• 22 Jan - 28 Jan, 2022
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While every year we make resolutions for our health, our careers and even our relationships but what about the skin we live in? Great skin isn’t a magical moment under the skies but a long-term commitment that begins now. Below, we’ve compiled skincare resolutions that are the real game changers. So quit complaining about the natural signs of ageing, the occasional zit or the dullness and take action.

Be wary of beauty and skincare trends

Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to get swayed by beauty trends and products. The results and their efficacy is one that many dermatologists recommend against. Stop buying trends, and look at what your skin really needs. Do you have dullness? Pigmentation? Acne? Focus on your concern and build your skincare around it. Trend hopping will only result in more problems, whereas a problem-solving attitude will help you help yourself.

Consistency is key

Just like any other New Year resolution, sticking to it is the greatest challenge. The most important thing about skincare is that you need to be consistent. Your skin will reward you with radiance even if you do the basic cleanse, moisturise and sunscreen routine. Just make sure you do it every single day. Consider everything additional that you do, as a bonus.

Read the ingredient labels

Natural beauty is not always good and scientific products are not always bad. Learn to recognise the culprits that throw your skin off balance. Whether it is silicones or natural oils – understand what your skin likes and what it reacts to, by reading the ingredient list.

Use sun protection

If there’s a golden mantra that all dermatologists can equivocally agree upon, it’s to always use sunscreen.

Some people have a misunderstanding that they don’t require sunscreen when they are not outdoors but that’s a myth. You need sunscreen all the time and every time because our environment has UVA and UVB rays which can penetrate glass doors and harm the skin which is why sunscreen should be the first and foremost rule followed by everybody.

Incorporate collagen peptides into your routine

As the modern-day woman continues to break barriers in the new-age world, our skin is exposed to external factors like pollution, dust, and many more that boost skin ageing considerably. Our skincare resolution for 2022 would be to start early and stay consistent with an anti-ageing skincare regimen and incorporate one of the most efficient ingredients – Collagen Peptide. Considering that Collagen tends to decrease by one per cent every year, it becomes ideal to start taking care of our skin by the age of 20 in order to help us preserve its natural health on a daily basis. Many collagen products, therefore, help in stimulating natural collagen production in our skin and body and boosts better skin penetration especially with innovations like Bio-available Technology. One can also opt for products that offer the right mix of Collagen Peptide (Pal-KTTKS) in aiding firmer-looking skin, Vitamin B3, and Glycerin that helps the skin retain moisture so it can stay firm and hydrated. As we enter the new year, Collagen Peptide promises to be the best ‘food for your skin’ and helps you get the skin you deserve making it plump, bouncy and healthy skin all day long.

Read up on the holy trinity of skincare

Sunscreen, ceramides and retinol – is probably the holy trinity of skincare. If you feel lost amid the umpteen skincare ingredients, trust our words and go with these. A cleanser and moisturiser that contains ceramides restore your protective barrier like no other. A sunscreen that blocks UVA, UVB, IR and HEV is all the protection that your skin needs. And a retinol cream on alternate nights will repair everything from acne, to pigmentation, to wrinkles without the slightest irritation.

Keep your skin moisturised and hydrated

When it comes to skincare, it’s easy to forget the basics which is why we turn to experts to drop in subtle reminders to keep your skin hydrated and well-moisturised. Moisturising the skin enough according to your skin type is crucial. If you have dry skin, then you should use the hyaluronic acid and ceramide based moisturiser. If you have oily skin, then you should use hyaluronic acid-based which will not make the skin greasy. Lastly, drinking enough water is important. You should drink at least three to four litres of water a day so that your skin is hydrated and supple.