Beauty tips for healthy skin this Ramadan
Whether you practice cultural beauty routines, traditional tips or simply reach for every product you come across, one thing remains certain: we are all striving for glowing skin
Keeping your skin healthy is important. These current, universal and most importantly, effective beauty tips from Dr. Roya Pourghorban, founder of Roya Medical Centre and other local dermatologists will help you detox your skin, maintaining a radiant complexion especially in the warm summer months ahead.
Did you know that 90 per cent of how your skin ages is in your control and directly linked to sun exposure? You may not be able to avoid the sun but you can’t avoid wearing your SPF. Wearing sunscreen is simply the easiest and most effective universal beauty tip and is not just for Ramadan but for each day of the year, including cloudy ones. Pro tip: for good protection, use SPF30 or higher.
Over-exfoliating is one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their skin-care regimes. You will find that exfoliation is an essential step in any good skin-care routine. However, over-exfoliating can dry and irritate your skin quickly. Breakouts can be due to a buildup of dead skin cells and clogged pores and exfoliating effectively removes these buildups and promotes skin regeneration.
Topical Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is the supreme glow-getter that protects your skin from environmental stressors that can accelerate ageing, as well as working overtime to brighten your complexion. Pro tip: a few drops of Vitamin C Serum underneath your sunscreen increases sun-protection
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This type of massage that can be achieved from anything from your hands to a jade roller or a gua sha stone has several health benefits. The form of massage helps maintain proper blood circulation in your face as well as balanced body fluid and supports your immune functions. Using a jade roller or simply massaging your face with your clean hands in upward circular motions can reduce puffiness, drain toxins from your skin and improve circulation amongst many other benefits.
Jelly Mask Facial
It’s no secret that too much sun exposure can damage and make your skin breakout. To keep it under control, experts recommend a jelly mask facial to hydrate, moisturise and reduce redness and inflammation to your skin. They’re also incredibly fun because the masks feel exactly like Jell-O.
Hydration is key
Drinking enough water benefits your skin. Drink at least eight glasses a day and avoid drinking carbonated or sugary beverages such as soda and juices, as well as caffeine, since they are dehydrating. If you do not like plain water, you can infuse it with fruits. It boosts your immune system, flushes out toxins, keeps you hydrated, and is calorie-free. Great combinations to infuse your water with are: lemon, cucumber, mint – orange, ginger, strawberries – blueberries, raspberries, mint, lime – lime, orange, lemon – pineapple, mint and orange.