8 Skincare Resolutions You Can Actually Keep This Year
These golden rules are easy to work into your routine and can transform your skin
6 January 2021
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Our skin tends to take a bit of a beating in December. Just think of all the times you skipped taking off your make-up after a particularly big night out, not to mention the excessive consumption of Christmas chocolates.
Now we’re well and truly into January, it’s time to make up for the errors of the past and show your skin a bit of love. Instead of buying expensive new serums and starting a 12-step skincare routine, there are plenty of easy, cheap and quick things you can adopt to help transform your skin.
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Taking on some of these resolutions will help you on your way to clear and glowing skin in 2021…
2. Take your make-up off
This isn’t new news, we all know we should be taking our make-up off at night, but how often are you skipping this crucial step? Make 2921 the year you never, ever go to bed with foundation on – not only will your skin thank you, but your bed sheets probably will too. It takes a few seconds before hitting the hay so it’s an easy thing to stick to – just make it a non-negotiable.
4. Ditch the wipes
If you’re still using make-up wipes in 2021, you might not know that most aren’t biodegradable. They’re bad for the environment and contribute to those gross fatbergs in the sewers if flushed – not to mention some experts say they’re harsh on your skin. Be kinder to yourself and the environment by choosing gentler, more sustainable ways to remove your make-up. We recommend a good cleanser and a muslin cloth, or micellar water.
6. Show your neck some love
Skincare tends to be focused around our face, and we’re used to cleansing it properly and applying our favourite serums and moisturisers. So why do so many of us stop at the end of our chin? Your neck also needs some TLC, and all it takes is extending your products down a little bit further. Easy.
8. Stop picking
Few things are more tempting than squeezing spots or picking at blackheads. We’ve all done it, which means we all know it does more harm than good. If you really feel the need to pick, book in a facial and leave it to the professionals.