If you are like most people, there are aspects of your skin’s health and appearance that you are not satisfied with. You may periodically make changes to address issues, such as buying a new anti-aging cream, or buying a product to reduce the appearance of sun spots. However, it is easy to fall back into the rut of your old ways.
If you have resolved to finally make lasting changes to improve the look and health of your skin, consider adopting these resolutions:
#1.) Create a Beauty Regimen That You Can Live With
The first step to take if you want to improve your skin is to customize a regular skincare routine based on your specific needs and goals. Remember to give your efforts approximately six weeks to determine if they are working, and make small changes as needed to refine the results.
#2.) Choose Your Makeup Carefully
Many types of cosmetics are loaded with unhealthy chemicals, and some can even make you breakout. Organic makeup may cost more, but the natural ingredients are often healthier for your skin. Read labels on your cosmetics before buying them.
#3.) Understand the Shelf Life of Your Cosmetics
Contrary to popular belief, cosmetics do not last until you run out of makeup in the container. Each product has a shelf life, and you should know and respect the shelf life. In addition to tossing out old makeup, remember to cleanse your brushes regularly.
#4.) Remove Makeup Nightly
At the end of a long, hard day, it is easy to skip your makeup removal process and simply hit the sack. However, applying and wearing makeup spreads oils and dirt across the face. If you want your skin to be healthy and clean, you must remove your makeup each night.
#5.) Cleanse Your Face After a Workout
Working out is a great way to destress and to improve total body health, but sweating can be hard on your skin. If possible, shower after each workout to remove the excess oils that have accumulated. If this is not possible, at least use a cleansing wipe to remove the oils.
#6.) Resist the Urge to Pop
While pimples are most commonly associated with teenagers, adults can get them as well. You may be enticed to pop a pimple, and you may even think this promotes healing. However, when you pop a pimple, you could spread the oil and other elements. More than that, you could cause scarring.
#7.) Remember to Moisturize
Moisturizing regularly is one the best things you can do for optimal skin health and to reduce the signs of aging. Consider moisturizing immediately after getting out of the shower to lock in moisture. In addition, start each day by using a moisturizer that has SPF 30 or higher.
#8.) Look Beyond Your Face
While you understandably want your face to look amazing, remember that your skin, chest and hands also need extra attention. These are areas that may be visible to others and that may be exposed to the elements. Whether you are moisturizing or using other treatments, these are areas to focus on as well.
#9.) Sleep Well
Sleep is a time to rest your body for rejuvenation and overall health. When you do not get an adequate amount of sleep, the impact can be seen in your skin. For example, you may have dark, puffy circles under your eyes when you do not get enough sleep.
#10.) Get Regular Facial Treatments
A facial may seem like a frivolous extra, but it should be a part of your regular beauty routine. Each month, head to your beautician for a regular skincare treatment. This will help you to keep your skin glowing and radiant.
You understandably want your skin to be radiant, but you cannot fully accomplish this on your own. If you need to schedule your monthly facial or if you have other skincare concerns, simply call us today for an appointment!