In the vast universe and long lists of New Year’s resolutions, all of which probably contain major changes of lifestyle, perhaps a change of career or deciding to eat healthier, beauty resolutions seem like the ones that are the easiest to keep. However, in the light of the fact that many of us still have certain beauty habits to adopt, and adopting a new habit is not an easy feat to achieve, we’ve decided to bring you a list of five vital resolutions. Some of them are brand new, while others are friendly reminders of the healthy beauty habits you intend to adopt every year, but somehow always fail to.
Since this is the year of skincare and emphasizing natural beauty, we will mostly be sticking to skincare resolutions because amazing skin equals beauty. Always has, always will.
I shall remove it all
Wearing makeup and playing with different makeup looks and techniques is great – that’s what makeup is for, to play and express ourselves. However, no matter which healthy ingredients your makeup products contain, or how tired or perhaps even lazy you are, you simply must take off your makeup when the night comes or when you have no intention of leaving your home for the day. If you don’t, not only will your pores get clogged and skin irritated, you’ll also be facing an acne attack, not to mention that you risk premature skin aging – the last thing you want.
So, cleanse your skin thoroughly in the following manner. First comes the makeup remover – choose wipes, micellar water, lotion, whatever suits your skin. As the post-makeup routine calls for a triple cleanse, proceed with washing your face with a suitable wash for your skin type (this is highly important). After that comes the toner. Not only does this little miracle worker even out your skin tone, but it has the power of removing residual dirt that you didn’t even know was there. Now, let’s move on to care and pampering.
I shall give my skin only the best
The skincare industry never sleeps. It works tirelessly to bring us new innovative products that will rejuvenate our skin, make it younger, and help combat premature aging, acne and a whole array of issues. One of the newest innovations in the field is the incredible facial serum, which, according to dermatologists, every woman is doing herself a disservice if she isn’t using.
If you’re not in the know, serums are powerful liquids that penetrate and nourish the dermis. They are lightweight, penetrate the skin with ease and are packed with more active ingredients than any moisturizer on the market. They contain powerful antioxidants and vitamins, and in the spirit of minding what we allow to penetrate our skin, it’s best to use those that contain the highest number of natural nourishing ingredients, such as for instance jojoba oil. Serums are meant for nighttime, when our body and skin reboot themselves, so after the triple cleanse, apply your mighty serum, seal the deal with a great moisturizer that nourishes the epidermis and hit the hay.
I shall exfoliate regularly
This is one of the things we most commonly forget to do – at least, we don’t do it as frequently as we should. The harsh winter weather dries our skin and that’s how dead skin cells that hinder that coveted glow are made. The same happens during summer, due to the heat. Hence, all year round exfoliation is a must. Underline this and put it in front of your vanity if you must – exfoliate your skin three times a week.
This is a sufficient number as any more frequently than that, you run the risk of irritating your skin. The goal is to remove the dead cells and reveal glowing and fresh skin, not strip the skin of natural oils and cause more harm than good. Be sure to use gentle, non-abrasive exfoliators. They will powerfully remove all the dirt, unclog pores and remove dead cells without causing irritation.
I shall stock up
The amount and variety of amazing and hydrating sheet masks has never been larger. These masks are simply incredible. You pop one on, get on with your day for 15 minutes, and after you remove it, your skin is instantly more glowy, plump and smooth. There is absolutely nothing not to love about these masks as they all have the same goal – to bring added hydration to your skin, and if you know anything about proper skincare, you will know that there is no such thing as too much hydration. These masks are so safe that you are highly recommended to use them on a daily basis.
However, if your budget doesn’t allow you to stock up exactly that much, three times a week will suffice, so hit the stores and start masking.
I shall protect my precious skin
Again, said by dermatologists hundreds of times, and we are still oblivious. Of course, we are talking about SPF creams. Our Skin Needs Sunscreen All Year Long but those UV rays are still here even though the outside may look grey and cloudy. So please, when choosing your moisturizer, pick the one with the SPF of at least 30. From premature skin aging to skin cancer, these are all the possible consequences to sun exposure, so protect yourself at all times. Needless to say, broad-spectrum sunblock is absolutely mandatory during summer, when there is more skin exposure, so don’t let that ever slip your mind.
Be good to your skin in 2019 and every subsequent one.
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