The beginning of a new year is a great time for fresh starts, so why not start your skin care resolutions and make this year the year to focus on your skin? Having clear, healthy, blemish-free skin is the skin goal we would all love to achieve. Today we’re here to talk about our top 8 skin care resolutions to stick to in 2021.
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #1: Be Consistent with Cleansing
Cleansing is the first step of all skincare routines to remove every last trace of dirt, excess oil, pollution and unwanted skin cells off of your face. Keep your cleansing consistent - gentle cleanse every morning and double cleanse every night to keep your skin clear and healthy. While you’re making positive changes, try a new cleanser like the Banobagi Calming Care Gel to Foam. This innovative cleanser which is combined with both gel and foam deeply cleanses skin while soothing and hydrating skin thanks to its moisturising and soothing ingredients such as calamine powder, camellia flower extract and hyaluronic acid. Gently massage the facial cleanser onto your skin in circular motions, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #2: Wear Antioxidant Serum/Cream
This year, upgrade your regular skin care routine by adding antioxidants which can be found in serum or moisturiser. Antioxidants are an important part of any thorough skincare routine. They have many benefits for skin: anti-inflammatory, increased elasticity, skin-firming, acne scar–reducing. There are all different kinds of antioxidants to choose from Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E to Silymarin extracted from Milk Thistle.
Here are our most-loved serum/ cream packed with antioxidants:
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #3: Stay Hydrated
Here’s one of the most well-known healthy skin care secrets: drink more water. Your skin is your largest organ and it needs water just like the other parts of your body. Drinking enough water will help your skin get rid of toxins and even help you on your way to achieving glowing skin. If you are not a fan of drinking plain water, why not try water infused with your favourite fruits or herbs and you’ll benefit from improved hydration in no time!
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #4: Protect your skin, Be serious about SPF
No matter if it's sunny or cloudy, even snowing, sunscreen is always a must. You should always take the time to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with an ideal SPF of 50. We have an edit of favourite Korean sunscreens from COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++, Banobagi Milk Thistle Repair Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ 50ml to PONY’s favourite d’Alba UV Essence Waterfull Suncream SPF 50+ PA++++ (50ml).
Apply sunscreen as the last step in your morning skin care routine to protect your skin from skin damage and cancer, and even long-term damage like wrinkles and age spots.
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #5: Start An Anti-Aging Skincare Routine
It’s never too early or too late to start an anti-aging skin care routine. Incorporating anti-aging products into your skincare routine in your early 20s as taking preventative steps by using anti-aging products at a younger age can help in the long run. Adding an anti aging product to your skincare routine can help minimize signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, leave your skin looking healthy, smooth and with a youthful glow.
To get started, try the Banobagi Rejuvenating Vital Serum which is packed with powerful vitamin capsules and patent ingredients such as b-PDRN and edelweiss callus culture extract to give your skin a magic boost. Sodium DNA has not only been used as a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of burns and wounds, but also has been gaining a lot of attention recently for its regenerative properties and its ability to reduce wrinkles.
Another anti-aging step you should take ASAP is applying an eye cream if you might haven’t used it yet. Your eye area is the most delicate area, so it needs extra special care. Hydration around the eyes prevents darkness and fine lines. Apply an eye cream every morning and night.
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #6: Exfoliate, beauties
Exfoliation can help your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of skin care products by enhancing absorption. Regular exfoliation can also help prevent clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts. You can use a facial scrub like Dear, Klairs - Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish to help slough away the buildup for smoother-looking skin.
If you’re not a fan of a facial scrub, try our customers’s favourite Pyunkang Yul Peeling Gel. A moisturising exfoliator with a gel texture gently exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal smoother, moisturized skin. Use once to twice a week.
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #7: Facial Mask for A Radiant-Looking Complexion
Who doesn’t love having a radiant-looking complexion? Meet that goal by adding a facial mask of your choice from clay mask to sheet mask. In the summer, it is good to use clay masks to draw out the buildup of dirt, oils, and impurities from the surface of your skin. Try the Pore Tightening Mask from Shangpree. A premium deep cleansing pore mask that will clears excess sebum, eliminates dead skin, and tightens pores while leaving your skin hydrated. Containing White Clay, Ginseng and Hyaluronic Acid, the mask stimulates circulation, contributes to collagen formation, and soothes irritated skin.
In the winter, it is important to use hydrating and moisturizing masks. Give your skin an instant boost by applying a sheet mask. We have a wide range of all sheet masks your skin needs. Use two to three times a week to give your skin all the nutrients leaving it hydrated, smooth and radiant.
SKIN CARE RESOLUTION #8: Be Good to Your Skin
We all dream of flawless, glowing skin, not only picking the right products for your skin, but maintaining a balanced, healthy diet will also benefit your skin. Joanna Vargas, a skincare facialist in NYC, advised drinking green juices with lots of veggies in them: "It will transform your skin in a matter of days — and it helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage, so it's de-puffing, too." She also advised "Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that is omega-3 fatty acid,"
Now are you ready to take your skin care routine to the next level in 2021? Share with us your skin care resolutions below.