5 Beauty Resolutions You Should Make For 2019

5 Beauty Resolutions You Should StartIn 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 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 bestI 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 regularlyI 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 upI 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 skinI 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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4 Tips For Moist Supple Skin During Winter Months

Tips for Maintaining Moist, Supple Skin During Dry Winter Months

For many people, winter brings with it irritated, itchy and dry skin. And it can feel like there’s no remedy as the intensely cold conditions of the outdoors leave you with a raw feeling, and the indoor heat eliminates the moisture from both the air and your skin. 4 Tips For Moist Supple Skin During WInter Months

Even the great things about the winter, like sitting around the fireplace, can make your skin dry. Similarly, taking a hot shower might seem like a great idea to warm yourself up a bit but the hot water strips naturals oils from your skin, leaving it dry and irritated.

There are, however, a number of ways to ensure your skin is supple and moist throughout the winter. You can include some of these practices in your daily skin care routine. For instance, avoid taking intensely hot showers. Also, blot your skin after showering and apply ample moisturizer to trap moisture on your skin.

Here are a few other tips.

Maximize moisture with a humidifier

Invest in a humidifier for your home or office to add moisture to the air in your indoor environment during dry winter months and ensure that your skin remains hydrated. Put the humidifier in the rooms in which you spend most of your time, such as your bedroom, home office, or living area.

Reduce dryness in the air by lowering the thermostat

When the weather outside becomes increasingly cold, the first thing you tend to do is increase the indoor heat. However, central heating can make the air in your home increasingly dry. Denver skin clinic specialists recommend setting your thermostat at a temperature that is cool yet comfortable (between 68-72 °F) to maintain moist skin.

Limit the shower temperature and time

Tempting as it may be to take a long, scalding hot shower, you’re better off taking a brief (5-10 minutes) lukewarm shower. Likewise, avoid washing your hands with exceedingly hot water that reddens your skin. Contrary to common belief, cool water is as effective as hot water at removing germs during hand washing, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Furthermore, cool water is not as irritating to your skin as hot water. Finally, when using the hand-dryer in the restroom, use it until your hands are barely damp, rather than until your hands are completely moisture-free.

Use gentle cleansers that are fragrance-free

Using the wrong soap can leave your skin dry and itchy. In fact, a number of regular bar soaps contain fragrances and other ingredients that cause skin irritation. Give preference to moisturizing gels or cleansers that are free of fragrances. When shopping for soap, look for the words “unscented” or “fragrance free” on the label.

You can further prevent skin problems associated with dry winters by limiting your overall use of soap. Lather only the necessary areas, such as hands, feet, genitals and armpits.

In summary, avoid doing things that may lead to excessively dry skin. Skincare practices that encourage moist, supple skin include using a humidifiers, turning down the thermostat, avoiding extended hot showers, and using gentle fragrance-free cleansers.