It’s the start of another year! Most of us would think of making a resolution that would improve our lives – most especially our health! As you look back to the previous months, you need to re-evaluate how your skin care products and routine has improved your overall appearance. You may also need to add some new tricks and learn more stuff on how to take better care of your skin.
Let’s make a vow this year to take better care of our skin!
Here are some of our Skin Care Resolutions to keep your skin at its best this Year:
1. Clear Out Your Skincare Stash
Some of us may end-up having a massive skincare stockpile at the end of the year, which means lots of unused products. Avoid making impulse skincare purchases, don’t get too excited on trendy products. Buy only what you need because skincare products do not last forever!
Clean-up! Go through your skincare once every six months, make sure to check the label and numbers indicated on the products to take note of its expiry. Keep your favourites and must-haves, and get rid of those products that doesn’t work for you. You can also write the date you open each product directly on it with a permanent marker.
2. Create a Routine and Stick with It
We need a skincare routine that we can stick with. It doesn’t need to be complicated, a daily skincare essentials of cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliant and sun protection can provide your skin with sufficient TLC. You can always upgrade with special treatments, just make sure to start with the basics.
3. Clean and Replace Beauty Tools Regularly
Most cosmetics and some skincare products comes with application tools – brushes, sponge, loofah, facial massager and more. Even if you have all the skincare essentials and routine, but don’t have the time to clean-up the tools your using, all your hard work taking good care of your skin will be in vain.
As makeup and skin oils build up on beauty brushes and sponge, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause skin irritation. Make it a habit to clean your beauty tools once a week. You can use a liquid hand soap and lukewarm water when washing your brushes, do not use hot water as it can cause bristles to fall out. Swirl the brush into the soap, rinse the brush head under water once more. Repeat until the water runs clear and your brush looks good as new.
There are also products you can purchase for cleaning your beauty tools, like antibacterial Spray-on brush cleansers. Taking care of your brushes will not only help maintain a healthy skin but it also helps them last longer, saving you money.
4. Commit to Wearing Sunscreen Daily
Sunscreen is very important. We have included the importance of sunscreen in almost all our skincare tips. We may not admit it, but not all of us consistently wear sun protection. It is a very simple skincare resolution, but something that can affect your skin. Sunscreen can avoid premature aging and overall skin appearance.
5. Moisturize Habitually
Winter season can be harsh to your skin. Make it a habit to lather up on moisturizer, especially after showering. The moisturizing effect of your body lotion is maximized when applying it immediately after shower. Be sure to apply it when your skin is damp or within ten minutes after your shower.
6. Hands Off
How many times a day do you touch your face? Well, you may not consciously aware of it but in between using your phone, grabbing some snacks and other chores, your hands come in contact with millions of bacteria.
Touching your face doesn’t necessarily cause skin issues, but most definitely worsens it. You can easily transfer dirt on your acne-prone skin and triggers more breakout, and touching can also lead to picking which can cause permanent scarring.
Always remember to keep your hand off your face!
7. Kick-Start an Anti-aging Regimen
A regular skincare routine can do wonders to your complexion. However, as you age, your skin needs more than just TLC. Be proactive and add skin care products to your routine that will amp the anti-aging benefits you need.
Look after the skin around your eyes
Use Antioxidants and retinoids
Always wear Sun protection
8. Get A Fancy Facial
Skin care resolutions don’t have to be boring and tedious. Indulge yourself to a fancy and relaxing facial once in a while. The benefits are not just limited to your skin but also to your well-being. The pampering and relaxation helps relieve stress and make you feel rejuvenated.