We know 2020 was a tough year but we have faith 2021 will be a fresh start and a shiny new year of fabulous opportunities.
Of course, we’re here to also remind you not to forget your skin!
Here are 6 new year beauty resolutions to get you started on kicking some serious skin goals in 2021:
1. Exfoliate weekly with calendar reminders
Whether your concern is exfoliating away dead skin cells or detoxifying skin, you can't go wrong with a weekly clay mask session to maintain radiance and keep breakouts at bay. Even the most expensive products will not be effective on your skin if your pores are clogged and has dirt buildup. Avoid dull, congested skin with a weekly exfoliating session - use either a physical exfoliation with a good detoxifying green clay (or pink clay if your skin is on the sensitive side), or acids like glycolic, salicylic or fruit acids for your chemical exfoliation.
Life can be busy so set repeat weekly reminders on your calendar - a single exfoliating session takes less than 10 minutes and will leave your skin radiant and glowing! No excuses guys!
2. Pay more attention to changes in skin so you can adjust skincare accordingly
Your skin changes all the time depending on weather, diet and hormones so the right skincare for you previously, may not be working effectively for you now. Sometimes it may be too late until you notice your skin has more than expected bumps and blemishes or looking really dull. Dry, dehydrated skin can be turned around with a good cleansing oil, facial oil and hyaluronic acid serum while acne prone skin can quickly benefit from ingredients like salicylic acid, willowbark, Canadian willowherb and niacinimide.
3. Gua Sha is your secret to amazing skin in 2021
This amazing massage tool is one of the best things you can do for your skin in 2021! Facial Gua Sha is a massage technique to help boost lymphatic drainage to combat puffiness and relieve tension in the muscles of your face while stimulating blood circulation for improved skin health. The ultimate tool for anti-aging!
By gua sha-ing diligently every evening (and or morning), notice results of smoother and more lifted appearance!
4. Use a really really good mineral sunscreen.. every day!
The sun's UV rays is the number one cause of ageing so having a really good sunscreen that works well with your skincare and makeup routine can make all the difference. Look for a zinc/mineral SPF30 sunscreen (there isn't too much of a difference in SPF between SPF30 to SPF50) with clean ingredients to keep your skin well protected. Remember to apply sunscreen even on cloudy days because you need to protect your skin from not heat, but UV RAYS.
5. Go in for a professional facial - twice a year at minimum
While skincare products can work their magic, we all agree how good our skin feels after going in for a professional facial. Facial treatments can be relaxing, rejuvenating, hydrating or deeply cleansing like professional microdermabrasion and extractions. Even if you don't have major concerns like acne or dry sensitive skin (lucky you!), an aesthetician can bring the professional guidance to help work with you towards your ultimate skin goals. Facials can be really effective, giving fast results that otherwise wouldn't have been possible with skincare alone.
6. Take your time with your cleansing routine
Cleansing daily is a non-negotiable and absolute essential to preserving the integrity of your skin so why not make the most of it? Take your time with your cleansing routine, especially if you have a lot of makeup to remove. Cleansing once may be not enough to remove your makeup effectively. Slow down, take your time and cleanse well. Try double cleansing with our Gentle Deep Facial Cleansing Oil, enriched with organic sunflower seed oil and gotu kola extract to maintain balance and dissolve away oils and impurities without stripping your skin dry. Hello clear, clean, balanced ZEN SKIN.
What are your new year skin and beauty resolutions for 2021?! ✨ Let us know in the comments below
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