How to Treat Your Skin During Ramadan: Balmessence Shares 8 Tips

During the holy month of Ramadan, as the body detoxes, the skin is affected by various factors such as dehydration due to reduced fluid intake. The skin may also appear dull, lacking radiance from lack of sleep. Therefore, it is important that we take extra care of the skin and follow a proper skincare regimen that includes natural products.

1. Make sure you hydrate

The first step is to hydrate. During the day, our skin loses significant amounts of water, leading to dehydrated skin. Even increasing your water intake between suhoor and iftar is not enough, we still need skincare products, that can further hydrate and lock moisture in the skin. Using a moisturizer will not only protect the skin from losing water but will also aid in skin comfort. Balm Essence’s recommended picks are the Codage Mattifying Day Fluid for combination to oily skin or the Perris Skin Fitness Active Anti-aging Face Cream for normal to dry skin.

2. Ensure you have a proper make up removal or cleansing routine

Sleeping with makeup on or not removing it properly can intensely damage the skin. To keep your skin looking radiant and youthful, make sure you properly remove your make-up and cleanse the skin.

As we sleep our skin cells regenerate, new cells push to the surface while the old/ dead cells shed off. Makeup negatively affects this process by trapping these dead skin cells and clogging the pores, leaving a dull complexion, and causing the skin to appear aged and also leading to breakouts. 

Consider Double cleansing by first removing makeup with the Esse Make-Up Remover, this sulphate free makeup remover is gentle enough to use around the eyes and will not disrupt the skin’s pH. Follow it up with a cleanser suitable for your skin type.

3. Don’t forget to exfoliate

During the holy month, make sure to exfoliate the skin at least 1 to 2 times per week. Exfoliation improves blood circulation and works well against water retention and puffiness, especially in the morning. Exfoliating the skin regularly helps clear clogged pores, keeps your skin feeling smoother and looking radiant. 

The Perris Skin Fitness Daily Peels are an amazing way to keep your skin healthy and radiant during Ramadan. The Buddy Scrub Luxe Edition Moondust, is a luxurious body scrub made from unique Moonstone gem powder with sparkling mica that gives the skin a subtle shimmering finish, leaving your skin feeling glowing.

4. Let the right oils soak in

Oils are lipophilic while the skin is hydrolipidic, this means that they penetrate deep into the skin, trapping water and other moisturizing goodness in.

During Ramadan the skin can experience dryness, using oils will help to nourish and replenish dry skin. The Oil by CODAGE is a subtle mixture of 8 exceptional oils with 8 synergetic effects that is specially formulated for the body, face and hair, its unique texture adapts itself to every need and skin type, making it a perfect part of your routine. 

The Buddy Scrub Rose and Hibiscus Body Oil is also a great pick with natural plant based oils, infused with dried rose and hibiscus flowers to hydrate and illuminate your skin use after use!

5. Use products that contain Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid penetrates the skin and binds water to skin cells, infusing all the skin layers with moisture, while reducing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles that firm facial contours for a more youthful appearance. Our Ramadan picks would be the Esse Hyaluronic Serum as it is highly infused with hyaluronic acid and other organic botanical extracts or the Perris Skin Fitness Active Anti-aging Mask Serum, a mask can be left overnight for a guaranteed repairing and plumping effect.

6. Invest in products that will boost the skin’s radiance

The skin is the body’s largest organ and one of the most powerful indicators of what goes on in the body. During Ramadan, people often experience sleep deprivation which often leads to several undesirable skin conditions such as dull skin and sallow complexion. The best solution is using products that will boost the skin’s radiance like the Codage Radiance and Energy Serum that contains detoxifying and energizing properties to erase all signs of fatigue, relax drawn-looking features while preventing and correcting the first signs of aging.

7. Take care of your eyes

Other side effects related to lack of sleep are dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, it’s key to use a product that targets all eye related concerns like the Perris Skin Fitness Active Anti-Aging Eye Cream which visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, soothes puffiness and minimize the appearance of dark circles.

8. Keep your lips hydrated

Lip care is often overlooked and the people who are fasting usually face dry and chapped lips throughout the holy month. To hydrate your lips during the day’s fast, use theEsse Lip Conditioner which is natural and free from petrochemicals to hydrate. After iftar, use a gentle yet effective lip scrub like the Buddy Scrub Choc Mint Lip Scrub to remove dead skin cells for smoother, softer lips. The delicious taste and scent are a bonus too!

Lara Geadah


Lara is an entrepreneur, marketing agency owner, content creator and the founder of Woman’s Guide Middle East. During her downtime, Lara likes to watch horror movies or shoot content. Keep up with her on the gram at "Lara's Happy Work"

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