The last couple months of the year can take a toll on your skin, what with all the holiday partying, eating and drinking alcohol. Take steps now to keep your skin healthy so you can face the new year with a clear complexion and radiant skin. Here are a few easy things you can do to prep your skin for 2019:
Start with Healthy Skin from Within
Great skin is a natural byproduct of great health. Now is the time to improve your eating, sleeping and exercise habits so you can enjoy healthy skin in the new year. Start by loading up on fresh fruits and vegetables, getting at least seven hours of sleep every night, and drinking plenty of water. No matter how many skincare products you pile on, they can’t reverse the effects of poor lifestyle habits. Well Within Beauty, a beauty and wellness brand that offers high quality natural skincare products, also believes that great skin is the result of an overall healthy lifestyle.
In keeping with this, they offer plant-based nutritional supplements loaded with all the essential vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants needed to keep your skin supple, strong and radiant. Theirs is a vegan, clean and sustainable program that consists of two different daily supplements made of the finest ingredients nature has to offer. Focus on nourishing your skin from inside, and you can start the new year with beautiful, glowing skin.
Cleansing is one of the most important—if not the most important—steps in your skincare routine. Make sure you get every last trace of dirt, makeup and excess oil off your face by adapting the double cleansing method, popularized by Korean beauty bloggers and influencers in recent years. The first step of the double cleansing method is to remove your makeup, sunscreen, and accumulated dust and dirt from environmental factors by using an oil-based cleanser. The most popular choices for this step are cleansing balms and cleansing oils.
Follow up your first step cleanser with a water-based cleanser such as a foaming cleanser, cleansing water or cleansing milk. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser that is free of sulfates and has a pH level of about 5-6 so as not to disrupt your natural skin care barrier.
Skin needs adequate hydration in order to function at its best. Don’t skip moisturizer, even if you have an oily skin type. Choose a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer that feels comfortable on your skin and under makeup. Gel type and water-based moisturizers are best for comfortable, lightweight nourishing versus thick, heavy creams. If you have extremely oily, reactive skin that cannot tolerate any kind of moisturizer in the daytime, consider moisturizing only at night and skipping your morning cleanse.
Protect Your Skin
Sunscreen is the most effective product you can buy to combat signs of aging. Make sure to wear sunscreen every single day, even on overcast or rainy days, as the sun’s powerful rays can penetrate through clouds and glass windows. Choose a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection and an SPF of at least 30 for maximum effect.
The holiday season is a time to let loose and have fun with family and friends, but that doesn’t mean you should completely neglect your skin’s health. Continue to practice good skincare habits so you can enjoy attending holiday parties and still look your best as you ring in the new year.