Skin Deep: 2019 Beauty Resolutions To Follow
While our new year’s resolutions include promises of calling our relatives more, eating better and even fitness resolutions, maintaining the health of our skin should also be a priority. Be it an anti-aging skin care routine (which one is never too young to do), nail appointments, drinking more water or even regular face and body exfoliating, adopting beauty resolutions can ensure healthy skin throughout the year.
If you’re looking for an effective and easy way to care for your skin in 2019, we suggest that you start to practice the following resolutions.
Granted you just came back from a vacation that was filled with hours of rest but that doesn’t make the need for sleep any less important.
Sleep provides our bodies with the opportunity to regenerate itself and repair any damage. Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of depression, hypertension, heart disease, obesity and even diabetes. In terms of our skin, not getting enough sleep can leave us with dull skin, eye bags and fine lines.
In lieu of these facts, your beauty resolutions should be inclusive of enough quality sleep. It’s important to get at least eight hours of sleep a night. This can be done by avoiding caffeine before bed, adorning your bedroom with sleep-inducing bedroom plants, silk pillows and regularly changing your mattress.
Clean your phone screen
Regardless of your profession, being back at the office after a long break means that you’re probably having a few conversations over the phone.
If long phone conversations are part of your daily life, it’s important that you take time to clean your phone screen. Our fingers can pass bacteria onto our phones before said bacteria is transferred onto our skin by our phones.
Clean your phone screen by dipping a cloth into a mixture of alcohol and water and then use it to wipe your screen down. It’s also advisable to regularly clean and change your pillowcases as it can also breed bacteria that can travel to your skin.
Go for regular aesthetic treatments
While an at-home beauty routine can do well for your skin, it is advisable to regularly visit an aesthetic salon. Monthly treatments like chemical peels, micro-needling and oxygen facials can help to rejuvenate the skin whilst addressing issues that your favorite products are unable to fix.
Have a stable night-time routine
While you’re likely to have long, exhausting days this year, it’s important to make your nighttime beauty routine a priority.
One thing to always practice is the removal of makeup before you sleep. While this may seem like a tedious thing to do every night, not removing your makeup before bed can lead to breakouts, cracked lips and even dry, brittle eyelashes. The best way to remove your makeup would be to double cleanse with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based one. You can also include the use of a serum as this will help to hydrate your skin.
Indulge in skin-boosting foods
If you’re one for New Year’s Resolutions, consuming healthier foods is probably already on your list, as it should be.
Certain foods can help to nourish your skin as well as protect it against wrinkles and other forms of premature aging. Such foods are often rich in skin-boosting carotenoids as well as vitamins C, A and E.
It’s is advisable to reduce your intake of salty and sugar-filled processed foods as these can cause inflammation and age the skin.
Keep your beauty tools clean
Our beauty products can often cause a mess on our dressers and said dirt can have a harsh effect on our skin.
In 2019, it’s important that you learn to clean your makeup brushes at least once a week. Not doing so can allow for bacteria to breed and this will only increase the risk of breakouts and irritations.
Look out for harsh ingredients
While we love our beauty products, a lot of them actually contain ingredients that can leave both our skin and health worse for wear.
Masking is important
Face masks are the extra addition that your skin care routine needs.
These masks are designed to not only increase hydration but they also clear the skin of clogged pores, dirt and impurities.
Sun protection at all times
The biggest contributor to premature aging is UV damage thus your beauty resolution needs to include effective sun protection.
Incorporating sunscreen in your daily skincare routine, regardless of the season, will not only help prevent premature aging but it will also offer protection against skin cancer.
Aside from purchasing a broad spectrum SPF, free of toxic ingredients like oxybenzone and homosalate, there are other sun protection measures you can take. This includes wearing a broad-brimmed hat with UV-blocking sunglasses as well as staying out of the sun during its’ peak hours (10am to 3pm).
Taking care of your hair should also be part of your beauty resolutions.
In terms of ensuring a healthy mane, be conscious of heat protection when it comes to heat styling as not doing so can lead to hair damage.
It is also advisable that you use a hair mask at least twice a month, air dry, use the appropriate hairbrush for your locks and visit the salon for a deep condition treatment at least once a week.
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