With the year coming to a close it’s time to start brainstorming what your newest batch of New Year’s resolutions should be. While we totally support making a commitment to eating well and staying active, we also understand that beauty resolutions have become quite popular over the past few years.
There are easy changes you can make to your skin care routine. These include everything from removing makeup properly each night to committing to wearing SPF every day no matter the season or the weather. Here are ten 2024 skin care resolutions you can actually stick to beyond Valentine’s Day.
1. Cleanse Consistently
Cleansing should be a crucial, non-negotiable step in any skin care routine. This year, make a vow to keep your cleansing routine consistent — you should cleanse every morning before applying your moisturizer and makeup, and also every evening before heading to bed. You don’t want to apply moisturizer or makeup on top of dirty skin. Reach for a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type so that you can start things off on the right foot. We love L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser because it’s gentle, it’s moisturizing and it won’t strip any skin type of the things it needs.
2. Always Remove Your Makeup Before Bed
One of the biggest beauty no-nos you can make is to sleep in your makeup. We’re not judging — we’ve all been there a time or two. But when you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oils that have built up on the surface of your skin over the course of the day, which can lead to clogged pores. Blocked pores, in turn, can result in blackheads and other types of breakouts.
3. Make Face Serum Part of Your Routine
If you really want to have radiant, healthy-looking skin (and who doesn’t?), face serum needs to be in your skin care wardrobe. These powerful, targeted treatments can go a long way in hydrating and toning your complexion. That’s why, in our opinion, using a face serum every single morning and evening, should be one of your 2024 skin care resolutions. Every morning and evening, after facial cleanser and before moisturizer, reach for serum. We love L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum because you can apply both morning and night to give your skin a plumper appearance and to retain moisture.
4. Wear Sunscreen Every Single Day
No matter the time of year — or the weather — you should always take the time to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen (in addition to taking other sun protection measures). We now know that we can get sunburn even on cloudy days, and even if you work from home, you can get UV exposure through windows. So it’s a must to apply a product with SPF every single day, no exceptions. That’s where L’Oréal Paris Bright Reveal Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily UV Lotion comes in handy. The lightweight, non-greasy formula is perfect for daily use to protect skin against UVA and UVB rays. It’s suitable for all skin types and won’t leave visible residue on any skin tone.
5. Make Your Neck a Priority
The neck and the décolletage are often forgotten about when we’re creating our skin care routines. Yet, we’re quick to blame them for giving away our age as our skin matures. Show your neck and chest some love by bringing your skin care down to those areas. Apply serum and moisturizer to your neck and chest as part of your regular skin care regimen, day and night.
6. Put Niacinamide and Vitamin C to the Test
Vitamin C and niacinamide have been widely popular skin care ingredients this year for good reason. Both work wonders in brightening the skin, protecting it from external environmental stressors and fading the appearance of dark spots. We can’t imagine they’ll be any less effective in 2024, so add these to your shelf stat. You can easily do that with a face serum like L’Oréal Paris Bright Reveal 12% [Niacinamide + Amino Sulfonic + Ferulic Acid] Dark Spot Serum and L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 12% Pure Vitamin C + E + Salicylic Acid Serum.
7. Make Water Your Best FriendWe all know the positive effect that drinking water can have on your health, and using water based skin care products can have an impact on the look and feel of your skin too. Retaining water in this skin can be easy to do with the right topicals products. Try L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Micro Hyaluronic acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream to deeply hydrate skin, seal in moisture, plump fine lines and strengthen the skin barrier.
8. Do Regular Skin Exams
If you don’t already know, it’s important to learn how to do a skin self-exam to check for new moles and marks and irregularities in existing ones. This could be crucial in detecting early signs of skin cancer. Make sure you include your scalp and the soles of your feet in your annual check — skin cancer and other skin ailments don’t discriminate about where they develop.
9. Go Makeup Free More Often
Whether your skin is mature or holding firm to its youthful bounce, it deserves to be loved and celebrated. Perfect skin is unattainable, but skin that’s perfectly yours is worth embracing and showing off. Feel free to go makeup free on more days in 2024 to embrace your skin, blackheads, whiteheads, wrinkles, dark spots, rosacea and all — all skin is normal skin.
Photographer: Stephanie Price, Photo Assistant: Thomas Miller, Digi Tech: Sergio Colon, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Content Director: Shalwah Evans, Visual Designer: Sarah Duvivier, Makeup Artist: Kelly Bellevue, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Rika Watanabe, Wardrobe Assistant: Fausti, Model: Anastasia Offutt
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