How long have you been struggling with skin that’s...less than perfect? For some of us, it’s a long term battle. However, it doesn’t have to be this way, especially now that we’re in the swing of a bright and shiny new year!
Let’s make 2020 your year for clear skin. You can start with a few easy-to-try (and easy to commit to!) tips to get your complexion on the right track. Here are five easy resolutions for fresh, clean and clear skin in the new year!
1. Wash smarter...without fail!
End up sleeping in your makeup more often than not? That’s a bad habit to leave behind in 2019! Failing to wash your face before going to bed leaves you more susceptible to clogged pores, bacteria and blemishes. Commit to removing your makeup and cleansing your face before bed. Whether that’s double cleansing, properly exfoliating or whatever your favorite routine entails. This is simply one resolution you can’t afford not to keep.
2. Seriously, you’re not drinking enough water...
We’ve said it before, and we’ll definitely say it again. Keeping hydrated and staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your body. Did you know your skin is the largest organ in the human body? It’s true! When you keep the rest of yourself holistically healthy, your skin will absolutely follow suit. Hydration is one of the key methods of keeping your skin in balance. Whether your breakouts are caused by too much dryness — or too much oiliness — a healthy dose of hydration can work like magic. Keep track of your water intake throughout the day. Don’t forget that fruits and veggies are a healthy source of hydration too!
3. Don’t miss out on moisturizer
Moisturizing goes hand-in-hand with hydrating. Help lock in that skin-balancing hydration from all that water you’re drinking with the perfect moisturizer for your skin. You can apply a lightweight cream or serum morning and night, depending on how it works for your actual skin type. Plus, it will go a long way in helping your skin look supple, glowing and of course, nice and clear!
4. Leave any spots alone
Pick, pick, pick...you find a new blemish on your face and immediately start poking and prodding and trying to pop it. Yeah, we know it can be hard to resist, and seeing those oh-so-satisfying YouTube channels and Instagram accounts filled with pimple-popping videos definitely doesn't help. Instead, commit to leaving those blemishes alone this year. Your skin is designed to heal on its own. Picking can only lead to scabs, scarring and ultimately make matters worse.
5. Protect your skin from the sun and free radicals
On your quest for clear skin, you should definitely start thinking about ways to protect your newly fresh face too. If you don’t have a sound sunscreen routine as part of your regimen, then this is your year to get with the SPF program. Look for sunblock with an SPF rating of at least 35 or higher. Yes, you need to use it every day. Yes, even now, in the middle of January. Yes, your skin will thank you for the lack of sun damage to your newly clear complexion!
Using a primer or moisturizer that offers protection from damaging free radicals can also go a long way in keeping your skin healthy and glowing.
What skincare resolutions are you starting in the new year? Let us know in the comments below!