Monday 16 Muḥarram 1446 - 22 July 2024

Does Applying Cream invalidate wudu?


Does the cream which people use on their hands and face invalidate wudu or not?

Summary of answer

Applying cream on the face does not break wudu nor does it break the fast.


Praise be to Allah.

For a woman to use cream on her face does not break wudu, neither does it break one’s fast. Similarly, using lipstick does not break one’s wudu or one’s fast . When one is fasting and these cosmetics have any flavor, they should not be used in any way that may lead to the flavour reaching the throat. 

And Allah knows best.

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Source: Majmoo’ Fataawa Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, vol. 11, p. 201