Have Glowing Skin in the New Year
A new year brings the opportunity for a new you! At the start of the new year, it is customary to set resolutions that will encourage positive lifestyle changes. While some set goals to start exercising or cooking more meals at home, many neglect to incorporate daily habits that will better their skin.
If you are looking to have glowing skin in the new year, here are some resolutions to add to your list:
1. Establish a Skincare Routine
Having a morning and night skincare routine is pertinent to the health of your skin. Your routine can have as few or as many steps you feel comfortable with, as long as the products you use address your skincare needs. Everyone’s skin is different: some may have dry skin, others have more oily skin, and some have a combination of both. Whatever your skin type, be sure to apply products that work best for you.
When establishing a routine, it is important to remember that you should always apply your products in order from the thinnest to the thickest consistency. Incorporating a cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer will help brighten your skin and give you the glow you are looking for.
Keep in mind that during the winter months, your skincare products may differ because the cooler, dryer climate can affect your skin. Choose thicker moisturizers, and remember to hydrate.
2. Always Apply SPF
No matter the time of year, applying SPF is an essential part of any skincare routine. Although the sun doesn’t feel as strong during the winter, its UV rays are harmful year-round. Apply no less than SPF 30 to your face and hands to protect your skin from aging and future damage. Without wearing SPF daily, your risk of skin cancer and irreversible damage increases.
3. Wash Your Makeup Brushes
Your makeup brushes become full of bacteria, skin cells, dirt, and built-up makeup residue. Using these repetitively can be harmful to your skin by clogging your pores and causing breakouts. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, you should wash your makeup brushes every 7 to 10 days.
Some stores sell products for cleaning your makeup brushes, but mixing gentle shampoo in a bowl of lukewarm water is also effective. Swirl the brushes in the bowl and then rinse them under running water to remove any excess soap. Squeeze out any extra water from the brushes and then lay them flat to dry on a towel.
4. Take Off Your Makeup Every Night
One of the most important steps to take in order to keep your skin healthy and bright is to take off your makeup every night. Sleeping in your makeup can cause your pores to clog, resulting in blackheads and breakouts. That is why taking off your makeup is essential, even on days you may be too tired to complete your skincare routine. To remind yourself of the importance of cleaning your face from your makeup, leave a small bottle of micellar water with cotton pads on your nightstand.
5. Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
Pick a day of the week to set aside time to use a face scrub or face mask to exfoliate your skin and give it extra brightness. Exfoliating your skin helps remove dead skin cells that may build up on the surface of your skin. Some scrubs help get rid of the dead skin, while face masks focus more on drawing out dirt, oils, and impurities from the surface of your skin. Both scrubs and masks leave your skin feeling smooth and reduce the appearance of dull skin, making you glow.
6. Sign Up for a Membership at Studio 360 Med Spa & Boutique
The best way to take care of your skin is to let us do it for you! By becoming a member at Studio 360 Med Spa & Boutique, you can enjoy various discounts and benefits to save time and money. Our team is committed to providing high-quality beauty and wellness services to help you feel confident in the skin you’re in.
Contact us online or call our team of experts to create your own brand of beauty at (972) 318-3600.