During the holy month of Ramadan there are many reasons for the skin to be dry, especially during Dubai summer’s warm atmosphere. In order to know more about the problems that faces skin particularly in times of fasting we were advised by Doctor Raghad Al Qaisy
Dr. Raghad, a specialist in Aesthetic Medicine and Laser from MAWI day surgery center, declared that there are many health benefits of fasting on the stomach and skin. These dramatic health benefits were proven when the person adheres to the rules of a proper fasting and the correct method of choosing the food. However, there still environmental factors that are major causes of dryness to skin. Also to note, one of the most popular cause of paleness of the face for ladies are these environmental factors along with prohibiting of wearing makeup throughout the fasting of Ramadan.
The correct ways to take advantage of the benefits of fasting correctly while maintaining the healthy appearance of skin are as follows, according to Dr. Raghad:
– Increase drinking water and liquids from the time you break your fast until Suhoor.
– Eat healthy foods which are full of fruits and vegetables, especially the vibrantly colored ones such as mangoes, strawberries, carrots, etc.
– Reduce eating red meat, spices, heavy sweets, & calorie over-consumption – Avoiding frequent washing of the face with soap and water, because over-washing the face leads to dry skin since the naturally produced oil from our skin moisturizes and nourishes it.
– Use sunscreen at least 3 times a day if continuously indoors/outdoors to protect skin from ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun’s rays and various illuminations inside the house.
Lastly, the most important tip is to keep smiles on your faces to reduce appearance of the expression lines