Let me be the first person to wish you a happy new year.
Tomorrow we begin a new year and just as we make changes in every part of our lives to make us better people, we also need to make some skincare changes.
Changes that will ensure that we finally get the spotless, glowy and blemish-free skin we all desire.
Here are some of the changes you need to make, starting from tomorrow:
Get a skincare routine
Most times I talk about skincare, I begin with this.
If you have a skincare routine that you follow strictly, it will be hard for skin blemishes to develop on your skin.
And when they do, maybe due to reactions or hormonal changes, it will be very easy to treat them and before you know it, your skin is back to being spotless.
A skincare routine is the sum-up of all the necessary steps you take each day to take care of your skin.
A typical daily skincare routine involves washing your face with a cleanser, applying a toner, moisturizing, applying a serum and then eye cream, and finally, putting on your sunscreen.
If you do not have a skincare routine you follow at the moment, read this article to learn all you need to know about a skincare routine -> 7 Things to Include in Your Beauty Regimen This November.
Watch the food you eat
I feel like I need to scream this.
In as much as coke is sweet and pizza and chips are delicious, that doesn’t mean that they are good for your skin.
For those saying they don’t eat all that, but you eat rice almost every day and you can’t resist pounded yam, we are all in the same boat.
Apart from the numerous health issues that these foods cause (especially when you eat them every day), they affect your skin.
Stay away from spicy foods, greasy foods, sugary foods, processed foods, etc.
Have you ever tried going on a diet with just fruits and veggies? In the long run, you will begin to notice your skin glowy without the help of creams and beauty soaps.
If you do not know the right foods to eat for a healthy skin, this article will help -> Foods for Healthy and Glowing Skin.
This is very important.
You need to exfoliate twice or three times a week. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and stimulate the growth of new and healthy skin cells.
The truth is, if dead skin cells are left alone, they can form black patches on your skin and they can also trigger skin blemishes to form on your skin.
To avoid these, exfoliate.
You can get body or face scrubs at a beauty store or decide to make yours at home.
For the right products to exfoliate with and the proper way to exfoliate, please read this article -> The Proper Way to Exfoliate Your Skin to Avoid Irritations.
Be careful what kind of skincare product you use
Just because you were told that a skincare product performs wonders doesn’t make it right for your skin.
First, you need to know your skin type. What works for your skin type and what doesn’t? This should help you figure that out.
You have to make sure that the product goes well with your skin type.
Next, you need to know which skincare ingredients can cause a negative reaction on your skin. you can seek the help of a dermatologist to figure that out.
The ingredient lists one of the most important things to look out for when getting a skincare product.
Make sure that ingredients are not harmful in any way.
And if you notice any negative reactions after using a skincare product, stop using it. It is best that you do a skin patch test first.
This article contains some of the harmful skincare products you should avoid -> Harmful Skincare Ingredients You Must Avoid.
See a dermatologist
In our clime, most women do not visit the dermatologist.
Some consider it too expensive and a waste of money. Instead, they seek skincare advice from self- acclaimed skincare specialist.
This has to end today.
In the new year, you are going to see a dermatologist. Who is a dermatologist? Simply put, a skin doctor.
A dermatologist will help you figure ways to keep your skin in good shape, prescribe the right products for your skin, help you figure out skin allergies, treat skincare blemishes and so on.
It is advised that you go see a dermatologist at least once a year. Regular checkups with your dermatologist will keep skin blemishes far from you.
Stay away from anything that will cause you stress
Stress is one of the main factors that cause acne to pop up.
The bad thing is that it is hormonal so much acne skincare products cannot help to prevent acne caused by stress.
This is how it works.
When your body becomes stressed, it spikes the level of cortisol, a stress-related hormone. The imbalance in the hormone levels triggers your sebaceous glands to produce more oil than it usually does.
This oil mixed with dirt and bacteria on your skin can clog your skin pores and lead to acne.
This is why it is important you look for ways to stay stress-free. If your job is stressful, take breaks to relax your body.
Also, when you get home, engage in activities that keep you relaxed.
In the new year, your skin has to become spotless and blemish free and only you can decide whether or not this will happen.
Do not just read these tips, follow them.
Also, there are other tips on the blog that can help out. Just scan through and have fun reading. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment. I will reply as soon as I can.
Once again, Happy new year!