There’s something about New Year’s Eve that’s almost magical. Like a promise of fresh beginnings, of renewed hope and of chasing after new dreams and goals, turning them to reality. Almost like a chance to re-start or renew one’s life on a positive note. To leave behind the mistakes and regrets in the previous year, and embrace the new one, with a spirit to make it as wonderful as possible.
And what better way to do that than to come up with a New Year’s resolution? Something that guides you every step of the way, helping you have a fantastic year all planned out. Something that helps you plan your goals and targets, track your progress, and to motivate you to get back on track every time you derail.
At this point, you might be thinking it’s absolutely pointless, especially if you’re someone who’s tried coming up with one on several New Year’s Eves, only to realize you couldn’t follow through after a few weeks. Well, you’re not alone. Infact, only 8% of people who do so are actually successful in achieving and realizing their resolutions.Well, the trick is, to write down your resolution. According to research you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. So let’s get down to writing one that will help to wonderfully transform your skin, shall we?
Choose quality skin care products
Your skin is as good as the products you use. If you lather harsh chemicals and toxic fragrances on your skin, you can’t expect it to not retaliate. Even if you get away with using poor quality products for sometime, it won’t be long before your skin comes to get back at you. Try to opt for organic products as they are free of harmful additives and have a huge array of skin care benefits, including skin brightening, plumping and hydrating. They are gentle on the skin, and prevent it from breaking out, allowing your natural skin to glow beautifully.
Take off your makeup every night
I know it’s extremely tempting to just get into bed after coming home, especially if you’ve had a long, tiring day at work. But nothing worsens your skin’s condition than sleeping with makeup on, along with all the accumulated dirt and grime of the day. It all settles into the pores of your skin, causing it to get clogged, resulting in acne breakouts, as early as the next day.
So this needs to be the most crucial, non-negotiable part of your skin care routine each night; cleansing your face. Use a gentle cleanser to wash the face without causing it to dry out excessively. Also gently exfoliate the skin a few times a week, to help remove dead skin cells, making your complexion radiant and glowing.
Apply a moisturizer
Another extremely crucial step is moisturizing, even if you have oily skin. As we age, our skin’s natural ability to produce moisture decreases. This causes our skin to sag, develop wrinkles and fine lines, or become excessively dry, resulting in a dull complexion. To keep your skin looking plump, hydrated and youthful, apply a generous amount of moisturizer at least twice a day. We recommend using one that has the star ingredient, hyaluronic acid, for fresh and dewy looking skin.
Don’t skip sunscreen
Sunscreen is an absolute must, even if you’re going to be indoors all day. It helps to form a protective barrier on the skin, preventing damage caused by the harsh UV rays. Not only do these rays cause the skin to age, resulting in wrinkling and fine lines, they also promote the development of age spots, pigmentation and an uneven skin tone. Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, and reapply after a few hours for maximum protection.
Oh, and don’t forget the necks and lips. The Leovard Lip Luster is an absolute treat for the lips, along with providing sun protection. Just saying.
Look into anti-aging
Did you know that dermatologists recommend using anti-aging skin care products as early as 25 years of age now? Due to the excessive amounts of pollution we are exposed to and the stressful lifestyles we now live, it’s never too early to look into anti-aging. Leovard has an entire range of anti-aging products that are not only organic, they can be used by all skin types, working wonders in making your skin look and feel absolutely flawless and youthful.
Be consistent with your routine
For any skin care product to do its job requires one to be consistent with their skin care routine, no matter how effective it actually is. But with up to twenty steps in a skincare routine, it’s very easy to slack and be inconsistent. So what can one do?
We suggest having a minimalist, yet effective skin care routine, like the Leovard daily seven step skin care routine. Not only does it have just a few simple steps, it’s quick and effective, along with being suitable for all skin types, including those with extremely sensitive skin.
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to promise yourself to take active steps to achieve better skin health. Not only do you owe it to yourself to take better care of your health, you deserve it. And that’s what we aim to do here at Leovard; enabling you to feel more beautiful and become more confident in your natural skin.