The 5 Best Skincare Resolutions You Need to Make in 2023
With the start of every New Year comes the opportunity to make new plans for change. Although it is exciting to make well-intentioned resolutions, it is easy to fall behind. That’s why the best resolutions are ones that can create a lasting impact one small step (or habit) at a time. And while most resolutions focus on weight, fitness, money, or career, we often forget to give focus to one of the most important parts of our bodies—our skin.
Achieving healthy, glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight. But the New Year is a great time to revamp your skincare routine and commit to consistent habits that will help you achieve healthier skin, reduce signs of aging, and leave you with both instant and long-term improvements! Here are 5 of the best skincare resolutions to make this year…
5 Skincare Resolutions for 2023
1. Prevent Sun Damage
If there is one thing all skin experts can agree on, it’s the importance of sunscreen. We have heard it time and time again, but sunscreen every day truly is a must. No matter the weather and regardless if you’ll be indoors or out, when it comes to protecting your skin, sunscreen is a daily habit that’s just as important as brushing your teeth. This is because the sun’s rays can damage your exposed skin with UVA and UVB.
Over time, this damage can lead to sunspots, freckling, and premature visible signs of aging. Luckily, some moisturizers include sunscreen. When making your selection, aim for at least 30 SPF for optimal protection.
Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water by itself is a very important habit and excellent resolution to make. Fortunately, this resolution acts as a dual-edged sword as healthy hydration on the inside will show on the outside as well! Staying properly hydrated will result in brighter and clearer skin, less puffiness around your eyes, and tighter skin around your cheeks and neck.
For best results, aim for at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. If you have a hard time staying hydrated throughout the day, check out Mojo H2O, BioTRUST’s great-tasting healthy water enhancer that can help you hydrate better due to the addition of B vitamins + electrolytes + delicious flavor.
In addition to hydrating the skin from the inside, applying moisturizers directly to the skin helps ensure your skin stays healthy. With greater hydration, you’ll likely even notice a reduction in the appearance of acne breakouts, blackheads, fine lines, and wrinkles as your skin reaches a more balanced, healthy state.
Some of the best hydrating ingredients include hyaluronic acid and squalene (two ingredients that are conveniently found in BioTRUST’s Ageless Glow Rejuvenating Serum).
Ideally, you should be cleansing your face twice a day—once in the morning to remove impurities that were brought to the surface while you slept, and once in the evening to remove makeup and other contaminants the skin has been exposed to throughout the day.
Our skin is our main barrier against the outside world, and without cleaning your skin daily, you may be trapping pore-clogging impurities on the surface, which can lead to unwanted problems. With that in mind, no matter how tired you may be, always try to make a conscious effort to set aside five minutes to wash and refresh your skin.
*To really boost these skincare resolutions, exfoliation can be added to your schedule one to three times each week. Exfoliating your skin is a great way to remove built-up surface impurities and dead skin cells.
Collagen makes up 70 – 80% of the skin’s weight, and studies have shown that supplementation with collagen peptides may help promote the appearance of skin. In fact, several other studies have suggested collagen peptides significantly improve skin hydration and increased collagen density while reducing visible signs of skin aging, including wrinkles and skin dryness.
When looking for a collagen supplement to add to your diet, it’s important to make sure you are getting the right types of collagen. Collagen types I, III, and V are mission critical as they work hand-in-hand to promote healthy skin. These three types of collagen can all be found in BioTRUST’s Ageless Multi-Collagen, which also provides type II and type X to promote bone and joint health.
With any resolution, you don’t need to embrace everything all at once. Start small and build up a routine that works best for you. No matter what that looks like, just think quality over quantity. Everyone’s skin is different, so don’t feel like you need to have a perfect multi-step routine. Rather, aim to be consistent and create lasting habits that can inspire healthy, glowing, beautiful skin all year long!