Now that 2021 is finally coming to an end, it’s time to embrace the new year and the incredible opportunities it has for all of us. If you find that there’s a lot you’d like to change in the new year, you’re not alone.
Before you start making resolutions, however, take a moment to reflect on the past year and think practically about some of your New Year’s resolutions – especially those that involve self-care.
There has never been a better time to focus on yourself. Rather than making resolutions about hitting the gym three times a week or building that career network, resolve to start taking better care of your skin. You can make plenty of simple changes to your skincare regimen that will make a big difference in the new year, your career, and for years to come.
Not sure what your skincare resolutions for the new year should be? Well, we’ve compiled a list of 10 essential new year skincare resolutions that’ll help you put your best face forward as the new year rolls in!
1. Maintain a Regular Skincare Routine
The first skincare resolution you should consider in the New Year is to strive to keep your skin clear, smooth, and healthy. Stick to the essentials as you establish your routine, focusing on consistency in what you do and products appropriate for your skin type.
If you’re not sure about your skin type or where to start with your skincare, make an appointment with us at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery. We’ll help you establish a solid skincare regimen with effective in-office treatments.
2. Hydrate Throughout the Day
Our bodies need water to dissolve essential vitamins and nutrients from food, flush out toxins, regulate body temperature, and aid metabolism. Adequate amounts of water hydrate our skin, keeping it supple, glowing, and youthful.
Drinking more water and staying away from sugary drinks like soda and fruit juice should be on everyone’s resolution list this New Year. The next time you have the urge to reach for the soda or energy drink, chug down a glass of water first.
3. Treat Yourself to a Mask
Find a mask specifically designed for your skin concerns and commit to using it once a week. Masking regularity can create profound benefits for your skin. After cleansing between one and three times a week, apply a mask and see the difference! While your mask works its magic, reduce stress by taking a bath with some essential oils.
4. Exfoliation Is Your Friend
What good is masking and moisturizing if your skincare products can’t be effectively absorbed? Buff away dead skin cells and help promote cell turnover to reveal glowing, fresh skin. An added benefit is that this will help your skin and makeup blend effortlessly.
5. Don’t Skip the Sunscreen
You might take a day off, but the sun never does. Be sure to wear sunscreen every day, even when sitting near a sunny window. Apart from consistent hydration, this is probably the most beneficial thing that you can do for your skin this year. No matter where you live or the climate or time of year, apply that sunscreen to all exposed skin.
6. Avoid Sleeping with Your Makeup
Your skin repairs itself overnight as you sleep, and makeup left in place can hinder that process. Prevent clogged pores and premature aging by developing a nightly skincare routine that thoroughly removes all makeup. If your schedule sometimes doesn’t allow it, or you know it will be a late night, keep a case of makeup wipes by your bedside just in case.
7. Smooth Those Wrinkles
Getting rid of pesky wrinkles could be as quick and easy as an injection. Neuromodulators like BOTOX® and dermal fillers like Juvéderm® offer excellent anti-aging results with just a few minutes of treatment time and no downtime.
8. Rejuvenate Your Complexion
Even if you find you don’t have a specific wrinkle or other related skin concerns, your skin would probably still benefit by taking on an overall healthy glow. Our team can offer a revolutionary procedure known as Profound microneedling, which effectively boosts collagen and elastin production, lifting, volumizing, and tightening the skin, all in one procedure.
9. Eat Food That Keeps Your Skin Healthy
Like water, everything we put in our body affects how our skin looks. Reducing your intake of sugary and salty foods can significantly improve your skin. Incorporating more healthy fatty foods like avocado and salmon will nourish your skin and give it a better texture and appearance.
10. Be Consist in Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Make a conscious effort to obtain 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Getting enough sleep not only helps your skin heal and regenerate, but it will make your new year even more enjoyable and productive!
Let Us Help You with Your Skincare in Baltimore or Columbia, Maryland
If you would like to learn more about how our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you with your new year’s skin resolutions, please schedule an appointment at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery by calling us at (410) 744-0900 or contacting us online. We look forward to meeting you soon!