Can you believe 2021 is almost over? The last few months of the year seemed to fly by, and we’re already looking ahead to the holiday season and the new year. While most people usually make their resolutions unattainable, there is a way to create realistic goals that you can actually achieve in 2022. Although keeping your New Year’s resolutions is something many people struggle with - we’ve come up with some resolutions for skincare that won’t be hard to keep. Promise!
Whether you’re looking to completely glow up your skin in the new year, or just trying to keep dry patches and redness at bay, we’ve got suggestions for every skin type and skin concern for how to set goals for your skin and stick to them. The most important thing to remember is that seeing results, especially with skincare, takes time. So, as long as you stick to your skincare routine and give it a chance to really sink in, you should be able to achieve your skincare resolutions in 2022. Here’s to glowing, healthy, and clear skin in the new year!
Keep reading to see our recommendations for each skin type to have your best skin yet in the new year.
For dry skin: Keep your skin moisturized and eliminate flakiness
One of the struggles of having dry skin is that your skin never feels moisturized enough, especially in the winter. To make matters worse, the dryness creates flaky, dry patches of skin that cling to makeup and might even cause your skin to feel itchy.
No worries - we’ve got a few skincare products that can help you keep your skin soft and moisturized and eliminate those dry patches for good.
First, you’ve got to make exfoliation a regular part of your routine. Not only will the physical exfoliation help remove dry flaky skin, but by removing the dead skin cells, you’ll also help create a better surface for skincare products to successfully sink into the skin better and create a more effective routine. A win-win situation, if you ask us! Try a gentle exfoliator like our Better Beans Coffee Cleanser that uses a finely ground powder to gently buff away dry skin and leave skin feeling soft. And once your skin’s been sufficiently exfoliated, you can follow up with a moisturizer that is specifically formulated for dry skin that will sink in and leave your skin soft all day. Pro top: make sure you don’t over-moisturize, as this can also cause your skin to dry out faster!
Recommended products: Decaffeinated Bundle For Dry Skin
For aging skin: Target wrinkles and fine lines early
If your skin’s starting to show signs of aging, you can start to target fine lines and wrinkles in the New Year. With the right ingredients, like antioxidants and active ingredients like Vitamin C, you can easily reduce and even diminish oxidative stress on the skin. Plus, by keeping the skin moisturized, you can soften and “plump” up the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, revealing younger-looking skin.
For oily skin: Keep skin’s moisture barrier balanced while keeping excessive oil production at bay
Having oily skin is both a blessing and a curse - on one hand, your skin rarely feels dry and some even say oily skin ages better than dry skin, but on the other hand - you’re always shiny! Plus, excessive sebum and oil production can sometimes cause breakouts, which isn’t so fun. The key here is finding the right balance for your skin without drying it out.
This New Year, oily skin types should aim to balance out their skin’s moisture barrier, which in turn should help stop the excessive production of oil on the skin. Did you know that many oily skin types are actually dry skin in disguise? That’s right - when your skin is too dry or stripped of its natural moisture from drying products, your skin creates more oil to try and stay moisturized. A great moisturizer made for oily skin will help with this, and you should also avoid using harsh cleansers that will strip the skin of its natural oil.
Recommended products: Decaffeinated Bundle For Oily Skin
For acne-prone skin: Stop picking at breakouts and do weekly masks to unclog pores
If you experience breakouts or acne-prone skin, then you know how hard it can be to not pick at, squeeze, or pop pimples. We’ve got just the product for you: Pimple Patches! By covering up your pimple with our pimple patches, made with 100% hydrocolloid, you’re one step closer to clear skin. One goal for the new year, that should be attainable is making a conscious effort to keep your hands off your skin, especially if your hands aren’t clean. This should definitely help reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin. Read more about the benefits of pimple patches here.
A weekly clay mask incorporated into your skincare routine will help draw out any impurities from the pores, while also helping with discoloration. Just be sure to use a mask that has hydrating ingredients in addition to the clay so you don’t dry out the skin.
For sensitive skin: target redness and irritation with soothing ingredients
If you have sensitive skin, you probably are used to the redness or irritation that your skin experiences when you use a product that isn’t right for your skin or has irritating ingredients. Your main focus should be on soothing the skin and avoiding irritation.
Make an effort to use less irritating products and swap them for hydrating and redness-reducing products with gentle and soothing ingredients, like aloe vera and chamomile, to treat your skin. A gentle cleanser, soothing facial serum and skin-softening facial cream will work wonders. And be sure to be gentle when touching your skin - so no rubbing, tugging, or picking - in order to avoid more redness.
There you have it, our guide to better skincare in 2022 is here for you! We hope you find the time to incorporate some of these resolutions into your list.
Leave a comment below and tell us what your resolutions are for the new year, whether it be skincare-related or not!