5 Ways to Have Healthier-Looking Skin in 2018
The New Year brings new opportunities and a chance to start fresh. Ask almost anyone about their resolutions, and you’ll no doubt hear that they’d like to be healthier in the New Year. While most people will take that to mean eating better and exercising more, there’s no reason you can’t your skin can’t be included in the mix too.
Beyond focusing on achieving the ideal work-life balance and meeting any and all resolutions you’ve settled on striving for, 2018 offers the perfect occasion to work on achieving better-looking skin. Whether you spent 2017 being unhappy with how healthy—or unhealthy—your skin looked, or simply recognize that there’s always room for improvement, now’s the time to make a change. If what you’re after in the New Year is healthier-looking skin, we’ve found 5 ways to help you meet that complexion objective.
1. Cleanse and Moisturize Regularly
If there’s one thing you should know about skin care, it’s that consistency is key. That means if you spent 2017 only paying your complexion any attention on occasion, you weren't doing your skin any favors. While cleansing and moisturizing some of the time is better than not at all, it most likely won’t give you the results you’re looking for. Rather, your first step towards healthier-looking skin should be to start cleansing and moisturizing regularly. These two basic skin care steps are non-negotiable and should be done once in the morning and once at night—every day, no excuses.
2. Stop Skipping Sunscreen
There’s no way around it, if you want to your skin to look healthy, you’ll need to take sun safety seriously. In 2018, if you find yourself tempted to skip applying sunscreen from time to time—don’t. SPF is a must, every single day. Just think of all the ways a little sunscreen can help your skin look healthier.
Sunscreen prevents sunburn, reduces the risk of skin cancer, and helps prevent early signs of skin aging. Go ahead and set a challenge for yourself and see if you can manage to wear sunscreen for 365 days straight. Of course, you won’t want to apply just any old sunscreen. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, like the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer, being sure to reapply at least every two hours.
3. Don’t Be Afraid of Illumination
We won’t fault you if you’re afraid of using illuminating products. After all, no one wants skin that looks greasy or overly shiny. Still, for a healthy-looking glow, a little highlight goes a long way. Not every product that gives skin a glow is fated to make your skin look oily, all it takes is finding the right one.
In the New Year, you’ll be able to find us—no matter our skin type or complexion concerns—reaching for the Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir. The facial oil has the perfect non-greasy, non-sticky, non-shiny finish, while still managing to leave skin with a revitalized and revived glow. What more could you ask for?
4. Bring Back Your Rosy Tone
For some, a new year is a reminder of fleeting youth. But instead of letting it be a reminder that you’re getting older, let it be your inspiration for recapturing some of those tell-tale signs of younger skin. One major change that tends to happen with age is that skin loses its natural pink hue. Think back to your youth, or look at a few photos, and you’ll be confronted with rosy cheeks. As skin matures, dead cells build up on its surface and that pink tone is hidden, leading to a dull complexion.
Thankfully, there’s a way to bring it back. If along with looking healthier, you want your skin to look younger, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Mask has you covered. Formulated with imperial peony, AHA, and a mineral exfoliant, the mask sloughs away dead skin cells to visibly smooth skin’s surface and intensively refreshes to rejuvenate washed-out tone. Immediately (it only takes 5 minutes to use), skin is left with a rosy, radiant look.
5. Make Lip Balm a Must-Have
Spots that don’t take up a lot of real estate on your face can still play a major part in how healthy your skin looks. For example, if your complexion is completely clear but your lips are direly dry, your overall look is bound to suffer. Of course, there’s an easy fix. Keep a hydrating lip balm, like the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, on hand, applying liberally throughout the day and before bed. That way, you can make sure your lips are primed for next year’s NYE kiss.