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8 Ways to keep your skin healthy during Ramadan

We are halfway through the Holy month of Ramadan, and even if you got used to the fasting part of it and your stomach is trained by now, your skin might have not followed. In that case here are a few guidelines to help.

Since Ramadan has come in the summer this year with all the heat it brings, a little more attention has to be given to your skin, especially when it comes to hydrating it. You don’t want for all the efforts you have had towards your skin, all through the year to be wasted.

1. Get an important intake of water after you break your fast. And that doesn’t only include drinking, but make also sure some of the meals you have are water based; as it is the case for soups. The recommended amount of water that you take between iftar and suhoor should at least be eight glasses, in addition to any other fluids.

2. Stay in the shade: try to avoid the sun and walk in the shade whenever you can, and of course apply sunblock to your skin.

3. Reduce your intake of dairy products, which are known for causing the skin to break out.

4. Avoid sodas and caffeinated drinks. Notorious for sucking out the minerals in the body, they can be hard on your skin.

5. Eat as many nuts as you can. Cashews and almonds are packed with healthy fibers, fatty acids and proteins, thus effective in maintaining your skin glow.

6. Eat healthy. Fruits such as strawberries and blueberries are high in anti-oxidants, which are known for their positive effect on healthy skin. So are dates, in addition to being rich in vitamin A, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium; which all promote optimum skin health.

7. Don’t neglect your eyes. Avoid looking tired and overspent during Ramadan (which you probably are) by simply placing tea bags on your eyes, and getting a good night sleep, which will then make your face look rested, as well as your skin.

8. Don’t forget to moisturize, and that as often as you can, especially when washing your face. After all, your intake in water is lower than usual.