6 Skin Care Resolutions To Make in 2021
Cheers to a new year and another chance for you to get perfect skin. Unlike the usual resolutions like, get in shape, stick to diet, find love, ask for a raise, working hard etc, you have to make resolutions that are just a step ahead.
Looking after your skin can be a process so overwhelming, you just want to give up. And with the "Oh! thanks to my skincare routine", you get from your girlfriends? Head's spinning. There are also lots of people with no idea at all about what a skincare routine is, its essence and how it should be done.
Let's just say everything basic you do to care for your skin is your skincare routine. Basic, not to mean simple- as skincare could seem difficult and almost confusing- but to mean that these efforts put to see your skin radiant, are fundamental and essential.
Depending on your personality- skincare savvy or a little inexperienced- certain things are important in undergoing your skincare routine. Is this a guide to all of that? Well, well, yes! C'mon!
To help you start the year right, here are some simple pieces in the puzzle of having a great skin you might be missing.
IDENTIFY YOUR SKIN TYPE
Like wearing a piece of clothing outside your body figure is odd, a skincare routine with no knowledge of your skin type is no skincare at all. Except of course you're lucky, the results are always, almost unnoticeable.
There are 4 skin types in total; dry, oily, combination and normal. Individuals with dry skin types often experience dryness and flakiness in their skins. However, when your skin feels somewhat greasy and shiny, even without makeup, you have an oily skin type.
A combination of both conditions (dry and oily) defines a combination skin type. Usually, the T-zones of an individual with a combination skin type are oily, while the rest of the skin is dry. Perhaps you experience none of the above, your skin type is considered to be normal.
Asides, the dry, oily, combination and normal skin types, there is the condition of having a sensitive skin. Such persons (with a sensitive skin), are prone to allergies and irritations, and usually react to any slight change in product (or anything as such).
Having a sensitive skin is regardless of your skin type. You only need to be extra careful in selecting products for your skincare routine. It could be as intense as consulting a dermatologist.
Using multi skin care products all at the same time or in insufficient intervals can be an extreme sport. It could be dangerous for your skin and health because ingredients used in a product X may be harsh or dangerous to be mixed with an ingredient in product Y. So being consistent in using one product for your skin care routine is needful. Do not be in such a rush to get your zit gone or to have the perfect skin thereby jumping into any product you hear of as great, or what tremendously worked for another person (again, that's why knowing your skin type matters). Focus on the one thing you are making use of and hang on a while to see it result to your desire.
SAY NO TO ANTISEPTICS
Antiseptic is in this article for a reason you may not expect. I am not asking you to use it, I'm asking you to NOT use it except the water you use for your skin is bad water, stay away from antiseptic. Antiseptic is traced to be one major cause of skin allergy in recent studies, so as much as they pose to be useful and fighting germs, they do greater harm than good to the human skin.
CHANGE YOUR BEDDINGS EVERY WEEK (Yes, CHANGE YOUR BEDDINGS!)
The fact that your skin is almost always on them is enough reason to take note of this in your skincare routines. Regularly change your sheets and pillow cases even though they look physically neat, because your eyes is no microscope so you cannot see the tiny bacteria all out and armed to harm your skin. When your beddings are spic-and-span, naturally your skin will align to being spic-and-span. Think about it.
It’s so easy to ignore these simple and little routine that can get our skin glowing and smooth because we are too engrossed in all the cumbersome routines and procedures to get our skin beaming. However, no matter how much naturals, herbs and organics we smother our skin with, and how religious we are about being consistent doing them, these 'ignored good' will always be greater.
DONE! WHAT PRODUCTS DO I NEED IN MY ROUTINE?
If you will ignore any product in your routine, you shouldn't ignore the best natural skincare products; Face mist, Face oil, body polish and Lip balm . The four are just as important. With time, you'll need to include other products for enhancement. Some of these products indicate the skin type they suit, making it all easy.
LEARN HOW TO APPLY YOUR PRODUCTS
So, there is the option of splitting your routine into two sessions (morning and evening). Understanding that you might be bothered with preparing for work and all of that, it is only advisable that you limit your morning routine to drinking lots of water, cleansing and wearing a sunscreen. With that you can go the whole day, light-weight, while still preventing damage.
The evenings on the other hand, is believed to allow for intense skin treatment and repair. After all, there's no rush whatsoever. So, let's get in. The next evening you should;
Simple, not so? You can however improve on your routine by including other ideal products, like a toner, a serum, facial oils etc. One thing is however germane- keep it simple! Its your skin remember, so save the surge!