It can be easy to let your skincare take a back seat, especially if you’re working from home or staying in more than usual. With the new year making a grand entrance, now is the time to double-down on your skincare routine and treat your skin with the care it deserves! These 7 skincare resolutions will help you create a manageable routine that you can fit into your daily routine in no time.
Before you start creating your skincare routine, take some time to reflect on your current routine. How much time do you spend on your skin? Do you take off your makeup every night or do you find yourself reapplying over yesterday’s eyeliner? Establishing a baseline for where you currently are will help you set realistic goals for where you want to be in the year to come!
Alright, now that you’ve established where you are, let’s get to the good stuff! Keep reading for the best resolutions to make for healthier, happier skin in 2022.
Clean your face twice per day
This is a topic that divides many people, but we believe that washing your face twice a day is the best way to cleanse your skin. Whether your face is oily or dry, find a good cleanser that fits your unique skin type and use it twice a day. Cleaning your face in the morning can help you wake up and also helps your skin absorb products better. If you use products on your skin at night and don’t wash them off in the morning, it can affect your skin as well as the way the product works.
Washing your face in the evening is a no-brainer! If you wear makeup or skin products during the day, it’s important to wash them off before you go to bed at night. This will help you avoid any product buildup that can block your pores.
Use face serum regularly
Face serum is a great way to achieve healthy, glowing skin. They are also useful tools for treating specific skin issues. A good serum is a building block of a good skincare routine and should be applied after your cleanser and before your moisturizer. Apply a few drops onto clean, damp skin and gently massage it all over your face in the morning and at night. After just a few days of consistent use, you’ll see brighter, glowing skin!
Never forget your moisturizer and sunscreen
These two products are absolutely essential for a good skincare routine. Moisturizer hydrates your skin to keep it soft and supple. This will decrease your likelihood of having wrinkles as you age, which is a great motivator to add this to your resolution list!
No matter how much time you spend outside, applying SPF is the best way to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Don’t ditch it on rainy days – sunscreen can help you even when the clouds are hanging around!
Always be consistent
When life gets busy it can be easy to neglect our skincare. However, this is usually when we need it the most! Make a resolution to prioritize your skincare this year by carving out time every single morning and night to do a consistent routine. It’s common to begin using a new product or products and then taper off if you don’t see results as quickly as you’d like. However, it’s much more effective to choose a product, build a routine, and stick with it! In some cases, it can take eight to 12 weeks to see the best results, so just be patient and remember that consistency is key!
Strip back your routine
We see a lot of people in our Memphis office who have extensive skincare routines, and that isn’t always necessary! Using a ton of different products on your skin isn’t always a great way to achieve healthy skin and can even cause more harm than good. Scheduling a consultation with a physician. can help you find the perfect combination of products to give your skin exactly what you need. In some cases, this is simply a good cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen, while others may require treatment for specific conditions or areas of concern.
Exfoliation is the key to bright, glowing skin! It helps to support the control of blocked pores and improves the effectiveness of topical skin products. Exfoliation can also improve collagen production and leave the skin looking and feeling amazing. It’s important to avoid over-exfoliating, however. This can cause skin irritation, redness, and even flaky skin.
Keep your skin feeling fresh all year with Dermatology Realm
One of the best resolutions you can make for your skin in 2022 is to seek the expertise of a physician. Our team of doctors can help you identify the cause of any pesky skin problems and help create a routine that will refresh your skin. Start your new year off right with a little TLC for your skin! Contact our office and schedule an appointment with one of our providers to take the first step in rejuvenating your skincare routine!