Bring on beautiful skin! It’s time to elevate your skincare game with some resolutions that are not only good for your skin, but might even benefit your overall health.
Practice Safe Sun
With more than five million skin cancer cases annually, practicing safe sun should be something you are doing all year long. UVA and UVB rays are there no matter what the season, so don’t forget your sunscreen, even on cloudy days. Apply SPF post-moisturizer and pre-makeup for the best protection. And if you are looking for a great solution, try a lightweight mineral sunscreen, a triple threat guarding against UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. This eco-friendly option caters to all skin types, indulging your skin with a blend of nourishing ingredients such as Squalane, Shea Butter, Apple Stem Cell Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid. Say goodbye to toxic ingredients and embrace reef-safe goodness, championing both your skin and the environment.
Eat Like Your Skin Depends on It
Let’s forget the typical new year “diet” resolutions and embrace the philosophy of eating well for a longer, healthier life. A healthful diet not only contributes to longevity but also promotes the well-being of your skin, teeth, and eyes and so much more. Seek nutrient-dense foods across all food groups, emphasizing freshness while avoiding trans-fat, excessive salt, and added sugar. Commit to explore hassle-free, healthy meal ideas so you stay on track and don't forget to hydrate!
Get Your zzzs
The healing power of sleep has some extra benefits for your skin. A study in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology found that people who slept seven to nine hours a night had skin that was more moisturized and that could protect and heal itself better after being exposed to ultraviolet light compared to those who slept five hours or less. Skin cells also regenerate more quickly at night, making it easier for your skin to produce collagen, the protein responsible for helping your skin keep its volume and elasticity. There is also more blood flow to the skin during sleep, which delivers the nutrients it needs to recover from a day of exposure to the elements.
Chronic stress doesn't just impact your body and mind; it takes a toll on your skin too. There is a true "brain-skin" connection, where stress hormones like cortisol disrupt the skin barrier and homeostasis, rendering you susceptible to redness, dryness, and breakouts. Manage stress to prevent the exacerbation of skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, or rosacea.
Focus on Consistency
Take some time in 2024 to develop a skincare routine that will take you from day to night in a few easy steps. And even if you are exhausted and ready to crawl into bed always at least do a basic cleanse and moisturize. One way to ensure consistency? Organize your products in easily accessible places and integrate skincare into daily routines—for example, keeping your sunscreen next to your toothbrush ensures you’ll remember to put it on every morning. Or why not try doing your nightly skin routine right when you get home or before you eat dinner? Then all you have to do is floss, brush and zzz.
See a Skincare Professional
Even when we think we’ve got our routine down pat, nothing beats the services of a professional. Estheticians are here to help guide us through our skin’s changes, based on our skin type and current conditions. Book a hydrating and exfoliating facial with a skin consultation if you have any burning questions about your skin’s behavior. Your esthetician will be more than happy to walk you through the right products that are prime for keeping your skin healthy not just in the fall, but all year-round.