November 19, 2020
Three Ways You Can Have
Healthier Skin This Year
Make these three simple steps part of your everyday skincare routine and start 2021 with healthier-looking skin than you’ve ever had before
We all want to achieve a healthy start to the new year and what better way to start than a resolution to get healthier skin in 2021?
To keep your complexion looking flawless, it takes great products and a good level of consistency. So if you want your skin to look the best it possibly can this new year, it’s time to start adopting some good beauty habits today. Fine-tune your routine and follow all three of these steps sharing how to get healthier skin and you should be well on your way to glowing, healthy-looking skin soon enough.
Get healthier skin tip 1 - Begin a solid skincare routine
Cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin twice a day will not only remove dirt, grease and environmental pollutants that come into contact with your face, but it will also combat acne, dryness and any other skincare concerns you might have, this is a great place to start when setting yourself healthy new year's resolutions.
Don't forget to remove your makeup too. This step should happen before cleansing and is best done with an oil-to-water product like the Decode 3-in-1 makeup remover. Formulated with natural coconut oil, macadamia nut oil and Squalane, it gently removes oily residues and is enriched with Aloe Vera Gel and thermal water to soothe the skin afterwards.
For all steps of your skin routine be sure to choose products that correspond to your skin type for best results. For example: if you’re prone to dryness, opt for a soft day cream; if you have an oily complexion, try a gel moisturiser, and if you have combination skin look for soothing lotions. Not sure how to layer your skincare routine? Read our guide to layering skincare here.
Another tip for a healthy start to the New Year is, where possible, opting for products that are non-comedogenic to reduce your risk of clogged pores or skin reactions. Better yet—opt for products containing alpha and beta hydroxy acids or hyaluronic acid to get your glow. Both ingredients minimise dullness and can help to give the appearance of dewy, plump skin. Lastly, avoid exfoliating scrubs or formulas with sharp, scratchy shells. These will do more harm than good. Take a look at our article explaining popular beauty ingredients for more information on what ingredients you should be avoiding.
Get healthier skin tip 2 - Don’t skip the serums or SPF
Serums are filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients that can really supercharge your skincare routine, so if you’re trying to improve your skin this new year, they’re an important step that shouldn’t be skipped. Look for serums containing Vitamin C if you want to brighten skin and decrease dark spots, or opt for Retinol if fine lines or other signs of ageing are your main concern. If redness is the issue, serums with Niacinamide will be just what you need to decrease any irritation caused by inflammation or acne.
Want to know how to get healthier skin this new year and beyond? Perhaps one of our most important recommendations for your healthy new year's resolutions is to begin including SPF in your skincare routine daily.
SPF is undisputedly the most important part of any skincare routine but is one that is so often skipped. Make no mistake: it should be worn every day—even during winter or on rainy, cloudy days—to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as textural imperfections. Choose a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 and apply it half an hour before you plan to go outdoors. Try to use at least two tablespoons’ worth of sunscreen on your face and on any exposed areas of your body, like the neck. We recently shared our favourite SPFs for use with makeup so making this healthier change needn't be difficult!
Get healthier skin tip 3 - Choose a base with skincare benefits
Another great change to make for a healthy new year is opting to use foundations with skincare benefits, these will help you to get healthier skin with each and every use. One of the crucial ways you achieve healthier skin is to opt for makeup that is paraben-free, oil-free and enriched with good-for-your-skin ingredients. Doing so means your face is being nourished all day long, helping to keep it in better health. One good option is the Day To Night Foundation, a long-wear liquid foundation with medium to high coverage that’s suitable for all type of skin types. Easy to blend while seamlessly blurring imperfections, it also gently refreshes and hydrates the skin with a cooling effect for up to 12 hours, thanks to a combination of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and an anti-wrinkle agent. The result is a naturally flawless beauty look that’s also working beneath the surface to improve the quality of the skin.
Want to know more about how to ace your foundation application? Find out insider beauty tricks by our Colour Maestro and makeup artist Ana Lazovski in how to apply foundation flawlessly with a perfect finish every time, so you can achieve a base that will last all day and enhance your natural complexion. If you are having trouble deciding on a shade, our blog sharing tips on finding your perfect shade is here to help!
Now you’ve learnt the three simple steps on how to get healthier skin this new year, we wish you luck on your skincare journey. Remember consistency is key, so don’t be disheartened if you don’t see immediate results. Have patience and healthy-looking skin will soon be yours.