New year, new skin, right?
There's never a bad time to re-assess your skincare routine and establish whether or not it's really doing your complexion any favors. Or maybe you just need to go back to the basics and do those things you think don't matter but really do! At the end of the day, good skin is all about habits -- good habits!
Here are five skincare resolutions you should commit to in 2022 for smooth, glowing, healthy skin.
#1: Kick Dryness at Night
Is dry skin a regular complaint?
Hydrate before bed instead of in the morning to commit to silky skin and allow skincare products to fully absorb while you snooze. Invest in a nourishing moisturizer to inject moisture into your skin and stop it from drying out. The next morning, your skin will be lit!
"Skin cells do their greatest renewal and repair while you sleep at night, so applying hydration and moisturizer [at night] is encouraged to maximize absorption and to enhance the skin barrier," explains Rachel Nazarian, M.D., FAAD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.
In other words, you might want to keep your most luxurious skincare products 'till evening because that's when they'll do their best work!
Give Truly's Flower Child CBD Face Cream a try for clear, baby-soft skin. It's formulated with soothing CBD and hydrating hyaluronic acid, and tackles signs of aging for a firm, tight complexion. Apply every evening after cleansing and serums for best results.
#2: Use an SPF... Religiously
Apply sunscreen every single day. No excuses! Skin needs sun protection, regardless of whether you're oily, dry, or combination. We all suffer the effects of UV exposure if we don't shield our skin with SPF 30 or SPF 50.
According to dermatologists, sun exposure is the most common culprit for causing premature aging. By wearing sunscreen daily, you'll protect your skin, ward off fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent pigmentation issues.
If there's one new year's resolution we absolutely urge you to carry out this year, it's to make daily sunscreen application a priority. It really is one of the best things you can do for your skin. So, make it part of your daily skincare regimen.
#3: ALWAYS Moisturize After Cleansing
Any good skincare routine should start with a gentle cleanser followed by a lightweight moisturizer formulated for your skin type. And that goes for your face and body!
Cleansing and showering with hot water can dehydrate and strip your skin of its natural oils leading to possible scaliness and inflammation if not treated.
Pro tip: don’t towel off completely! Moisturizers bind to skin better when there are some water droplets left over. Once you're done cleansing, apply face cream and lotion straight away so that it can absorb effectively into the skin.
Try Truly's illuminating Blueberry Kush CBD Face Oil. It's made with a blend of antioxidant-loaded blueberry, anti-aging vegan collagen, resurfacing AHAs, and hydrating plant oils to exfoliate away dullness and inject moisture into dry, depleted skin. This formula can also fight photoaging and improve skin tone for an overall flawless complexion.
For the body, slather on our Unicorn Fruit Whipped Body Butter for a burst of daily hydration. Shea butter, acai, aloe, and collagen work together to soothe sensitive skin, restore moisture, and heal stressed out skin. It's your perfect post-shower pal.
#4: Fight Hyperpigmentation During the Day
Jelly Booster is made with a blend of antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract and inflammation-quelling vitamin B2 to target and lighten hyperpigmentation caused by acne scars, trauma to the skin, and hormonal changes. This is safe for use during the day. Wear it under your moisturiser and SPF.
Purple Rain is an age-defying, skin resurfacing facial formula that targets visible signs of aging with skincare ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid. This beauty product smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles to give you a healthy, glowing complexion without feeling greasy. Plus, it can buff away the buildup of dead skin cells to prevent breakouts from occurring in oily skin and acne-prone skin types. Use this in the evening before going to bed as retinol is sun sensitive, meaning wearing it during the day can weaken its overall effects.
#5: Get to Know Vitamin C or Retinol
The use or retinol and vitamin C serums has been a beauty trend for quite some time now. And it's unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon since they're both powerhouse skincare ingredients!
Vitamin C and retinol are both powerful anti-aging ingredients that you'll find in all kinds of skincare products ranging from face washes to face masks, serums to creams. Everyone, regardless of their age or skin type, can benefit from using these ingredients in their skincare routine.
Retinol, for starters, is an all-round remarkable ingredient. Thanks to its ability to boost collagen production and speed cell turnover, this vitamin A derivative can smooth out wrinkles, fade discoloration, improve skin tone, and even tackle acne.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that also promotes collagen production to reduce fine lines, while reducing hyperpigmentation and improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. It's also famous for its skin brightening effects.
Get your daily dose of vitamin C + retinol with our Vegan Collagen Bundle. It comes with a lineup of anti-aging products -- cleanser, serum, face mask, and body cream -- formulated with gold-tier ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, vegan collagen, and coconut oil.
Make 2022 a great year for your skin! By following these 5 skincare resolutions, you'll start seeing the effects of your effort in only a matter of weeks. Once you make them part of your daily routine, these resolutions will become habits. And once they're habits, you can look forward to many more years of beautiful, youthful-looking skin.
What skincare resolutions are you committing to in 2022? We'd love to hear from you!