Skin care solutions for the new year
Every year, we make the same promises to get rid of bad habits and take better care of ourselves, to exercise more, indulge less and eat healthier. Very rarely do we include better skin care habits. Maintaining a proper skincare routine isn’t always easy, but commit to these five resolutions, and you’ll have a great start to beautiful skin.
1. Always remove makeup before going to sleep.
We’ve all been there. After a late night all you want to do is crawl into bed and sleep, but no matter how tired you are it’s essential to thoroughly remove all of your makeup before going to bed. Sleep is when your skin gets a chance to rest and go into healing mode, but it can’t do that if there’s dirt, oil, and makeup from the day clogging your pores. This year, resolve to cleanse your face no matter what.
I recommend you avoid harsh soaps on your face, such as bar soaps, which have an alkalinity level between 9 and 10. Use facial cleansers, which have a lower pH level and are specifically designed to cleanse the face.
2. Invest in your skin’s future.
Studies have shown that long-term use of skincare treatment results in better and more youthful-looking skin for decades. Start investing in your skin today to have beautiful skin for the rest of your life.
3. Apply (and re-apply) SPF religiously.
Without wearing SPF your skin will age prematurely. Protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays is essential every day (even on cloudy days and in cold climates) to combat the damage being done to your skin. This year, resolve to make sunscreen and skincare products with UV protection part of your daily routine.
I recommend using an SPF 50+. The higher the SPF number, the better the sun protection and a minimum of SPF 30 is always advised.
4. Take better care of your eye area.
The eye area is one of the first places where the signs of ageing begin to appear so proper eye care is crucial. This year, resolve to take better care of your eyes and eye area.
I recommend using Obagi ELASTIderm® Eye Products. For firmer, more resilient-looking eyes, refresh your skin’s appearance with ELASTIderm eye products formulated with clinically proven ingredients.
Lack of hydration can lead to premature lines and wrinkles since anti-ageing enzymes need water to function properly. This year resolve to drink more water and use cleansers and a night time moisturiser that fully hydrates your skin.
I recommend Obagi Hydrate Luxe. Designed specifically for night time usage, Obagi Hydrate Luxe contains Biomimetic peptides that compliment the skin’s nightly renewal processes to fully hydrate the skin, while reducing signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.
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