As we step into the new year, it is always a good time to reset and reevaluate our goals.  Self care is always one that pops up for me whether that is adopting some type of meditation practice, a new workout, new diet, etc.  Skincare (obviously) consistently remains at the top of my list . Here are 5 skincare goals that will help kick start 2021.  Commit to the following:

Making an appointment to see your dermatologist.

It is really important that you see your derm every year to check your body for cancerous moles or other skin conditions.  They can also give you a tailored and effective treatment regimen for whatever is going on.   

Washing your face before bed.  

Sleeping with your makeup on is no no.  Your face accumulates oil and debris and the makeup traps dirt and environmental pollutants inside the skin.  This type of environmental stress can result in increased free radicals which can cause DNA mutations, collagen degradation, and, over time, can result in premature aging. 

Wearing sunscreen everyday.

Not only does this protect your skin from skin cancer, but a broad spectrum sunscreen will prevent skin damage from UVA and UVB rays which ultimately cause premature aging- resulting in changes in skin texture, wrinkles, sun spots, and uneven skin tone. 

Cleaning out old products.

Out with the old and in with the new.  Products definitely have an expiration date and if you are not using them whether that is because they are ineffective, you don’t like them, or they are the wrong products for what you need, then it’s time to chuck it.

Adopting a skincare routine (if you don’t already have one).

Meaning cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate, protect, etc. Skincare simplified starts here. Just four products with all the ingredients you need- less time and money for better skin. 

Written by Allyson Welch

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