New Year, new skincare resolutions.
One of the benefits of a new year (besides the fireworks), is that you can reset your mindset with new goals, new resolutions, and new habits. If you’re anything like us, some of your resolutions may include the mantra, ‘new me, new skincare.’ To make your dream complexion goals a little easier to reach, we’ve compiled some of the best skincare hacks in the business for you to try at home. Let’s make 2022 our best *skin* year yet!
What’s impacting your skin concerns the most?
We’ve all been told to get enough sleep, but sometimes it feels like the more we try, the harder it gets to get a good night's rest. When we don’t reach our sleeping sweet-spot every night, our skin can suffer for it—and we’re not just talking about those pesky under eye circles. Not only can our collagen production deplete, but our skins’ natural immune response and skin barrier may become compromised.
How to improve your sleep cycle:
- Unwind from 9pm onwards with a relaxing nighttime routine
- Dim household lights, and switch devices to ‘eye comfort’ or ‘warm’ mode
- Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine after 3pm
Stress can most definitely affect your ability to sleep, but it can also directly affect your skin quality too. Cortisol has been proven to impair the skins’ immune equilibrium (which increases inflammation levels), as well as actively attacking essential proteins; all of which may cause premature ageing, dehydration, acne, and skin sensitivity.
How to lower stress levels:
- Deep breathing exercises to promote calmness
- Mindfulness and meditation help lower adrenaline and cortisol production
- Focus on a calming task that requires your full attention
Staying hydrated has always been one of the best ways to keep your skin in fabulous condition, and all it takes is some diligence, patience, and consistency. You can even eat your way to hydration, along with drinking the recommended amount of around 1.5L per day.
Don’t forget to aim for a healthy, balanced diet to keep your skin nourished from the inside. Eating your greens has overwhelming benefits for your mind and body; and there are so many delicious ways to eat them! Accompany those leafy greens with other brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, pulses and legumes, and healthy fats containing omega 3 and 6. For recipe inspiration, we love following our favourite ‘foodie’ accounts on social media.
While the world was in what felt like a never-ending lockdown, a lot of us found it difficult to get our exercise in, which may still be a problem. Not only does physical activity pump oxygen and nutrients around the body (including the skin), but it also decreases our risk of serious health concerns and skin inflammation.
How to get moving again:
- Yoga can be exceptional for strengthening your immune system and lowering anxiety
- Reaching your 10,000 steps per day with the help of step-tracking apps
- Moving along with your favourite fitness instructors/gurus on social media
How can your skincare routine help?
Now that you’ve taken care of your wellbeing from the inside, skincare can take care of the outside. Comment start Our 3-Step Glow Set, containing a nourishing cleansing oil, glow-giving toning treatment lotion, and cell metabolism-boosting exfoliant mask, can do just the trick. Wind down your evening with a relaxing skincare treatment routine, making sure to breathe deeply and mindfully to lower stress levels, accompanied by a good cup of (decaf) tea. Take our 2-minute Skin Test for your complete formulation customization, and get your bespoke skincare match today.
Happy New Year everyone, we can’t wait to support you on this skincare journey!