As this year comes to a close, many people are beginning to think about their New Years’ resolutions. While most people tend to forget about their resolution the day after making it, focusing on small simple tasks that will actually improve your wellbeing will help motivate you to keep them. Skincare is important for both mental and physical health. Here are a few skincare resolutions you should make this year so that you have healthy glowing skin for all of 2019!
Resolution 1: Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Yes, you heard that right, EVERY DAY! Start the year off right by getting in the habit of applying sunscreen every morning before you leave the house. Protecting your skin from sun damage is one of the best ways to maintain beautiful and healthy skin throughout your life. Sun damage can cause premature aging, brown spots, and even cancer so slather on that SPF even during winter or on cloudy days!
Resolution 2: Wash Makeup Off Before Bed
We all have those nights where the only thing we want to do when getting home is crawl right into bed. But before you close your eyes make sure you remove all of your makeup. Sleeping with a face full of makeup can cause blemishes, infections, and clogged pores. Make sure you’re washing your face, or at the very least using makeup removing wipes, before drifting off to sleep.
Resolution 3: Seek Professional Help When Needed
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your skin is to admit that you need help. Whether you’re struggling with acne, dryness, or just aging, stop by AFYA for a complimentary skin consultation. We can identify the problems with your skin and advise you on how best to treat them.
Resolution 4: Moisturize Every Day
A lot of people think that because they have oily or non-dry skin that they don’t need to moisturize but they’re wrong. It’s important to moisturize every single day. The great thing about beauty products is that they’re tailored to different types of skin these days. If you have oily skin find a moisturizer that caters to that!
Resolution 5: Invest in Skincare
People often think that caring about one’s skin is vanity, but that’s not true at all. Healthy skin is important for your physical health as well as your mental health. Great skin can improve confidence and self-esteem. Your skin is also what protects the rest of your body; think of it as your armor. It’s important to invest in it because when you take care of your skin, you’re taking care of your entire body and mind.