A new year is a sign that you should make fresh beginnings. Why not consider getting fresher, better skin in 2016? Here are 6 resolutions you should be making for perfect skin this year:
Clean your phone:
Your phone comes in contact with all kinds of surfaces all day and then you put it next to your cheek for hours. Not good, no? Time to start using disinfectant wipes and swipe that screen clean.
Wash your face before sleeping:
Skin rejuvenates itself while you sleep, and if it is clogged with makeup and dirt, it cannot breathe. Promise yourself that you will wash your face before sleeping. In the absence of makeup remover, use baby oil/baby shampoo. Pour a tiny bit on a cotton pad and wipe off. For the drunk/lazy nights, keep makeup removal wipes on your dresser and use them before you crash. Recommendation: Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover.
Start a night regimen:
It is time to start using a hydrating night cream/serum/overnight mask that’ll repair and hydrate your skin while you sleep. After you have cleansed your skin, you need to feed it too! Make your night time ritual your “me time”. It’ll not only be a step towards great skin, it’ll relax you. Recommendation: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask.
Wash your makeup brushes:
Your makeup brushes accumulate a whopping amount of bacteria and breakout causing oils. Wash them regularly, so that you are not transferring bacteria from your face to your makeup kits and vice versa. Check out this post to learn how to clean your makeup brushes.
I know, I know. You have read this a 100 times before. Consider this a reminder, ok? Drink more water! If you don’t like the taste of water (like me), make infused water with anything you like! Mint, cucumber, ginger, apples, berries, cinnamon et al. (Want the recipes? Just ask in the comments below!) Also drink more green tea to add to the fluid intake.
A lot of people I know think that sunscreen is too sticky, greasy etc. Not anymore! These days there are tons of lightweight sunscreens out there. Try: Neutrogena dry touch.
I hope you follow these easy, simple steps. Here’s to glowing skin in 2016!