Youthful and glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a matter of building a habit around your skincare and creating a daily routine that you stick to, which is the most important step to getting better skin. If you’re looking to get rid of that frustrating acne or just brighten your overall complexion, you can benefit from these 10 new year skincare resolutions to take better care of your skin in 2022…
10 Best New year Skincare Resolutions
1. Cleanse your face everyday
The first of these skincare tips for 2022 to add to your routine is washing your face twice a day – once when you wake up and once right before you go to bed. Washing your face removes dirt, bacteria, and natural oils that build up on your skin throughout the day. Use a cleanser that suits your skin. You can find hydrating cleansers that not only clean your skin but also infuse it with moisture and hydration. If you have oily skin, then a drying cleanser that will extract any extra oils from your skin would work better for you.
2. Moisturise and apply sunscreen
Whether you’ve got dry or oily skin, proper application of moisturiser and sunscreen is a must for good skin. Moisturiser creates a barrier between your skin and harmful elements like the weather, dust, dirt and bacteria. This helps reduce skin irritation and maintains the right balance for your skin to thrive. And as the name suggests, a moisturiser will also add hydration to your skin.
On the other hand, sunscreen is needed throughout the year (even on those cloudy days) to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Over time, overexposure to the sun can also cause premature ageing and fine wrinkles. The best way to protect your skin from this to apply sunscreen as the last layer of your makeup before you head out.
3. Drink more water
Of the many benefits that drinking water has, the advantages for your skin are countless. Drinking water adds more hydration to skin cells, improving the skin’s elasticity and plumpness and reducing sagging. Water also flushes toxins from the body, so increasing your water intake will clear your pores preventing acne and inflammation.
4. Exfoliate regularly
While cleansing your face every day gets rid of the daily build-up of grime and bacteria that settles on your skin, regular exfoliation helps in deep cleaning. It also sloughs away dead cells giving your skin a chance to renew itself by allowing new cells to surface. And new, healthier skin means getting that glow naturally.
5. Remove makeup before sleeping
One of the most important skincare ideas for 2022 is removing makeup before getting into bed. As tired as you may be when the day is done, leaving your makeup on till the following day is a mistake you should try to avoid. As with our entire body, the skin renews and repairs itself while we sleep, and makeup products create an additional layer on the skin, blocking the pores and not allowing it to breathe. This could lead to skin imperfections like acne, irritation, inflammation and blackheads.
6. Massage your skin
Indulging in a little extra TLC (tender loving care) for your skin will go a long way. Whether you’re using a face yoga tool or your hands to massage your face, you can maximise skin and anti-ageing benefits. Massaging your face muscles increases the blood and oxygen flow providing the area with fresh blood that naturally heals the skin, while the extra oxygen acts as an anti-ageing agent. It also increases collagen production. Pro tip: Gently apply a natural oil on your face before starting the massage to move your skin smoothly.
7. Get more sleep
We all know that more sleep has a plethora of health benefits, but did you know that it could give you better skin too? While you sleep, your body gets a chance to repair itself. During your sleeping hours, your skin’s blood flow increases, and this repairs damage that is caused to your organs during the day. For your skin, this includes any exposure to the sun or wind, wrinkles, age spots or other skin problems.
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8. Choose your skincare products wisely
You should always choose your skincare products based on your skin type. If you have overly dry skin, you should always opt for hydrating formulas that won’t extract any little oil and moisture your skin has. Dry skin also leads to skin problems, and this can easily be avoided by picking the right skincare products. Similarly, looking for drying formulas that will remove the excess oil from your skin may be a better bet if you have oily skin. So, learn more about your skin type and narrow down the type of products that will help your skin thrive.
9. Eat more fruits and veggies
New year skincare resolutions like these will not only greatly benefit your skin but your overall health too. Fruits and vegetables contain many macro and micro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your body needs for its best functioning. Many of these nutrients are also needed by your skin to boost rejuvenation.
10. Treat your skin with serums
A trend that has caught on quick, it is now proven that face serums can do a lot for your skin. From reducing discolouration and dark spots to improving skin hydration, facial serums should definitely become a part of your skincare routine. Invest in quality Vitamin C serum, hyaluronic acid and the many others on the market today and see a difference in your skin within a few days!