Improve Your Skin in 2020: A New Year’s Resolution You Actually Want to Stick With
Okay, not only is it a new year, it’s a new decade! And that means it’s time for big changes! 2020 is the year to switch things up – especially in the skincare department. You’re going to have to make some adjustments if you want to see different results!
So here’s how you can improve your skin in 2020! Keep reading for the specifics!
Do a Skincare Reset
Start the new decade with a skincare reset!
If you find your skin is dry, red, irritated, breaks out for no reason, and/or is excessively oily, it’s probably time you find out if any of your current products are to blame. A skincare reset is the perfect way to weed out any products that aren’t working for you anymore.
Do away with the 10 step skincare routine, and move onto a new simpler routine! It’s time you pare down your skincare collection and keep only the staples. Eliminate any products that may sensitize your skin. Products with strong perfumes, alcohol, active ingredients such as retinols and hydroxy acids should be avoided during your skincare reset.
Once you’ve perfected a basic routine that works well for your skin type, you can start adding new products back into your regimen.
Keep The End Goal in Mind
What’s your end goal anyway? Oftentimes you start using a beauty product because you’re curious about it, or you’ve seen your favorite influencer use it, but are you conscious about the results you’re looking for?
It’s important you assess your unique situation, and bear in mind what sort of results you’re seeking. If it’s soft skin you want, you’ll need skincare containing ingredients with emollient properties. If it’s getting rid of acne you want, you’ll need skincare with active ingredients such as BHAs.
Whatever your goal is, that should be the motivation behind using a specific product. Just mindlessly using random skincare products won’t get you the results you want.
Be intentional with your skincare routine and find products that suit your skin’s specific needs; that is the way to go about improving your skin in the year 2020!
Take Care of All the Skin on Your Body
It’s easy to get carried away with skincare routines for your face since skincare products are generally marketed towards this particular body part. That doesn’t mean you should neglect the skin found elsewhere on your body!
Make 2020 the year you are mindful of the skin on your entire body! Don’t hesitate to oil up your décolletage and bring product down into your cleavage area if you like. Nobody wants a wrinkly chest; that’s so passé. 😉
Create an At-Home Spa Environment
With so many new gadgets on the market, it’s now easier than ever to bring the spa home with you in between spa appointments.
Use a humidifier to keep the air in your home moist and avoid dry skin. You can also diffuse essential oils to make your home more calm and relaxing.
Maybe draw yourself a hot bath with some Epsom salts and use a pumice stone to soften up the calluses on your feet.
How about you use one of those portable facial steamers for a little extra pampering before applying your favorite serum?
Ooh, and let’s not forget the latest trend – the re-emergence of the gua sha – an amazing tool used to stimulate lymphatic drainage and improve blood flow to your skin. Pair the gua sha with your favorite facial oil for an invigorating skin treatment at home!
There are endless ways to pamper yourself on a daily basis. 2020 is definitely the year of self-care!