Taking care of your skin is one of the biggest things you can do to protect your appearance and look younger. Since the New Year is a time for setting goals, consider adding some of these skin care related goals to your list of New Year’s resolutions.
Get 7-8 Hours Of Sleep Each Night
Getting enough sleep may not seem directly related to skin care, but it can actually make a substantial difference. When you skimp on sleep, the skin on your face looks worse and you get bags and dark circles under your eyes. When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re also more likely to experience chronic stress that can lead to wrinkles. Make an effort to protect your skin and get your beauty rest. You’ll have an easier time getting the sleep you need if you keep your bedroom dark and cool, avoid eating after 7 at night, and turn off screens an hour before going to bed.
Put Moisturizer On Your Face And Neck Every Morning
Moisturizer is one of the most basic and important parts of your skin care routine. Even if you don’t have time for a full face of makeup, make the time to apply moisturizer to your face and your neck. It is wise to choose moisturizer that also contains some sunscreen so you’ll be protected from UV radiation throughout the day.
Wash Your Makeup Off Every Night
Sleeping in your makeup can lead to skin irritation and breakouts. Invest in some makeup wipes and keep them near your bedroom or on your nightstand so you can easily clean off your makeup at night before going to sleep.
Reduce Your Sugar Consumption
Too much sugar is unhealthy for all sorts of reasons, but it is also hard on your skin. When you consume too much sugar, your blood sugar levels spike and cause inflammation throughout your body and in your skin. Sugar also destroys collagen—the protein that keeps your skin firm and young. Limiting your consumption of sugar and other processed foods can help you protect collagen in your body and prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging. Limit your consumption of sugar by drinking water instead of soda, snacking on carrots, celery, almonds, and broccoli instead of vending machine fare, and limiting treats to special occasions.
The following goals can help you get better skin this coming year. For more help taking care of your skin, contact Park Avenue Skin & Spa.