Avoid Dry and Dull Facial Skin – Dry and dull facial skin is often quite an annoying problem and is difficult to get rid of, especially for sensitive skin.
During the fasting month of Ramadan, especially when the weather is hot, our skin tends to become dehydrated faster than usual. This condition can cause dryness and lack of moisture in the skin.
Dehydration can cause dry, itchy, and dull-looking skin. In addition, this condition can also cause fine lines on the face to be more visible.
According to information on the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute page, to find out whether our skin is dehydrated or not, there are simple ways you can do. Try pinching your cheeks. When the skin is wrinkled and it takes a long time to return to its normal skin condition, it is a sign of dehydration.
1. Drink enough water
Healthy skin is skin that is well hydrated. One way to keep skin hydrated is to meet the needs of fluids.
Participants with higher water intake had a positive impact on normal skin physiology than participants with lower water intake.
With limited meal times, sometimes neglecting fluid intake. According to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenkes), we are advised to keep drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day during Ramadan fasting, i.e. before going to bed at night, after waking up for sahur, at dawn, at breaking fast, after evening prayers, after dinner, after Isha prayer, and after the Tarawih prayer.
2. Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables
Increasing the intake of vegetables and fruits can not only meet the body’s essential nutritional needs, but can also prevent dry skin conditions during fasting.
Regular intake of fruits and vegetables can improve hydration status in children. A diet that increases your intake of fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to get a water balance.
The need for fluids in the body can also be obtained from food. Most fruits and vegetables contain almost 100 percent water, so they can help with hydration.
Some examples of fruits with high water content are watermelon, melon, cantaloupe, strawberries, oranges, and so on. Meanwhile, types of vegetables with high water content include celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, and many more.
3. Choose a gentle facial cleanser
Choosing a face wash with gentle ingredients can also support skin hydration. You are advised to choose products that do not make your skin feel pulled or tight after using it.
Apart from that, wash your face twice a day. Avoid washing your face too often to keep the natural oils on your face and face moisturized.
Currently, facial cleansers are not only used as a cleansing agent from oil, dust, and dirt. Facial cleansers have been formulated to be lighter, provide a moisturizing effect, and are easy to rinse off.
In addition, it is also important to choose facial cleansing products that suit your skin type or condition for optimal results.
4. Hydrate the skin with skincare containing hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid or hyaluronic acid is an active ingredient that is often used in various beauty care products. This material has the main function of holding water in the network to keep it moist. Hyaluronic acid is commonly found in care products such as toners, essence, serum, and moisturizer.
New nano-hyaluronic acid used in the study showed significant benefits in reducing wrinkles (up to 40 percent), and skin hydration (up to 96 percent). Skin firmness and elasticity were also reported to improve significantly (up to 55 percent) after 8 weeks of use.
The use of the 0.1 percent hyaluronic acid formulation used in the study significantly improved skin hydration and elasticity.