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As a Muslim beauty writer and influencer, I’m often asked about how to make Wudu five times a day and maintain a skin care routine as well.
Now before we get into it, let me first explain what Wudu is! Wudu is an Islamic ritual that involves cleansing parts of the body before engaging in prayer. It’s a form of purification that is done before engaging in worship which is also seen as having a conversation with God. This routine includes washing your face, hands, arms, mouth, and feet.
As a lot of Muslims are washing their face with water multiple times a day, the dilemma in terms of skin care is that products would be washed off as well. Plus, skin care can get even more confusing during Ramadan in early spring when many Muslims adjust their sleeping schedules to fast in the daytime and instead eat and drink when the sun is down.
But, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it seems. So, I asked some fellow Muslims and skin care enthusiasts to share their tips on handling Wudu and skin care, especially during special occasions like Ramadan and Eid!
Beauty Writer and Influencer
A common misconception that I’ve heard a lot is that you absolutely have to redo your entire skin care routine after making Wudu and that cannot be farther from the truth! Not to mention, that is so much money going right down the drain, literally. The only thing I really focus on doing after performing Wudu is reapplying sunscreen and reaching for my favorite skin mist.
After Wudu, I’ll reapply my sunscreen so I’m getting that extra moisture back into my skin and also making sure my skin will continue to be protected from the sun! My go-to sunscreen is the MISSHA All Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk because of its lightweight texture and gorgeous subtle glow finish!
I also like to use a hydrating mist like the Peach and Lily Glass Skin Veil Mist to give my skin something a little extra. This specific mist feels so weightless and airy on the skin but also gives my face such a glow that I just love! Because of these products and this routine, I don’t stress after making Wudu because I know my skin is still hydrated and moisturized afterwards.
Beauty and Culture Writer
During the day, my biggest skin care concern is sunscreen application. If you’re using a sunscreen that isn’t water-resistant, reapplying sunscreen is important, given the many times Muslims splash water on their faces while doing Wudu. So I tend to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. You can also consider using a roll-on sunscreen to simplify the process.
While observing Ramadan, one of the biggest skin concerns is dehydrated skin. With odd sleeping hours, less water consumption, and the shifting weather, skin can easily become stressed and react adversely to the sudden changes taking place. Because of this, my skin care routine heavily focuses on caring for my skin during the nighttime. After the last prayer of the night, I indulge and take care of my skin based on its current needs.