The New Year is the perfect time to make personal commitments that will help improve ourselves. The first step is to identify the changes we want to make. The next step is to have the personal determination (commitment & willpower) to follow through on the changes. With this in mind, here are some suggested New Years resolutions to help you have the best looking skin possible.
1. Protect Your Skin From The Sun Everyday
Recently, we covered why this is important. If you missed it – catch up here. If you’re still not wearing sunscreen daily, this is the year to start!
2. Throw Away Outdated Skincare Products
Old makeup and outdated skincare products may be hosting bacteria, which leads to unwanted breakouts. Open the medicine cabinet or your cosmetic bag and if you find something you haven’t touched in the last few months – like a skincare product or piece of makeup – it’s time to say goodbye. Trust us, your skin will thank you later.
This is the step most people skip during their skincare routine. Try exfoliating at least once a week. At Werschler Aesthetics we have treatments such as microdermabrasion, and medical facials that will exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells. Add in a topically applied exfoliant, like retinol or glycolic acid, for an overall enhanced result (we love Skin Medica’s Retinol Complex or the new GlyPro products).
4. Manage Stress
Stress affects your health and over time can cause over-production of oil and inflammation, ultimately resulting in bad skin. Relieve stress this year by taking a walk, going to a yoga class or taking up a hobby. You will stay happier, your health will improve and it will be reflected on the outside. And don’t forget that we have a variety of services and products at Werschler Aesthetics that can aid in bringing back, or keeping up your beautiful healthy skin.
5. Give us a Visit
You’re probably aware that your skin is an organ — the largest one on the body. Because of this distinction, skin is susceptible to cancer, just like your lungs, stomach, brain, breasts and prostate. Dermatologists also treat athlete’s foot, cold sores, rashes and hives, psoriasis, hair loss, as well as treatment of scars and warts. Everyone should visit his or her dermatologist at least once per year for a full body examination, even if you’re completely healthy and have no history of skin cancer. Once you come in for an exam, we will review your family’s history, and may recommend that you have more than one exam per year.