While it’s never the wrong time of year to make a healthy change in your habits, the New Year always means new beginnings and our minds typically turn to ways we can improve our health and overall lives. But making a healthy lifestyle choice doesn’t have to mean a massive overhaul to your life. There are oftentimes simple modifications you can make that will have a positive impact long term. Check out these 5 surprisingly simple ways to improve the health of your skin!
Before you even think about washing your face, or touching it for that matter, wash your hands. It’s something many of us don’t think of, since we’re about to apply cleanser to our faces, but if your hands are dirty you’ll end up transferring extra dirt and grime onto your skin.
While drinking water definitely won’t serve as a replacement for your moisturizer, it does help your body to regenerate cells and improve circulation, which will give you an overall more radiant complexion… not to mention helping your other organs function better as well!
Toss the tissue.
Many of us, at the end of the day, reach for a tissue to wipe away unwanted lipstick. However, what you may not have considered is that the tissue can leave an oily residue around your mouth that can cause breakouts. Instead, use a cotton ball with an oil-based makeup remover to wipe away lipstick.
Clean your phone.
When is the last time you wiped the face of your phone off with an anti-bacterial wipe? Have you ever? If not, don’t stress, you aren’t alone. However, that not-so-clean phone pressed tightly to your face can cause unnecessary breakouts, adding dirt and grime to your skin. Go hands-free when you can and periodically wipe off the face of your phone with an anti-bacterial wipe.
Using sunscreen is one of the simplest things you can do for your skin…and yet it’s also the most impactful when it comes to anti-aging. We love the Colorescience Sunforgettable Sunscreen, since it’s easy to apply and re-apply wherever you go. However, the important thing is that whatever you use, your sunscreen should contain broad-spectrum UV protection to keep you protected from UVB rays that burn and UVA rays that age.