Dehydrated skin is one of the most common skin concerns during the month of Ramadan. The average fasting period in South Africa this year will last up to 13 hours per day – this can lead to a lack of skin moisture, making your complexion appear dull and tired. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution for dehydrated skin. Coupled with the perfect skincare routine for Ramadan, it is best to choose formulas that have skin-hydrating, nurturing and moisturising properties. It is a crucial step to combat everything from dryness and flakiness to shine and oil production.
To help you, we’ve compiled a list of skin-hydrating products to manage dull-looking skin effectively.
Top up the moisture levels of your skin with these intensive hydrating buys:
Kiehl’s Hydro Plumping Hydrating Serum
You’ll love the feeling of your skin after using the Kiehl’s serum. It penetrates up to ten skin layers, offers all-day hydration and acts like a barrier to reduce water loss. It’s formulated with an epidermal hydration filler, which reduces the signs of ageing. It’s also 15 percent glycerin – an effective humectant that helps retain moisture within the skin.
Clinique Hydrating Jelly
When it comes to iconic skincare formulas, you can trust Clinique. Their 24-hour hydrator locks in the good – like moisture – and filters out the bad. The unique water-jelly texture feels fresh and penetrates your dermis, making it one of the best skin-hydrating products to use.
Origins Drink Up Overnight Hydrating Mask
Thissleeping mask is magic in a jar. It’s infused with glacier water, hyaluronic acid and avocado butter, which all work to prevent dehydration. This face mask drenches extra-thirsty skin with 72 hours of non-stop hydration while you sleep. No hard work there.
Dior Hydra Life Balancing Hydration 2 In 1 Sorbet Water
As you apply this powerful toning lotion, you will feel a wave of freshness on your skin. It will hydrate skin all day and won’t leave your face feeling gunky. You can use the serum daily, morning and night, before applying your moisturiser. Just place one or two drops in the palm of your hand and apply all over the face.
Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice
Rich in vitamin-packed superfoods, such as 75% organic aloe and a prebiotic, this moisturiser delivers instant hydration. This vegan-friendly, silicone-free formula moisturises and improves the look of skin texture for a more even, calm and healthy complexion.
Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator
This gel-cream formula is ultra-light, yet delivers an instant moisture boost and rehydrates skin for up to 72 hours. It absorbs instantly, leaving skin soothed, comfortable and fresh, ready to tackle the day. It’s also oil-free.
Uriage Thermal Water Hydration Light Texture Cream SPF20
This simple, straightforward moisturiser with an SPF is an excellent option for nearly every guy. The formula contains active ingredients that help protect skin from the damaging effects of urban pollution. It also protects against UVA and UVB rays, thanks to an SPF20 filter.
Dior Sauvage Moisturizing Face And Beard Care
Scented with the iconic notes of Dior Sauvage cologne for men, this face moisturiser hydrates skin and softens facial hair in one go. Using 96% natural ingredients, the formula absorbs quickly, leaving a fresh feel and a matte finish. A major perk: it’s beard friendly – the Sauvage moisturiser hydrates and softens skin without a trace of residue.