I don’t know about you ladies, but my skincare routine has been thrown all out of whack following Ramadan and Eid. With the combination of less sleep, Pakistan’s scorching summer heat, and shift in diet, my skin is left feeling dry, dull, and prone to breakouts. I know I’m not the only one who tried her hardest–amidst all the aforementioned–to maintain the common goal of keeping the skin hydrated, refreshed, and glowing by the time Eid rolled around–although no one could expect a girl to sit out on all the guilt free, Eid-specific indulgences (Sheer Khurma, Nihari, and Biryani). Afterall, Eid is the biggest celebration of the year and the feasting is undoubtedly well-deserved. We all know, however, that three straight days heavy sweets start to take its toll on the body–and skin. You ladies know what I mean; it starts to show when we let all the ghee, sugar, butter, and other unhealthy substances settle in our bodies.
Yes, I know that the focus of Ramadan and Eid shouldn’t be appearance, but it is crucial to take care of the skin because that does have a direct impact on overall health, our self-care routines, and personal hygiene. So, now that Eid is over, we’ve carefully curated the best beauty and skincare products to use post-Eid, because our skin needs to be rescued now more than ever. Below is a detailed post-Eid skincare regimen–brought to you by just4girls.pk/blog–that will get you ladies back on the glowing track:
- DRINK UP: The most important, simple, and free post-Eid skin hack is drinking tons of water. Trust me ladies, your skin and the rest of your body will thank you! Staying properly hydrated is challenging during Ramadan, and surely difficult to keep up during the days of Eid. So, be sure to stay diligent about maintaining your hydration and constantly remind yourself that you need to drink more water. You ladies will see a boost in energy levels and glow in your skin.
- LOCK IN HYDRATION: In addition to increasing water intake, stock up on hydrating skincare products. Sticking to lightweight moisturizers or facial mists minimize the chances of dehydration, as they can be applied multiple times throughout the day. DR Roebuck’s No Worries Hydrating Face Moisturizer is a top pick. It is absolutely weightless, packed with powerhouse ingredients (macadamia oil, hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil, and vitamin E), and multi-beneficial in leaving the skin hydrated, dewy, and smooth. The Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater or the Evoluderm Anti Aging Facial Water Mist with Hyaluronic Acid are also products that should always be in tow. They revive and rejuvenate dehydrated skin, creating a dewy glow. The essential ingredients in each formula–rose extract and hyaluronic acid–are key to brightening skin that has been dulled by fatigue and lack of nutrients. Sheet masks are another option that do the trick, and are a great pick-me-up at the end of the day. The E.L.F Hydrating Water Sheet Mask with Purified Water and Aloe, as well as the TonyMoly I’m Aloe Mask Sheet, are super affordable and easy to use. After 15 minutes, the skin will feel totally refreshed.
- TAKE A LOAD OFF: Moving on to makeup, we find it super helpful to switch to lightweight formulas to avoid breakouts post greasy food and during summer heat. The use of lighter formulas also pair well with the maintenance of hydrated skin, as they allow the skin to breathe and keep dryness at bay. The MUA Skin Define Hydro Foundation is the best option when making the switch to a lighter weight foundation. Coverage goes a long way, especially when adding a few of NYX Away We Glow Liquid Booster highlighting drops for a glowing finish.
- KEEP IT SIMPLE: Lastly and most importantly ladies, the end of the day face and makeup cleanse is vital to the skin you wake up with. So, get rid of the harsh cleansers and figure out a gentle double cleansing that works best for you. The J4G motto: the simpler, the better. The Evoluderm Micellar Cleansing Water for Dry & Sensitive Skin does just that. It handles makeup removal in the gentlest way possible and does the job without unnecessary harshness.
So ladies, get your skin back and your glow all the way up with J4G’s post-Eid skincare regimen. Regardless of your skin type, we’re all dehydrated and tired from a long month of fasting, followed by three days of feasting. For a radiant summer glow, be sure to drink plenty of water, use hydrating products and lightweight makeup, and be gentle on the skin every night when it comes time to cleanse. All of the products mentioned above are available on just4girls.pk/blog. Happy post-Eid skin cleanse ladies!