Fasting over Ramadan can be a challenge, especially in warmer climates where you need to stay hydrated and the same goes for your skin. Drinking 2-3 liters of water a day is known to increase elasticity in your skin, and keep you healthy from within, but if you will be observing Ramadan this year we have just the thing to stop your skin from being affected by your change in routine.
Skin oils are not a new concept but the questions we often ask ourselves when thinking about purchasing one are “will it make my skin break out? Do I really need another beauty product?” The answers are No, and Yes. Face oils are designed to make your skin look and feel better, hydrate it and target problem areas, leaving your skin smoother and softer – which also means you can also wear less makeup without having to worry about covering any skin issues that are bothering you.
Beauty oils are also multi-functional; not only do they make for a great moisturizer, you can use them to touch up your makeup – instead of adding more makeup, simply pat some oil on to resuscitate what you already have on. (Avoid the T-zone unless you have dry skin). You can also use your oil as a frizz fighter, cuticle softener, under eye cream and lip balm. Yes, all that magic from just one bottle!
During the month of Ramadan, a beauty oil will not only be your best friend, but will change your beauty regime altogether! We’ve picked the best 5 for an instantly amazing visage…
Yasmin Karimi – Desert Island Face Oil
Containing a plethora of natural active ingredients including Patchouli, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Avocado oils, Yasmin Karimi’s Desert Island Face Oil works across all skin types – including oily skin. Not only does it make for an incredible moisturizer, but also a fantastic base for your makeup and is safe to use around the eye area.
YK’s Desert Island Oil contains ingredients known to reduce the appearance of scarring and blemishes as well as having an aroma to help reduce anxiety and stress. This vegan friendly oil is at the top of our Ramadan list!
Sunday Riley – LUNA Sleeping Night Oil
Sunday Riley is a cult brand best known for its skin oils for pretty much every skin type. The Luna Sleeping Night Oil stars potent ingredients like retinol and blue tansy which is an anti-inflammatory extract that reduces redness and helps to calm signs of skin stress. Also perfect for anti-aging, this magic potion of an oil helps to tackle issues such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and acne, whilst also reversing the damages of the day, so you wake up to a beautifully smooth and ‘plumped’ and luminous complexion.
Sunday Riley has a huge following of celebrity fans – and for good reason.
Khiel’s – Daily Reviving Concentrate
Designed to strengthen the skin’s defenses against daily damage to keep skin elastic and radiant all day, Khiel’s Daily Reviving Concentrate has an ultra- lightweight formula that effortlessly smooths over the skin and instantly revitalizes. Khiel’s daily formula provides antioxidant protection with it’s powerful blend of natural ingredients including Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu to keep skin looking energized with enhanced radiance from morning to night.
Bobbi Brown – Extra Face Oil
Containing a blend of sesame, almond, olive and jojoba oils, Bobbi Brown’s Extra Face Oil is incredibly nourishing for mature skin and for those who struggle with dry skin and flaking – but without the greasiness. The formula is light weight and absorbs immediately into the skin leaving it feeling luxurious.
Packed with vitamin E, it promotes tissue repair and is an antioxidant, protecting skin against environmental damage and further wrinkles.
Packed with natural essential oils, it smells incredible and can be used alone, layered with moisturizer and even over foundation for an extra glow.
Elemis – Pro Collagen Marine Oil
Elemis’s replenishing Pro-Collagen Marine Oil is a triumph for all skin types. Formulated with a trio of seaweeds, Padina Pavonica, Golden Seaweed and Roaring Water Kelp – to provide maximum hydration whilst reducing the appearance of ageing.
It also contains white poppy seed oil which plumps the skin and leaves the complexion radiant and fresh looking. The facial oil promotes the regeneration of the outer layer of the skin and supports the skin’s moisture barrier for an overall youthful appearance.