It’s that time of year — the time to plan out your New Year’s resolutions. Vows to eat healthier and exercise more are usually on top of most people’s lists. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve your physical health, don’t forget about the health of your skin. Here are seven skincare resolutions to add to your list.
1. Wear SPF Every Day
Even when the sun it’s beaming, it still has an effect on your skin. That’s why you need slather on sunscreen every day — even on the cloudiest days. Exposure to UVA and UVB can damage your delicate skin.
Sun damage leads to fines lines, dry patches, dark spots, and premature aging. So, incorporate SPF 30 into your skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and protected from the sun.
2. Use pH Balanced Products
Most people don’t pay attention to are the pH of their skincare products. In fact, the average facial cleanser on the market has a high pH — which disturbs the skin’s outer layer.
In the new year, make a resolution to use more pH balanced products. Don’t know where to start? Shop our full range of pH balanced skincare goodies.
Start your skincare resolution right with the Complete Sebamed Classic Set. The set includes a soap-free cleanser bar, body and face wash, nail and hand balm, moisturizing body lotion, and a daily moisturizer.
3. Stop Sleeping in Your Makeup
We’re all guilty of coming in from a night out and heading straight for the pillow. One night of sleeping in your makeup isn’t gonna wreak your skin, but making a habit of doing so clogs pores and causes acne breakouts.
Make your life easier and use a two-in-one cleanser that removes makeup and hydrates skin. The Sebamed Visio Gentle Cleansing Milk not only removes makeup and impurities but deeply moisturizes skin.
4. Stop Using Soap
Products containing soap do more harm than good. Soap strips your skin of its natural moisture, leaving you with dry and itchy skin. Make a resolution to ditch the soap and go soap-free.
Soap-free products cleanse skin without overdrying and protect your skin’s barrier. The Sebamed Cleansing Bar is pH balanced and mild enough to use on your face and body and gives you baby-soft skin.
5. Clean Your Makeup Brushes
We know, cleaning your makeup brushes is a daunting task. However, avoiding it could cause mild breakouts or even skin infections.
Don’t risk damaging to your skin, make the skincare resolution to wash your makeup brushes at least once a week.
6. Stop Over-exfoliating
Exfoliating removes dead skin and gives you a sparkling complexion. Too much exfoliating, however, is detrimental to your skin. Experts agree that you should exfoliate your skin no more than two to three times a week.
For those with sensitive skin, stick to chemical exfoliants like glycolic and lactic acid. For acne-prone skin, opt for products containing salicylic acid.
7. Eat More Skin-Healthy Foods
As the old saying goes: you are what you eat. This is especially true for your skin. Having a diet high in sugar and processed foods can take a toll on your skin. Over time, an unhealthy diet can cause collagen breakdown and premature aging.
Maintain your skin’s health by incorporating more food that helps nourish it. Aim to consume more anti-inflammatories like dark chocolate, berries, leafy greens, fatty fish, and nuts. These foods help retain your skin’s glow and elasticity.
What Are Your Skincare Resolutions?
Unlike most new year goals, these skincare resolutions are reasonable and manageable. They don’t require a considerable time commitment, and they can easily be incorporated into your skincare routine.
What are your skincare resolutions for the new year?