The New Year is almost here and so is the time of making changes. Have you already made your New Year’s resolution list? If you haven’t, it’s hard time you started reviewing your habits and routines that require an improvement. Maybe you think that you do everything perfectly when it comes to beauty and skincare routines, but are you completely sure about that? So, grab a pen and a piece of paper and start taking notes. It’s still not late to come into 2018 with a fresh mindset and a fresh looking skin.
How well do you know your skin?
Every skincare product or routine is designed to affect the problematic characteristics of particular skin type. By blindly following the advice that is not convenient for your skin, you can do more harm than good. So, before you start changing your skincare routine, you should determine whether your skin is oily, dry, or the combination of both. Sometimes the careful observation isn’t good enough technique to accomplish that, but visiting a dermatologist will definitely be helpful.
Say NO to sleeping in your makeup
Everybody who says that has never slept in their makeup is a liar. We all have come back home late from a celebration too tired to deal with it. However, no matter how exhausted you are, you are supposed to take your makeup off every night before going to bed. Apart from clogged pores and outbreak of white and blackheads, sleeping in your makeup also leads to more serious issues such as irritation, infection, premature skin aging, and many other things. Therefore, you should regularly use oil cleanser or micellar water, for example, in order to wipe off the layer of makeup.
Take care of the skincare products
Beauty products in general are supposed to be part of cosmetics and personal hygiene, not room décor. Instead of cluttering your night stand, you should keep and maintain the products according to their labels. Many of them should be preserved in dark and dry places where the temperature is optimal. Likewise, get rid of all the expired products or those you haven’t used for quite some time. Yes, cosmetics can go off, too. Which can do no good to your skin, of course.
Bad habits, bad skin
As it is well known, our lifestyle affects the beauty and overall health. But, obviously, skin is the greatest victim. Dr Turner, who has plenty of experience on the matter of face and neck lifting, says that sun exposure, skincare, smoking and stress all contribute to skin aging. Therefore, forget about the bad habits and add daily sunscreen application and leaving smoking to your list of the New Year’s resolutions. Also, consider taking up regular exercises in order to reduce stress level.
Self-control: no face picking
Face picking is another awful habit. Yours New Year’s resolution list should definitely include the bullet “quit picking the face”. By constant touching of the face with unwashed nails and fingers, you only bring more dirt and bacteria on the skin. Which only makes the situation even worse. It can cause further breakouts, irritation, and even scars. For this reason, think again the next time you lift your hand with aim to squeeze pimple or scratch scab.
Inside counts, too
Apparently, taking care of your skin doesn’t include only appliance of expensive and attractive products. Skin is not just the outer layer, it is our largest organ whose health depends on what we intake as well. So, incorporate more fruit and vegetables into your daily menu and nourish your skin with essential vitamins. For example, pomegranates, olives and grapes are rich in polyphenol. It is an antioxidant responsible for skin rejuvenation. Another brilliant antioxidant is definitely vitamin C that can be found in oranges, papaya, broccoli, tomatoes and in many other tasty fruit and vegetables. It influences the collagen production that, again, leads to rejuvenated and fresh looking skin.
New Year is the time when you start thinking about things you want or have to change in your life. However, above discussed tips won’t take too much time or change your life upside down, but they will definitely contribute to fresh looking skin. So, is your New Year’s resolution list over now?
About the Author: Ian Pearson is a passionate sports fan, nature and photography enthusiast, and is always trying to keep up to date with tech innovations and development.