6 super-effective skin care resolutions to enhance your skin’s health in 2020
Can you believe it’s nearly 2020? When you say it aloud, it sounds like a year from the future! Actually, sometimes it feels like we do live in a vision of the future. From smart speakers that we talk to (Alexa, play….) to artificial intelligence becoming more likely in our everyday lives, technology has moved on.
The great thing about developing technology and science is that it advances all other industries – including the skincare industry. It takes away the guesswork and provides a more results-driven approach – and products and techniques hugely improve.
Bring your skincare routine up-to-date
So, when was the last time you rethought your skin care? Was it last year? Three years ago? Or maybe even a decade ago? Chances are there are some simple changes you can do to truly enhance your skin in 2020 – so you have a regime that is better suited for your skin’s health.
In this blog post, we will delve into advancing skincare techniques… and share 6 super-effective skincare resolutions that you can adopt in 2020 – for enhanced, boosted and healthier skin.
1. I will double cleanse
Cleansing is vital if you want to achieve healthy skin. Many of us do this, no problem. Often, it’s part of our regular hygiene routine – like removing makeup and washing our face before bed.
However, if you’ve not already, 2020 is the year to step-up your cleansing routine.
Double cleansing starts with pre-cleansing. At Sensoria, we recommend using an oil-busting emulsifier to melt away makeup and SPF. We love Dermalogica’s PreCleanse as it also cuts through all the impurities that build up through the day – such as grease, sebum, sweat AND LONG WEAR MAKEUP.
After precleansing, use a cleanser that suits your skin type. There are a lot of choices out there – however, when you select the right product, it can make a huge difference to your skin’s health
Keep skin care simple
Does double cleansing sound like double the work? Actually, not really.
In fact, it’s a very simple way to thoroughly clean your skin. Think about it. In the past year have you tried new skincare products and felt disappointed by the results? It’s very easy to get wrapped up in ‘fad’ skin care and quick fixes.
But the reality? You need to go back to basics. And a really thorough way to gently cleanse your skin is an excellent place to start. It might take you an extra two minutes in the bathroom. But over time it’ll be a huge investment – both with your money and your time.
2. I will wear sunscreen all year round
For a while now we’ve been telling our clients the importance of wearing sunscreen all year round. Again, this isn’t anything new for 2020.
However, some of you have felt discouraged by the idea of wearing sunscreen all the time. With a reputation of being heavy and clogging skin, sunscreen can feel more like a hindrance than a help. Yes, sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays – but what about breakouts?
Light sunscreen for breakout-prone skin
If this is you, let us tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, you can protect your skin from UV and still avoid breakouts because lighter sunscreen – with broad-spectrum SPF protection – is readily available.
At Sensoria, we always recommend Dermalogica’s Oil Free Matte SPF30. It protects you from UV but also prevents shine and skin ageing – perfect for oily and breakout-prone skin.
3. I will consider a skin peel for exfoliation
Is manual exfoliation part of your regular skincare routine? Using a grainy-textured product and/ or mitt is the norm for many. However, it might not be as effective as you think.
Depending on your skin type, a chemical peel (also known as a skin peel) may be better to achieve the results you want to see.
When compared to manual exfoliation, chemical peels tend to be:
- More precise
- Less irritating
- More powerful
- Go deeper within the skin
- More exact for certain skin conditions & complaints
Chemical peels in Cheshire
At Sensoria, we offer professional skin peels at our salons near Tarporley and Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port.
Learn more about how skin peels work – and their skin-boosting effects.
To get the very best out of skin peels, you can also carry on treatments at home with Dermalogica’s Rapid Reveal Peel kit. Find out how it works here.
4. I will enjoy a regular facial
There are two benefits to having a regular facial.
Firstly, it’s an opportunity for a Dermalogica Skin Care Therapist to truly understand your skin condition, diagnose any problems and solve them. Our Dermalogica facials are always results-driven which means we understand what you want to achieve – then work towards it using our advanced skincare knowledge to achieve it.
Think of a facial as a professional boost to your skin – much like going to the dentist for a regular professional clean.
Your self-care routine
The other benefit that indirectly affects your skin is simply relaxation. Maybe it sounds basic but all our facials are done within a tranquil, calming and soothing environment. It’s time away from your phone. Time to escape everyday stress – and be present.
And when we relax, our stress hormone (cortisol) lowers – which means we’re less likely to break out. That’s why, for many of us, when we get stressed the first physical thing we notice is acne. It’s all linked – and therefore, building in regular destressing & relaxation practice is vital to take care of ourselves physically and mentally.
5. I will take care of the ‘basics’
The truth? You can invest in powerful results-driven skincare – like Dermalogica – but if you aren’t taking care of yourself you won’t get the best out of it.
Staying hydrated, eating healthily and living an active lifestyle can all contribute to glowing skin. Our top tip for 2020 is if you don’t like gulping down lots of water, try herbal tea instead for a refreshing and lightly-flavoured alternative.
6. I will have a body skincare routine too
Finally, this year when it comes to your skin, it’s time to think about your whole body – not just your face.
In winter, it’s natural to ignore our bodies. Layered under thick knitwear, we don’t see our bodies as much – so it’s easy to neglect them.
However, before you know it the warmer months arrive and suddenly you’re in a hurried panic to improve your body’s skin. When actually, if you’d taken care of it throughout the year, you wouldn’t have so much to worry about.
Think ‘little and often’ with your body skin care – and then it becomes just as routine as taking your makeup off at night.
Discover Dermalogica Body Care Collection
At Sensoria, we recommend Dermalogica’s new mindful body care collection for healthy skin, all over. Hydrating, soothing and conditioning, all the products are derived from natural ingredients to truly enhance your skin.
Taking care of your skin in winter
The feeling of a new year can be exciting. It’s time to refocus – and set your sights on some things you want to achieve. Yet at times we set ourselves very ambitious resolutions that simply add unnecessary pressure to our already hectic lives. It’s no wonder so many of us fail – and new year’s resolutions sometimes have a bad reputation.
Instead, how about keeping your resolutions simple? They don’t have to be big changes – just simple ways that can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing.
Choosing to enhance your skin care may sound trivial to some. However, there are huge mental and physical benefits of doing so. Simply, when we practice basic self-care we tend to live happier, healthier lives where we feel more grounded.
Holistic skin care in Cheshire
At Sensoria, we take a holistic approach to skin care – helping our clients to not only select the right products but advising them on lifestyle changes to get the very best skin.
To find out more about our skincare treatments, products, advice and expertise get in touch with us today. One of our Dermalogica Experts will be able to help you with a skincare plan that is just right for you and your concerns.