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SKINCARE RESOLUTIONS TO MAKE IN 2019 

 

If you’re tired of making the same old resolutions that (#letsbehonest) you have no intention of keeping anyway, how about some that won’t involve drastic life changes. 

 

Here’s our top list of skincare resolutions to make in 2019. 

 

RESOLUTION 1: CLEAN OUT YOUR SKINCARE CABINET

If you haven’t taken a look into the dark corners of your skincare cabinet for a few years, get stuck in.

Make a pile of anything that:

  1. doesn’t work for your skin;
  2. you never use; or
  3. that causes you irritation when you wear it

and find a new home for them!

If you don’t fancy throwing out perfectly good cosmetics, try selling them on Reddit or donating them to a women’s shelter. For products with a funky smell or colour, it doesn’t matter how expensive it was – bin that bad boy ASAP.

 

RESOLUTION 2: WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY

Hopefully it goes without saying, but if daily sunscreen somehow fell off your radar in 2018, pick your act up in 2019.

Make sure you always use a special purpose sunscreen underneath makeup every day. Sunscreen helps prevent everything from brown spots and skin discolouration to red veins, blotchiness and wrinkled skin. No anti-aging cream can guarantee those results. 

 

RESOLUTION 3: TAKE YOUR MAKEUP AND SUNSCREEN OFF

No matter how old you are you’re too old to be sleeping in your makeup. Makeup mixes with the dirt and oils that have built up on the skin, leading to everything from clogged pores to breakouts.

Don’t risk it and wash yours off at night. The Korean Double Cleansing Method is perfect for properly removing makeup. 

Start with an oil cleanser to remove oil-based impurities and water resistant makeup.  We’re obsessed with B-Lab’s I’m Sorry Just Cleansing Oil and Beauty of Joseon’s Radiance Cleansing Balm.

Follow up with your water-based cleanser. This will remove water-based residues including sweat and dirt. Our favourites include B-Lab’s I’m Sorry Just Cleansing Foam,  Tosowoong Enzyme Powder WashJJ Young by Caolion Lab’s Green Cleansing Stick for a compact and travel-friendly stick formula.

 

RESOLUTION 4: DON’T PICK AT YOUR SKIN 

Whether it’s pimples, blackheads or sebaceous filaments, resist the temptation to pick at your skin. Touching your face introduces whatever dirt and oil you have on your fingers to your face, which can contribute to the growth of bacteria. Follow these simple rules:

If you have a pimple, patch it.

Pimple patches like Subi Perfect Pimple Patch work to treat the root cause of pimples, while also acting as a cover to prevent picking. Simply apply a patch a day until the pimple has healed. 

 

RESOLUTION 5: START AN ANTI-AGING ROUTINE

Think an anti-aging routine is for people in their 40s? Think again.

Once you start to notice the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation and fine lines, it’s time to think about an anti-aging routine.

The keys to a good anti-aging routine are hydration, active ingredients targeting aging, and of course a good eye cream.

We can’t go past d’Alba Piedmont’s anti-aging collection for combination and oily skin. Also take a look at APLB for plenty of anti-aging ingredients in formulas that are perfect for all skin types. 

 

RESOLUTION 6: EXFOLIATE TWICE A WEEK 

Who doesn’t love a good scrub? Exfoliating should be done twice a week and can be either manual or via chemical exfoliants like acids.

Pick the right kind of exfoliant to suit your skin type and get rid of dead skin cells. 

Our top picks? JJ Young by Caolion Lab’s Pore Erasing Stick for pesky blackheads, Mizon’s AHA 8% Peeling Serum for oily skin and Beauty of Joseon’s Apricot Peeling Gel for sensitive skin types.

 

RESOLUTION 7: BUILD A NIGHTTIME ROUTINE 

Night is the best time to take care of your skin, as your skin does most of its natural healing and turnover at night, while you’re asleep. Your night routine doesn’t have to have a lot of steps. However, if you suffer from dry skin or aging skin, it might be worth upping the ante to ensure your skin is properly hydrated before bed.

Some of the steps you might like to include are:

Toner

Resets your skin’s pH balance and preps it to receive the next step of skincare.

Essence/Facial Oil/Serum/Ampoule

These products are highly concentrated to target specific skin issues. They actively hydrate and target a variety of common concerns like freckles, sun spots, wrinkles and acne.

Emulsion

Emulsions are designed to offer an extra layer of hydration to soothe dry skin. This is not an essential step if you are time poor (or your skin is not particularly dry.)

Eye cream

A good eye cream prevents eye bags, dark circles and puffiness by providing hydration to your delicate under-eye area.

Moisturiser

Hydrates and protects skin from the stressors caused by the external environment.

Sleeping Mask 

Helps to lock in hydration and repair skin overnight while you sleep. This is an ideal step for those with dry skin.

 

Oh, and Happy New Year!

 

Do you have skincare resolutions to make in 2019? Drop them in the comments! 

 

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