Last updated: 5.43pm, Tuesday 29th December 2015
New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and that means many things, including the inevitable resolutions we make, filled with good intentions. Let’s include good skincare in that list and, if you have to narrow it down, these 5 simple steps will make this resolution your easiest, to date.
Now we trust you have already disposed of the nasty habit of sleeping with your makeup on.
If not, then this is a good resolution to make in its own right.
For everybody else, consider this: thoroughly cleansing your skin carries benefits that far exceed breakout prevention and can’t be ignored by anybody.
For those that wish to do right by their skin now is a good time to consider double-cleansing, oil cleansing and beauty tools. Double-cleansing is virtually a must for makeup wearers. Oil cleansing method comes with surprising benefits of its own and is suitable for oily skins, too. Electric devices will do work that your own two hands can never match.
Once again, this is something that many will be doing on a regular basis.
However, there are oily and combination skin owners that will frequently skip this essential step, hoping for a reduction in blackheads and breakouts.
If you are one of them, please stop this baseless practice, as dehydration and oiliness are not mutually exclusive. In fact, dehydrated oily skin will simply retaliate by producing extra oil, thus exasperating the issue.
Find the right moisturizer, such as an oil-free and non-comedogenic formula and apply it with the same commitment you show your dental hygiene. Purelogicol’s super antioxidant Moisturiser is both light and devoid of irritants.
Our skin can always do with some turbo-charged ingredients to help protect it and heal it. Moisturisers alone can barely contain all the right formulations and PH-levels – yes, this matters – for these superfoods to stay potent.
Enter serums: lifting, anti-oxidant, nourishing, whitening, brightening, resurfacing…
Time to bring these formulations on-board and luckily they often come full of scientifically proven ingredients that can take care of your skin’s every need. Our advice is to begin with the bare minimum of an active antioxidant, such as a Vitamin C derivative and a powerful collagen booster, like Vitamin A. Your skin will thank you.
Whether you like it or not, the sun is a proven enemy of your skin’s health. We trust you have swapped solariums for fake tan, should you wish to stay bronzed in the cooler months, but is that enough?
No matter the country of your residence or time of the year, you could always use some SPF in your life.
Skiing in the Alps in mid-February? Might need to go as high as SPF50 just to avoid a visible burn. Enjoying the very questionable “British summer”? Even with the steely clouds ruining your barbeque plans, you are still exposed to sun’s harmful rays, albeit to a less visible degree than those roasting themselves on the Greek islands.
Make sunblock your friend. Whether part of your moisturiser, stand-alone sunblock cream or even as a makeup component, make sure you use it daily and ensure you apply a sufficient amount.
You are what you eat
Skin is an organ and as such, reflects the state of your internal health. Eating for good skin in combination with good skincare products is the best way forward.
Consider introducing more vegetables, “good” fats and upping your water intake in 2016 to help your skin” shine”.
And this wraps up the 5 New Year’s resolutions for your best skin ever!