5 Habits to Adopt in the New Year for Healthy Skin

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Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

We’re officially five days into 2021, and the start of the year is a perfect time to reflect and set new goals. Adopting new habits can be tough since it can take days or months to get used to them. However, they’re achievable. Instead of setting short-term goals (e.g., crash diets that never work), create habits that you can stick to.

My main goal for 2021 is to achieve healthy skin. Are you hoping for the same? Here are five habits you can adopt in the new year for healthy skin: 

Habit #1: Start the day with water

It sounds like a simple change, but for coffee lovers like me, this is easier said than done as I prefer to grab a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. 

If you need encouragement to drink water before making your morning coffee, create personalized reminders by using sticky notes. Stick one next to the coffee machine or on the kitchen counter to remind yourself to start the day with a glass of water. I’ve been practicing this habit before entering the new year, and it’s helped my skin look and feel more hydrated throughout the day. 

  

Habit #2: Add superfoods to your diet

Skin care alone isn’t enough to achieve a healthier complexion. You also need to feed your body with nutritious foods packed with antioxidants and healthy fats. Adding superfoods to your diet is a great way to boost your skin’s health. 

Add these superfoods to your grocery list for the new year:

  1. Avocados
  2. Blueberries
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Salmon
  5. Leafy greens (kale or spinach)
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Sweet potatoes
  8. Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits)

Habit #3: Start double cleansing

If you haven’t started double cleansing, what are you waiting for? Double cleansing is the most essential step in your skin care routine, particularly in the evenings. Cleansing your face with a cleansing oil or cleansing balm prior to using a facial cleanser not only clears your skin’s impurities, but also keeps your skin hydrated. Double cleansing is also beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin as it keeps excess oil and blemishes at bay. 

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Habit #4: Change your pillowcases weekly

Did you know that dirt, oil and dead skin cells can build up on your pillowcase? 

As someone who has dealt with acne, I’ve made it a habit to change my pillowcases at least once a week to lessen my chances of breaking out. If your skin is prone to breakouts, change your pillowcases frequently to keep your face clean. Before getting your beauty sleep, make sure your pillowcases are fresh and clean to prevent breakouts. 

Habit #5: Invest in an antioxidant serum 

Environmental stressors such as air pollutants and free radicals can contribute to a damaged skin barrier. Adding a serum packed with antioxidants to your regimen can protect skin and keep it healthy throughout the new year. 

Make it a habit to apply an antioxidant serum every morning before you slather on moisturizer. I DEW CARE’s Bright Side Up Brightening Vitamin C Serum is the perfect addition to your everyday morning routine. Using this serum consistently won’t just protect your skin from external stressors, but it will also hydrate, brighten and improve skin’s elasticity, thanks to Vitamins C, E and B5 in the formula.

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