Let's put 2020 behind us with a new skin care routine.
2021 is here, and that can mean only one thing – it’s time to start those New Year’s resolutions. But instead of swearing off chocolate, why not try a different kind of goal this year? Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about starting some New Year skin care resolutions. How did you guess?
Having clear, blemish-free skin is something that we would all love. It’s undeniable. Yet often it can feel like “the chosen ones” have all the luck of great genetics, while others of us struggle to find products that suit our skin. But never fear, help is at hand. Just by taking up a few good skin care habits, those of us with problem-prone skin can gradually wave goodbye to our skincare woes.
Out with the old.
The simple and fastest way to improve your skincare is to give your bathroom cabinet an update. Now, it's important to state first and foremost that we are not suggesting that you throw everything away indiscriminately so that you're starting out with a clean slate. Yes, this may make you feel like you're starting completely fresh, but it's also going to create a lot of waste - which is exactly what we want to avoid. There's no point creating waste in order to minimise waste..
That said, there may be SOME items which will not survive your "cabinet Cleanse!" For example, any skin care products that are so old you can’t remember buying them, you might want to consider recycling. Beauty products, unfortunately, don’t last forever. Most should have a printed expiration date or a ‘Period After Opening’ (PAO) date on them, which might be something like ‘24M’, meaning 24 months. If you can’t find the expiration date, as a general rule, if it’s changed colour, changed smell, or indeed changed the texture (gone a little furry?) - it’s time for it to go!
In the spirit of renovating your skincare, during your "cabinet cleanse" have a look at the products still in date – they could contain ingredients that you might want to avoid. Products that contain ingredients such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfateare (SLS), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), and retinol should be removed from your bathroom never to be seen again.