December 31, 2012
As you reflect on a year gone by, you might be patting yourself on the back for hitting the gym as often as you resolved to or promising to be better about procrastination next year. But what about your skincare regimen? Have you been treating your skin as well as it deserves to be treated? If not, here are some resolutions to make you glow throughout 2013.
Resolution #1: Wash your face every night
When you come home late from a party or have worked yourself down to the bone, it's tempting to fall into bed at the end of the night - without washing your face. This means dead skin cells, germs and environmental pollutants build up on your face and your cells don't have a chance to shed. This leads to breakouts, an uneven surface for makeup products and a dull complexion. This year, resolve to wash off the day every single night. Investing in a great milk face wash like Elemis Rosepetal Cleanser might encourage you to stick to this resolution.
Resolution #2: Exfoliate at least once a week
Remember that lovely Elemis body skincare exfoliant your aunt got you for Christmas? Instead of saving it for a special occasion, stash it in your shower so you remember to use it once a week. Exfoliating your body scrubs away dead skin cells, boosting the skin's natural shedding process and revealing healthier skin that glows. Invest in a facial exfoliant like Elemis Skin Buff to clear out the pores on your face, too. This will prevent breakouts and make your complexion brighter.
Resolution #3: Wear sunscreen every day
You might be good about sunscreen over the summer when you're headed to the beach, but this year, resolve to wear it every single day. UVA and UVB rays can damage the skin all year round - causing wrinkles, dark spots and potentially cancer. One easy way to ensure you stick to this resolution is to invest in a new moisturizer with sunscreen built in, like La Thérapie Glycolic Lotion Renew Glycolic day lotion for skin resurfacing SPF 30. This beauty product has the added benefit of smoothing fine lines and wrinkles as well as promoting exfoliation on the skin all day long.