If you’re fasting during Ramadan, these skincare tips will be your holy grain for fresh and dewy skin.

It’s a complete no brainer that your skin feels intense lack of hydration during the period you abstain from eating food and drinking any liquid. But, to make up for it, you can always prep your skin in advance and take on measures that can help you feel hydrated from both inside and out. In order to survive long hours outdoor without any nourishment, it is important to go the extra mile with care when you can. To make your life even simpler, we’ve curated a list of easy tips and tricks that will give your skin some much needed boost. Please note, none of these selfcare activities will require elaborate amount of time or energy, which makes it perfect to follow during the busy month of Ramadan.

To avoid dry, flaky and irritated skin — here are 4 easy hacks to follow.

Both sparkling and still


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A tip as old as time, but still the most significant one. Drink up as much water as you can, before starting and ending your fast. Even if you cannot sip water through the day, make sure you drink atleast 3-4 litres before sunrise and after sunset (space it out evenly).

Hydrating skincare for the win


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If your regular skincare routine already involves hydrating products, than keep it going. If not, invest in moisturisers, toners, mists, masks and serums that have hydrating ingredients. While drinking water will help from the inside, nourishing the skin with products that are full of required nutrients will double up the effect.

Trust in superfoods


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Ramadan can easily make you indulge in food that is good for your taste buds, but not necessarily for your skin. Fried food that is a staple this month can often clog your pores and make you break out, it can also disturb your digestion process. To avoid putting your skin and gut under so much stress, include foods that are rich in antioxidant, fibre and protien for a well-balanced meal. Load up on fruits and vegetable including apples, watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, spinach, berries, zucchini and broccoli. For protein, turn towards salmon, eggs and chicken. Last but not the least, add a bit of avocado for a dose of good fat.

Skip caffeine and cut salt

This one may just be the hardest. After a long day of fasting, you may just want to first reach out for a fresh cup of brew — but, that may not be the best idea for this month. In order to keep the hydration level up, avoid caffeine (it’s hard, we know) — but skipping that one cup of coffee or tea will do your body more good than harm. To make this pill even harder to swallow, we suggest you keep your salt intake to a minimum. While it is impossible to cut it off completely, being mindfully moderate is key.