11 Jan New Year, New Skin Tips for Flawless Skin
Resolutions are easy to make, but sometimes hard to stick to. When you resolve to improve your skincare routine, it can be hard to muster up the energy to follow through, especially if you’ve gotten into a skincare rut — but introducing one new step at a time makes it much easier. This year, resolve to keep your skin healthy and radiant by following some of the latest skincare trends and tips.
- Soften your skincare routine.
Instead of scrubbing with exfoliants and using harsh cleansers, start lightening up on your routine. Facial skin can be incredibly sensitive, and some cleansers can strip your skin of important protectants. If you’ve ever felt that your face was dry or tight after using a cleanser, for example, it was much too harsh for your skin.
Gentle cleansers are trending, and organic and natural products even more so. Skincare products that contain probiotics are also a hot product. When changing up your routine, however, make sure that you introduce one new product, preferably approved dermatologist skin care products, at a time. This way, your skin isn’t overloaded with new products that may cause irritation. And if a new product does irritate your skin, you know which one was the culprit.
- Brush your skin.
Yes, brush! One of the latest skincare trends is dry brushing, a beauty technique in which you use a soft brush to literally brush your skin, even on your face. Proponents of dry brushing claim that it exfoliates the skin, unclogs pores and helps detoxify by increasing blood flow and stimulating the lymphatic and nervous systems. This may help the skin look fuller and glow as well as feeling invigorated.
To begin a dry brushing routine, it is important that you choose the right brush: it should have natural, very fine bristles — coarse, hard bristles will just irritate your skin. Brush your skin one to two times per week, prior to showering. Brush in circular motions, starting at the feet and move up the body. Apply lighter pressure in areas where the skin is thinner or more sensitive. However, those with very sensitive skin or skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, as well as those with any broken skin (cuts, burns, scrapes, infection) should avoid dry brushing
- Start battling the signs of aging.
Another year means another year of aging, and while younger skin doesn’t need the kind of anti-aging skin care products that older skin needs, you’re never too young to prevent wrinkles, discoloration and sagging. When changing up your routine, opt for moisturizers that contain antiaging properties — even something as simple as sunscreen, which can dramatically reduce the signs of aging. For quicker, more immediate results, you can head to the dermatologist for a chemical peel or receive light therapy or laser therapy to rejuvenate your face.
Resolve to take better care of your skin for the new year. Use gentler products to keep your skin’s pH balance healthy, give dry brushing a try to detox your skin, and begin the battle against signs of aging to make sure you give your skin the care it deserves.