There’s one resolution that’s on everyone’s mind this month: get healthy skin in 2022. Whether you believe in resolutions or not, this is certainly a goal that we can all get behind.
It’s no surprise that many of us have been dealing with skin issues from stress, masks (looking at you, maskne), and spending more time indoors these past two years. If this sounds like you, don’t worry. There are simple steps that you can implement to get luminous, healthy skin this year.
Heal Your Skin Barrier
The skin barrier has been a hot topic of discussion lately. That’s because the top layer of the skin, or the epidermis, determines how your skin feels, looks, and how much of your skincare is being absorbed.
We damage our barrier unknowingly in many ways. Sun damage, dehydration, and the overuse of skincare actives like retinol and plant acids can all weaken our barrier. This damage can manifest in sensitive skin, redness, and itchiness.
You can heal your barrier by taking a break from skincare actives and going back to basics. Use a simple, no-fuss moisturizer like Graydon’s Skin Stuff. The blend of plant ceramides and vitamins will have your skin feeling soothed in no time.
Amp Up Hydration
Drink. More. Water.
It’s so simple, right? Drinking water is one of the most important things we can do for our skin. By increasing our water intake, we’re hydrating our cells. This makes our skin look plump and bouncy.
While the first step is to drink more water, it’s also important to focus on hydrating your skin topically. Dehydration can cause fine lines, redness, and tight-feeling skin. We recommend using a hydration booster like Cocoon Apothecary’s Nordic Boost Hydrating Serum or Wyld Skincare Moon Dew Serum every day. It will replenish your skin with moisture from ingredients like Aloe Vera and Hylauronic Acid.
Don’t forget about the rest of your body. Hands, arms, and legs are prone to dehydration, especially in the winter months. Apply a soothing body moisturizer like Cocoon Apothecary’s Magic Bean Body Lotion to keep your skin feeling comfortable and soft. The decadent combination of Cocoa Seed Butter and Almond Oil deeply nourishes parched skin. For those looking for a scent-free option, try Cocoon Apothecary Purist.
Make Self-Care Essential
It can be difficult to make time for self-care when you’re presented with so many to-do lists and responsibilities. But it’s necessary. We’re going to challenge you to make self-care essential this year.
Whether that’s using a facial steamer (you can also boil a pot of water and let the steam rise up), masking with Acure’s Seriously Soothing Undereye Masks, or pouring yourself a chamomile tea and relaxing with a good book, we invite you to do whatever feels good for you. Even if it’s not skincare-related, taking the time to participate in self-care will lower your stress levels and make your body and skin healthier.
Fall In Love With Probiotics
Did you know that your stomach and your skin are linked? It’s true!
Your gut is where your healthy flora/bacteria live. Allowing these bacteria to thrive can produce positive effects like improved moods, clearer skin, and better digestion.
Check out our post on healthy skin and the gut for more information on how to improve your gut health and feel better.
How are you going to care for your skin differently this year? We’d love to hear your healthy skin tips in the comments below. Connect with us on Instagram @thetruthbeautycompany for fun tutorials, product launches, and ingredient highlights.