It’s one of our most vital organs yet skin is among the most neglected and misunderstood parts the human body. But it doesn’t have to be!
From choosing the right products to cutting back on bathing, below are my 10 tips for improving your skincare routine in 2019:
Resolution #1: Skip the morning face wash or use a micellar cleanser minus the water. Too much water can dry the skin, particularly during the winter months.
Resolution #2: Take inventory of your makeup, skincare, soaps and detergents and discard anything that’s outdated or full of harsh ingredients (refer to my Product Elimination Diet for a list of ingredients to avoid).
Resolution #3: Eliminate fragrances from your skincare. Even natural scents like lavender can irritate your immune system, so it’s best to avoid them altogether. This is especially true for children.
Resolution #4: Wearing sunscreen throughout the year is key to an effective skincare regimen and a cornerstone of cancer and skin-aging prevention.
Resolution #5: Curb your beauty impulse buys! Don’t buy based on smell or pretty packaging, look for quality ingredients instead!
Resolution #6: Turn down the heat on your water temperature to avoid drying out or worse, scalding, your skin.
Resolution #7: Curb your shower routine! Excess scrubbing and soaping can literally wash protective bacteria down the drain. Limit daily washing to underarms, groin and feet.
Resolution #8: See: Resolution #7 and apply it to your kids!
Resolution #9: Don’t turn a blind eye to skin irritation if you believe a personal care product is responsible. Instead, try my Product Elimination Diet then make an appointment with your Dermatologist.
Resolution #10: Pick up a copy of Beyond Soap at your local bookseller or library and learn the truth about modern skincare, what it’s doing to your skin and how to fix it.
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