New Year Skincare Resolutions

Lindsay Judge   |   01-01-2019

Skincare Resolutions



After weeks of overindulging during the festive season, January is the month of detox, so why not let that include your skin? Officially there is no such thing as a “skin detox’. This is because scientifically the wellness world has not proven that skin can be “detoxed” in a traditional sense. What you can do however is a deep cleanse and take better care of your face. This will result in unclogged pores, cleansed skin, a brighter complexion and a smoother surface. When it comes to choosing products and ingredients for your beauty cupboard a great tip is to go natural. Stay away from artificial ingredients or fragrances that will irritate your skin and choose natural organic options. You can even consider making your own creams, scrubs and masks from ingredients you’ll find in your kitchen. This way you know exactly what you are applying to your face and minimise the risk of having a reaction or your skin flaring up. When it comes to revitalising and rejuvenating your skin there are a number of step you can take.


Skincare Resolutions



  1. Out with the old – To get you started throw away any make-up or skincare products that are over 12 months old. Clear your cupboards of unwanted creams and get ready to start fresh with new products.

  2. Give your make-up brushes a detox – There’s no point using clean and fresh products to your skin if you’re applying them with dirty tools. So check through your make-up brushes and if they are overused, either say goodbye to them or invest in a brush cleaner. If you can’t find a cleaner try using a soap that contains oil and it will remove leftover make-up residue.

  3. Know your skin type – Before you invest in any new products you need to know what you skin needs. Make an appointment with a dermatologist or skin doctor who can help you define your skin type and the areas that need focus. Remember even oily skin can be dehydrated so you may be mis-diagnosing your own skin which is why it’s essential to get the advice of an expert.

  4. Start with a cleanser – the only way you’re going to start with a clean slate is by investing in a good quality cleanser that will remove every last bit of make-up and dirt at the end of the day. Choose carefully according to your skin type and the more natural the ingredients the better as this will be kinder and softer on your skin.

  5. Start from the inside out – The condition of your skin is often very dependent on what’s inside your body so start by eating healthily and taking the correct supplements that will support your diet. Gaining advice from a nutritionist will support your decision when it comes to knowing the right diet for your skin type. Try to minimise sugar and junk food and choose natural food options over processed ones.

  6. Take off your make-up – While this is easier said than done, one of the best ways to let your skin breathe is to avoid wearing make-up. Even if it is just for one weekend or a few days, let you skin be open to the air and use only a cleanser on your face and you will almost definitely notice the difference.

  7. Drink plenty of water – one of the major skin problems is dehydration so drinking plenty of water is essential when it comes to clear skin. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day will noticeably improve your complexion. Drinking coconut water is also a great alternative as it is high in potassium and electrolytes.



When you’re going through a skin detox there are a number of product ingredients to look out for. These are the elements that will help to achieve a fresh glowing complexion so keep them in mind when you are choosing products.


Skincare Resolutions

Skincare Resolutions