For many of us, the New Year signals a fresh start and is the perfect time to come up with some resolutions for the year ahead. You probably have all the usual resolutions down (eat healthier, exercise more, spend less time on Candy Crush Saga), but have you thought about your beauty resolutions?
Now is a great time to reassess your routine and shake it up a little. Take a look at the following five suggestions:
1. Use SPF every day
Protecting your skin from the sun (yes, even here in England) is perhaps the best thing you can do for your skin. Not only will your skin look better, you’ll also reduce your risk of skin cancer. Rather than worrying about adding another step to your skin care routine, simply swap your usual moisturiser for one that contains SPF.
2. Be brave with your make-up
It is all too easy to fall into a make-up rut, so why not change things up? Make a resolution to be braver – try that lip colour you think you can’t pull off, wear different nail colours and experiment with coloured eyeliners. Small changes like this can do wonders for your confidence.
3. Exfoliate once a week
Exfoliating helps to even out your skin texture, fights the signs of ageing and even prevents breakouts. Aim to exfoliate once a week in the evening. Skin goes into renewal mode over night, so this is the perfect time to slough off dead skin.
4. Update your night-time skin care routine
Check your night creams are working with the way your skin is behaving now – what used to be perfect for your skin may no longer be right. There are plenty of night creams on the market, if you’re unsure take some time to read reviews online or consult a dermatologist.
5. Take up body brushing
Dry body brushing helps to stimulate the lymphatic system, increases your blood circulation and even helps to tackle cellulite. Try to get in the habit of spending just three minutes every morning dry body brushing before you shower and follow up with body oil after.
If your skin is in need of professional help after the indulgence of Christmas, use our advanced search to find a dermatologist near you.
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