Skincare Resolutions worth Keeping This 2016

7 Feb

With all our efforts to be healthy this year, having a healthy skin is as important. But instead of making one big commitment, there are a handful of smaller changes that we can make to maintain a healthy complexion throughout the year. Just make sure that you keep these 10 skincare resolutions in mind.

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  1. Change Pillowcases Twice a Week

You’ve heard this tip from your Singapore dermatologist before, but this is the year to take this skincare advice seriously. The amount of bacteria that builds up on your pillowcases is a sure-fire recipe for acne breakouts, so commit to refreshing your pillowcases weekly this 2016.

  1. Wash Makeup Brushes Every Week

Just as pillowcases harvest bacteria, makeup brushes are a common source of it as well. So make it a habit to clean your makeup brushes on a weekly basis this year, and I promise you’ll see a difference not just in your complexion, but in the application of your makeup products as well.

  1. Never Skip Washing at Night

After a long day at work or a night out with friends, it sure is tempting to skip on washing your face and head straight to bed. So why not resolve to sticking to a nightly cleanse this year, regardless of the circumstances. We suggest keeping facial wipes around for nights where you just want to do a quick fix.

  1. Drink More Water

This may already be on your list of resolutions this year, but drinking more water can make a huge impact on your skin’s health. Try carrying a water bottle every time, so there’s no excuse for you to not hydrate.

  1. Establish a Consistent Skincare Routine

With many of skincare products coming out in the market, it can be tempting to forgo of your routine just to try something new. However, Singapore dermatologists recommend creating and maintaining a consistent skincare routine for three months to truly see the results, before you decide to change up your skincare routine.

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  1. Avoid Skincare Products with Harsh Chemicals

Fillers and harsh chemicals that are typically found in drugstore cleanser products can strip the skin off its natural oils. Luckily, a good number of all-natural skincare lines are starting to become available in the market, along with various DIY face masks that uses simple ingredients like lemon and honey. Just make sure to consult with your doctor first before you go trying out any DIY face masks.

  1. Take Necessary Vitamins

Just as how all-natural products offer amazing benefits to your skin, so do your daily vitamins. So stock a bottle of gummy vitamins in your cabinet, and include them in your morning ritual. Both your skin and your body will surely thank you for this.

  1. Stop Picking at Your Blemishes

We know that it’s tempting, but we also know how picking at your blemishes can be damaging to the skin. So instead of picking on your acne every time, treat them right by cleansing the area and applying an acne-fighting product daily. You’ll be surprised at how quicker your skin clears up with this trick.

  1. Allow Products to Sink In Before Applying Another One

When you’re in a hurry, there’s a chance that you may be layering your skincare products all too quickly. Understand that it’s important to let your serum absorb into the skin first, before applying your moisturizer. So make sure to give yourself those extra 30 seconds this year to ensure that each of your skincare products does its job.

  1. Never Skip on Moisturizer

Even if your skin doesn’t feel dry at all, applying moisturizer after cleansing is a must. Just think of it like conditioning your hair. As you shampoo your hair, it feels clean but it still needs the conditioner to make it manageable and soft throughout the day; just as your skin needs the moisturizer to balance out the cleanser.

Ensuring that you have a healthy skin is as important as making sure that you have a good overall health. So do yourself and your skin a favour by making any of the aforementioned skincare resolutions, and keeping them throughout the whole year.

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