Ramadan Beauty Reflections: Hakima Al Said

The Founder and designer of Hak The Label lets us in on her Holy Month beauty secrets
Ramadan Beauty Reflections: Hakima Al Said

How does your beauty routine differ during Ramadan compared to the rest of the year?

The main difference in my beauty routine during Ramadan is that I don’t wear any make-up. Instead I use this time to rejuvenate my complexion by concentrating on skincare.

Do you have any skin issues when you’re fasting?

Dryness of my skin is the main issue I face due to the heat and lack of hydration during the day.

Do you mix up the beauty products you use during Ramadan, such as an intense mask to boost the moisture in your skin?

My beauty routine during Ramadan includes more masks, especially the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask as it calms and hydrates my skin after sun exposure. Sunday Riley Tidal cream as well as Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum are two other products that I add into my routine.

So you go make-up-free during Ramadan?

During Ramadan, I try to avoid make-up, especially during the day. Instead I focus more on sunblock. My personal favorite is the Supergoop Sunblock. In the evenings I keep my make-up look as light as possible with eyeliner, a bit of blush and concealer.

Can you share any advice on how to stay healthy during Ramadan?

I continue eating clean and try not to stray away from this routine with a lot of desserts. Although it is the only time of the year that I eat dates and muhalabia [a milk and orange-blossom blancmange]. I first break the fast with something simple such as dates and some water, and I continue to keep myself hydrated after that. I always make sure not to overeat, even if there are lots of delicious dishes around. My biggest advice would be to hydrate yourself when you break the fast and not to exhaust yourself.

What does Ramadan mean to you?

Ramadan is a time for family, reflection, and understanding.


Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, Dhs1,032

"This calms and hydrates my skin after sun exposure". Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, Dhs191

"I try to avoid make-up during the day, instead I focus more on sunblock". Supergoop! Play Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50, Dhs117 at Revolve

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, Dhs145 at Noon

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