We all want a fresh start this year. And as the new year begins, we start to think about setting our new year goals, and of course how we’ll be able to achieve them. Perhaps this year, you’d want to upgrade yourself in many ways. What better way to start getting that upgrade than to work on your skin goals?
Working on your skin goals can be daunting sometimes because not all skin regimen works the same for everyone. What works for someone with dry skin may not work for oily skin and vice versa. Whether you want to clear out your skin from blemishes, improve your skin tone and texture or get rid of your frown lines, it’s necessary to know what type of skin routines suit your type for you to achieve your skin goals.
Talking about skin goals, you might have a few ideas in mind after seeing celebrities or influencers flaunt their own skin goal stories. While it’s good to look into other people’s experiences as to how things worked for them that made them achieve the skin they wanted, it’s necessary to strive for realistic skin goals and focus on what your skin really needs at the moment.
Moving forward, here are some tips to setting your skin goals for 2021!
Go back to basics
For your skin goals, try not to pattern it on someone else’s goals or you’ll end up getting frustrated for not achieving it throughout the year. Instead, try to focus first on what your skin really needs improvement at the moment. From knowing your skin type to what type of products to use and how to use them, knowing the basics will guide you on your journey to better skin.
Understand Your Skin Type
Do you have dry skin? Normal? Combination? Or is your skin oily perhaps? Are you suffering from pesky breakouts whenever you eat something or stressed out? You need to understand your skin first for you to know what it needs. Should you need help figuring that out, going to your trusted skin clinic like The Aivee Clinic is the best way to get a professional assessment that will help you tailor your skincare routine to your skin.
Before even using a skincare product that piqued your interest after some beauty guru vlogs about how great the product is, you need to know your skin type, as well as what it can take and whatnot. Skincare products can be skin-specific. This means that certain products can work on those with dry and combination skin but not on those with oily skin. For products to be effective, they need to be compatible with your skin type. Knowing your skin type alone will let you know easily which type of skincare products can work for your needs.
Know Your Skin’s Biggest Concerns
Once you know what type of skin you have, it will be a lot easier to determine your biggest skin concerns which you can tackle through appropriate products and treatments. Oily skin may be prone to acne and breakouts due to the nature of the skin to develop excess sebum that clogs the pores and traps dirt. Dry skin on the other hand can be prone to skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema in addition to dull skin. Other skin concerns that can develop are skin pigmentation, dehydration, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Identifying what your skin is going through will help you manage your skincare routines and lifestyle, in general.
Consistency is the Key!
Consistency never fails even in skincare. Having a consistent skincare routine will help you pace up your way towards your skin goals. When you maintain a consistent skincare routine, it allows your skin to get used to the products you use as they work their way to addressing what concerns your skin. Remember that results do not happen overnight. But after a consistent skincare routine that you think works on your skin type, you’ll be able to see their effects on your skin given that you follow through with your skincare routine religiously.
Let Go of Unnecessary Stress
Stress can make skin problems worse. Studies show that stress can aggravate skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. If you have these skin conditions, avoid stress as much as possible. Stress increases the cortisol in the body which is known to cause the skin to dry and form fine lines and wrinkles. So unless you want to look old faster than you’re supposed to, filter out what unnecessarily stresses you.
What you can practice to maintain a positive outlook in life is to believe in the Law of Attraction — focus on what you want to attract. In this case— positivity.
You Are What You Eat
In case you forget, the skin is the largest organ of the body. This only means that your body’s health has a great effect on your skin health. When you think about skincare, we are not only talking about the face but your overall body. If you are fixated on following an extreme diet plan, know that it’s gonna affect your skin. Understand the importance of a balanced and healthy diet and you’re on your way to being healthy inside and out.
Skip the Heavy Makeup, Invest More on Skincare
Makeup is great and can definitely add more confidence. But don’t forget that some makeup may not sit too well on the skin. If you have delicate skin, there’s a big chance for your makeup to cause you those breakouts. So instead of splurging your funds to buying make up more than you’ll ever need, why don’t you invest more in products that actually help your skin better and naturally?
Drink Your Water Babe!
I cannot stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated, not just for your overall health but also for your skin. You can survive without food for days, but not without water. So, bring your flask with you and drink water whether you’re thirsty or not. If you think that bringing one makes you uncool, it’s not. Taking care of your body and looking out for yourself will also be the coolest things ever.
Setting your goals for this year or any year is easy but it is the doing that is the most challenging. But if you really want some positive change in your life starting this year, you need to be able to commit yourself to do things to achieve your goals, starting with your skin. Become the best version of yourself not only this year but always.