From (finally) wearing sunscreen on your face every day, to drinking more water, these are the New Year's resolutions you can do if you want to achieve smoother, softer, hydrated, and clearer skin this year!
Wear an SPF on your face and neck every day.
It's time to protect your complexion and neck from the dangerous UV rays once and for all! There are a ton of affordable options now that won't break you out or leave a ghostly white cast on your face, so you have no excuse not to use one. ;)
Don't forget your arms, legs, and other exposed areas, too.
FYI, protecting your skin shouldn't just be a "thing" you do during summer or vacations at the beach.
Drink less coffee.
While there's nothing wrong with drinking a cup of coffee every day, try switching to tea every now and then. Tea has more antioxidants, tightens pores, hydrates skin, and soothes redness and inflammation!Continue reading below ↓
Drink more water.
Speaking of drinks, when it comes to water, the more you ingest, the better. While some people/experts say it doesn't really hydrate your skin, drinking less could still negatively affect the quality of your complexion via a decrease in collagen. And when you lose that, your skin won't look and feel as bouncy and soft anymore.
Remove your makeup before your sleep.
Kim Kardashian may be one of the biggest beauty influencers of our time, but that doesn't mean you should follow everything she does, like how she sleeps with her makeup on. Allowing your pores to breathe and rest, while you catch up on your Zzzs, will prevent you from getting a dehydrated complexion coupled with fresh new zits the next morning.
Cut back on the alcoholic drinks.
Alcohol (beer, cocktails, etc.) can dehydrate your skin and cause it to look bloated and puffy. Who wants that? Now we're not telling you to stop drinking altogether, but instead of drinking six bottles of beer every Friday you can try to cut it down to just four! And if you want to avoid getting drunk, pair a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume.Continue reading below ↓
Same goes for smoking.
We can list down all the ways smoking is bad for your health and skin, but we're sure you already know them. So why not make 2019 the year you cut back or completely stop huffing and puffing on cigarettes?
Invest in skincare products that work for YOU.
Don't just use whatever trending skincare product. Take note of your skin type and use that as a guide for which products to buy! Lucky for you, there are a multitude of options in the market today for every budget.
Simplify your regimen.
Overloading your skin with products can sometimes result in the opposite of what you want to happen. When creating your regimen, start with the basics first: cleanser, toner, and moisturizer; and build it up from there. If you feel like your current products are already doing their best, then there's no need to add more—no matter what those ads may say!Continue reading below ↓
And stick to it religiously.
We know it's fun to try new things, but if you want to see the effects of doing a proper routine day and night, you're going to have to consistently stick with it for at least a few months.
Try to avoid using products with glutathione.
This goes for those vitamin drips, too. The Philippine Dermatological Society released a statement last year warning people against the use of glutathione drips and also revealed that no glutathione product in the world has been approved to be marketed as a skin whitening agent. For a brighter and evened out skin tone, you can turn to chemical exfoliants (the AHAs of the world) instead.
Stop picking your pimples.
Doing this can lead to the pimple scarring and nope, nope, nope!
Buy a pack of acne patches.
It's a godsend. Trust us. Instead of just drying out a pimple exposed to ~everything~, each patch protects the bump so you aren't constantly touching it (or being affected by environmental aggressors) and it sucks out all the pus and bacteria from the zit.Continue reading below ↓
Let your skin breathe once in a while.
We're all for wearing makeup, but every now and then, it's good to just let your skin ~breathe~ and be as it is. This can help it recover if you've been wearing heavy-duty or full-coverage products lately!
Use a face mask once or twice a week.
Facial cleansers can only go so far. Give your skin a good detoxing with the help of a clay mask!
Get a facial!
Be it a hydrating, brightening, or purifying facial, they can all do wonders for your skin! Plus it feels amazing to get pampered.
Clean your makeup brushes weekly.
Makeup brushes harbor a lot of dirt and bacteria—which can cause acne—so give them a good gentle cleanse every week. You don't even need to buy a fancy brush-cleansing soap, you can just use baby shampoo!
If you're stressed AF, meditate.
Can't seem to get rid of all the negative energy yet? Just breathe in and out. Don't let those people be the cause of a new blemish because they're not worth it.Continue reading below ↓
Embrace your skin for the way it is.
No one has perfect skin. Not even the Queen!
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