As the New Year is about to start; let's embrace the new. It’s time to take a new skin care routine and set skin-loving resolutions for the year ahead. We’ll share with you habits you can easily commit to to promote healthy skin both for the short and long-term and that promise a radiant complexion and healthier skin.
Learning from past skincare routine missteps, New Year is a great time to adapt a transformative self-car. There are many ways you can improve your skin health
Wear SPF Sunscreen Every day
Rain or shine, SPF is your skin's best friend. Protectingyour skin from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays is essential year-round, as they can cause dark spots, wrinkles, blemishes, and other skin issues. While some moisturisers contain SPF, it's crucial to apply sunscreen as the final step in your morning routine, preferably with SPF 30 or higher, to protect not just your face but also your hands, neck, and lips.
Yes, we know. Sunscreen doesn’t always seem glamorous, but it's a daily skincare must-have in your daily routine. Regardless of your age, ethnicity, skin tone or gender, believe me, you want to shield your skin from sun UV radiation.
Dermatologists unanimously agree: applying daily SPF is the best thing you can do to have healthy skin. Opt for sunscreen with a high SPF indicator, particularly during winter. Who would have thought about winter, right? Apply sunscreen after your skincare routine and before makeup, allowing 20 minutes for activation.
While sunscreen reminders may seem repetitive, the commitment to daily application is crucial. Always prioritise sunscreen application regardless of the weather or skin concerns. If you face challenges like excess oil or fear of an ashy appearance, reach out for personalised recommendations tailored to your skin type and needs.
If sunscreen isn't your preference, consider sun-protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses as alternatives.
Explore Natural Beauty
In the debate between natural skincare and chemical-based products, Mother Nature always wins. Opt for clean beauty products that nourish your skin without harsh chemicals to avoid long-term harm to your skin. Chemicals in skincare products may cause more damage than good, leading to adverse effects on the body and environment.
Synthetic skincare products often contain toxic ingredients like Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances, and Mineral Oils, which can trigger allergic reactions and environmental pollution. Natural skincare, on the other hand, offers a safer and more sustainable alternative.
Natural skincare products, rooted in traditional remedies, provide gentle and effective solutions without harsh chemicals. They are chemical-free, skin-friendly, and organic, offering a range of benefits such as being environment-friendly, cost-effective, and packed with essential nutrients.
By embracing botanical ingredients sourced from plants, natural skincare avoids hormone disruption, carcinogens, and allergens commonly found in synthetic products. Making the switch to non-toxic skincare not only promotes healthier skin but also supports cruelty-free and eco-friendly practices while being safer for you and the environment, and gentle on your skin. All that while offering visible results. So why not switch?
Reduce, Reuse, Refill is the most Sustainable Skincare Solutions.
Take a stand against waste with refillable skincare options. From foundations to serums, refillable skincare offers a sustainable alternative to single-use packaging.
We adore stunning makeup packaging, but the waste it generates post-use is far from glamorous. Luckily, the market offers an array of refillable makeup and skincare options. Investing in refillable beauty not only embraces sustainability but also ensures you can enjoy your favourite product repeatedly and is a promising solution to minimise waste in your beauty routine.
Benefits of skincare refills encompass reduced shipping weight, minimised plastic waste, enhanced recyclability, cost savings, and a reduced carbon footprint. Explore the world of refillable skincare to discover its eco-conscious advantages!
Invest in eco-conscious beauty that's as good for your skin as it is for the planet.
Less is More, Simplify Your Skincare Routine
Prioritise yourself and discover what suits you best. Simplify and streamline your skincare routine for maximum impact and focus on what your skin truly needs. Embrace simplicity with a curated routine that targets your skin concerns without overwhelming it.
An effective skincare routine is streamlined with carefully chosen active ingredients. All too often, we tend to overuse masks and peels, hoping for radiant and glowing skin. However, excessive use of active ingredients like hydroxy acids and retinol can harm the skin barrier, exacerbate redness, and heighten sensitivities. Opt for simplicity and thoughtfulness in your skincare routine for optimal results.
The secret to effective skincare? Quality over quantity. Keep it simple, stick to the essentials, and let your skin breathe. Your complexion will thank you for it.
(Double) Cleanse Your Face Daily
Cleansing is pivotal! Set aside a dedicated time daily to cleanse your face. It's the top skincare resolution you can make. Even if you can't commit to other resolutions, don't skip this step. Cleansing eliminates impurities and dirt accumulated on your skin throughout the day. We recommend cleansing twice daily.
Let's face it, makeup wipes aren't that effective. They might remove the surface layer of makeup, but they can't tackle all the grime and pollution nestled in your pores. That's where double cleansing shines. Begin with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a detoxifying water-based cleanser.
You'll be amazed at the difference double cleansing makes. Within weeks, your skin will show marked improvement. By removing makeup, bacteria, oil, and pollution thoroughly, double cleansing ensures a clean skin and a happy face.
Cleansing isn't a new concept in skincare resolutions. It's a time-tested staple. Yet, it's easy to skip proper cleansing before bedtime. Let's change that! Give it a shot—you'll be astonished by how much grime is eliminated during the second cleanse. Say goodbye to makeup residue and hello to a fresh-faced glow.
Choose The Best Exfoliator and Face Mask
Exfoliate, Hydrate, Repeat.
Revitalise your skin with regular exfoliation and hydration. Exfoliation is a crucial step in your skincare routine as it effectively removes dead skin cells and impurities, promoting a radiant complexion. Opting for a scrub with finer particles is essential to avoid damaging your skin. We recommend exfoliating before applying a face mask for optimal results.
In addition to a moisturiser, incorporating a mask into your weekly skincare routine, especially hydrating ones, is beneficial. Hydrating masks contribute to repairing damaged skin, providing a smooth and luminous appearance. Clay masks are ideal for tightening pores, while hydrogel masks help reduce wrinkles.
Exfoliation isn't just for your face—show your feet some love too! Treat yourself to a luxurious foot care routine and prioritise foot care with a simple exfoliating and moisturising routine. For an extra indulgence, consider regular foot baths.
Regular, gentle exfoliation is a game-changer for brighter, more radiant skin.
Clean Your Makeup Brush
If you're wondering when you last cleaned your makeup brushes, it's likely been too long. Makeup brushes can accumulate oil, dirt, and bacteria from your face, leading to breakouts and compromised makeup application.
Ideally, you should wash your makeup brushes after each use, but a more realistic frequency is once a week. Additionally, ensure your makeup sponge is cleaned daily to maintain its cleanliness and efficacy.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting your beauty rest and let your skin recharge overnight is the key to a well-rested complexion, free from puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines. Invest in your skin's health with a solid 8h of quality sleep each night to rejuvenate your skin and feel refreshed.
Sleeping with makeup on is a skincare no-no. Give your skin the downtime and uninterrupted body repairs it deserves to wake up to a radiant complexion every morning.
Additionally, makeup residue traps dirt, bacteria, and pollution in your pores, leading to breakouts, dullness, and fine lines. While it's tempting to skip cleansing when tired, your skin will benefit from the extra effort. Prioritise removing makeup before bed for healthier, clearer skin.
Consistency is key to achieving your skincare goals. Whether you're a skincare minimalist and sticking to basics like cleanser and moisturiser, or a skincare enthusiast and opting for a comprehensive 10-step routine, committing to a routine yields the best lasting skin results. Remember, your skin loves routine as much as you do.
Skin thrives on regularity. While it's tempting to experiment with new products, establishing a simple, effective routine is invaluable. Cleanse twice daily, ensuring a double cleanse if you wear makeup using micellar water or a balm cleanser. Follow with vitamin C and SPF in the morning, and consider incorporating retinol and moisturiser at night. Additional products can address specific concerns; for instance, azelaic acid soothes redness, while arbutin targets pigmentation. Consistency, not complexity, is the cornerstone of glowing skin.
Keep your skincare routine simple, stay committed, and let your skin shine bright all year long.
One of the most crucial reminders, applicable to any resolution, is to practise self-compassion. Be kind to yourself and your skin and instead of scrutinising yourself or your skin, adopt a supportive inner dialogue akin to how you'd speak to your best friend.
Celebrate your unique beauty and focus on what makes you feel good. Practice self-care, and let go of unrealistic standards. Embrace the skin you're in and radiate confidence from within.
In the journey to healthier, happier skin, self-love is your greatest ally. Treat yourself with kindness, and let your beauty shine from the inside out.
Your Skincare Routine Awaits
Embark on a transformative skincare journey and make this new year your best year yet. With dedication, consistency, and a touch of self-love, you'll unlock the secret to radiant, glowing skin.
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