This is the year that gives you the best skin of your life. If you’re ready to make the commitment, you could have skin that makes all the other girls jealous. The trick is sticking with it instead of quitting once you see the results you’re after. Skincare can be an overwhelming thing because there are so many products and tips out there that you have to slog through to find what works for you. Here’s what you’ve got to do this year for the best skin of your life.
1 You Need a Daily Regimen That You Can Stick with
One of the best things you can do for your skin is create healthy habits by creating a skincare routine based on your specific needs and skin health. The basis of your routine should be washing once in the morning and once at night. Then apply moisturizers, serums and other products created for your skin type and needs. Your dermatologist can help you create the perfect regimen for your skin.
2 Pay Close Attention to Your Eyes
The skin around your eyes is very thin and delicate, which means you need to pay very special attention to that area. Use a gentle hand when you apply products to the area to prevent tugging and damage. You also need products that target the area, which is more prone to wrinkling than the rest of your body.
3 Exfoliate Once a Week
This is a hard one to stick with because it’s easier to forget something you only need to do once a week rather than every day. However, exfoliating on a weekly basis is important for getting rid of dead skin cells and built-up products on the surface of your skin. Exfoliating also clears pores and gives you a clean and healthy complexion all year long.
4 Include Exercise in Your Day
Regular workouts help promote healthy blood flow, which encourages healthy skin all over your body. Choose a workout you love so that you’re more likely to stick with it. It’s easy to let exercise fall by the wayside, but this is the year to stop making excuses and get active. Do it for your skin. You won’t ever regret it!
5 Wash Your Tools Often
When you use your makeup brushes and other skincare paraphernalia, you leave behind product and skin cells that can come back to haunt you in the form of acne and other blemishes. Wash your gear once a week in warm, soapy water to kill germs and bacteria and to get rid of other icky stuff.
6 Wipe down Your Cell Phone All the Time
Your cell phone goes with you everywhere and that means if also picks up all kinds of germs, bacteria, and junk throughout the course of a day. When you hold the phone near your face, you transfer it all to your face, leading to acne at the least and an infection at the worst. Wipe your phone down with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to kill all the germs and keep your phone clean and sanitary.
7 Change up Your Routine as Needed
Just because it’s a routine doesn’t mean you can’t change it. Yes, you should stick with the same general routine on a day to day basis, but if your skincare needs change or you find that a certain product or step isn’t working for you, it’s time to examine your skincare routine and make the changes needed.
8 Apply Sunscreen Every Day
This may seem like a basic tip, but it's one a lot of people don't do. Not only does the sun cause skin cancer, it also damages your skin cells causing wrinkles and premature aging. You can ward this off by applying a facial sunscreen every day, even under your makeup.
9 Watch Your Dietary IntakE
We all need to be mindful of our dairy intake if we're striving for better skin. Milk contains steroids which contribute to clogged pores, inflammation, and even acne. Along with dairy watch coffee intake as it is said to dehydrate skin. Alcohol is also a no-no for improving your skin unless it's red wine which has anti-aging compounds.
10 Don't NegLect Your Neck
The neck is said to show aging more so than the face. When you're rubbing your products on your face, go ahead and slap some on your neck in the process. And be sure to always rub upwards towards the face since rubbing down pulls the skin and causes it to sag quicker.
What are you doing to have the best skin in 2018?