January – the day when we pledge to do better, look better, be better. Everyone wants gorgeous, glowy, perfect skin. Sure, you can spend hours upon hours and money on a complicated routine that requires multiple steps and products to achieve said flawless look. The problem is that within weeks, those promises tend to fall by the wayside. Forget the punishing crash diets, juice cleanses, and intermittent fasting. Instead, focus your detox efforts on your skin and hair, which is far less painful but still necessary. This means focusing on product ingredients, opting for all-natural formulas, and even foregoing cosmetics altogether for a few days to give your complexion a breather.
Start with the basic trio: cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Pick a day each week that you’ll exfoliate, and another that you’ll apply a mask. Just establishing some regularity with your skincare can do wonders for your complexion, and you’ll get addicted to the results – plus, you might actually find that it’s a very relaxing part of your day.
Tip: Finding products that is compatible to your skin. When in doubt, consider all your personal factors together—age, the climate you live in, skin type, etc. — and then decide what works best for you. Update your current skincare products (every 3 months) as your skin gets lazy and needs a fresh new start.