As we step into the New Year, it’s the perfect time to prioritize your skin’s health with simple yet effective habits. The skin barrier plays a pivotal role in protecting, and retaining vital moisture and nutrients while fending off harmful environmental factors such as pollution and UV radiation. Understanding the importance of your skin’s needs and cultivating consistent routines is essential to achieving that healthy, radiant skin.
“Behaviours like sleeping with makeup on, skipping moisturization, and prolonged sun exposure can gradually undermine its resilience,” says Dr. Maryam Zamani.
But it’s never too late to cultivate healthy skin habits. Use these tips to kickstart habits that promote visibly healthier and more radiant skin for 2024:
1. Understand Your Skin’s Needs:
Start with the basics! Understanding exactly what your skin needs is essential in building an effective skincare routine. If you do not fully understand your correct skin type or have specific goals, a virtual consultation on our website with a skincare specialist will set you on the right path with a personalized routine. You can also take our skincare quiz to determine the best routine for you!
2. Consistency Is Key:
Just like most new habits you try to include into your daily routine, your skincare needs to be consistent too. To maximize the efficacy of your skincare products and see long-lasting results, maintain a disciplined approach. Dr. Zamani recommends her 3-step approach to reveal, enhance, and protect – for glowing skin:
- Reveal the skin’s foundations by cleaning & clearing the skin’s surface (of what superficially ‘sits’ on top such as pollutants and dead skin cells).
- Enhance the skin you have with topical, active ingredients proven to optimise the skin’s health for specific concerns.
- Protect and build skin’s natural defences. Shield against environmental damage, aggressors, and free radical damage.
3. Prioritize Hydration:
Hydration is the foundation of healthy skin. Drinking enough water not only improves overall skin health but also aids in other bodily functions and no matter what your skin type is, you need to moisturise your skin, even if you have oily skin! Look for skincare formulas with Hyaluronic Acid, a key ingredient promoting hydration, plumpness, and a smoother appearance.
4. SPF Everyday:
Sun exposure has adverse effects, including sun damage, lines, and wrinkles. UV rays can cause up to 90% of skin ageing. Apply an adequate amount of SPF 30 or above daily extending it to your neck and chest is essential! Consider products like Hydrate & Nourish and Tint & Protect for daily SPF use.
5. Introduce a Face Mask Treatment:
Face masks are targeted treatments formulated for a variety of skin concerns that help promote healthy skin. Whether you want to firm, brighten, or replenish lost moisture, I recommend using a face mask at least three times a week. Take it a step further with the MZ SKIN Devices, like the MZ SKIN Lightmax Minipro Eyeconic LED, clinically proven for brighter and plumper skin around the eyes.
6. Eat Healthy:
Fuel your body with skin-friendly foods rich in vitamins and nutrients. Incorporate Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables for accelerated skin healing and enhanced texture. Include other essential nutrients like Vitamins E and K, selenium, Omega-3, zinc, and good fats for overall skin benefits.
7. Take Supplements:
It can be a challenge to eat your way to beautiful skin and to get all the nutrients your skin needs from food. The skin is frequently exposed to a variety of environmental elements that speed up the ageing process. Hence, in addition to eating healthy, it may be beneficial to take skin-benefiting vitamins.
Embrace the New Year with a simple yet effective approach to skincare to reach your skincare goals! Cultivate these habits and watch your skin glow with vitality throughout the year.