Do you stare in the mirror, trying to figure out how you let things get so bad? There were all the holiday treats you usually wouldn’t indulge in. Then there’s the cold and the dry weather. Somehow it was all the perfect storm for a kick to your skincare regimen.
But that’s okay. This is the perfect time to start over and make a plan that works for you. The new year is filled with possibility and hope. This is the year you’re going to step back outside and dazzle them with how wonderful you look.
Whether you're ready to start a new you right now or you've already started, it's always the perfect time to turn your attention to reestablishing the health of your skin. We can help you create a new plan that will rejuvenate and strengthen your skin for the colder months ahead. And you'll love the big reveal at the end, too.
A cleanse is a buzzword and sounds like something everybody should do. What a cleanse does is remove impurities from the body, and who doesn't want to do that? The thing is, you really can only cleanse your outer skin layer because it's meant to be the body's barrier from the environment. It's sort of a protective layer in itself.
Your skin protects you from environmental everyday stressors, pollution, the sun's UV rays, and a whole host of other things you're bombarded with on a daily basis. While you really can't remove these things since they keep coming back, you can help the skin do its job better.
A true skin reset is actually done by your liver and kidneys. In fact, you should stay away from harsh and “potent” products that claim to purify your skin. Instead, you want to focus on products that use natural ingredients to support skin health. You want to really zero in on products that can reduce the effects of daily environmental and occasional oxidative stress on your skin. Try the following to support skin health.
You already know that what you eat is one of the most important things you can do for your mind, body, and soul. Inside and out, the way you fuel your system is going to have the largest impact on how it works, looks, and how you feel.
For a clean diet to be successful, you don’t have to focus on only one food or a certain smoothie. Instead, cut out all of the refined sugars and flours, cut back on processed foods, and try to load your plate up with brightly colored fruits and vegetables. The new food pyramid, MyPlate, is a great place to start. You want to create a diet you can live with.
Exfoliating too much can be harsh on your skin, and it can interrupt its natural barrier function. Especially during cold, dry months when your skin is suffering a little already. Cut back on your exfoliating routine and ramp up your moisturizing.
Moisturizing daily can have substantial benefits. It supports your skin's elasticity and encourages collagen rejuvenation. This can lead to a complexion with a smoother appearance with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Look for soothing additions like chamomile and aloe in a moisturizer for a pampering touch.
Another way you are stressing out your skin is by cleansing too often and using products that are too harsh. A very gentle, natural cleanser that’s designed to be used daily is a better approach. You can remove surface grime and impurities but still keep your skin's integrity intact.
A cleansing oil pulls together natural botanicals to gently and effectively purify, hydrate, and tone your skin. It’s the perfect way to cleanse because it doesn’t sacrifice moisture.
Serums are one of the best things to happen to skincare in a long time. Choose one that is designed to target the delicate skin around your eyes with a proven concentrated blend of ingredients. Eye serums promote collagen production while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. The right serum can leave you looking radiant, and who doesn’t want that?
No matter where you are in your holiday celebrations or your lockdown recovery, there’s no time like the new year to spruce up your skincare regimen. Doing a skin deep cleanse isn’t really possible but curating a routine that puts your skin first definitely is!
Starting with a healthy diet is one of the best ways to support and maintain energy levels and a glowing complexion. Giving your skin gentle, regular cleanses will remove surface dirt and debris while letting your skin stay strong in its fight. Adding more moisture and serum only adds to your skin's power and strength, and you'll see dramatic results. You can have the skin you've always wanted.