The festive season is finished and seams a distant memory, Christmas has closed its sparkly doors and the New Year has entered the building, just waiting for you to show it what you’re made of.
At the stroke of midnight, I’m sure many of you started to reel off your list of New Year’s resolutions: walk the kids to school instead of drive, swap Wine Wednesdays for Meat-Free Mondays, take up tennis, start running, read more… The list could go on and on! By now many New Year's resolutions will be long but this does not mean you cannot put a lifelong skincare regime in place now.
Whilst all of the above are fantastic resolutions to start, we believe there is one very important self-promise missing from that list: look after your skin better! Your skin is the biggest organ in your body and incredibly important one at that. Your skin is also the first thing that someone sees when they look at you and it’s the thing you show to the world all day, every day so we believe that this year, your skin should be your priority. Whilst Skin Radiance offer some advanced skincare treatments including mesotherapy and glycolic skin peels, we’ve created a list of New Year’s Resolutions for your skin that you can carry out to help improve its health and appearance throughout 2020 and beyond:
Use a face mist
Skin needs hydration from the outside as well as the inside (drink your water!). Face mists are becoming increasingly popular for adding hydration to your skin throughout day with minimal disruption to your make-up. However, when the mist evaporates it can make your skin feel quite dry so ensure to dab a bit of moisturiser on after for
Condition your skin with jasmine
Whilst there are many natural products that you can use to enhance the health and appearance of your skin, the one we think you should choose to use is Jasmine extract. This natural elixir is a soothing oil, rich with antioxidants that will also make your skin smell divine!
This might seem like a bit of strange concept but whilst we know that exfoliation is necessary for the health of your skin, too much can actually be harmful for your skin. Getting rid of built up dirt and skin cells that hold onto pollution and clog up your pores is of course a very positive thing but the key is to do it longer rather than harder during the cleansing process. When you want that deep exfoliation, don’t scrub but just keep it on longer. If you vigorously scrub at your face, you will remove your natural oils that are needed to keep your skin in its best health.
Cut down on alcohol
This might already be some of your New Year’s resolution but cutting down on the booze can really help your skin. More than one drink a day can cause increased oil production and enlarged pores as well as obviously dehydrating you which causes a myriad of skin problems and irritation. Cut down on your weekly consumption this year and you should see a difference in your skin condition!
Get more sleep
It’s recommended that the average person get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is beneficial for many things, including an improved immune system, memory, mood, calorie consumption and of course, there’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep – it’s good for your skin! Sleep is when your cells regenerate and your body repairs itself which is key to the condition and health of your skin. The more sleep you get, the better so make sure you’re getting enough Zs to satisfy your skin needs.
Use products when you sleep
As mentioned, sleep is when your skin regenerates itself and is most susceptible and responsive to treatment during this time. If you’re looking to ensure a new product you pick is going to be effective (also works with sudocrem on a spot!), put it on before you go to sleep and you should see a more significant result by the morning.
Try a skin peel
A fantastic way to start your skin off on the right foot this year is have a skin peel. Here at Skin Radiance I carry out a superficial glycolic skin peel which is non-invasive, quick and painless. It helps with fine lines, uneven skin tone, texture, pigmentation, acne and damaged skin. It allows new skin to regenerate and works through its exfoliation properties which penetrates the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening and binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. At Skin Radiance I offer two types of skin peel: 40% and 70% glycolic skin peels from the highly respected British Skincare Company epiderma5 – a non-invasive and low-risk option.
I hope these have helped to inspire you on some of the best New Year’s resolutions for your skin to help make it look and feel fabulous this year and beyond! If you’d like to book in a free consultation with me for a skin peel, please do so here.