The new year is here, and that means people have filled up their notes with New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthier, exercising more, and improving finances are the most common resolutions, but why not focus on other aspects of being healthy, such as improving your skin?
Skin insecurities have significant impacts on an individual’s mental health. A study found that more than half of Americans would skip events instead of dealing with skin issues and insecurities that hinder their confidence. If you’re experiencing the same issues, you don’t have to sacrifice your social life to hide your skin from the world. Taking proper steps to improve your skin can slow down aging and boost your confidence. Consider implementing the following strategies to show your skin the love it deserves as you step into 2023.
Establish a Consistent Skincare Routine
One of the most important steps to good skin is establishing and maintaining a consistent skincare routine. This doesn’t have to require a long list of products that drive up your credit card bill or demotivate you to follow the routine. The key to maintaining a consistent routine is choosing the right products.
Choose products with healthy ingredients that contribute to better skin and avoid too many active ingredients that can worsen your skin’s condition. The best way to choose the right products is by researching your skin type and reading each product’s label to determine which ones may suit your skin. Once you’ve selected the products, learn the correct order to apply them. The most common order is as follows: cleanser, toner, serums or eye creams, moisturizer, and sunscreen. However, the order and number of products will vary depending on whether it is a day or nighttime routine.
Invest in Medical-Grade Skincare
Medical-grade skincare uses advanced techniques and high-quality ingredients to ensure optimum absorption and delivery of products in the deepest layers of the skin. This helps you achieve your desired results quickly and maintain healthy skin.
Some medical-grade skincare caters to specific skin types or concerns, allowing you to find products that best suit your skin. SkinCeuticals Advanced Skincare products – one of the US & Canada’s leading skincare brands – are an ideal skincare option. If you’re looking for products in a Canadian city, reach out to an authorized retailer of SkinCeuticals in Mississauga and access the line of products formulated to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage.
Don’t Neglect the Value of Sunscreen
Whether sunny, cloudy, or rainy, your skin needs sunscreen daily. Even though sunscreen may not seem necessary in the winter, the sun often hides behind the clouds, and the UV rays still beam down and hit your skin.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, snow reflects up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV light, increasing your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. The foundation recommends applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily to all exposed skin and avoiding the peak sun hours between 10 am and 4 pm.
Feed Your Skin the Good Stuff
In addition to applying the right products, consuming things that improve your overall skin is equally important. Some foods, such as sugar, oil, and processed foods, negatively impact the skin when consumed excessively. They can lead to acne breakouts, premature signs of aging, and dry skin.
Switching up your eating habits and incorporating skin-friendly foods into your routine can enhance your skin and overall health. This includes, but isn’t limited to, fresh fruits, vegetables, fatty fish, and whole grains.
The last year has been stressful and can take a considerable toll on the skin. Switch things up this year by focusing on skincare and giving yourself the confidence boost you need to thrive!
Beauty Expert, Contributing Editor
Susan started her career in writing as an intern at Blufashion way back in 2015 and continued to write herself in and out of situations. She went to school for Creative Writing and sort of Journalism but mostly making things up and getting graded on it. She wears way too many stripes.