Skincare Goals For 2021 That Will Make a Visible Difference
With 2020 behind us we move forward with a fresh perspective. Perhaps one of the biggest lessons we have learned last year has been how important it is to take care of ourselves mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Skincare is self-care. Our skin is a reflection of our health and well-being. To reign in the new year, consider these skincare goals to make a visible difference in the look and feel of your skin.
Adopt a Simple Skincare Routine
Consistency is key when it comes to skincare. Skin doesn't change overnight, it takes daily practices to maintain a healthy epidermis. If it has been hard for you to stick to a skincare routine, maybe you've tried to do too many things at once.
Our skin doesn't need an 8 step routine to function properly. In fact, using too many products can disrupt our delicate skin and cause more issues in the long run. Using one or two products that really work for you will make more of a difference, especially if done consistently every day.
This year, adopt a simple routine you will do each morning and night.
At the very least, cleanse and moisturize. Every day and every night. If you do those two things it will make a world of difference in the health of your skin. Everything else you add to the routine is just the cherry on top of a skincare sundae.
Find a cleanser that works really well at taking off your makeup first. Oil cleansers work great for this. Then you can cleanse with a gentle foaming or moisturizing cleanser. Doing a double cleanse ensures all the makeup, debris, and bacteria gos bye bye.
Your moisturizer is vital for protecting your skin's moisture barrier. Use one with pro-healing ingredients like Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix. Hydro-Matrix forms a protective layer on your skin to block out pollutants and bacteria, while also maintaining moisture levels in the skin. To top it off, all Oxygenetix products contain patented Ceravitae® which accelerates cellular turnover for younger, healthier skin. Oxygenetix Acne Control Hydro-Matrix takes it a step further as a powerful hydrator and a treatment solution for troubled skin.
Stay tuned for more tips on simplifying your skincare routine this year.
Treat Your Skin Once a Month
Schedule yourself a skincare treatment once a month. If you always do it around the same time, like the first week of the month for example, then you will be more likely to commit.
There's nothing like getting a professional facial. First of all, skincare professionals know how to cater a facial to your skin type and needs. While treating your skin to top of the line products, you will enjoy a relaxing facial massage which does wonders for blood circulation and skin rejuvenation.
If you can't make it to a professional, give yourself a facial at home. Put on a robe and your favorite slippers, turn on a spa music station on your favorite music app, and enjoy yourself.
Some helpful tips for your DIY facial:
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Incorporate a Facial Massage into Your Daily Routine
One of the most simple, therapeutic things you can do for your skin is to massage it daily. It doesn't matter if you do it in the morning to wake up and lift your sleepy face, or at night before bed to help your nighttime products penetrate deeper.
You can use facial rollers, Gua Sha, or your handy dandy fingers. To create the slip needed to glide over your skin, use your Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix. Hydro-Matrix will enhance the massage with cooling and soothing effects.
So what makes a facial massage so magical? First of all, it increases blood circulation to the skin which creates a youthful appearance. Ever notice how your face glows after a good workout? The blood flow is to blame.
Facial massages also tone the skin, increase skin oxygenation, work for lymphatic drainage, and help skincare products work their best.
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Seek Professional Guidance for Skincare Challenges
With so much information on the internet, it can be easy to self-diagnose our skin conditions. Using the wrong products for the wrong condition can make things worse and become very frustrating.
Before you try and treat your skin problems on your own, seek help from a medical professional. Some dermatologists even have online consultations available making it easy to talk one on one with an expert.
If you have been putting putting it off, 2021 is the year to prioritize the health of your skin! To find a certified dermatologist near you visit the Academy of Dermatology website: AAD - Find a Derm.
Use SPF EVERY DAY
Wear an SPF every day. Even when it's cloudy, even in winter, no exceptions. It's no secret how damaging UV radiation from the sun is over time, but somehow it is so easy to forget protection.
Not only is sun damage dangerous with 1 in 5 people in the United States developing skin cancer by the age of 70, it is also the leading cause of premature aging. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, an estimated 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a minimum SPF 15 or higher every day. The good news is, people who use sunscreen daily show 24% less skin aging than those who don't.
Both Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation and Acne Control Foundation have a built-in physical SPF 30. This dual-action foundation provides a flawless finish while combating those harmful rays throughout the day. Whether you are on your morning run or taking a dip in the pool, Oxygenetix is water-resistant up to 90 minutes so you can enjoy day looking your best.
Love Your Skin, Love Yourself
Most important of all, love and respect yourself through all the imperfections, through all the struggles and setbacks. You are beautiful just the way you are.
By taking care of your skin and your body each day, you will gain a deeper appreciation for yourself.
Make 2021 a year of consistency and self-care. Small actions done over time will make all the difference.