How to Set Achievable Skin Care Resolutions
Rather than making a resolution to hit the gym three times a week or to be more outgoing in your social life, resolve to start taking better care of your skin. There are plenty of simple changes you can make to your beauty regimen that will make a big difference in the new year and for years to come. Read on as we share 6 skin care resolutions that are easy to keep!
Clean Out Your Old Skin Care Products
You’ve probably noticed a label on your products with an icon of a small jar and number inside. That number should tell you how many months the product should last. A massive skincare stockpile means lots of unused products. We recommend that you take inventory of your collection, keep your favorites, and toss out the products that don’t work for you.
Using simple, gentle wholesome skincare with a few simple changes to your regular routine can leave even winter skin feeling protected, nourished, and pampered. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to treat yourself to some new products like natural handmade soap, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Be Consistent with Cleaning
Cleansing should be a crucial, non-negotiable step in any skin care routine. This year, make a vow to keep your cleansing routine consistent—you should cleanse every morning before applying your makeup for the day and also every evening before heading to bed. In the morning, reach for a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type so that you can start things off on the right foot. You don’t want to apply moisturizer or makeup on top of dirty skin.
Soap is great for cleansing the hands, face and body but some types of soap can dry out your skin. In winter, the harsh conditions can cause skin to dry out more quickly, and washing strips away the natural oils produced to protect and moisturize your skin. It’s no surprise, then, that you probably find your skin suffers more in winter than at any other time of the year.
A mild natural, moisturizing soap is recommended for dry skin, especially during cold weather. Dry winter skin conditions are often exacerbated by harsh detergent soaps that contain fragrance oils and synthetic chemicals that wash off natural skin-protecting oils.
Moisturize and Wear Sunscreen Daily
Moisturizing your skin in the morning rehydrates it and makes it look flawless - just don’t forget to wear your sunscreen after. Make a routine of it, and your skin will thank you. Sunscreen isn’t just for summer; you’re probably accustomed to applying sun cream when the weather’s hot and bright but sun damage can occur all year round, you just might be less aware of it in winter.
The sun can be drying for your skin and even in winter the brightness and glare from the sun’s rays can penetrate the skin, causing damage. Over time, this damage can lead to sunspots, freckling, an aged look, and other blemishes.
After a long day in the sun, moisturize again to restore the moisture your skin lost during the day and facilitate overnight repair. When your skin is hydrated, you’ll even notice a reduction in the appearance of acne breakouts, blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles as your skin reaches a more balanced, healthy state.
Remove Your Makeup Every Single Night
Skin self-repair happens during the night. The self-healing process fails with clogged pores from makeup left on the skin, resulting in prematurely aging skin.
Leaving makeup on overnight can wreak havoc on your skin by trapping pore-clogging impurities in your pores and on the surface of your skin. This can lead to blackheads, whiteheads, acne and other problems you don’t want to deal with. No matter how tired you may be, always try to make a conscious effort to set aside 5 or 10 minutes to give your skin a refreshing cleanse before climbing into bed for the night.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water is a very important resolution to make. During the cold months, when your skin is at risk of drying out, make sure you’re getting enough water and other healthy fluids to top up your skin’s moisture levels. Research has shown that water is necessary for the skin to make the collagen responsible for cell regeneration, so by consuming healthy amounts of water you could be slowing down the aging process.
Take Care of Those Tattoos!
Whether you are looking to quickly heal and protect a brand new tattoo or you are looking to revitalize an existing tattoo, the Groove Soaps Tattoo Soap Bundle is the perfect trio. Having a dedicated liquid soap, soap slab, and tattoo balm made with all natural ingredients will help make taking care of your tattoo a breeze.
We chose plants, such as ginger and tea tree, specifically for their natural antibacterial properties. So while these soaps are unscented, because no artificial scents are added, they do emit a wonderful, fresh and clean smell due to their plant-based ingredients.
In the end, staying consistent is going to be your biggest challenge, especially if you are new to setting a solid yearly resolution for your skincare routines. It may take multiple weeks before you can see real results in your skin, but sticking with it will pay off in the end. It’s understandable to want to see instant results, and in some cases you will have instantly smoother and softer skin, but to get the absolute best results, sticking with the routine over the long term is your best bet for amazing looking skin!