With the new year upon us, it’s time to start building habits to help us stay healthier and happier throughout the year — and beyond. To ensure you don’t forget your skin when making resolutions, we’ve proposed four New Year’s skincare resolutions to help you care for your complexion and love your skin!
Skincare Resolution #1: Protect Against Sun Damage
If there’s one thing all skincare professionals agree on, your skin needs protection from the sun. Unprotected skin can become discolored, rough, and inelastic, while sun exposure can also contribute to skin cancer.
Sunscreen is the tool for the job, even on days when the sun does not seem bright. As a general rule, apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before exposure, and be sure to choose a product with an SPF of at least 30.
Skincare Resolution #2: Stay Hydrated
Along with moisturizing your skin, it’s important to drink enough water every day. Dehydration can make the skin less elastic, dry, itchy, or scaly to the touch. Furthermore, you want to apply hydrating serums with hyaluronic acid that can give your skin an added moisture boost.
Skincare Resolution #3: Be Consistent
The easiest way to ensure your skincare efforts pay off is to be consistent. Cleanse and moisturize your skin daily. Exfoliate or tone as needed.
For those who struggle with a multiple-step skincare routine, moisturizer with SPF might be the best solution, especially because a moisture barrier is also essential for optimal skin health.
You can also treat yourself to a mask as part of a home spa day or simply some me- time to ensure it doesn’t become yet another item on your to-do list.
Skincare Resolution #4: Correct Longstanding Issues
Whether you struggle with liver spots, broken veins from rosacea, or generally dull skin, there’s no time like the present to seek professional help with those concerns. A chemical peel or microdermabrasion might be just what the doctor ordered to make you look and feel more radiant.
Alternative therapies, such as radiofrequency treatments, lasering, or microneedling can also be beneficial.
Don’t be afraid to discuss your skin with your doctor for medicinal treatments. It might only be cosmetic, but it matters.
Give Your Skin the Love It Deserves
We care about your skin, confidence, and happiness. At The Med Spa Austin, our team always goes the extra mile to provide support and personalized treatment recommendations that leave our clients glowing inside and out.
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