New year, new commitment to get glowing skin in 2020. Maybe you’re already a skincare guru and are actively taking care of your skin with serums and creams, or perhaps you’re a newbie and have no idea where to start (and even if you’re not a newbie, a refresher is always a good idea). Either way, use our guide for skincare resolutions to embark on your fresh-faced journey in 2020 and beyond!
1. Moisturize Every Single Day—Even If You’re Shiny
Why is moisturizing so important even if you have oily skin or breakouts? Skipping the moisturizer can actually make breakouts worse since dry skin “signals” to your oil glands to produce more oil, which may cause more congestion. If pimples or shininess are an issue for you, consider an oil-free moisturizer. We recommend the CLEAR CELL Mattifying Moisturizer for Oily Skin, which restores moisture, protects and nourishes without greasiness, leaving skin looking smooth and matte.
Moisturizing every single day is also important for keeping wrinkles at bay, making existing wrinkles look less noticeable and helping to soothe skin that has been aggravated by powerful treatments like retinoids and other potent ingredients.
2. Wear Sunscreen Daily, Even If It’s Cloudy or You’re Indoors
Sun protection is essentially the first step in ensuring your skin stays youthful and healthy. Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer and premature skin aging when used as directed along with other measures like wearing sunglasses, staying in the shade during peak daylight hours and wearing long sleeves.
This is why it’s absolutely imperative to make it a habit to wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. You might think cloudy weather warrants forgoing sunscreen, but sunlight penetrates clouds, and though it may not be as strong as on a sunny day, it can still do damage. If you’re indoors, sunlight can still penetrate through windows or off reflective surfaces. UVA rays (the kind that cause premature skin aging) penetrate through windows while UVB (the kind that cause a sunburn) do not, which is why you may think you’re safe since you’re not getting burned. The truth, however, is that you’re far from safe, since damaging UVA rays are still accessing your skin.
Use PREVENTION+ daily hydrating moisturizer SPF 30+ for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that is sheer, lightweight and absorbs readily into skin. Remember to reapply every two hours.
3. Consume Skin-Loving Nutrients
Did you know you can literally consume nutrient-rich skin supplements that offer amazing benefits from within? Collagen and hyaluronic acid supplements, in addition to vitamins and all-important antioxidants, can be safely taken every day to give skin a huge boost. These supplements, in conjunction with topical treatments like moisturizers and serums, will help your skin look firm, youthful and healthy.
YANA Daily Collagen Shots are a great introduction to the world of skin supplements if you haven’t already tried some. They contain bioactive collagen peptides to help increase the appearance of skin firmness while making the depth and length of wrinkles look less noticeable. They also contain ceramides, antioxidants and vitamins to improve skin hydration and promote a healthy-looking complexion.
4. Give Skin Some Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a rockstar ingredient. It has been shown in studies to be able to boost collagen production in the skin in addition to helping reduce hyperpigmentation and acting as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are an important tool in fighting free radical damage, which contributes to collagen degradation and accelerates the aging process. Moreover, by boosting collagen production vitamin C helps skin look firm and supple and less likely to develop typical visible signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging.
The VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum is a great choice as a vitamin C serum that you can use every day. It will also help tired, dull skin regain some luster and luminosity.
5. Pay Special Attention To Eyes
A lifetime of squinting does no favors to the eye area. Not to mention, the skin around your eye area is thinner than on the rest of your face, so it’s more likely to develop crow’s feet and fine lines along the under eye area. Lines around the eyes can age a person faster than wrinkles in other areas like the forehead or along the mouth. So it’s in your best interest to take special care of the eyes, although they can often go neglected. A good eye cream can make all the difference in your skincare arsenal.
The Ormedic Balancing Eye Lift Gel is great for hydration, but also helps calm and reduce puffiness for a more alert look. Regular use will help restore youthfulness in the eye area while also helping to prevent the appearance of more wrinkles by plumping up skin and strengthening it overall.