There’s never a better time to start fresh than the beginning of a new year. It’s the time to cultivate new habits and shed the old ones which no longer serve us. Your skin care regimen and how you think about it may require a little change as well!
Here are a few suggestions to make small changes (or remind you to renew your current practices) that’ll keep your skin healthy and glowing all year!
Spending money on a facial and skin consultation right after the season of giving may be stretching it. Still, it’s worth the cash to get to the salon and ask a professional for recommendations about what’s best for your skin based on your specific needs. It may be time to change up your skin care lineup to accommodate for any changes or problem areas needing extra attention. This will set you up for success when selecting your products.
Out with the old, in with the new-
Cleaning out your cabinets, drawers, and makeup bags is a smart thing to do right now. Throw away anything old, or product you know you’re never gonna use. After you do this…
You’ve consulted your dermatologist or esthetician, you’ve tossed all that extra stuff you don’t need, now is the time to stock up on the good stuff. If you’re looking for something new, we recommend a simple, effective, progressive skin care system like LaFlore®’s line of Live Probiotic Skincare. It’s suitable for all skin types, and you only need three products because they’re multitaskers!
Our Live Probiotic Cleanser can do double duty and be used as an exfoliant, and our Probiotic Serum Concentrate contains the ingredient Pycnogenol®, which offers protection from UV rays when used on its own or when added to our Daily Defense Moisturizer. Our serum can also be used to provide an extra boost of vitamins and antioxidants when layered with facial masks. It can be used on its own to keep skin fortified and protected from atmospheric free-radicals. It can even aid in flawless makeup application!
We carry three products because that’s all you’ll need- its a great start to committing to a minimal, streamlined lifestyle for the new year.
Commit to a skin care ritual-
Keeping a routine of pampering yourself and being mindful of your well-being is beneficial in so many ways. Caring for your skin should be part of that ritual. We recommend ending each day, no matter what time you roll into bed, with a soothing cleansing mini facial. Our Probiotic Cleanser, when massaged into the skin for a few minutes, acts as a gentle exfoliant and clears out the grime, oils, and toxins that can accumulate in your pores throughout the day. Follow with our Probiotic Serum Concentrate, and you’re set to wake up to dewy skin in the morning.
Cleansing once a day in the evening is best. After your morning shower, moisturize by layering our Daily Defense Moisturizer and Probiotic Serum to protect the skin all day.
Keep the hydration flowing-
Hopefully, staying hydrated is already something you do without a second thought, but it still doesn’t hurt to mindfully assess how much water you’re drinking every day. It’s crucial to your skin’s health. Find your new favorite water bottle and carry it with you everywhere this year.
This one, like staying well hydrated, is a little bit of a no-brainer. It may not seem realistic to commit to sleeping a solid eight hours every night, but for the sake of your skin (and the rest of your health and well-being), it’s imperative.
Keeping your new year’s resolutions is easy if the benefits become clear fast. Enact some skin care best practices early this year, and you’ll be seeing the difference in days- and for the rest of the year through!