5 Self-Care Practices That’ll Change Your Life and Your Skin in 2021
The holidays are over and it’s that time again! Whether or not you’ve already launched into a New Years resolution, prioritizing self-care is something we can all get behind. The most wonderful time of the year can often take a mental and physical toll on our moods (and complexions).
In order to get that lit-from-within glow, you need to nourish to flourish in 2021. Make this year your healthiest yet by using these five self-care practices that’ll change your life (and your skin) for the better in 2021:
Get Moving When our hearts start pumping for aerobic exercise, our dermis receives a good dose of oxygenated blood. This causes your skin to start producing more of its natural oils, helping it look healthy and naturally moisturized. Consistent exercise helps improve your overall health, including nourishing skin cells over time. If you want a natural glow, commit to a regular exercise routine!
Stay Hydrated Did you know hydrated skin actually looks younger? Not only is drinking enough water essential for your health, but it also causes your skin to show fewer fine lines and wrinkles. It also renders your skincare products even more effective. For a radiant complexion and a healthy 2021, health experts recommend drinking eight 8oz. glasses of water each day.
Make Time for Yourself To decrease stress and its effects on your skin, make yourself a priority each and every day this year. Even just 5-10 minutes of quiet contemplation can make a significant difference in your mood and complexion. Stress causes a chemical response in our bodies that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. Skip the break-outs and the stress and schedule time for yourself every day.
Give your Skin a Break, Wear Less Makeup With social distancing becoming the new normal in 2021, more and more of us are deciding to wear less makeup. Your skin rejoices! A fresh face breathes naturally, while wearing a full face of makeup blocks oxygen from flowing in and out of your pores. Struggling with acne or hyperpigmentation? We recommend going at least 1-2 days without makeup each week.
Don’t Forget to Cleanse, Moisturize, + Apply SPF We often say that good things happen to those who wash their make-up off before they go to bed. Well, we’d like to add those who moisturize and apply SPF! Cleansing and moisturizing helps your complexion maintain its balance, while SPF protects your skin and greatly reduces the appearance of early aging (ie. fine lines + wrinkles).
Follow these five self-care practices for a healthier, happier you in 2021. Because skincare is healthcare.
Any of our trained aestheticians are happy to help design a custom skincare routine that fits your lifestyle during your appointment for a Signature Facial. Send us a message to get your very own one-on-one.