It’s never too late to make a healthy, life-changing resolution for your skincare, even after the new year has already started. Restructuring your routines for the better can be difficult. That’s why we recommend you choose resolutions that keep your skin healthy and fresh.
Your face is the part of your body that people notice most. It affects the first impression that people make of you. Of course, we pay attention to what people have to say and how they carry themselves.
Nonverbal cues such as eyebrow, eye, and lip movements are an important part of communication. Since your face is your vehicle for social interaction, it makes sense that you should take care of it in every way possible.
Setting Goals for Your Skin Type
All skin is created differently. So, it makes sense that there isn’t a universal skincare routine that fits everyone. It’s important to create a skincare routine that works with your skin type — not against it.
If you don’t know which skin type you have, don’t be afraid to ask. An esthetician or dermatologist can help determine if your skin is dry, oily, combination, or sensitive. Once you know your skin type, you can resolve to work in a daily personalized skincare routine with these tips:
Healthy Skincare for Oily Skin
- Avoid touching your face. When you have oily skin, the last thing you want to do is add to your already overwhelming facial oils.
- Wash your face before working out. Exercise is great for your skin. It helps you sweat out toxins and nourishes skin cells. Washing your face before and after a workout keeps oil, dirt, and sweat from building up and sinking into your pores.
- Add a stress reliever to your day. Whatever makes you happy or relaxed is great for fighting fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc. Take time for yourself and let the stress melt away — if even just for a few minutes.
- Keep your skin hydrated. Even oily skin needs moisture. Use moisturizers wisely to balance your skin’s hydration and drink plenty of water.
- Eat less oily junk food. Eating junk food is a huge reason for acne outbreaks. So, eating healthy is both great for your skin and for losing weight.
Healthy Skincare for Combination Skin
- Be gentle with your skin. It’s easy to damage your skin by overdoing it with scrubs or scratching your face.
- Use a balancing toner. Balancing toners for combination skin are amazing products that will give your skin consistency. Don’t let your skin rule you – resolve to find stability in your skincare routine.
- Cut back on alcohol or coffee. Alcohol and coffee can turn your skin from combination to dry skin because of caffeine and sugars. Moderation in all things is key.
- Use honey! Honey is a wonder food. It’s a natural sugar that gets you energized quickly, but it also moisturizes the skin without making it oily. Side note: it can be a great exfoliator as well.
- Cleanse with natural products. Products that aren’t natural can damage the skin. Keep alcohol-based products out of your beauty routine.
Healthy Skincare for Dry Skin
- Stop using hot water to wash your face. Overly hot water is terrible for the skin, especially dry skin. Use room temperature or cool water when washing your face to avoid any painful breakouts.
- Humidifiers are actually very helpful. Make sure to turn a humidifier on at night to keep your skin from drying out while you sleep.
- Use hydrating masks. Whether it’s before bed or work, fitting a mask into your skincare is great for dry skin.
- Protect your dry skin. Whenever you go outside, put on sunscreen, even if it isn’t sunny.
- Find the best moisturizer. For dry skin a regular moisturizer won’t cut it. Look for moisturizers with added natural oils like coconut or avocado.
Healthy Skincare for Sensitive Skin
- Avoid your triggers. For people with sensitive skin, there are a lot of things that can cause a breakout. Whether it’s allergies, fragrances, foods, etc., find out what bothers you and cut it out.
- Change how you exfoliate. For people with sensitive skin, inexpensive store-bought exfoliators may do more harm than good. Using things like honey or oatmeal can exfoliate naturally without hurting the skin.
- Treat yourself! Your sensitive skin deserves to be pampered. Don’t avoid facials or medspas because of your sensitivities. They can help soothe your irritated skin.
- Create a detoxed lifestyle. Get rid of products that have harsh chemicals including household cleaners and laundry detergent.
- Add some new clothes to your wardrobe. Anything that may protect your skin from the sun is a good choice. That includes hats and scarves.
Common Resolutions for All Skin Types
- Apply sunscreen each day to your face and exposed skin. Even if you’re plan is to drive in your car and walk in and out of air-conditioned buildings all day, your face and limbs will get exposed to harmful UV rays.
- Remove all makeup, sunscreen, or other skincare products before bed. Wash your face separately after you have brushed and flossed your teeth.
- Don’t pick at your face. Even if you see unwanted hair or blemishes on your skin, picking at your face irritates the skin’s surface and leaves it open to bacteria entering your pores.
- Clean all makeup brushes and applicators. These utensils are very convenient, but they can also be a source of bacteria if they aren’t regularly cleaned.
- Don’t wash your face too many times in one day. Using cleanser on your face strips it of its natural oils. Doing this too many times a day can dry out your face and make it difficult to have well-balanced skin.
These smart skincare resolutions will ensure that your skin and face stay healthy-looking. Adopting a better skincare routine will require a few adjustments to your daily schedule, but the results will be worth it!
If you are having trouble with your skincare routine or just looking to treat yourself, contact us. We will help you kick off the year with perfect skin.