New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Skin in 2021 According to Your Skin Type
Do you have a nagging skin concern that you’ve just grown to accept? Is one of your 2021 new year's resolutions to have healthier skin this year? Do you want to have healthier, smoother, more youthful-looking skin in 2021?
Save some room on your list of goals for this year, I have some tips for you. If you add these into your current skincare routine, your skin will be more radiant than you can ever imagine.
Resolutions specific to your needs
But not all skin is the same! So I’ve broken it down by skin type, with tips tailored to your specific skin needs.
If you’re suffering from oily skin, I’ve got resolutions specifically for you. Dry skin? You’ll find your resolutions below too. Same for combination skin and sensitive skin types—enjoy the customized steps designed to get you closer to looking half your age!
Best 10 2021 New Year’s resolutions for oily skin
1. Wash face before working out. I know first hand, that all that alot of sweating can mix with makeup and can clog pores. Washing your face before a workout will help to avoid post-workout pimples.
2. Clean your pillowcases regularly. Skin oils and impurities collect on your pillowcase, where they can redeposit on the skin.
3. Avoid touching your face. The skin oils on your fingers can transfer dirt to your pores, and then BOOM - more acne breakouts!
4. Cut back on the dairy, sugar, alcohol, and red meat. All of these can increase the risk of clogged pores. Greasy, fast-food choices are totally out too!
5. Drink more water. Is there any better way to flush and hydrate? - NOPE!
6. Add more plants to your home and work area. They help to cut down on the air pollutants that can contaminate the skin.
7. Do one stress-relieving activity daily. Regular exercise, meditation, yoga, spending time with a good friend or a pet, walks in nature, and other relaxing activities are top on the list.
8. Eat more anti-0ily skin foods. Try adding more green tea, flaxseed, walnuts, hemp seeds, and lots of fruits and vegetables to meals this year.
9. Moisturize wisely. Use natural oil-based products that balance out the skin oils to moisturize and soften your skin. Do more homework on which oils are good for the skin, and which ones to avoid.
10. Exfoliate regularly. Admit you didn’t keep up with an exfoliating routine last year. This year, commit to a couple times a week.
Best 10 New Year’s resolutions for dry or mature skin
1. Avoid harsh cleansers. They contain sulfates, alcohols, and other harsh ingredients that further dry out my skin. No more! I’m now going to use gentle cleansing ingredients that moisturize while cleansing.
2. Shun hot water. It feels great in winter, but for the sake of my skin, I’m going to take it easy. Hot water strips the skin of natural moisturizing oils, resulting in dryness.
3. Get a humidifier. I didn’t realize how much my skin was drying out overnight. It’s time to increase the humidity level in my bedroom!
4. Make friends with fatty acids. Fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseed, and even supplements are on my list this year so I can moisturize from the inside out.
5. Don’t just moisturize — hydrate. They’re two different things! In addition to helping your skin lock in moisture, you should be using something that hydrates, like a hemp seed oil-based facial serum.
6. Find a moisturizer that does more. Using coconut oil, jojoba, or hemp seed oil may all be great options. Look for moisturizers with additional seed oils that are rich in antioxidants, like chia seed and sacha inchi.
7. Exfoliate regularly. You don’t want the skin to look even more dry and dull, so I’m stepping it up this year. I’m looking for Dead Sea mud, fruit acids, and other gentle exfoliants that I can use 2-3 times a week to keep that younger-looking skin visible.
8. Mask more often. Hydrating masks have become my new best friends! My skin feels so great after using them. It just drinks up the moisture. I’m going with natural honey -based face masks because they have all the nourishing fatty acids that my skin loves.
9. Helping my skin. I’m committed to finding and using a serum that will help my skin look more revived. By looking for important ingredients like antioxidants, vitamin C, multi-tasking essential oils that can do things like firm, tighten and plump.
10. Protect. Sunscreen is definately on my list for daily use, I’m going to do more to protect my skin, particularly from the harsh weather during the winter months. So, right now, hats and scarves are my new favorite accessories.
Best 10 New Year’s resolutions for combination skin
1. Cleanse with natural ingredients. Chemical-based cleaners have left my already dry areas even dryer and my oily areas oilier. So, I now know that using pH-balanced cleansers will work more effectively for my skin.
2. Be gentle. My poor nose and chin have suffered from my wrath in the past. No more abrasive scrubs for me, as I now know they only irritate my skin further and make it more likely to break out. I’m committed to using gentler products, and gentler strokes on my skin!
3. Find a balancing toner. It’s hard to find a toner that soothes my dry areas while balancing oil spots. This year, I’m choosing a naturally balancing toner that can handle my skin type.
4. Split up my moisturizing. My skin needs less moisture during the day, but more at night, because I usually wake up feeling dry. So I’m going to split up my moisturizers into day and night, using the richer one at night and the lighter one in the morning. Like a hemp glow stick at night, and shea butter stick in the morning
5. Cut down on alcohol and coffee and alcoh Alcohol and coffee dry out my skin, causing it to produce more oil! This wreaks havoc on my skin. I’ll moderate my consumption dehydrating drinks and balance it by drinking lots of water!
6. Give my skin a break from makeup. Products, products, and more products have left me frustrated. This year, I’m going to go easier on my skin, and cut back on some of the excess stuff I’ve been using. I’m planning to go at least once a week without makeup, and wearing only nontoxic makeup!
7. Exfoliate regularly. Like other skin types, mine needs regular exfoliation. I’m going to use an exfoliating product with fruit acids and other natural ingredients so I don’t irritate skin.
8. Water from the inside out. To help myself drink enough water, I’m going to try something new this year: adding fruit to my water. We’re talking raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry-flavored water to help me hydrate from the inside out. Of course I’ll be adding some lemon too.
9. Make friends with honey. This ingredient is amazing for my skin! A humectant, it hydrates without making me oily, and also also helps exfoliate a little bit. I’m using this one more often.
10. Eat more skin-healthy foods. Foods, like green tea, fruits, and dark green leafy veggies; plus wearing sunscreen regularly; and being more vigilant in reading the ingredients on the products I’m using.
Best 10 New Year’s resolutions for sensitive skin
1. Do more to avoid my triggers. I now know that a number of things can trigger my skin to react, including allergies, detergents, dry skin, fragrances, bad weather, and certain fabrics. I’m going to be more aware of what affects me, so I can reduce flare-ups.
2. Step up my protection. This year, I’ll be using more sunscreen, scarves, hats, and other items to help protect my skin from the elements.
3. Detox! I’m doing a thorough detox of my home and daily routines. Harsh cleansers? Out. Chemical-filled laundry items and household cleansers I’m giving away, and from now on I’m using only natural products that won’t mess with my skin. I’m also going to dust and vacuum more often to reduce the toxic load in my home.
4. Become dirt and impurity aware. My skin hates dirt and other impurities. So I’m cleaning my makeup brushes more often, washing pillowcases more frequently, keeping my hands away from my face, and replacing my washcloth daily.
5. Enjoying a cleaner shower. Chemicals in my shower water? I never realized they could be harming my skin, but this year I’m getting a water filter for the shower. Bye-bye nasty chemicals!
6. Eat more skin health foods. I’m including more fresh fruits and veggies in my diet and taking a regular omega-3 fatty acid supplement, and I’m also going to try some herbs, like ginger, and turmeric.
7. Ditching products with alcohol. Alcohol does a number on my skin. Since it’s in lots of skincare products (especially toners), be diligent about checking the ingredient labels and making sure not to buy products that contain alcohol.
8. Using a naturally calming moisturizer. Look for something that helps to soothe. Ingredients like un-refinded shea butter and lavender are examples of anti-aging ingredients that also help to soothe skin.
9. Changing how I exfoliate. Exfoliating with harsh, abrasives scrubs will leave the skin red and sad. But you still need to exfoliate regularly, so try opting for more gentle ingredients like oatmeal or raw honey to do the job.
10. Give yourself a treat more often. NEVER feel guilty about spending time pampering yourself! Know that it’s a necessity. Take time at least once a week to truly nourish and be kind to your skin. Look into nourishing face masks that contain things like yogurt, honey, tea, and strawberries, and then for at least 30 minutes just zone out with your favorite music while the mask does it’s thing.
What are your 2021 resolutions for your skin?