The Holy Month of Ramadan is one of our favorite times of the year. The spirit of Ramadan encourages a sense of humbleness and generosity, as well as a city-wide feeling of community. Ramadan is the time of year when families and friends come together, with the merriment often lasting until the daylight hours.
This year, Ramadan once again falls during the height of summer, adding a few additional challenges. Fasting in high temperatures can be difficult, and it’s even more important to make sure that you rehydrate properly after Iftar. Dehydration and extreme temperatures can also wreak havoc on your skin, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite products to keep your skin in check this Ramadan.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Facial Cleanser with Toner – A harsh, drying facial wash may be tempting during the summer, but over-drying your skin can actually cause it to produce more oil. This gentle daily facial cleanser will remove impurities and leave your skin feeling clean, soft, and hydrated. It also contains a built in toner, so you can skip a step and spend more time with your loved ones.
Cellucur Refresh Eye Gel – Late nights spent with friends and family are one of our favorite things about Ramadan, but they often leave us with puffy eyes and dark circles. Hide any evidence of late nights with this light hydrogel. It provides a hefty dose of moisture, as well as a patented ingredient to make dark circles disappear. The applicator is fitted with cooling stainless steel balls for a gentle massage that will diminish any puffiness.
The Organic Pharmacy Skin Rescue Oil – Treat dry, flaky, dehydrated skin with this natural, hydrating, and repairing oil. This contains regenerating Evening Primrose Oil and calming Tamanu extract from the South Seas. Just a few drops are enough to make your complexion glow.
Philip B Rejuvenating Oil – You might also find that your hair and scalp start to feel a little drier than usual. Try a repairing oil treatment like this one, which will hydrate and nourish your scalp, while repairing damaged hair and adding shine to your locks.
Filorga Sleep And Peel – We’d rather spend time with our loved ones than spend time applying products, which is why we love this peel. All you need to do is apply a quick layer before bed and let the product work its magic while you sleep. Containing AHAs and BHAs, this overnight peel will soften lines, even out skin tone, minimize breakouts, and fade dark spots for gorgeous skin in the morning.
NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35 – As important as it is to maintain moisture levels and protect your skin during the day, it can be hard to find a product that doesn’t turn your skin into an oil slick in this heat. This daily moisturizer hits all the right notes. It is lightweight and oil-reducing, yet adds just the right amount of hydration, and it provides broad-spectrum sun protection. Plus, it contains ingredients to improve skin firmness and soften wrinkles.