Every January the phrase ‘New Year, New Me’ rears its ugly head once again. It is one phrase that should be left firmly behind in 2021.
Instead of gruelling gym regimes and crash diets, let 2022 be the year that you are kind to your body and mind. Build habits that make you happy. If skincare is your priority this year, we have five tips to help you on your way to curating a routine to make you glow inside and out.
Skincare Resolutions: 5 Tips To Achieve Better Skin
Tip 1. Make Moisturising Mandatory
This year, find a moisturiser that works with your skin type. There are so many on the market, from light and non-greasy creams to rich and deeply hydrating. If you pick a moisturiser that works for your skin, you will notice the difference and will be more inclined to use it every day.
Pro tip: Look for a sunscreen with a five-star rating. Apply it daily, even if it is cloudy and overcast.
Tip 2. Eliminate Bad Bacteria
Who is guilty of bringing their phone to the bathroom? To the kitchen? Nowadays, our phones tend to be glued to our hands. It’s important to keep in mind that every time you touch your phone, and then your face, you transfer dirt and germs. Get in the habit of leaving your phone behind and giving your phone a clean with alcohol-based wipes.
You might never think of pillows being a source of bad bacteria. However, we naturally leave a build-up of oils, dirt, and sweat on our pillows after we sleep. Keep a reminder to change your pillows weekly to avoid harming your skin.
Tip 3. Avoid the Biggest Skincare Sin
Everyone knows sleeping with your make-up on is the biggest skincare sin. Why is it so bad I hear you cry? Make-up left overnight can clog pores and dehydrate your skin, this can lead to premature aging due to environmental stress.
Even after a big night out, avoid the temptation of falling asleep straight away. Remember, by taking five minutes to remove your make-up, you will make a serious impact on preventing aging to the skin.
Tip 4. Begin a Preventative Skincare Routine
It’s never too early or too late to start a skincare routine that helps to prevent the signs of aging. By finding the right products you can help to minimise fine lines and wrinkles, but only with continued use over time.
Pro tip: Allow all your products to soak into your skin before you move on to the next step. You should layer your products from light to heaviest. To learn more about layering, read this blog now.
Tip 5. Mask up Correctly
When you are in the midst of a breakout and your confidence has taken a hit. It is easy to reach for a face mask as you want to clear up your skin as quickly as possible.
However, it is crucial that you only do a face mask once or twice maximum a week. Any more than that, and your skin could become irritated and dry. Although you might have the best intentions, over-masking can do more harm than good to your skin.
If 2022 is the year to improve your skin, start with these small simple steps. Find moisturisers that work with your skin type, spruce up your weekly cleaning by changing your pillows, and give your phone a wipe. It is never too late or too early to start a skincare routine that will keep your skin nourished and hydrated, while avoiding over masking.
Are you a skincare guru? Do you have any tips you want to share? Comment below, we would love to hear from you.