Whether you’re starting a new gym routine or waking up an hour early for breakfast, having a New Year’s goal is a fun and exciting way to get yourself ready for the new year. Even the most beauty-conscious of us, though, can forget to make these big promises about the one area that needs it most: our skin. To make the process a little easier on you, here are our best attainable skin care resolutions for 2016.
1. Wash Your Face EVERY Night
Sleeping in your makeup is one of the worst skin care offenses there as, as it can trap oils and dirt in your pores and lead to major breakouts — not to mention add 10 years to your face. It’s not just about getting the makeup off, either: your skin care routine should include a daily cleanser, mist and moisturizer as well as an exfoliant every 2 to 3 days.
2. Wear Sunscreen EVERY Day
Yes, even the days you stay inside. Getting in the habit of applying sunscreen every day is one of the best things you can do for both your skin and overall health. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. That’s a risk none of us should be willing to take. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, so this one’s a non-negotiable.
3. Clean Your Brushes
Ideally, you’d be washing your makeup brushes once a week, but we said this list would be attainable, so we’re not going to put that kind of pressure on you. At least once a month, though, spend 15 minutes rinsing your brushes with a anti-bacterial shampoo or soap to ensure old makeup, skin cells and bacteria are eliminated. Check out our full, detailed explanation of how to clean your makeup brushes here.
4. Book A Facial
Resolutions don’t all have to be about work — they should be about making yourself healthier! There really isn’t any better way to get a deep cleanse and intense hydration than from a professional facial. An esthetician can specifically target problem areas and completely revamp your skin. Call us today to book your appointment: (407) 878-7680.
5. Stop Picking!
When a blemish is drawing attention on your face, it’s easy to want to pick at it until it goes away. Don’t be tempted! Scratching and picking will cause it to spread and scab, which can result in hyperpigmentation. Allow your body to heal itself. If you simply must pop it, make sure to use our Pimple Popping 101 guide.