Post Date: Friday, January 03, 2020
In the spirit of New
Year’s, I’ve come up with a list of New Year’s Resolutions that your skin will
love. Most people have at least one terrible skin care habit, and
hopefully 2020 is the year in which that bad skin care habit gets kicked!
Stay hydrated. Water is a great thing, and your skin needs a lot of
it. Drink as much as you need throughout the course of the
day. Try keeping a bottle of water with you at all times.
Exercise! Okay, so this might coincide with a lot of people’s New Year’s
resolutions to lose weight, but it is worth saying again. Regular
cardiovascular exercise is absolutely crucial to keep blood circulating to all
of the skin on your body. Hop on that treadmill!
Diet! Like exercise, I’m sure many, many people already have this
planned, but I suppose the skin care benefits could just add that extra
motivation you need to stick with it. A poor diet can cause
breakouts and sullen-looking skin, whereas a good diet can provide your body
with all the nutrients you need for great skin. It’s worth it to
watch what you eat (but don’t forget to cheat once in a while – it keeps even
the most dedicated dieter sane).
Sleep! Some people might scoff at the idea of making a New Year’s
resolution to sleep for at least 8 hours a day, but it is a very valid
resolution, especially for your skin. Not only can sleep help you
keep those dark circles under your eyes at bay, but it also reduces stress,
which is one of the primary causes of acne!
Wash your face before bed. To some people
this is a no-brainer, but I think others will understand where I’m coming
from. You’re up way too late. You have to wake up at 7AM
to start getting ready and it’s already 2. Maybe you’ve had a bit to
drink. Regardless of the circumstances, resolve to make it to the
sink every night and wash your face and moisturize before
bedtime. It will pay dividends. For girls, makeup removal
is especially important. A well-hydrated, clean face before you go
to bed will give your skin a chance to renew.
Re-evaluate your skin care needs. Have you
updated your skin care regimen lately? Perhaps your skin has
changed. Maybe you need to focus on a different problem
area. Maybe you just need to adapt it to the current
season. Either way, from time to time, take a look at the different
parts of your regimen and ask yourself what each product is bringing to the
Wear a moisturizer
with sunscreen daily. Ask
anybody in the industry for their #1 beauty or anti-aging tip, and you’ll always
get the same answer. Protect your skin from the sun and you’ll keep
your skin looking young and feeling healthy!