New Year, New You
Written by Courtney Grant
The perfect time for a fresh start is here! So, what New Year’s resolutions are you going to set this year? Now is the time for a better you, so we say, work on yourself!
We have put together some key skin resolutions and a daily, weekly and monthly guide to good skincare habits for 2022. Get ready for your best skin yet!
There is no excuse for poor skincare habits. Set your resolutions around your weak points. Here are some healthy habits that can help get you started:
- Drink enough water every day
- Regularly change or clean your pillowcases
- Follow a regular exfoliation regimen
- Focus on fueling your inner happiness
- Stick to natural ingredients and do your research
- Frequently check for expiration of your skincare products
- Make sure to wash your face after exercise
- Make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals each day
Daily, Weekly and Monthly Guide
Resolutions are more manageable when you have a plan you can stick to. We have broken it down into daily, weekly, and monthly goals you can set yourself.
We can’t say this enough! Cleanse every morning and night. This step is imperative to remove impurities and excess oil to unclog pores. Failure to cleanse leads to dull skin.
Moisturising hydrates and nourishes the skin, leaving soft, supple skin you can enjoy every day. Over a long period, moisturising is an effective preventative measure to tackle wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and dull complexion. Neutriderm BB Cream is specifically designed to wear every day to moisturise, reduce the appearance of imperfections and fight wrinkles and fine lines.
Apply SPF 30 or above every day even on cloudy days. The sun in Australia is harsh and can be damaging if you’re out in the sun without protection. Keep sunscreen in your handbag to make sure you have it with you everywhere you go.
Drink 2-3 Litres of Water a day
Depending on your individual needs, it is recommended to drink between 2 and 3 litres of water a day. Staying hydrated keeps your skin, hair and body healthy.
It is important to move your body every day. Whether it be something light like a brisk walk or something more moderate like yoga or cardio, it is recommended to do at least 20 minutes of activity a day to keep you healthy. Exercise improves circulation which nourishes cells and removes toxins from the skin.
Exfoliating unclogs pores by removing dead skin cells and embedded dirt to help speed up cell turnover, leaving the skin brighter and smoother. Neutriderm C Scrub and Neutriderm Copper Activator are the perfect duo for a weekly exfoliating treatment.
Change Sheets and pillowcases
This is a reminder to not skip laundry day! Your pillowcase accumulates dirt, oil and sweat after each use which means they contain bacteria that can cause acne and other skin issues. It is recommended to wash or change your pillowcases as regularly as you can, weekly is a good start.
This is an important step for your mental and physical health. There are many ways that stress negatively impacts the skin. When you’re stressed, the nervous system releases cortisol which leads to an overproduction of sebum (oil) in your skin leading to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Stress also impacts the immune system, causing the skin to be more sensitive which may trigger rashes and redness. Once a week, take some time out of your day to unwind and relax.
Check the Expiry Date
We know we must check the expiry dates on pantry items, but we forget that our skincare products also have expiry dates we need to look out for. It is important to check the expiry dates of skincare products we use on our face, because expired products can foster bacteria.
Get a Facial or Chemical Peel
Make an appointment once a month to get a professional facial or chemical peel. Before undergoing any treatments, consult your dermatologist so they can recommend the right treatment for you. These procedures aim to exfoliate, minimize dark spots and reveal brighter, healthier skin. These monthly treatments will benefit your skin health in the long term and prevent premature skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Ready for your fresh start?
The power of your potential is real. It’s your moment to take control. Skincare is like working out, where consistency and discipline pay off dramatically. Set yourself reminders in your phone to stay on top of your routine and smash your new skin goals.
Simplify your routine with a multitasking product that hydrates, nourishes and protects the skin. Neutriderm BB cream is antioxidant-rich and provides long-lasting hydration to the skin. It nourishes, covers small blemishes and is perfect for makeup-free days. Utilise this product in your daily skincare routine!