When you’re busy making your long list of New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about your skin and beauty routine! Good skincare habits will help you maintain that youthful glow and dewy complexion, and the New Year is a great time to modify your beauty routine and make some lifestyle changes that will keep you beautiful year round. Here are just six skincare resolutions you can make for the New Year:
#1: Protect skin from UV damage every day. UV damage can cause premature wrinkles and sun spots. Make a commitment to protect skin from UV damage by wearing sunscreen under makeup and purchasing makeup that is infused with at least SPF 15. Protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays will keep it looking youthful and help you put your best face forward through the New Year!
#2: Using a high-quality cleanser. Don’t skimp on a quality cleanser if you want to maintain a healthy complexion. Seek out cleansers loaded with antioxidants and vitamins to keep skin looking radiant and smooth month after month. Get a recommendation from a skincare professional or aesthetician if you still haven’t found your ideal match.
#3: Sleeping without makeup. Going to bed with makeup is a major skin “don’t” and you pay the price with clogged pores, dull-looking skin and an unhealthy complexion. Make sure you are cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin before going to bed and getting rid of all traces of makeup!
#4: Throwing away outdated skincare products. Old makeup and skincare products that have been sitting in your cabinet for several months need to disappear in the New Year. Makeup that hasn’t been used in a while and outdated skincare products may be hosting bacteria and can cause breakouts and other skin imbalances.
#5: Exfoliating regularly. Exfoliating your skin using a scrub, exfoliating cloth or a Clarisonic facial brush is essential for keeping skin healthy and radiant. Make sure one of your skincare resolutions for the New Year is to exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating helps to get rid of dead skin cells and will promote healthy skin cell regeneration.
#6: Getting a spa facial at least once per month. Getting a professional facial at the spa can help you maintain that youthful look and also deep-cleanse your pores. Even when you’re keeping up with a consistent skin care routine, a monthly facial at the spa can help to keep your skin looking fresh, healthy and supple. Set aside some funds for a monthly spa facial as one of your skincare resolutions for the New Year.