Transform Your Skin With These 3 Beauty Resolutions

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With the new year comes a plethora of resolutions we promise to abide by. While lifestyle choices such as healthy eating and exercise often take the spotlight, why not refresh your beauty routine instead? Whether that’s drinking more water or making sure you get enough sleep at night, these 3 New Year’s resolutions will transform your skin.

1. Use SPF Daily

If there’s one product that is essential to any beauty regime, it’s an SPF. Regardless of how harmful UV rays can be, many still don’t use anything to shield their complexion from the sun. If you want to keep your skin looking youthful and avoid premature ageing, using an SPF is an important step you must never skip — come rain or shine! Make this resolution easy to stick to by opting for a moisturiser with SPF 30 or above. Alternatively, if you don’t want to change from your favourite day cream, use an SPF layered on top, waiting for the product to be fully absorbed before moving onto your makeup.

2. Stop Using Face Wipes

Quick, easy and convenient, face wipes are a common go-to when it comes to makeup removal. However, they aren’t doing any good to your skin; instead moving makeup and dirt around your face rather than cleaning it off. Thorough cleansing will remove pore-clogging cosmetics, dead skin cells and excess oil and grime, helping to maximise the benefits of your skincare products that follow, along with preventing breakouts. Instead of using a face wipe, use a cleansing oil or a cotton pad soaked with Micellar water to remove it all. Once complete, use your cleanser and rinse with a warm muslin cloth to leave your skin squeaky clean.

3. Always Exfoliate

If we told you that over the course of a day we shed almost a million skin cells, you may be surprised. In fact, the first 15-20 layers of your skin are dead skin cells, which can give your face a dull, dry and uneven appearance. Add this to your natural oils and clogged pores and you’ve got a recipe for blackheads and spots. Whilst many of these skin cells flake away naturally, an exfoliator is key to efficiently removing them from the skin. Depending on your skin type, you should aim to exfoliate once to twice a week, opting for the evening and just after cleansing. Chemical exfoliators are the most effective method as they contain skin-brightening acids that will work on the deeper layers of the skin to reveal a clearer, smoother and more luminous complexion.