A new year is upon us and many people start off the year with resolutions to improve their life. While some of these resolutions are quickly dropped and have a low likelihood of being successful, setting a skincare resolution is always beneficial. If you’re ready to improve the quality of your skin so you can enjoy a healthier, more youthful appearance, the following will help guide you along the right path.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
Too many people fall into the trap of only applying sunscreen when they’re heading out for a day at the beach or pool. However, the sun causes a lot of damage to the skin, most of it preventable. By making sunscreen a part of your daily routine, you will protect your skin and lower your risk of skin cancer in the future. This should be your last step in your morning skincare routine.
Hydrated skin is healthy skin, but too few people actually use a moisturizer regularly. Using a quality moisturizer, like our Lightweight Replenishing A.M. Moisturizer – Vivify, ensures smoother skin and can help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Use Proper Application Techniques
You may think there’s no wrong way to apply your skincare products, but the order in which you apply your products can have an impact on their effectiveness. In general, you should always start with the thinnest products and move toward the thickest.
Reduce Excessive Oil
If you have oily skin, you may think drying out your skin is the best way to alleviate the problem. However, this process will likely cause your skin to produce more oil. Instead, look for products that advertise oil control. These products won’t harm your skin’s protective barrier and will reduce oil while keeping your skin hydrated.
Stop Popping Pimples
No one wants to leave the pimples and other imperfections visible on their face, but popping them can lead to more problems for your skin. Instead of taking things into your own hands, let your skincare products do all the hard work. Look for products that work well with acne-prone skin. You may not see clear results early on in your skincare routine change, but don’t give up. Continue to use the products regularly and you’ll get the clearer skin you’ve always wanted without the hassle of popping your pimples.
Get Rid of Old Cosmetics
It can be painful to throw out cosmetics you spent good money on, but the truth is they do expire over time. While they may still look like they work properly, they’re more likely to clog your pores and cause other skin issues. Each cosmetic product you own should have a Period After Opening date marked with a PAO. If you have products you haven’t used in that timeframe, throw them out and start fresh.
Clean Makeup Brushes
Too many people use makeup brushes to apply cosmetics and then toss them back in their bag or a drawer. If you aren’t cleaning your makeup brushes regularly, now is the time to start. Wash all of your beauty tools at least once a week in warm, soapy water. Be sure to use a mild, scent-free soap.