New Year’s Resolution Skincare Tips
Let’s take a moment for recollection
2018 is almost coming to an end, and this might be a good time to look back at the choices we’ve made this year.
No, no, don’t think too far.
Let’s limit it to your skincare decisions for now.
You know that moment when you look at the vast number of skincare products you have on your shelf, and you start thinking, “If I resell all these, I will probably earn a good amount of money.” But we know that’s not going to happen, you’ve already used the products halfway; they didn’t work so you threw them in the trash. And nobody is about to buy products that didn’t work for you.
Not even for a quarter of the price.
To prevent throwing money down the drain; follow these guidelines to ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes in 2019.
Here are some skincare tips that will make your body glow and retain its marvel without the bathroom clutter.
First Things First; Get A Thorough Evaluation and Licensed Specialist's Consultation
If you want to get the best out of your skin, you must know what your skin needs and how to go about getting it. That’s why you need a skin evaluation from a licensed dermatologist, and possibly a full-body checkup.
After you have your skin evaluated, a consultation with your licensed physician will help you know what to expect, as well as the exercises or skincare products you can use to get things running smoothly.
Use Only Medical Grade Skin Care Products
By the end of 2019, the last thing you want is another stockpile of useless skincare products you‘ve used throughout the year. This can be prevented by getting prescription-strength products from a licensed dermatologist. By far, these products will have a stronger potency compared to over the counter products, as they’re clinically tested and approved for specific skin conditions.
Avoid annoying bathroom clutter and give yourself the satisfaction of buying products that deliver real results and the beautiful skin you deserve.
Sunscreen! Every day!
The sun can be an enemy to young looking skin. It’s vital that you avoid harsh sunrays. There’s nothing to gain from spending time under the intense sunlight – not even tanned skin! The most you will get is probably a sunburn and unnecessary exposure that brings you one step closer to skin cancer.
Always apply a medical grade sunscreen of at least SPF 15+, to give your skin some degree of protection from sun damage.
This doesn’t mean you should hide in the dark like a nocturnal creature.
We absorb vitamin D from the sun, so it does have its advantages. You can still enjoy mild summer days. Just wear your sunscreen and avoid unnecessary exposure to the intense sunlight – your youthful supple skin will thank you for years to come.
Ensure You Always Get Adequate Rest
Nowadays we’re just so busy with our everyday life we forget about the things that matter the most – one of which is our HEALTH. Stress lead to all sorts of diseases and ailments. Take care of yourself and make time for plenty of rest so you can live life to the fullest.
Do yourself a favor and wake up looking refreshed, free of dark circles and bags under the eyes, when you get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
Drinking water is one of the best habits you can practice for your skin. 6-8 glasses of water a day supplies your body organs with enough fluid to work optimally. If you’re not exactly a fan of drinking plain water, you should consult your physician for some diffused water recipes.
This tip is inclusive – even for those with oily skin. The skin needs a healthy amount of oil to stay smooth and protected, and moisturizers can help you achieve just that. If you allow your skin to dry out, it will produce more oil than is needed, which can lead to clogged pores.
Get your body moving and benefit from a natural high, thanks to endorphins. Regular exercise will also increase your blood flow which helps nourish the skin and cleanse the body of free radicals and waste.
Makeup or Makeup Free?
Try using your hand to cover your nose and mouth simultaneously for about three seconds. Do you notice the feeling of relief when you finally take in a breath of fresh air, after removing your hand? This is how your face feels without makeup.
Your skin needs to breathe. Limit your makeup routine to what’s absolutely needed – this will make your skin healthier and free of wrinkles. You will also save precious time skipping your morning makeup routine. If you can’t part with your makeup, wash it off immediately when you get home.
Let your pores breathe!
On A Skincare Regimen? Layer Like A Pro For Optimum Absorption
Apply your toners, moisturizers, and serums sequentially from the thinnest to the thickest. This way you can boost their efficacy as the skin fully absorbs them.
You Are What You Eat; Eat Healthily
Start out your new year’s resolution right by providing your body with essential nutrients that are good for your internal system. Plan your meals to include plenty of fruits and vegetables. Citrus is a great source of vitamin C, which aides in the production of beautiful healthy skin.
Drink Some Tea
Having a cup of white or green tea can help create a long bridge between you and wrinkles. They are also excellent for maintaining an even complexion and keeping the skin hydrated.
Feel Cloggy? Wipe Clean
You need to feel comfortable in your skin at all times. Boost your confidence by cleaning your face whenever it feels clogged. You may want to carry a few face wipes with you when you’re on the go and splash water on your face when you get home.
Exfoliate Every Other Week
Use a recommended face scrub that won’t irritate your skin. Exfoliating every other week will help remove dead skin cells, to allow fresh, smooth skin to emerge.
Need we say more? The value gained by spending a few minutes under running water cannot be exaggerated; it not only leaves you feeling relaxed, but it also opens up your skin’s pores.
These are some pointers and tips that will guide you throughout 2019 towards a younger and healthier looking skin.