Here are some of the best beauty resolutions you can take into the new year for better skin and a better you.
No, do not moisturize just your face, but your entire body. According to dermatologists, moisturizing your skin daily makes you appear youthful, improves skin elasticity, have softer skin, and keep your skin hydrated properly. Remember you should have one moisturizer for your face, one for your body and one for your under eye area. Moisturize your body every day after you shower. Moisturize your face and under eye area after cleansing and removing makeup. Invest in a day and night time moisturizer for your facial skin.
Remove Makeup at Night
Sleeping in makeup is a bad habit that you must eliminate in 2015. A recent survey revealed a third of women confessed to sleeping with their makeup on at least twice a year. Sleeping in makeup is a leading cause of acne, skin irritation, brittle lashes, and overall poor skin quality. Commit to removing your makeup every night. There are makeup remover wipes, creams, and liquid removers that will take it all off in a snap. Remember to follow up by cleansing your skin and moisturizing before bed.
Wearing sunscreen all year round is the best decision you can make for your beauty, your skin, and ultimately your health. According to this article, the sun is actually brighter now than it was four centuries ago. That means we are exposed to more UVA and UVB rays now than ever. Commit to wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the season. Find something SPF 15 or higher, and apply to parts of the body that will be exposed to the sun. Use one sunscreen for the body, and use a moisturizer that contains SPF protection for the face.
Throw Away Expired Makeup
Wearing certain makeup products beyond their expiration date puts you at risk of acne, skin irritation, dermatitis, flared eczema, and bacterial infections. Keep notes on the products in your beauty stash with the expiration dates so you can trash them when time is up. This ensures that your face stays beautiful and infection free!
It’s the most common resolution, and it’s the resolution that people tend to give up on by February. You know how many health benefits come with quitting, but what about aesthetic benefits? According to this article, after you stop smoking the eyes and teeth restore themselves and become whiter! The chemicals in cigarettes break down collagen in the skin, causing sagging and wrinkles. Nicotine decreases blood flow restricting oxygen and blood cells to the skin, causing it to be sallow and dull. Quitting can slow down the effects of aging. Talk to a medical professional or check out Smokefree.gov, a free resource that includes quit coaches and plans to help you stop smoking for good.