Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Glowing Skin All Year Long

With New Year’s Day just around the corner, this is a great time of year to start thinking about how you can improve your skin’s health and appearance in the year to come. While there are plenty of skin resolutions you can make, these top five can have a profound effect on your skin from the inside out. 

1. Get to Know Your Skin

Many people do not know what their skin type is. If you don’t know yours, make a resolution to find out which of the 16 Baumann Skin Types you are. Then, work with your dermatologist to develop a customized skin care routine based on your unique skin type and concerns. No matter how many skin treatments you get or skin care trends you follow, you won’t see the long-lasting results you’re looking for if you are using the wrong daily products and ingredients for your skin’s needs.

2. Schedule an Appointment with Your Dermatologist

When is the last time you saw your dermatologist? Even once you know your skin type and are using the proper daily regimen, it is important that you visit your dermatologist at least once per year for a thorough skin exam. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to stay on top of yearly or bi-yearly exams. While you should be doing regular self-exams at home, you might be missing some areas or questionable lesions. Resolve to schedule a regular appointment with your dermatologist to help prevent or detect skin cancer early. Go every six months if you are at a high risk for skin cancer.

3. Resolve to Wear SPF Every Day

This is so important and is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Not only does SPF protect your skin from damaging UV rays that can cause skin cancer, but it also helps to protect your skin against signs of accelerated aging such as wrinkles and dark spots. Even in the winter, it is crucial that you wear sunscreen every day, as UVA rays can penetrate clouds and glass. Studies have shown that UV rays are even stronger when reflected off of bright, shiny surfaces such as snow.

Want to take sun protection a step further? Think about starting a supplement like Heliocare, especially in the summer when you are outside for long hours in the sun. Heliocare contains powerful antioxidants derived from plants in order to give your body added protection from the sun. Note that supplements like Heliocare should be used in addition to regular sunscreen, not as a replacement.

4. Make Healthy Habits Stick

Eating right, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress aren’t just great for your body – they are also excellent habits for healthy skin. Sugary drinks, sweet foods, fried foods, and alcohol can wreak havoc on your complexion, while foods rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids can help to soothe and protect your skin. 

Similarly, exercise comes with many benefits for your skin, including increased circulation, increased oxygen content, reduced breakouts and more. Indirectly, getting regular workouts can improve your skin by reducing stress and helping you sleep better. Aromatherapy may also help to reduce stress and, in turn, help to improve your skin’s health and appearance. You can read  more about the effects of stress on the skin in this blog.

5. Start an Anti-Aging Regimen

It is never too early to start thinking about an anti-aging skin care regimen. In fact, the skin begins to produce about 1 percent fewer collagen proteins every year after the age of 20. Additionally, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and other key components of healthy, youthful-looking skin are produced more slowly as we age. Thus, getting a head start on anti-aging skin care sooner rather than later can help your skin to age more gracefully. 

Just a few of the most advanced anti-aging ingredients to look for in skin care include:

Similarly, studies continue to uncover the potential anti-aging benefits of BOTOX, which has been shown to help prevent wrinkles from forming in the future with regular treatments starting at a younger age. One twin study found that the twin who received regular BOTOX treatments over a period of 13 years had fewer wrinkles than her identical twin sister, who only received two BOTOX injections in this same 13-year timeframe. 

Bottom Line

There are countless skincare- and beauty-related New Year’s resolutions that you can make. Start with these top five to really give your complexion a boost of health, beauty, and radiance this year. 

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January 3, 2020 Skincare