After thedoozyof a year that was 2020, people have had to learn new ways to care for themselves, and skincare was at the top of many people’s list of things to do to pamper themselves. Here are some resolutions to make this 2021, it’s important to maintain this energy since it’s a practice that we can do from the comforts and safety of our homes. Here are some worthwhile skincare resolutions to make this 2021.
Consult with your dermatologist.
When was the last time you had a professional check your skin? Even if you think your skin isn’t all that problematic, you would still benefit greatly from an annual checkup, because a visit to your doctor or dermatologist can be preventive as well. Consult with them to find out what your skin type is and what kind of regimen and products will meet its needs.
Maintain your home’s indoor air quality.
Did you know that air pollution can contribute to a host of skin problems? When we think of air pollution, we only often think of its effects on our respiratory health and internal organs, but it can also negatively impact our skin. No matter how diligent you are with your skincare routine, if your home’s indoor air quality is poor, it will all be for naught-especially since we spend the majority of our time in our homes nowadays. Consult withHVACsystem experts and air duct cleaning professionals to help purify the air inside your home.
Settle for a realistic and doable skincare regimen.
The truth is that you don’t need twenty steps in your routine to get clear skin. The regimens you see on social media or beauty gurus’ contents are all about marketing anyway, and your skin will have different needs. And once your doctor has given you a regimen, make a commitment to follow through with it. Skincare routines really only work when we do them faithfully and regularly. One of the reasons so many people give up immediately is because they set themselves up for failure by choosing a complex multistep regimen that their skin doesn’t need.
Do not neglect sunscreen.
It may be tempting to skip the sunscreen especially in the time of intermittentlockdowns, butsunscreen is still important especially if you’re in front of screens all day. While more research needs to be done, experts have suggested that blue light can causehyperpigmentationin the same way that UV damage can cause sunspots. Choose sunscreens that have niacinamide since it can help fight blue light. If you need to go outside, don’t forget to apply some sunscreen on your face and neck.An SPF of at least 30 is enough to block 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays.
Get started on positive pro-aging strategies.
Anti-aging is out; positive pro-aging is in! We need to let go of the notion that we need to fight the natural aging process; instead, we need to find ways to accept ourselves and our skin whatever our age may be. It’s never too early or too late to start on this process-with the right products, you can help minimize the effects of fine lines or wrinkles. Once again, it’s beneficial to consult with a dermatologist to help you find the best products for your skin’s specific needs.
Give your neck and chest some love.
People often make the mistake of neglecting their neck and chest whenever they apply products. Let 2021 be the year when you give your neck and chest the same tender loving care you give your face! There are even products that were created solely for those body parts, so explore which ones you can use in conjunction with the products you have for your face.
Prioritize hand care.
We live in a time when hand cleanliness is a must, but the downside of frequent hand-washing and using alcohol-based sanitizers is that they can dry out our hands pretty quickly.Onesimple and cost-effective way you can care for your hands is by rubbing the left-over moisturizer over them once you’re done with your skincare routine, but there are also plenty of affordable products you can invest in to give your hands some love.
The Bottom Line
Caring for our skin may seem like an additional burden on top of a long list of things we have to do for skincare resolutions to make this 2021, but getting started is the only hard part. As long as you follow through on your regimen, you will come to a point where your day isn’t complete without doing your skincare routine. Care for yourself by giving your skin somelove this 2021.