Skincare Resolutions You’ll Actually Want To Stick To
By Hanna Yowell
Like with any resolution, think quality over quantity. Don’t feel encumbered to check off every item in this list! Instead, try the ones that speak to you, or maybe you’ll be inspired to create your own.
Simple Skincare Resolutions
Sunscreen. Every. Day.
New year, same tried-and-true tip to wear SPF every single day. Yes, this means slathering sunscreen on your face, neck, and hands even when you have no plans to leave your home that day. Not only does sunscreen help prevent skin cancers and sun burns, it ensures your other products can actually do their jobs, too. Simply put, if you’re using any other skincare products, they’re essentially worthless without daily sunscreen use.
Keep Your Hands Off
Set an intention to go at least one week without picking at your skin or popping any blemishes. Then try two, and see how big of a difference this new habit makes in your skin. By keeping your hands off your face, you’ll not only stop new breakouts from forming, but you’ll also prevent current ones from becoming more inflamed or leaving even more obvious scarring. Our fave way to prevent picking? Stick on a Mighty Patch when you feel the urge to pop, or try leaving a sticky note on your mirror with a friendly reminder.
Up Your Gua Sha Game
Have a gua sha laying around? Try incorporating it into your nightly skincare routine, rather than just a once-in-a-blue-moon sort of thing. If you’re not sure how to use yours, or just need a refresher, you can follow along with our lovely Skincare Educator Alex in a brief tutorial here. More consistency equals more glow!
Check Your Order
Wait—are you doing your routine in the right order? By using products in their optimal order, you’ll maximize their absorption and efficacy.
Mist Before You Moisturize
Start applying your serums and moisturizers to damp skin (achieved with water or a mist of hydrating toner), and watch these products work like never before.
Wash your pillowcases, eye masks, phone screen, headbands, makeup brushes, skincare tools, and anything else that touches your face! This is a great habit to get into, as these are all major bacteria collectors. Plus, check the expiration dates on all your products and toss any that have overstayed their welcome.
Don’t Neglect The Neck
Contrary to popular belief, your skincare routine doesn’t stop at your chin! Take your cleansing, serum-ing, and moisturizing all the way down your neck. This will pay off in the short-term by preventing random breakouts, and in the long-term by staving off signs of aging. The skin on our neck is super thin and prone to sun damage, so make sure it gets a dose of daily SPF, too.
Especially in the colder months, it may be easy to forget about the elbows and heels since they’re bundled up by cozy sweaters and fuzzy socks. Start incorporating your entire body into your skincare routine, with these products for exfoliating, soaking, and moisturizing.
Sleep On It
Getting your eight hours is beneficial to so many aspects of your health, including your skin’s. Studies have shown that those who sleep 7-9 hours per night have more naturally moisturized, youthful skin that can protect and heal itself more effectively. This is because the skin goes into regeneration mode at night, so the more time you spend in bed, the more time your skin has to boost collagen and reverse damage.
“Normal” resolutions? Well-intentioned, but not usually very fun and sustainable. Skincare resolutions? Habit-building, enjoyable to do, and leave you glowy.
Our Habit-Building Product Lineup
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Maximize Your Moisturizers
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