Skincare during the Holy month of Ramadan
Fasting is usually equated with fatigue and dehydration. In fact, the opposite is quite true for skin health. The Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel prize in 2016 when he proved that fasting cells spark a rejuvenation process termed autophagy. Autophagy is a “reset button” for the body’s internal cycling of the cells. Scrap cell components are captured and the useful parts are stripped out to generate ad build “new and improved” cells.
This translates into healthy glowing skin during the process of fasting as well as “shiny voluminous” hair. When we eat a diet rich in carbohydrates, glycation occurs to our collagen, which makes it “heavier and harder”. This translates clinically into fine and deep wrinkles and cellulite on the lower extremities. Fasting definitely decreases the process of glycation of the skin. There is also a nutritional supplement, Nacriderm Age Breaker, from France, which mimics the beneficial effects of fasting on the skin. The use of Nacriderm decreases the glycation process, which leads to smoother, tauter, and buoyant skin. So for those of us who cannot fast regularly, Nacriderm is a supplement alternative that provides the beneficial effects of fasting.