It's simple to set resolutions on January 1st, but it's more challenging to keep them throughout the year (trust us, been there). It's difficult to break habits, especially when they affect our health, and skin health in particular. Yet, the end of something signals the start of something new. Let's make skincare resolutions that will alter our lives for the better in the new year! Read on, and find out how.
DISCARD ANY PRODUCTS THAT HAVE EXPIRED OR ARE NO LONGER IN USE
Many people use the new year to clean their houses, and if your skincare shelf has gotten out of hand, it's time to pare down. Don't know where to begin? Take a peek at the expiration dates on all of your skincare products and make a commitment to discard anything that has passed its date. Remove anything that irritates your skin as well. If you're trying to figure out which products to get rid of, search for ones that haven’t always been the best to your skin (ahem, looking at that apricot scrub).
REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Our skincare regimens are similar to our fashion routines in that they require updating and revamping as the seasons change. Our skin needs more moisture when the temperature drops, but it's also time to review your skincare routine and start fresh as the year begins. Most essential, if you're a skincare fanatic, you should first determine your skin type before proceeding. Choose solutions that are multi-purpose and skin-friendly. (We have plenty of those at 10 Degrees Cooler).
ACCEPT THE BENEFITS OF A REGULAR BODY CARE ROUTINE
When it comes to bodily maintenance, some of us have a habit of being well, a little lazy. The necessity of a skincare ritual does not just apply to our faces; it also applies to our bodies, and with winter in full swing, our bodies require extra attention. Making a commitment to take better care of your body in the New Year, whether it's by using a moisturizing body oil or switching to face oils, this should be considered priority one.
DON'T GO TO BED WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON
Sleeping with makeup on may result in a variety of skin problems, ranging from blocked pores and breakouts to excessive lip dryness, as well as eye irritations. The best way to stop is to find an easy solution. This one is straightforward: before you lay your head on the pillow, wash your face. You'll need a solvent-based makeup remover if you're applying oil-based concealer. It's usually a good idea to use oil cleansers that can grab hold of thicker products like lipstick or foundation. Then, get your beauty sleep!
IF YOU SMOKE, TIME TO QUIT
Smoking is terrible for your skin health. It has an effect on your complexion, making it seem dry, dull, or reddish. Not things you want, right? The reason? Tobacco smoke contains thousands of gross compounds, many of which cause collagen and elastin breakdown. (These are the fibers that provide your skin with its suppleness and strength). Smoking degrades the skin's building materials. So, for the love of your skin, let’s try to quit!
CONSISTENCY IS ESSENTIAL
Sticking to it, like every other New Year's resolution, is the most difficult part. When it comes to skincare, the most essential thing to remember is to remain consistent. Even if you only follow the usual wash, moisturize, and sunscreen routine, your skin will glow. Just make sure you do it on a daily basis.
Consider everything you perform in addition to your regular job as a bonus. You know, like facials, or including relaxing facial equipment such as jade rollers and gua sha into your nighttime skin care routine!
There you have it: the easy ways to improve your skin in 2022. We hope you found this helpful and hope that you can start your journey with 10 Degrees Cooler.