5 Skin Care Resolutions For 2017
With the New Year upon us at last, it’s time to rethink your skin care regimen. Each season brings different problems for your skin, and there are different kinds of products and treatments to help. There are also some things you should always be doing regardless of the season. Here’s a quick guide on what you should be doing to take proper care of your skin this year.
#1 — Facials To Help Your Skin
This might be the more expensive skin care idea for the year, but the best way to take good care of your skin is with regular facial treatments. Nothing is better at treating signs of aging, damaged skin, dryness, and so on. The general consensus is to have a facial every month or so, because that’s around the typical life cycle for skin cells.
You can save some money by alternating between simpler at-home treatments and the more thorough and higher quality professional facials. It’s advisable to have a professional facial at least once a season, as they can best treat the dryness of winter, or sweat and oiliness of the summer, and so on.
#2 — Use Masks For The Right Season
There are masks you can get to use at home that are a great way to use between facial treatments, especially in the summer and winter when the weather is at its hottest and coldest, as well as the most dry and the most humid.
In the summer, you should buy masks that treats sun damage, cleans your pores, and reduces inflammation — clay, exfoliating and antioxidant-based masks are the best options. For the winter, you want moisturizing and energizing masks to bring color and life to your cold, dry, winter-dulled skin.
#3 — Exfoliate Regularly
No matter what time of year, being out and about every day means your skin builds up the pollution, sweat, and old make-up and eventually your skin just doesn’t look as lively and colorful. That’s why you should get into the habit of exfoliating your skin at least once a week, either with scrubs or special exfoliating pads that are easier and not as harsh. It’s a great way to keep your skin looking fresher for longer.
#4 — Protect Yourself From The Sun
You might think that sun damage is only a problem in the summer, but winter can be just as bad. Ideally, you should put on sunscreen every day and every time you go outside for more than a minute. It not only helps prevent skin cancer but also protects your skin from wrinkles, spots, and other damage caused by exposure to the sun.
It’s best to make sure you use a sunscreen that is strong enough to actually be effective, and you can even find some that have antioxidants, moisturizing, and even act as a makeup primer. Those kinds make it easy to get into the habit of using sunscreen, as they just merge in with your usual makeup and skincare routines.
#5 — Treat Your Acne
Acne can be a problem in all seasons, and there are thankfully many ways to treat it. There are all kinds of products that can help deal with the root cause of your acne — blocked pores, oily skin, bacteria, and so on.
There are also professional treatments such as peels, Microdermabrasion, and oxygen therapy. If nothing has worked for you in the past, schedule a consultation with a skincare expert to help figure out the cause of your acne and recommend the best products and treatments to get rid of it.