At the start of a new year, it is always good to make sure that you have set some goals for yourself. These help to give you direction in the coming year. A good place to start is figuring out your personal goals as these are easier to actually make stick since there are fewer people that can affect them in contrast to career or overall life goals. Those of us looking to ensure we look our best in the coming year might want to commit to looking into some of the options available to us for helping to ensure we age gracefully. Anti-aging skincare options are good at most ages simply because they help lay the foundation for long-lasting skin health. Many people looking to start in this particular area of skincare are left a bit bewildered on their options, though. Fortunately, we have a quick anti aging skin care guide for you to use to reach your skincare goals in 2017.
Commit To A Healthy Diet
There are two big things that you can do to help fight premature aging this year and one of them is actually eating a healthy diet. So many of us take shortcuts or snack more than we should simply because life doesn’t really seem that keen on giving us the luxury of a healthy diet. After all, those take time and effort to maintain that many of us spend on our careers or hobbies. Food is food, right? Sadly there is no escaping the need to put effort into maintaining a healthy diet. It involves finding the tastes that suit you as much as it does teaching yourself how to find the time to make healthy dishes. Making the commitment will do wonders for your skin, though. A healthy diet will help ensure that your skin has all it needs to repair and protect itself properly throughout the year. Remember to focus on eating colorful fruits and vegetables along with a healthy share of dark, leafy greens if you want to be eating well. You can still have meat, but don’t have too much of it.
Break Bad Habits
Most of us, if we’re honest, have had some bad habits at one point or another. Some of these can be particularly harsh on our skin. The goal of practicing good anti-aging skincare is to minimize habits that increase the rate at which our skin ages while cultivating the ones that do help us delay the signs of aging. Smoking is a habit that needs to go immediately if you still have the habit. The compounds introduced into the body from smoking have a disastrous impact on your skin as well as other aspects of your health. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that your alcohol consumption is within a healthy range. That means, in general, one to two drinks in an evening at most. There are two obvious bad habits, but you need to worry about another one too: forgetting your sunscreen. Make the effort to remember to apply sunscreen every day if you’re serious about anti-aging skincare. Your skin will thank you for the effort.
Create A Solid Routine
This is the thing most people think about when it comes to moving towards anti-aging skincare. In truth, a good routine, while important, is just one of the necessary steps. A good routine generally means starting from the basics and building up to ensure your routine hasn’t built up any clutter over the years. That means beginning with a rinse of lukewarm water and using a gentle cleanser. Exfoliate if it is one of the roughly two days a week you should be doing so with average skin. After that it becomes a little more difficult. We recommend experimenting with applying an anti-aging serum to help nourish your skin and then applying a good moisturizer to seal everything in. The key is to apply the serum before your apply anything else after cleaning your skin. Any other products applied between it and the moisturizer are up to you. Try to stick to a lighter routine if this is the first time you’ve “reset” your routine though. The goal is to build a good routine again. Remember to stick with this for a month to give your skin time to adjust and show results before changing your routine again.
Anti-aging skincare is a commitment. It shouldn’t be like the traditional New Year’s Resolution that gets broken soon after. Once you start, you need to stick with it if you expect to get the benefits of the routine. Build upon the foundation of a solid routine, good habits, and a healthy diet if you want to look you best for as long as you can. Remembering these elements will serve you well even if it takes you a little time to find the perfect combination of products for your skin.