Is your goal for next year to improve your skin? Add some of these skincare adaptations to your list of new year’s resolutions to help keep on track for your goal!
Stick to expiry dates
Like food, skincare products have a shelf life, and will become less effective or could go bad after that time has expired. You’ll usually be able to see a use by date on the packaging, or a symbol that says something like 24M, meaning you have 24 months after opening to use up the product.
Start the year fresh by clearing out your collection and bin any expired products before they can do any damage! Unsure when something was opened? Bin it if the texture has changed, it’s a different colour, or it smells a bit funky!
To make things simpler the following year, add a sticker to each product you open with the date written on it, so you can easily see how old it is!
Reconsider your skin needs
Every skincare lover is guilty of buying products that they don’t really need; sometimes the packaging just looks too pretty or you’ve been convinced by an influencer that it’s the best product ever. But this can mean you’re using products that don’t really suit your skin’s needs.
This can also be an issue if your skin has changed. Your skin has very different needs at 18 than it does at 35! If you haven’t updated your routine in a while, then your skin could be lacking things it needs to thrive.
Consider what your skincare needs really are, and try to tailor your new year’s routine to suit this. Maybe your skin is dehydrated and needs a helping hand with skin barrier repair and moisture. If that’s the case, then you should be choosing products to target that concern!
Using Green Skincare
If you’re thinking of making environmentally-friendly changes to your lifestyle in the new year, a great place to start can be your beauty routine. Whenever you need to buy a new beauty product, try to opt for an eco-friendly option; whether that’s vegan skincare packaged in recycled containers or reusable organic cotton pads.
Drinking enough water really is the best thing you can do for your skin – plus it has tonnes of other health benefits for your body too! Keep your skin hydrated and clear from the inside out by drinking at least 2 litres of water a day.
Save time for selfcare
Our lives just keep getting busier and busier, so make one of your resolutions that you set aside some time each week for selfcare. Selfcare can be whatever you need it to be, but for skincare lovers, this could be doing a face mask or relaxing in a bubble bath!
Remove your makeup at bedtime
We’re all guilty of having lazy days with our skincare, but going to bed with makeup on is one of the worst things we can do for our skin. Make sure your makeup is thoroughly removed and your skin is properly cleansed before your head touches your pillow!
Stick to a proper skincare routine
Having a proper routine can help us get the best for our skin. If your current skincare application time consists of using a face wipe or picking out bottles from your skincare shelf at random, the new year could present the perfect time to refine a real routine.
If you don’t use much skincare now, we wouldn’t recommend jumping straight in with a 10-step Korean skincare routine, but it can be very beneficial to make your skincare application more consistent!
We hope these resolution ideas help you to have a happy and healthy new year! Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions of your own? We’d love to hear! Drop us a comment below or reach out on our socials!
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