5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Skin

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better SkinEvery year we promise ourselves that we’ll do better next year: become more productive and organized, improve physical and mental well-being, take better care of finances, try to become more environmentally responsible, spend more time with family and friends, and so on and so forth. But have you ever thought about making New Year’s resolutions to achieve healthy-looking and glowing skin? Here’s our list of beauty resolutions you may want to make this year.

Stay Hydrated

Water is life, and your body needs a lot of it to stay healthy. And when we say “your body”, we mean your skin among other organs. Of course, you absolutely need a good moisturizer, but even a top-shelf product won’t keep your skin properly hydrated if you don’t drink enough water. Dehydration can cause your skin to appear dull and lifeless, lose its elasticity and firmness, and begin to flake. Drinking about eight full glasses of water a day will do wonders for your skin! It will improve your complexion, slow down the aging process, and make your skin look healthy and glowing.

Check this out: How to Pick the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

Get Your Beauty Sleep

It’s called beauty sleep for a reason! While you’re sleeping, your skin cells regenerate more actively than while you’re awake, your facial muscles relax, and your skin retains moisture. Thus sleeping seven to nine hours every night results in smoother and firmer skin, helps prevent puffy eyes and dark circles, and gives you a radiant complexion. Besides, some skincare products, such as rich creams and serums, work better when you’re sleeping.

Check this out: How to Sleep Better

Never Go to Bed with Your Face Unwashed

No amount of beauty sleep will keep your skin healthy and radiant if you neglect to cleanse it thoroughly before bed. No matter how tired you are, you must remove makeup and wash your face before you retire for the night. This will prevent clogged pores, breakouts and dull skin, as well as help your skin repair itself and regenerate during the night. Ideally, you should also remove makeup before working out and cleanse your skin afterwards. To make this easier, buy a pack of makeup remover wipes and carry it on you wherever you go.

Check this out: 8 Tips for Washing Your Face Properly

Update Your Skincare Regimen from Time to Time

“If something works, don’t try to fix it,” they say. And this is generally true when it comes to skincare, but… there’s always a “but”. Just because your skincare routine is working for you now doesn’t mean it will always work for you. Your skin’s needs change depending on the season, your hormone levels, and many other factors. So every now and then, you need to re-evaluate your skincare routine and tweak it according to the current needs of your skin.

Check this out: 7 Basic Steps of a Proper Skincare Routine

Remember That Sun Protection Is a Must

Sun damage is a major skin concern. In addition to causing sunburn, UV radiation can lead to premature signs of aging (dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles) and even increase the risk of skin cancer. One of the best things you can do for your skin is apply broad spectrum sunscreen all the year round. Yes, even in winter. SPF 15 should be enough for everyday protection, but if you spend much time under the sun, opt for SPF 30.

Check this out: How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Face





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