It’s a new year! If you’re like most people, you’ve probably already started going to yoga more often or hitting the gym on the regular. You might also have taken steps to improve your diet. But health and fitness resolutions aren’t the only way you can work on creating a new you for the new year. It’s also worthwhile to think of some skincare and beauty resolutions for the year to come so that you can look as good as you feel. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Make Time in Your Schedule for Pampering
Pampering can be a lot of different things. You could schedule an appointment for microneedling, a facial or a chemical peel, or make time at home for the occasional sheet mask or other DIY beauty treatment. Make sure you give yourself time to relax, unwind and really care for your skin. Scheduling regular beauty-related treats in 2019, whether it’s once a week or once a month, will give you a chance to push the reset button and feel more at ease as you tackle the rest of your tasks for the week or month ahead.
Up Your Moisturizing Game
How often do you moisturize? If you’re not applying a moisturizer both at night and in the daytime, the answer might be “not enough”. As 2019 gets underway, resolve to improve your moisturizing habits. That can mean getting in the habit of applying moisturizer on a regular schedule. It can also mean taking the time to learn more about different skincare options. You’ll find the best products for your skin by working with a surgeon or aesthetician.
Switching to medical-grade products can be a great choice, as they are scientifically proven to treat certain skin issues. Plus, they usually don’t have the scary ingredients or fillers found in over-the-counter products. If you’ve been skimpy with the moisturizer or you’re just looking for a product that provides better results, make 2019 the year you improve your skincare regimen.
Commit to One New Beauty Habit
There are plenty of habit-related beauty resolutions you can make for the new year. Instead of trying all of them, focus on just one. It’s less overwhelming and more realistic to make just one resolution a priority.
For example, if you often go to bed without washing your face or taking off of your makeup, changing that habit could be a fantastic resolution for the new year. To help yourself remember to wash up before bed, set a reminder on your phone that will buzz about a half hour before your usual bedtime. Since the alarm is going offer 30 minutes before your bedtime, you won’t be too tired to head to the bathroom and wash your face.
Another worthwhile habit to consider is wearing sunscreen daily. Again, setting a reminder on your phone can help you remember to stick to your resolution. Schedule a reminder for the mornings, when you usually moisturize and put on makeup. Since it’s important to reapply sunscreen throughout the day, program more reminders to pop up on your phone or calendar every couple of hours throughout the day.
See an Aesthetician
What’s really going on with your skin? An aesthetician can help you figure that out and can help you put together a treatment plan that focuses on your particular skin concerns and beauty challenges. An aesthetician might use the Visia Skin Complexion Analysis tool to take a picture of your skin, assess the amount of damage and recommend the treatments or skincare products that will best help you reach your beauty goals in 2019.
Treat More Than Just Your Face
Although the face often gets most of the attention when it comes to anti-aging treatments and skincare, it’s not the only area that shows signs of aging. Nor is the face the only area that needs some TLC. Your entire body needs pampering and protection. Don’t forget to moisturize your neck, hands and other areas. If you’re concerned about pimples on your body, using an acne-fighting body wash to help clear things up.
Whatever your beauty resolutions are for 2019, Dr. Paul Vitenas and the team at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, can help you achieve them. To learn more, call 281-810-9083 to schedule an appointment today.