With many of us breaking our new year resolutions before the January is even over (who can relate?), our simple 10 ‘skincare resolution’ tips can benefit everyone regardless of your skin type, whether you are indulging in a complex, multi-step routine or prefer more basic regime.
#1 Be Consistent With Cleansing
Cleansing should be a crucial, non-negotiable step in any skincare routine. This year, make a commitment to keep your cleansing routine consistent.
#2 Take Your Makeup Off Every Night
Without Fail. And leave makeup wipes in 2020. Around 20 millions make up wipes per day end up in landfill and they really aren’t great for your skin.
#3 Clean Your Makeup Tools Regularly
Makeup brushes and applicators are a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause breakouts and inflammation. Wash your beauty tools at least once a week with warm water and a mild, fragrance-free soap.
#4 Avoid Jar Packaging
Many active ingredients are not stable and degrade when exposed to light and air. Also when it comes to hygiene, dipping fingers or tools into a jar transfer bacteria into the product which further degrades it. Opt for airless packaging instead.
#5 Understand Your Products
You wouldn’t wear your underwear over your jeans same as you wouldn’t apply serum after the moisturiser. If you like layering products, understand their compatibility in order to avoid over-sensitising your skin.
#6 Get Massaging
Instead of dabbing, try gently massaging your product (whether it’s a moisturiser, face was, face scrub or a serum) into your skin in an upward circular motion. This can help boost your circulation and the absorption of the product.
#7 Look For A Full Ingredient List
Support brands that like us, display their full ingredient list, not just “active” or “featured” ingredients.
#8 Invest In A Humidifier
Increasing the humidity level in your bedroom can help prevent your skin drying out overnight.
#9 Change Pillowcases Regularly
Skin oils and impurities collect on pillowcases, where they can redeposit on the skin.
#10 An Extension to Skincare
Be aware that skin is responsive to overall health of the body so diet, exercise, and sleep are all a part of skin care as well.