Sometimes the best resolutions are the simple ones. Vowing to take better care of your skin may not sound as grand as dedicating yourself to saving the endangered animals of the world. However, it will cause a positive impact on your own life. That’s worth it, too. Here are our top 5 resolution recommendations.
1. Eat Your Vitamins
Everyone knows that drinking eight cups of water a day is vital for your body to function properly and for your skin to be at its healthiest. Yet, this isn’t always viable. Between career, family and personal obligations, staying hydrated is at times another chore to add to the list. And so, the best alternative is to indulge your taste buds in fruit.
Look for fruits high in Vitamins C or E. Vitamin C helps with collagen production, which is a protein that keeps the skin tight. And Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps to eliminate free radicals from the body, thereby protecting your skin. There is also a bonus to consider. Although ingesting fruits is the best way to integrate their vitamins, using fresh fruit in skin or even hair masks is another way to nourish the body.
2. Use the Best Products
Unless there are known allergic reactions, all-natural products can be used by people of any skin type without issues. However, the same can not be said for products with added ingredients. Therefore, when purchasing beauty items, make certain that they are made to treat your specific skin condition.
Using products geared for oily skin when your face is actually on the dryer side can cause irritation and additional problems. Generally speaking, dry skin needs extra hydration like that found in coconut, olive, jojoba, and avocado oil. These same ingredients can also clog pores and create acne breakouts on sensitive skin.
3. Keep It Bare
That smooth, silky feel of newly shaved legs is irresistible, but that prickly touch from stubble growing in is obnoxious. Remedy that inconvenience by stripping your body of all that unwanted hair. No need to grab the pain medicine, either. Waxing and shaving are not the only options for hair removal.
Purchase an at-home hair removal device so you can say goodbye to body hair permanently — just like in the dermatologists’ offices, these treatments won’t damage or scar your skin. They leave no signs of redness and irritation, unlike waxing, and can be conveniently done in the privacy of your home.
4. Get Enlightened
One of the latest technologies to recently enter the beauty industry is LED light therapy treatments. As a technology borrowed from NASA, this innovative beauty trend is changing the future of skincare. Light therapy treatments are most commonly used on the face, though handheld devices have been crafted for use on other parts of the body, too.
These machines utilize both red and blue light to treat the skin. The red light is an anti-inflammatory that also stimulates collagen production, and the blue light reduces oil production while destroying acne-causing bacteria. When purchasing an at-home device, make certain it has the same technology used by dermatologists.
5. Stop Smoking
No one can deny that quitting smoking is tough. However, if you want flawless looking skin, tough decisions need to be made. The nicotine, tar, and other agents are some of the worst culprits for added wear on your skin. Do yourself a favour and cut down or quit altogether to benefit your glow.
This new year, follow our tips, and you’ll be well on your way to smooth, flawless skin in 2020 and beyond.