New Year, New Skincare Resolutions!

New Year, New Skincare Resolutions!

2023 is here, and that can mean only one thing – it’s time to start those New Year’s resolutions. But instead of swearing off chocolate, why not try a different kind of goal this year? One that isn’t about banishing what you love from your life, and instead about taking care of yourself a little more. What better place to start than with some New Year skincare resolutions.

Do apply sunscreen every day, every season

Sunscreen may seem basic, but it’s your most effective skin-care tool because exposure to the sun’s rays, or UV radiation, is harmful, irreversible, and speeds up your skin’s natural aging process. It’s been shown that consistent use of sunscreen has the greatest impact in preventing accelerated aging and skin cancers. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Broad spectrum means the sunscreen will guard against the harmful effects of UVA rays, which contribute to premature skin aging, and UVB rays, which cause sunburn.

 This multitasking sunscreen moisturiser protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, blue light and sun damage while deeply moisturising the skin!

Eat more healthy fats and eat more healthy foods.

Just like the rest of your body, your skin benefits from eating healthy foods. Incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats into your diet and you’ll see a difference in your skin’s texture and appearance.

Healthy fats are essential for keeping our skin supple and hydrated. Look for foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like nuts and seeds, and healthy cold-pressed oils like olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil.

You should also try to cut back on sugar. Too much sugar can cause inflammation and breakouts. So avoid foods that are inflammatory, high in sugars or high in saturated fats such as white bread, candy, fried food, ice cream, fruit juice, pasta, ketchup, cream cheese, jam, pizza, sugar (white and brown), packaged snacks and sodas.

Exfoliate regularly.

Exfoliating once or twice a week will help to reveal brighter, smoother skin. It will also speed up the turnover of cells and remove dead skin cells that sit on the skin's surface and clog pores. Depending on your skin type you might prefer a physical exfoliating scrub or a chemical, peeling-type exfoliant. Try both to see which one works best for your skin type.

The indulgent blend of sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and cocoa seed butter in our Refresh Body Scrub intensely moisturizes without disrupting skin barrier or stripping off moisture.

Take care of your body

Like most others, you're probably used to incorporating at least a handful of products to take care of your face. But have you thought about how much effort you put into the skin on the rest of your body recently? In 2023, make it a priority to love on your body skin as much as you care for the skin on your face. You should be cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your body on a daily basis the same way you do your face.

Radiance Brightening Body Oil is formulated with a blend of cold pressed oils and illuminating herbs. It is lightweight, moisturising and hydrating. The potent herbs enriched with bioactive compounds help restore firmness, repair and brighten skin complexion.

Spread your skincare onto your neck and hands

Everyone is always worried about their face showing age, but did you know that your neck and hands often show signs of aging before other parts of your body do? Make sure you're caring for both of those spots when you're also caring for your face. A great rule of thumb? Apply all the same skincare products on your neck and hands that you do on your face.

Don’t forget your lips

When it comes to skin care, it's so easy to forget perhaps the most delicate area: your lips. You don't have to wait until they're chapped, splitting, or just plain hurting, either – exfoliating this sensitive skin should be a year-round thing, which is why you should adopt a lip care regimen. The basics? Lip scrub once or twice a week, lip treatments when you need them at night, and lip balm as needed throughout the day.

Exfoliate and nourish your lips with our conditioning lip scrub, packed with Vitamin C-rich grapefruit and brightening sweet orange essential oils. The fine, exfoliating sugar particles and clay work to detox your pout along with nourishing butters and oils, that give you soft, smooth, kissable lips.

See a dermatologist at least once in 6 months

This one probably sounds obvious, but in case you aren't doing this already, you should be seeing a dermatologist at least once a year. As you mature, your body can react differently to products and ingredients that you've been using your whole life, and seeing a specialist can help you decipher what those irritants are. It's great to have someone to check in with every time you have an issue, but generally, one checkup a year is good to make sure you're keeping up with your skin's health.

Put aside more time for self care

Make 2023 the year that you prioritize self care. Indulge in meditative activities such as yoga, face masking, Gua Sha practice, meditation, etc. which calm your body and decrease your stress levels. Focus on building a skincare routine which soothes your soul and makes you feel uplifted. Drink water regularly throughout the day. Remember, a healthier mind means a healthier body, and this includes your skin.

The Jade Gua Sha is an ancient wellness tool where 'Gua' means 'scrape' and 'Sha' means 'sand or pebbles'. Hence, it's a treatment that involves scraping a flat jade stone on your skin in upward strokes to lift, tone, relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage.

After a busy holiday season and New Year’s Eve celebration, it’s time to focus on YOU! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set some skin resolutions. Taking care of your skin feels good, and the smallest changes can make the biggest difference! Whether you’re pledging to drink more water or get more beauty sleep, do the things that will make you feel like the happiest, healthiest, most beautiful version of you in 2023.

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