5 Ways to Overcome Dry Skin Due to Lack of Fluid Intake

Lack of fluid intake and irregular eating patterns, said dr. Kardiana Dewi, Sp.KK, FINSDV, tends to cause skin problems during Ramadan, such as dry skin, dry lips, chapped lips to acne. To prevent these risks, dr. Kardiana, who collaborated with Tokopedia to provide skin health education, shared five easy and effective tips to prevent dry skin during Ramadan fasting.

1. Drink lots of water

During Ramadan fasting, prioritize fluid intake, especially water, in order to maintain skin moisture. Humans need a minimum of 1.5 to 2 liters or 8 glasses of water every day.dr. Kardiana suggests drinking 2 glasses when you wake up in the morning and before imsak, then the next 6 glasses to drink when breaking the fast until before going to bed.

“Avoid high-calorie drinks, as well as excess sugar, such as soda or syrup, because they can cause skin problems, especially sensitive ones, such as acne, irritation to eczema,” he explained in detail.

2. Choose a Moisturizing Texture According to Skin Conditions

Doctor Kardiana said for oily skin, choose a light textured or water-based moisturizer, while for dry skin, choose a moisturizer with a more concentrated or creamy texture. However, if you are experiencing eczema problems on your skin, he suggests using a lotion with a hypoallergenic content.

Now, to meet the needs of these skin care or skincare products, Tokopedia’s Category Development (Beauty and Personal Care) Senior Lead, Sherine Pranata said that until April 17, 2022, consumers could see a wide selection of beauty and body care products from local brands curated in the “Tokopedia” campaign. Ramadan Beauty Week”.
Joylab and Npure are two examples of the many MSMEs participating in this campaign,” he explained.

3. Pay attention to bath duration and water temperature

Avoid bathing for too long, especially using water that is too hot, because it can strip the skin of natural oils, causing dry skin in the long run.

4. Reduce the use of products that trigger dry skin

Although a series of skin beauty treatments must still be carried out regularly during Ramadan, temporarily avoid exfoliating products that can erode skin cells, because during Ramadan the skin condition tends to be drier than usual.

“Check the ingredients in skincare. For those who have dry skin, first avoid products that contain acidic liquids such as AHA, BHA, retinol and so on because they can cause irritation,” said dr. Kardiana.

Sherine also added that facial serum is one of the beauty products that experienced the highest increase in transactions in its marketplace during 2021 compared to 2020.

5. Consumption of foods that are good for the skin

‚ÄúDates are very good to be consumed naturally because they can soften the skin. In addition, consuming vegetables and fruits with high water content, such as watermelon, papaya, oranges and pineapple, can also maintain skin moisture, “said dr. Kardiana.