2020 Skincare Resolutions
Top Skincare Resolutions For The New Year
With the new year comes new goals and resolutions, and this goes for skincare as well. While skincare resolutions may not be on the top of everyone's list, the health of the skin is essential. Fortunately, other healthy New Year’s resolutions that we may have set for ourselves can have a positive effect on our skin without even knowing it.
So, if you want to live a healthier 2020 with better-looking skin, continue reading our “Top Skincare Resolutions for the New Year.”
First, let's start with those goals that have an overall benefit for the body but can also have an impact on the skin. Think of these as some “two for ones."
A Less Stressful Life Will Lead To Healthier Skin
How can stress affect the skin?
Most of us know the impact that stress can have on us mentally, but did you also know that stress can also take a toll on the skin, especially in women? You see, when women stress, it can lead to an increase in our cortisol levels (stress hormone). Not only can this aggravate skin conditions, but stress can also break down collagen and elastin, ultimately leading to wrinkles!
While being told, don’t stress about it is easier said than done. There are some things we can do that can help alleviate stress, like getting a good night's sleep, meditation, reading, even working out!
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Beauty sleep benefits are real! Not only can getting enough sleep help to reduce stress, but it may be the closest thing there is to the fountain of youth. Sleeping beauty may have known more than we think, as plenty of sleep is a must for skin renewal because as we get those zzz’s, our skin rests, recovers, and renews.
On the other hand, a lack of sleep can lead to dry, parched skin, dark under-eye circles and bags, along with other issues on how the skin ages and functions. Especially when it comes to premature aging, all that can decrease the skin's ability to repair itself.
The goal is to get 6-8 quality hours of sleep a day for youthful, glowing skin. Oh, and don’t forget a nighttime moisturizer along with a humidifier. Since the skin loses more water when you sleep then it does during the day, applying a heavier moisturizer along with drinking plenty of water will help you to wake up looking refreshed!
How Exercise Can Reduce Stress And Help The Skin
Exercise is a fantastic stress reliever! Not only can it help to take the mind off a stressful day. It also reduces cortisol levels by producing endorphins, which calms you!
Furthermore, exercise increases blood flow, which nourishes skin cells by helping to flush away waste, including free radicals (damaging molecules that attack the skin and lead to premature aging).
See how these all work together, making them two for ones?
Look At The Ingredients In Your Skincare Products
It’s 2020, and companies like Posie Cosmetics are here to provide cruelty-free skincare products without harmful cosmetic ingredients such as parabens.
The first thing on your checklist when it comes to skincare is to look at the ingredients, especially for those who have sensitive skin. Check out some musts on our list:
- Opting for plant-based skincare products.
- Use products that are packed with antioxidant vitamins.
- Check to see if the formulas have been tested and scientifically proven to be safe.
- What are your skincare priorities, does the product have ingredients that can address these issues?
Need a recommendation? Our Brightening Kit is a kit of anti-aging magic! This kit includes four products that deliver skin-nourishing ingredients to brighten, soften texture, soothe, and hydrate dull, tired skin while helping to maintain a youthful appearance throughout the year.
Spread Your Skincare Onto Your Neck And Hands
We’ve seen it time and time again. You have some additional skincare products left on a finger, and you wipe it off on a towel! NO, not only is this wasteful, but you are neglecting a critical area that shows age, which is our neck and hands. So next time you find a little extra product, extend it to your neck and hands.
Vow To Exfoliate Regularly
While you may be cleansing, applying moisturizers and serums, that is not enough. If you want healthy, glowing skin, you should also be exfoliating. So, what does exfoliating do?
First, as we age, the process of desquamation slows down, meaning that our body is slower to shed dead skin cells and produce new ones.
Secondly, we regularly subject our skin to dirt, environmental pollutants, and of course, makeup. All of this leaves a film on our face acting as a barrier to skincare products, causing them not to work as well as they should! This buildup can also leave us with roughness, uneven skin tone, and worse…create false wrinkles! However, when you sloth away those dead skin cells, you are making it easier for the skin to absorb those much-needed skincare products. Lastly, it is going to leave the skin smooth for a flawless makeup application.
Speaking of makeup that leads us to some other beauty tips for healthier-looking skin in 2020.
Take Off Your Makeup Before You Go To Bed
If there is one tip you need to stick with, this is it, even if you are not wearing makeup! Which is to wash your face every day before you go to bed. You learned earlier that when we sleep, we are renewing our skin. Wearing makeup, even dirt from the day to bed, prevents your skin from this renewal process. Which can contribute to clogging your pores, outbreaks, and other skincare issues.
The Importance Of Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes
Let's first start with the fact that our makeup brushes can harbor dead skin cells and bacteria and who wants to put that on their face, NOT US! So, if you are NOT cleaning your makeup brushes regularly, this is precisely what you are doing.
And if that wasn't bad enough, did you know that dirty makeup brushes can lead to premature aging by exposing our skin to oxidative stress caused by free radicals?
So next time you go to apply your makeup, think when the last time I cleaned these bad boys?
Whether you want to drink more water, exercise, get better sleep, exfoliate more often, or invest in some new skincare products, these are some attainable skincare resolutions you can set for yourself in 2020. If you stick to this plan, you can put your best face forward in 2020 and beyond!