7 Good Skincare Resolutions for the New Year

by Paul on January 3, 2014

good-skincare-principlesThe end of the old year is a good time for conclusions and tallies, but also for resolutions – because the past is important, but there’s no time like the present to think about the future. Now, if statistics on how many people abandon their resolutions by the second month of the year intimidate you, worry not. Our suggestions for good skincare resolutions are motivating, affordable, simple, and very easy to follow, no matter how busy you are. Read on to find out how you should care for your skin in the New Year.

Paws off your face

Believe it or not, our list of good skincare resolutions starts with learning how to stop touching your face. Many of us do this mechanically, out of habit, without even stopping to think how much dirt and bacteria we are clogging our pores with. Always wash your hands with soap before taking them to your face, use a towel, or a sheet of oil-absorbent paper.

Know your skin type

You can’t properly think about skin care without knowing your skin type. Without this knowledge, you’re just buying cosmetic products randomly, some of which might not be suitable for your skin at all. Some may even do more harm than good to the health and beauty of your skin.

Stop picking your skin

Got pimples? Almost all of us do, but some of us have realized that it’s never a good idea to touch them, pick at them, pop them, or squeeze them. That’s a nasty habit which has got to be kicked, unless you want to fill your face with scars – which we’re sure you don’t.

Address specific issues properly

If you suffer from warts or skin tags become educated on what the right way of getting rid of them is. Skin tags, for instance, are best removed through homeopathic treatment with Tag Away. Unlike surgery, this won’t leave any marks or scars and can even be applied at home (which also makes it the more cost effective option). Learn what your skin needs and implement good skincare resolutions, which you’ve planned out.

Stock up on the essentials

It doesn’t take much to care for your skin the right way and the few essential items you will need cost next to nothing. Go out to the nearest drug store and buy yourself cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliator and a good facial mask you can mix up at home – just make sure you’re buying them for the right skin type, if you’re committed to utilizing their benefits to the max.

Build a routine

Before you complain about your fast paced life, understand that nothing worth having comes with a bit of effort. This simple philosophy applies to good skincare principles as much as it does to anything else in your life. So make time in your schedule to cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin twice each day. Ideally, you should do these things first thing in the morning, before you wake up, as well as in the evening, after you’ve taken off your makeup and before hitting the bed.

Exfoliate judiciously, but regularly

You don’t have to exfoliate your skin every day – in fact, it’s not even recommended, as this could affect the delicate balance of your skin. It’s important to exfoliate in order to remove the dead skin cells that are making your complexion look dull, but don’t do this more than once or twice a week to avoid cell damage.

Got some good skincare resolutions to kick off the New Year?

We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to share them in our comment section below. Have you tried such a resolution-based approach in other aspects of your life? Tell us all about how it went.

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