What are the things you wished you did for your skin last year? There may have been things we regret or trends we wish we didn’t follow, but most wish they’d known what they know now and did more for their skin!
This year, start your skin care journey the right way! It’s time to let go of bad habits and take the opportunity to refresh and restart. Here are 5 important skin resolutions to try:
Skincare Resolution #1: Don’t Shy Away from Sunscreen
Whether you see the sun every day or experience winter all throughout the year, applying sunscreen is important in protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Did you know that UV lights can cause photodamage and cellular DNA changes? That means you might be at risk of developing early signs of aging such as wrinkles, fines lines, or dark spots!
Believe it or not, UV rays can penetrate through the cloud and are present year-round. So using sunscreen, even without the scorching sun, can cause skin damage. To avoid this, apply sunscreen every day and give your skin a layer of protection.
Skincare Resolution #2: Breakup with Make Up Wipes
Make up wipes are a fast and convenient way to remove your makeup. However, make-up wipes are designed to remove your makeup but not clean it. They’re NOT cleansers and shouldn’t be treated as such. You might think your skin is clean after wiping off your makeup, however, these wipes leave dirt and residue that may cause acne from bacteria on your skin. Some makeup wipes also contain harsh chemicals that disrupt the skin’s natural barrier.
Read more about it in this article: Why Makeup Wipes Suck and 5 Reasons Not To Use It
Skincare Resolution #3: Get Regular Facials
If you’re not getting a regular facial, then you’re missing out. Visiting an esthetician or a dermatologist every 4-6 weeks can help you take care of skin concerns before they become a real problem.
- Helps deeply cleanse the pores without sabotaging your skin’s natural barrier
- Exfoliate and remove dead skin cells for new skin cells to emerge and regenerate
- Extract blackheads, whiteheads, milia, and other skin impurities
- Helps stimulate blood circulation and promote lymphatic drainage
- Tone and hydrate the skin and help encourage collagen production
Skincare Resolution #4: Practice a Consistent Skincare Routine
Skincare only really works if you’re consistent. Taking care of your skin is a continuous process, not a one-time transformation. Find a routine that works and stick with it in 2023!
Skincare Resolution #5: Stay Hydrated
Probably the cheapest and most neglected skincare hack hydration. Hydrating your skin helps improve your skin’s elasticity and keeps the skin plump and moisturized. According to some experts, people who drink plenty of water are less likely to develop scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. Drinking plenty of water also flushes out toxins and improves the skin’s pH balance.
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