The start of the new year means endless Peloton commercials and WeightWatchers ads. Everyone is racing to burn off the holiday pounds, but there's precious little said about how to best care for your skin year after year. And that's a problem because your skin is your largest organ and needs just as much attention as the rest of your body.
So why not try shaking up your new year's resolutions with a focus on your skincare? Here are three easy resolutions to make that will add up to healthier skin.
1. SPF every day (no exceptions)
UV rays are responsible for the majority of skin aging. And there's increasing debate about the light emitted from our devices also being a culprit in skin damage. The single best thing you can do for yourself is apply a sunscreen first thing in the morning, every single day. You may need to experiment with lotions to find the best one for you, but it's well worth the experimentation to save your skin.
2. Incorporate a serum
Even the best lotion in the world won't penetrate deeply enough into your skin to truly prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Serum has a high concentration of active ingredients that are designed to penetrate deeply into your skin so it can make noticeable changes and strengthen your skin from the inside out. We're a big fan of our Mermaid Collagen Serum because it features 46% marine collagen for ultimate skin strengthening.
3. Clean your face every night
Every time we hear about someone falling asleep with their makeup on, our hearts break a little. Makeup, dirt, smog, and all the other crap floating through the air is absorbed into your skin. If you don't wash it off properly, it can actually damage your skin cells over time, and that will result in greater collagen loss and premature aging. Remove makeup fully, then follow it up with an additional cleanser to make sure all dirt and stressors are removed from your skin. Then proceed with your normal skincare routine.
Sure, we could recommend a 15-step routine, but the goal of this is to incorporate changes you'll stick with not just through January, but throughout all of 2020 and the years beyond.