Even if you’re not usually one for resolutions, one thing you’ll always need is a good skincare routine. January is the perfect time to start taking better care of your skin, helping it to glow with health and tackle any problems that have been getting you down.
With new and exciting skincare products being released all the time, it can be difficult to know what’s hot in skincare. Let the following tips help you build your ideal skincare routine and say hello to glowing, radiant skin.
Get the basics rights
The three main steps of any skincare routine are cleanse, tone, moisturise. As a three-step process, it should be straightforward, but many people neglect one or more of these elements. Begin with some gentle products or organic skincare that will help you ease into your routine every morning and evening so that you can start to see the benefits.
Treat your unique skin issues
Everyone is different, which is why it’s important to find the right products for your particular skin type. Whether you have dry, oily, sensitive or normal skin, there are products out there that are right for you.
In addition to your skin type, there are products out there to help you tackle your unique skin issues. Banish the signs of aging with ginseng essence, or use vitamin C-based products to brighten your skin. Applying serums at night can help you treat different skincare issues to improve your complexion and make you feel more confident in your skin.
Ditch the habits that can cause breakouts
If you regularly have to deal with breakouts, it might be worth examining your habits before you throw all of your skincare away. Some common everyday habits that can cause breakouts include:
- Not removing your makeup before bed.
- Not changing your sheets and pillowcases regularly (especially in the hot summer months)
- Exercising with makeup on.
- Not washing your makeup brushes.
- Wearing oily or drying makeup.
Making small changes to your habits could make a big difference to your skin, so don’t just focus on skincare alone.
Don’t be afraid to try new products
While it’s easy to stick to what you know, your skin can change over time and from season to season – making it important to introduce new products to your routine. Get to know different types of skincare ingredients to help you understand the benefits they can bring to your skin. Many companies provide sample sizes of their products so that you can try something before you invest in a larger size. Keep an eye on what’s new and ask your friends for their skincare recommendations too.
A new skincare routine can help build confidence and finally help you take charge of your skin. While it can feel like effort to keep it up every day, in a few weeks it will become a habit and you’ll reap the benefits. If you’re having trouble identifying your skin type or need some product recommendations, book a professional facial with a therapist who’ll be able to point you in the right direction.