Flaunting healthy, glowy, and blemish-free skin is definitely one of the best and most rewarding new year’s resolutions you can make, but keeping this resolution takes a great deal of both persistence and consistency since your skin is unlikely to magically transform overnight.
The trick to keeping this skincare resolution is to set simple goals and focus on achieving them. So, here are 6 achievable yet game-changing new year’s skin resolutions to make now!
Hydration is key if you want your skin to feel tip-top throughout the new year, which increases skin elasticity, helps skin conditions like eczema, tightens pores, speeds up the healing process of sunburns, treats acne and pimples, and boosts skin glow.
And we’re not talking here about gulping down 500 ml of water at once when you wake up so you don’t feel guilty about not drinking enough water—it’s about making water accessible throughout the day and aiming to consume about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) daily. No excuses!
Eat Your Way to Fab Skin!
What you put in your mouth is way more important than what you put on your skin. The healthier the foods you eat, the more vibrant and glowing your skin will look, it’s that simple!
So, here are the foods you NEED to eat to help you get the healthy skin of your dreams this year:
- Fatty fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, etc.)
- Avocados are high in healthy fats.
- Walnuts are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Red pepper, yellow pepper, & sweet potatoes are all packed with vitamin A.
- Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C.
- Broccoli is full of minerals important for skin health like zinc.
- Soy contains antioxidant compounds known as isoflavones, which give smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
- Dark chocolate increases blood flow and boosts skin glow.
Stay Physically Active
If you’re looking for a reason to be physically active in 2023, exercising has miraculous, indirect effects on skin aging that you really don’t want to miss!
Regular physical activity works wonders on your skin, and the following are just a few of the multiple benefits of exercising for your skin:
- It increases your blood flow and thus nourishes body cells and removes toxins from the skin more efficiently,
- Burning calories also burn off anxiety, reducing the severity of skin conditions like acne and eczema.
- It promotes sleep quality by decreasing stress, which helps skin repair itself and reduces those pesky dark eye circles.
Take Off Your Makeup Before Bed
Every woman is guilty of sleeping with her makeup on at least once in her life—it’s just so easy to ditch your makeup remover and directly go to bed after a long day of work.
However, given the amount of damage that this bad and not-so-clean habit can cause to your skin over time, leaving a trace of makeup behind is a crime punishable by death!
Your makeup serves like a magnet during the day that holds onto oils, dirt, pollution, and dead skin. Not removing all of that before going to bed is like an open invitation for blackheads, breakouts, rashes, infections, irritations, dryness, clogged pores, and more horrifying skin problems!
Never Skip Your Sunscreen Again
You’re probably aware of the importance of using sunscreen for skin health, yet you may choose to skip this vital part of your skincare routine for one reason or another.
But not anymore—it’s time to make the promise to yourself to apply SPF daily, and never break this promise even on the least sunny days of the year!
Need some extra motivation? Then read the following 4 incredible benefits of sunscreen for your face:
- Prevents signs of aging.
- Helps maintain an even skin tone.
- Protects against sunburns.
- Reduces the risk of skin cancer.
- Helps you avoid broken blood vessels.
Get Your Beauty Sleep!
It doesn’t matter how much water you drink, how healthy you eat, or how many hours you spend sweating in the gym, or how much sunscreen you wear everyday, if you don’t get enough sleep, there are slim odds you’ll notice a significant improvement in your skin this year.
So, even if it’s incredibly tempting to turn on Netflix after a long, tiring day, you’ll have to bite the bullet and train yourself to go to bed earlier—make it a priority to get the recommended eight hours of sleep every night!
Everyone has at least one old and terrible skincare habit that they tried to kick and failed, but 2023 will hopefully be the year in which you make strides in breaking any stubborn habit that stands in the way of you having your dream skin.
For starters, set the aftermentioned 6 simple goals for yourself and focus on achieving them throughout the year, which are staying hydrating, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, staying physically active, taking off your makeup at night, wearing sunscreen every day, and getting enough sleep.