With the end of 2014, it’s the perfect time to make new resolutions to start the new year off right. But you don’t need to worry about not being able to keep these resolutions. Set your skin up for success in 2015 by adding these 7 resolutions to your skincare routine.
1. Use a toner. Toners these days aren't just for teenagers with acne. There are now toners for all skin types that can help moisturize, cleanse, and even fight wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Moisturize after showering. When the skin is damp, it absorbs products more readily. To help you remember, keep your body lotion in your shower to use immediately after you're done.
3. Remove your makeup before bed. Sleeping in makeup, even mineral makeup, can clog your pores since dirt and bacteria more readily sticks to a face that has been made up all day. With the wide range of makeup remover wipes available, there's no excuse to not clean your face before hitting your pillow.
4. Visit a dermatologist. Besides giving you specialized skin advice and care, a dermatologist should always be on your calendar once a year to have your moles examined. Take some time in the mirror becoming familiar with your moles so that you can know right away if one of them appears different than normal.
5. Exfoliate (and not just your face). Most women know the importance of exfoliating their face, but using an exfoliant on your body is just as important. Better yet, use a body brush to help remove dead skin. Body brushes are designed to stimulate blood flow at the surface of the skin that will renew your skin and give it a beautiful glow.
6. Clean your makeup brushes. Especially on your most used brushes, makeup and oil can build up, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Moreover, not cleaning your brushes regularly is the fastest way to ruin your expensive brushes. Most makeup brush brands have online guides on how to best clean their brushes.
7. Don't touch your blemishes. Better yet, try to not touch your face at all. With all the things you come in contact with on a daily basis, your hands should be the last thing you want on your face since they will only spread acne-causing bacteria. If you have to touch your face to put in contacts or apply makeup, make sure to wash your hands first.