As the new year gets closer, it is time to start thinking about your skin and how you can treat it better in the coming months. Many of us have habits that we know are bad for our complexion but we fall into them anyway and have a hard time breaking out. At this time of the year, when we aim for new beginnings all around, it is a good idea to think about establishing new habits and breaking some old ones for a clear, beautiful complexion throughout the seasons.
Get a Checkup for Your Skin
If you didn’t see a dermatologist last year, you need to make sure you make an appointment for this year. This is especially important if you have moles anywhere on your body. You should be having them checked out regularly to look for any changes that could be indicative of a serious health problem. Even if you don’t have moles or reason to believe that anything is wrong with your skin, it is a good idea to get checked just to make sure that everything is as it should be. Remember that your epidermis can often give hints of your internal health and it is important to keep on top of it.
Take Care of Your Hands
Many people often forget that taking care of their hands is a fundamental part of good skin care. There are many things that we use on our hands every day without realizing how much we are drying them out, leading to peeling and cracking. For example, gel hand sanitizers are known to cause extreme dryness while killing bacteria. There are many antibacterial lotions that can do the exact same thing without causing any damage. The same can be said for bar soap, which should be replaced with a moisturizing soap. In the new year, pledge to take extra good care of your hands.
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
If you are applying makeup with brushes every day and never cleaning your brushes, you can be causing more damage than you may realize. A combination of old makeup and natural oil is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria on your brushes. This can lead to all kinds of breakouts and blemishes. Once a week, clean your brushes with baby shampoo and lukewarm water before leaving them out to air dry.
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