January and February are months during which we set ourselves the craziest goals for the year, some of which are simply impossible to reach, while others we can achieve with a bit of care and hard work. One such resolution is definitely connected to the way we look – it could either be following the latest fashion trends or taking good care of our body and skin. If the latter one is the resolution you want to stick to in 2018, take a look at this list of ways to achieve just that. You won’t need a lot – your will to change certain things, a bit of devotion and a pinch of effort will be enough!
1. Proper skincare
The first and most important piece of advice for maintaining your beauty is to have a proper daily skincare routine. First of all, that means washing your face regularly, twice a day, so that you clean your pores and get rid of all the dirt that accumulated on your face. Moreover, apart from your regular day and night cream that you should be applying on your face twice a day and moisturizers that are definitely a must, you should also own a sunscreen. It helps you protect yourself from UV rays that are dangerous and can meddle with your wish to have healthy and radiant skin. Sunscreen is also the reason behind the great skin of Australian women – because of proper care, their skin has the most natural colour and looks very radiant.
2. Healthy food
Then again, you can have the best skincare routine there is, but if you eat unhealthy and greasy food, you won’t achieve the glowing skin you’re aiming for. According to Jessica Wu, a dermatologist, the food you put in your mouth is equally important as the products you apply on your skin. The food you eat gets digested and broken down into vitamins, amino acids and minerals that are important for your skin. So basically, what you want to do is cut down on greasy and fried foods (that are, unfortunately, sold on every corner in Australia and other countries) eat plenty of greens and avoid sugar as much as you can.
3. Physical activity
In order to have fresh, young and radiant skin, it’s very important that your body (and thus face) has a good blood flow, and exercising regularly is the best way to achieve this. Getting those muscles working will not only help you be fit but also look top notch. The blood carries oxygen with it, so once you have perfect blood flow, all parts of your body, including your face will receive all the nutrients from your body they need. Moreover, exercise is known to be the best stress-reliever – and getting rid of stress can most certainly help you get rid of skin problems caused by stress, such as acne and eczema.
4. Beauty treatments
Getting beauty treatments is definitely something that is no longer perceived as unimaginable in 2018. Namely, consulting a professional if you’re having certain problems is very advisable. If you’re sick, you see a doctor. If your hair needs a change, you go to the hairdresser. That’s why asking a dermatologist for a tip is something that you should have on your mind. Moreover, going through a non-invasive beauty treatment is always an option too. For example, as you are reading this, coolsculpting in Perth and other Australian cities is becoming a huge hit, so feel free to try this treatment if there is any fat on your body that you want to get rid of. Never be afraid to change the things about your body that you don’t like.
5. Get enough sleep
Last but not the least, this piece of advice is something that you should try sticking to every night. A regular 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night is of crucial importance for the look of your face the following day. You don’t want those dark circles around your eyes, do you? Moreover, don’t forget to regularly change and clean your pillowcases and bed sheets. The mixture of sweat, sebum and dead skin cells can really irritate your skin and create a big problem. Luckily, this can be solved very simply, but it can be easy to forget or put it off.
Even though aiming for better skin can be nerve-wracking, these are the smallest steps you can take in order to achieve what you long for. Try them if you’re not practicing them already, and you’ll definitely see the results in no time!