After watching the ball drop and singing “Auld Lang Syne” with loved ones, it’s time to ease into your resolutions. As you set wellness goals for the year, don’t forget to show your skincare regimen some love. To help get you off the right foot, here’s our Desert Essence guide to starting a new skincare routine.
Assessing Your Current Skincare Routine
First thing’s first — you need to assess your skincare routine before setting beauty resolutions. Check to see if you have the basics, which include sunscreen, cleanser, moisturizer and treatment. Next, evaluate whether or not your current skincare products are serving your skin’s needs. If not, it may be time to look into more effective products.
New Year, New Habits: A Skincare Checklist
To start your skincare journey, here’s a checklist to go through as you set your skincare goals this year.
1. Know Your Skin Type
You likely have either normal, dry, oil-prone or combination skin. Whether you're focused on your daytime or nighttime skin routine, knowing your skin type is crucial for finding the products that you need to keep your complexion smooth and radiant. If your skin is sensitive, look for cleanser and moisturizer ingredients that are gentle yet effective.
2. Set Clear Goals
It’s tempting to jump into the “new year, new me” mentality, but remember to establish what you want. Do you want to diminish blemishes, hydrate dry skin or remember to exfoliate? Instead of vaguely aspiring towards flawless skin, set specific goals to plan out your routine effectively.
3. Have a Daily Cleansing Ritual
No matter what skin type you have, cleansing is essential. Indulge your skin with the soothing touch of jojoba oil as a delicate facial cleanser. Gently massage the oil into your skin for a blissful 2-minute experience, then rinse it away with lukewarm water. For an extra layer of pampering, consider following up with a daily cleanser like Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash - Sea Kelp to remove makeup, oil and other impurities.
4. Exfoliate Regularly
Once or twice a week, remember to exfoliate to buff away dead skin cells. Exfoliation with a soothing formula like Desert Essence Gentle Facial Scrub helps reveal soft, glowy skin.
5. Remember That Hydration is Key
Especially in the early cold months of the new year, nourish your skin with hydrating formulas in your moisturizers, eye creams and ointments. Powered by jojoba oil, organic aloe and safflower oil, Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer softens skin and smoothes out flakes. To soothe dryness, you can also apply Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment.
6. Ensure Sun Protection
Whether it's bright and sunny or overcast and gloomy, SPF is a must whenever you leave the house. Before you put on your makeup, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
7. Add Treatments for Targeted Care
When considering a treatment for your skincare resolutions, evaluate your skincare needs to find a product that will best serve you. Our favorite treatments include Desert Essence Balancing Face Oil for combination skin, Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick for blemish-prone skin, Desert Essence Manuka Oil & Tea Tree Oil Therapeutic Skin Ointment for sensitive skin and Desert Essence Cucumber Charcoal Face Mask for oil-prone skin.
8. Embrace Nighttime Repair
Nourish parched skin with an oil-based moisturizer and facial oil while catching ZZZs. Wealthy in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, both Desert Essence Revitalizing Oils Moisturizer and Desert Essence Restorative Face Oil deliver penetrating moisture.
9. Stay Consistent
Consistency is key for achieving your beauty goals. You won’t see results overnight, but weeks or months of a skincare ritual will pay off.
10. Listen to Your Skin
Avoid forcing a routine that isn’t serving your skin. Understanding your skin’s needs and finding the right skincare products will keep your face fresh and healthy in the long run.
Embrace the new year, new skin care energy for a radiant complexion in 2024. As you set your skincare goals, browse Desert Essence’s botanical skincare collection to pamper and nourish your face all year long.