Skin Care Resolution

It’s that time of the year—time to plan your New Year’s resolution ideas.. While you may have fitness challenges, saving goals, and healthy eating habits on the brain, why not switch things up in the skincare department, too? Your skin deserves all the love and attention it can get, and with a solid list of skincare resolutions, you’ll be on your way to healthy and radiant-looking skin in no time.

Skin Care Resolutions To Make For the New Year

Wear SPF Every Single Day

Sun damage is one of the top skin concerns dermatologists see daily. If you haven’t been as diligent with your sunscreen applications, now’s the time to adopt a better habit. Not only can wearing Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or higher help protect your skin against sunburn, but it can also help prevent premature signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots and even lower your risk of developing skin cancer.

Don't Neglect Your Neck

You may have pin-pointed the best anti-aging products for stopping the clock when it comes to your face, but it’s important you take care of the skin south of your chin, too. Since the neck is often neglected in a routine, it’s one of the first areas of skin to show signs of aging.

Take Off Your Makeup Before Bed

This is skincare 101, so if you’re not already doing this, you need to start taking your makeup off before bed ASAP—like tonight! With makeup removers like micellar water and wipes that are both gentle and effective, it really couldn’t be easier to wipe off your makeup at the end of the day. Leaving it on while you sleep is a recipe for future breakouts.

Try Double Cleansing

If you find that your pores are feeling a bit congested, one cleansing session may not be enough. It may require you to add double cleansing into the mix. This skincare trend cleanses your skin in two steps: a no-rinse cleanser followed by a regular facial cleanser. The result? A super thorough cleansing. 

Drink More Water

Are you drinking the recommended amount of water per day? If the answer is no, now’s your time to change that. Dehydration can not only take its toll on your body, but it can cause your skin to appear less plump and fresh. 

Exfoliate Weekly

Wanting to pare down your skincare routine is totally understandable after all, it can get pretty lengthy. We fully support simplifying your skincare routine, but there’s one step you shouldn’t skip out on -- exfoliation. Dead skin cell buildup on your skin’s surface is a one-way ticket to dull, dry skin. Which, hello, is just about the last thing you want in the dead of winter. So, instead of saying goodbye to exfoliating in the new year, kick things up a notch now.

Wash Your Makeup Brushes

It's the ultimate rule we all love to break, but washing your makeup brushes regularly can help to prevent breakouts and other skin issues. Make it a regular activity and make it fun by popping in your headphones in the bathroom, and investing in some effective brush cleaning apparatus.

Follow these tips and you'll start seeing the best results from your skincare routine.