Saturday, 07 January 2023

2023 Skin Resolutions: Balance for Your Skin

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Have you set your resolutions for the new year? Sometimes the smallest goals are the easiest to achieve, and we know how every small achievement works as a powerful booster for your mood so, why not make 2023 the year you achieve your skin goals?

Make 2023 the year of radiant skin (and a bright, new you) by setting balance as your ultimate skin resolution.

3 New Year's Skin Resolutions for Radiant Skin

Clinique suggests 3 New Year’s Skin Resolutions that will get your year off to a glowing start (quite literally). If you know where to start, it is easier to reach your goal so shall we start

1. Strengthen The Skin’s Moisture Barrier

Stronger skin = healthier skin. Your skin’s moisture barrier helps to hold on to all the goodness in your skin and protect against daily aggressors but when it is damaged, it can leave your skin feeling dry and looking dull. Clinique’s iconic Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is formulated with natural moisturising factors (NMF) and natural extracts of sunflower seed, barley and cucumber to help nourish your skin and strengthen the moisture barrier, without ever feeling heavy and greasy. Consider it strength training for your skin.

2. Embrace Skin Cycling

More than just a TikTok trend! Skin Cycling (we can remove this external link because not everyone can access it without a TikTok account is actually a really sensible and effective way to approach active ingredients, particularly if you are new to actives or you have sensitive skin. Just like a great fitness regime requires a couple of rest days a week, so does your skincare routine. Skin cycling is generally a four-night rotation: two nights of actives, typically one night of chemical exfoliation with AHAs, PHAs and BHAS (all found in Clinique’s Clarifying Do-Over Peel, then a night for retinoids, followed by two days of R&R with a gentle, nourishing routine. Then repeat. With consistency, you will start to see the benefits of the actives without damaging your skin’s barrier.

3. Look after your skin from the inside out

If you are on a new year health kick or simply cutting back on the indulgence of the holidays, your skin will reap the benefits too. Make sure you get lots of fruit and vegetables with every meal to ensure you are getting all the necessary vitamins. In your 5-a-day list, do not forget oranges, broccoli and blueberries: they are all sources of vitamin C, which helps promote radiant skin and can also help boost immunity. Healthy fats – think avocado, oily fish, nuts and seeds – are full of omega 3 and vitamin E which help nourish skin and ease inflammation. Last but not least, drink lots and lots of water because even slight dehydration can make your skin look dull and tired. Aim for six to eight glasses a day, which can include herbal teas as well.

These three new year's resolutions are so easy to add to your routine at any time that reaching your skin goal is child's play!

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