The end of the year is almost here, which means you are probably thinking about what you can do next year to be happier and healthier. If you’re resolving to get better skin for the New Year, here are some things you can do to help get you there. Each of them is super simple to add to your routine, but will leave you with the glowing, flawless complexion you really crave. Try one of these things and you will love what you see in the mirror next year.
1. Use Products from the Same Skincare Line for Great Results
I’ll admit that I have a few favorite skincare products and when I run out, I usually just buy the least expensive of them. Skincare experts urge you to streamline your skincare by gathering all the products from one line. Do this before the end of the year and you could see big results before your big New Year’s Eve bash. When the line is created, the products are formulated to work with each other, so committing to all of them can really boost the look and feel of your skin.
2. Start Putting on Moisturizer Every Time You Get out of the Shower
If you aren’t a lotion addict yet, the end of the year is the time to get addicted. Lotion pumps your skin full of moisture, helping combat dry skin that occurs in the dead of winter. Make it a habit to slather on your favorite lotion just after you towel dry. When your skin is damp, it helps hold the moisture in.
3. Do a Good Exfoliating Treatment on Your Entire Body
When you exfoliate your skin, you get rid of dead skin cells, built up products and other icky stuff you tend to collect as you go about your business. Use an exfoliator all over your body and you can go into the New Year with soft, smooth skin. Use a gentle product for your face. Then, resolve to exfoliate a couple of times each week next year.
4. Experiment with Skin Oils
Oils are the hot new thing for your skin and now is the time to try one. After all, you probably need something to add to your holiday wish list, right? There are loads of choices so your best bet is to talk to your dermatologist and experiment with what’s out there until you find one that is perfect for you. Coconut and olive oil are two obvious choices, but you might also love argan, pomegranate or avocado oil.
5. Apply a Hydrating Mask to Your Face Right Away
When the New Year arrives, it means that winter has just gotten going. That means several more months of harsh, cold weather. By applying a hydrating mask right now, you prep your skin to combat chapping and dryness by bumping up the amount of moisture in your skin. Experts recommend applying it just after washing your face for the most benefits.
6. Check the Ingredients on All Your Products before Your Restock
When the weather gets icky, you probably make the switch to heavier products that protect and hydrate skin. Before you restock, read the ingredients list. You want to stay away from things like parabens and fragrances that can irritate winter skin. Instead, make sure that your cache of products is made with minimal ingredients and only those that are natural. You’ll have the best New Year ever that way!
7. Put a Humidifier in Your Bedroom…Stat
When the heater comes on and you have to spend most of your time inside, your skin will show the signs by looking parched and dry. By running a humidifier in your room at night, you put some of the moisture back into your skin, helping keep it hydrated and youthful. Do this before the end of the year and you’ll be loving your New Year’s skin.
Which of these ideas are you planning to add to your routine today?