5 Ways Your Body Reacts To Fasting In Ramadan

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During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset everyday. This break from food and water for such a long period of time has a tremendous effect on our bodies and organs. Abstaining from any food and water allows the body to take a break and naturally rid itself of toxins and detoxify from the inside. With the body already detoxing on the inside, Ramadan becomes the perfect opportunity to take advantage of your body’s ability to naturally revitalizing itself and take care of yourself from the outside too.

The new campaign by Unilever #Khody_Waatek promoting taking time for yourself this Ramadan to am up on self care captured our attention and reminded us of the importance of making time for ourselves within our busy Ramadan schedule.

Here are 5 ways that your body reacts to fasting and how to take care of  it:

Sweat
During fasting, an unpleasant odor is released from the body as it gets rid of harmful toxins through the skin and sweat. To avoid the embarrassing trail of bad body odor, avoiding people and sitting in corners you need a strong deodorant that will overpower any smell. Rexona anti antiperspirant deodorant with motion sense technology will protect you up to 48 hours… the more you move the more it protects! Don’t be afraid to workout this Ramadan in the heat, Rexona has your back.
Here is a great workout that will help you work the whole body!

Skin
The skin becomes dry and flaky during Ramadan due to the lack of hydration that occurs during fasting hour. It’s important to keep the skin hydrated by using a cream that will help bring the moisture back to your skin. Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow, with cocoa and Vitamin E, is the perfect moisturizer to lock moisture in the body leaving you with soft skin for 24hours.
Follow this recipe create an at-home scrub that will get rid of dry flaky skin and moisturize at the same time!
Ingredients : vaseline cocoa butter + sugar + orange essential oil + lemon essential oil 

Face
Due to the heat and sweat, your pores tend to be open and thus more susceptible to collect dirt, which leads to the terrible and unwanted breakouts. Make sure you wash your face regularly, with the recommended Dove beauty bar, to avoid breakouts during Ramadan’s heat. Dove beauty bar is made up of 25% moisturizing cream, making it ideal for both cleansing the face and giving it the moisture it needs to prevent dryness due to dehydration caused by low water consumption in Ramadan.

Dehydration
During fasting, and especially in the heat, the body loses water that needs to be replaced. If the body isn’t properly hydrated in the hours after the fast, it could become dehydrated which can cause dryness of skin, dizziness, fainting and dry mouth among other things. To avoid these symptoms, it’s important to drink a minimum of 8 cups of water to keep the body hydrated and the skin well moisturized.

 

Detoxification
The body goes through a process of detoxification during fasting. During which, the body rids itself of any build up toxins in the organs. This leads to a natural detoxification of many organs like the colon, liver, lungs, and skin. With the body cleaning itself on the inside, it is best to compliment with clean foods and no sugar! Sugar build up toxins and reverses the detoxification process so it is recommended to completely cut back or limit sugar during Ramadan Fasting.

 

Watch Uniliver’s Campaign Below:

Although a sociologist at heart, Nadine finds her love in nutrition, her passion in Pilates and her purpose in writing. Nadine is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and a Pilates-instructor in the making. She is also the founder of health blog, Nourished by Nadine (@nourishedbyn) where she shares her own recipes, as well as health tips.

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