New Year’s Skincare Resolution
With the New Year around the corner, there’s no better time to upgrade your skincare routine. Take a look at your past skincare routine, what techniques or products worked well, and what areas need improvement. Here are a few tips to help keep your skin flawless as we approach the New Year.
Always Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Typically, makeup brushes should be washed at least twice a month depending on your daily usage. Keeping your makeup brushes clean helps encourage healthy skin. When your makeup brushes are unclean, this can lead to inflammation on the skin, which ultimately results in breakouts and acne. Additionally, cleaning your makeup brushes will also help ensure smoothness when applying makeup to the skin. When the brushes become clogged with makeup, this can cause cross-contamination, which can alter your makeup’s appearance and cause acne.
Don’t Forget About Sunscreen
Nourishing the skin with sunscreen daily should also be a part of your daily skincare routine. Despite the season or weather, it is important to apply sunscreen to prevent UV ray penetration unto the skin. Unfortunately, when excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation can ultimately lead to premature aging on the skin; this makes it easier for the skin to develop fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. Applying sunscreen to the skin daily reduces UV penetration on the skin, which encourages healthy skin.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Hydrating your skin should be an essential part of every skincare routine. When the skin is hydrated, this helps prevent inflammation, dry patches, acne, and irritation on the skin. Hydrating the skin can be accomplished by adding a moisturizer and toner to your skincare routine. It’s important to moisturize the skin in the morning and night before bed. Doing this helps provide hydration to the skin, and also replenishes the skin with the nutrients needed to be healthy.
Avoid Preventable Mistakes
As we approach the New Year, it is important to remember most inflammation and breakouts are often preventable with the right care. Remember to always remove your makeup before ending a long day. Sleeping in your makeup can lead to excess oil on the skin, which results in inflammation and breakouts. Also, always keep your hands clean to help prevent unwanted breakouts on the skin. When your hand constantly touches your face, this spreads bacteria, which can lead to acne on the skin. Keep in mind that prevention is always better than cure, so make it an effort this new decade to level up your skincare routine.