If you’re wondering how to get better skin in the new year, we’ve got you covered. Below are five transforming, but totally doable resolution ideas for your 2017 goal list. Best skin of your life? Check!
Wear Sunscreen Every Day
If you’re only going to make one beauty resolution this year, this is the single most important change you can make. Wearing sunscreen every day is not only your best defense against signs of aging, like wrinkles, sagging and dark spots, it also helps protect against all forms of skin cancer. Get in the habit of wearing sunscreen every day, rain or shine, and your skin will thank you later.
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Clean Your Makeup Brushes
You might not be able to see anything amiss with the naked eye, but when you don’t clean your brushes, they accumulate weeks and weeks worth of old makeup, skin cells and oil. Using the brushes transfers all of these impurities to your face, putting you at risk for clogged pores, acne and skin infections. We recommend cleaning brushes once a week and tossing them after six months just to be on the safe side.
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Exfoliating at least once a week is a must-do in your skin care routine if you want a youthful complexion. Eliminating skin cell build-up and other impurities helps to create a more even skin tone, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and leaves you looking more radiant and energetic overall. Exfoliating also helps relieve dryness, balance oil production and calm redness.
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Don’t Neglect Your Neck
We tend to forget about our necks in favor of our faces, even though the skin there is delicate and often receives just as much exposure to the elements. “Tech neck,” wrinkles that form on our necks from constantly looking down at our phones and tablets, is also a real concern. This year, take your entire skin care routine down to address your neck—that includes exfoliators, treatments, and especially sunscreen.
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Stick to a Skin Care Routine
Your products are there for you—all you have to do is use them. Maintaining a consistent routine is the best way to see results from your skin care regimen. Read directions carefully and use each formula as recommended. You’re likely to see subtle changes right away, like skin that feels smoother and looks brighter, but more significant changes in tone, pore size and wrinkles can take six to eight weeks. Be patient and never give up.
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What are your beauty resolutions for 2017? Let us know in the comments below, or tell us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #LovelySkin!