2017 isn’t just your best year yet, it’s your skin’s best year yet! If you haven’t made your list of resolutions, let us help you. We’ve compiled a list of 10 tips that’ll make your skin look healthier, younger, and more vibrant.
Know your skin
If there’s one thing you do in 2017, get to know your skin. By determining your skin type, and how your hormones might impact it, you can figure out the best course of treatment. No skincare solution is one size fits all. Visit an esthetician, test out our different products, and then create a custom skincare routine that you can stick to each day. Because when it comes to your skin, consistency is key.
Even on the cloudiest of days, the sun can still reach your skin. UVA and UVB damage can lead to wrinkles, freckles, and even scarier, Melanoma. And wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest ways to avoid those ailments. In fact, according to this Annals of Internal Medicine study, the simple act of wearing sunscreen can slow aging by up to 24 percent! If that hasn’t convinced you to protect your skin, our Solar Defender will. This SPF 30 protects against both UVA and UVB rays and is light enough to wear under your makeup! Now you have no excuse not to wear sunscreen everyday.
Sunscreen is critical, but this year, take your skin protection up a notch. When you’re planning on spending an extended amount of time outdoors, wear a hat or visor to cover your face. If a ski trip or beach vacation are in your future, heed this tip even more. Snow and sand reflect the sun, making the rays even stronger.
Drinking enough water each day is not only important for your overall health, but it helps your skin, too. In 2017, create a new habit by challenging yourself to drink eight glasses a day. Add drink reminders to your phone and swap sodas for H20 to make this goal a reality!
Breaking a sweat is great for your overall health, but it also benefits your skin. Working out delivers oxygen to your skin while increasing circulation. Combine cardio and weight training for a winning combination!
Reduce sodium intake
We get it, sometimes salty foods just hit the spot. But, those cravings for french fries come at a cost. Too much sodium and salt can result in water retention which can increase swelling under your eyes. Make bright eyes a yes in 2017 by reducing your sodium intake and adding our Intensive Eye Cream to your routine.
Drink green tea
Antioxidants are one of nature’s gifts that aid in anti-aging. Lucky for you, green tea is an antioxidant that also tastes great! This year, see if you can swap your morning cup of coffee with a cup of green tea. You’ll still get a little caffeine buzz, while giving your skin some extra love.
As you’re developing your 2017 skincare regimen, create a moisturizing routine with it. Find a moisturizer that works best with your skin type, and use it regularly. Keep your moisturizer in places where you’ll be most included to use it often and when it’ll benefit your skin the most. Store a bottle next to your shower so you can slather up immediately. If you’re often on the go, or workout at the gym before work, keep a bottle in your purse or gym bag, too!
Wear your vitamins
Eating your vitamins is important, but wearing them can help your skin glow even brighter. That’s why many of our products contain Vitamin C. This antioxidant has been proven in numerous studies to promote a smoother and firmer appearance for women in menopause. So you can have your oranges, and eat them too.
We kept the best (and possibly hardest) for last. Catching some extra zzz’s is one of the most nourishing things you can do for your body, but when life gets in the way, it can be one of the most challenging. If you can’t fit in an extra hour, opt for better sleep. Leave your smartphone, computer, and tablets in another room where you won’t be interrupted by (or tempted to check) notifications and that pesky blue light won’t interfere with your beauty sleep.
So that’s it--10 simple ways to achieve younger, more vibrant skin in 2017. If you have questions, or just want to say hi, comment below. We’d love to hear from you!