does its best reparative work, so why not provide it with some external support. Plus, this method of hydrating the skin is so easy, that you can literally do it in your sleep.
With powerful ingredients and an extended time of application, sleeping masks are your best shot to achieve an almost instantaneous result. Come morning time, wash away the residue to reveal supple and rejuvenated skin.
These are the tried and true dry skin saviours that will result in overnight skin success.
To supercharge your skincare routine, serums are the way to go. While brightening and anti-ageing may be your ultimate skincare goals, in cases such as these, it’s best to go back to basics and focus on getting the complexion back to a state of balance.
From the trusty hyaluronic acid compounds to the advanced combination of skin-plumping squalane and copper peptide, trust that these hydrating serums will save your dry skin from further flakiness or any uncomfortable tight sensation.
If you’ve suffered from dry skin even before Ramadan, perhaps consider including a face oil to flood the skin with much-needed moisture. With a multitude of oils to choose from — argan, marula, rosehip, take your pick — there will be one that’s going to make your skin bounce back to its healthy and supple state.
Mix it into your moisturiser or apply it before your final step to rescue your skin from further dryness. (P.S.: If you exclusively sleep in air conditioning, a face oil will protect your skin from the dehydrating air).
In order to prevent transepidermal water loss, an emollient moisturiser might be the one you’re looking for. Seal in all that serum-y goodness with a solid moisturiser, and feel the difference. Be sure to use this skincare staple both day and night in order to get the full effect.
Whether you have a preference for more lightweight, gel textures or more luxuriant, cushion-like cream, these moisturisers provide an extra layer of protection against the daily elements.
Suffering from constant tight sensation on the skin? Perhaps a reliable (and travel-friendly) facial mist would be just up your alley. Not only does it refresh your skin, but it also perks you right up as you carry on throughout the day.
From the most delicate of formulations to a zesty and energising facial mist, toss this into your daily bag (like your favourite chapsticks) and keep any hint of dry skin at bay.
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