Whether you partake in New Year's resolutions or not, the sense of renewal and fresh motivation that January brings is always the perfect time to introduce positive new habits like learning how to be more low waste in your daily routines or getting the best damn skin of your life. We're here to help you with both in 2023, starting with these simple tips for introducing or elevating your new year skincare rituals.
Keep It Simple Reduce your chances of falling short of your goals by putting systems in place that are achievable, according to your current lifestyle. For example, if you would describe yourself as low-maintenance or don't have the luxury of time to implement an hour long skincare routine focus on creating a simple & effective routine you can stick to every day. Consistency is key when it comes to great skincare. Create a ritual that suits your personal preferences and schedule, and most importantly, design a routine that you enjoy and makes you feel good. Selecting products that you love the texture and smell of can maximize this, and keep you motivated to use them.
We've designed our two-step skincare routine with just this in mind so anyone can achieve a sustainable & effective skincare regimen no matter how much or how little time they have.
Take some of the work out Modern lifestyles are busy, and it is all too common to go weeks without skincare when products run out and you can’t find time to replace them. This is why so many brands have established auto-renew product subscriptions. This allows you to select your frequency of delivery so that your favorite products can be automatically re-purchased and shipped to you on a regular basis, without you having to lift a finger. We have our own subscription service, so that you never have to go another day without your favorite skincare products.
Make skincare part of a larger wellness routine
Our society has been increasingly conscious of mental health and wellbeing for the past several years, and this has skyrocketed since the pandemic. Skincare rituals can be a calming and rewarding component of your health and wellness routines, as skin health is connected with our physical and mental activities in so many ways.
Perhaps you find yourself watching social media while you mask? Reduce your screen time by making your skincare routine a phone-free zone. Doing this immediately before bed can also improve your sleep quality.
Too busy with errands to care for your skin? Organize your living space or conduct your regular cleaning while you have your face mask on.
Find a physical activity you enjoy doing every week – this might be walking, yoga, swimming, CrossFit, gym classes, or riding a bike. Once you’ve completed your workout, follow it with a skin cleanse and serum/moisturizer application. This can significantly improve your skin’s health and function by removing bacteria which accumulates with sweat, and ensuring to replenish lost moisture.
If you already have your skincare routine down pat, take it to the next level by listening to a guided meditation throughout. I'm obsessed with the everyday mediations on the SuperHuman App that are designed to play in the background while you get ready for the day.
Recover from over-indulgences The New Year period can come intrinsically with over-indulgences, with an abundance of celebrations, food, alcohol, and lack of physical activity taking its toll on the skin. But life is all about balance, so instead of applying unnecessary pressure to limit yourself, instead take a few steps to replenish your skin afterwards. The major concerns associated with the above, when it comes to the skin, is inflammation and free radicals. Address this by drinking plenty of water (bonus points for added electrolytes), always remove your makeup, and replenish your skin with adding antioxidants. Our favorite way to replenish is with our antioxidant rich Everyday Glo Oil formulated with some of the highest antioxidant containing ingredients in the world: Sea Buckthorn Berry & Carrot Seed Oil. Prioritize Sleep Another major skin concern around the silly season is not getting enough sleep. Even JLO recently told Vogue that her best beauty secret was getting enough sleep! The truth is, sleep is so important for your skincare routine because your skin does its best work while you're in deep sleep. This is where your skin cells are repaired naturally and what triggers your natural collagen production. To boost your sleep this new year, I always suggest turning off your phone at least 30 mins prior to bedtime, turning on meditation music or any kind of calming music, and investing in a good humidifier to keep dry air at bay. Trust me on this, doing your consistent skincare routine, getting good quality sleep, and sleeping with a humidifier will get you glowing in no time!
Taking control of your skin's health and tackling your concerns does not need to be an arduous process, and creating your ideal skin ritual could be easier than you think. The secret is making your skincare work for you, not against you. Add new steps in slowly, use products that you are excited to apply, and make the process simple by automating routines and seeking advice from experts. Take these steps with you into the new year, and watch your skin, mindset, and routine, flourish.