New Years is all about resolutions. Who sets them and breaks them?  I am determined to start the New Year in reflecting and re-evaluating some old habits that can be changed.

I know I have neglected myself after throughout the busy Christmas period.  Anyone else? WE prioritise everyone else and making sure they are ok.

So now it is time for some ME time – don’t you agree?

Who else plans to take the next twelve months very seriously!? I have listed a few tips and reminders for those who are not sure where to start…

Eat Well

Obvious I know, and I am not talking about being on a diet, just eating better.

Our skin relies on several nutrients to keep its glow and health.  With a rich and balanced diet, you can ensure that your skin is getting exactly what it needs; including vitamins A, C, E, as well as good sources of protein.

Plus, eating healthy brings other perks, like weight control and lots of energy, so this resolution goes on top of the list!

Some of my nutrition-tricks for a perfect skin are:

  • Eating gelatin! I have only just come across this, but a great introduction into my diet.  Gelatin is a protein product derived from collagen.  It has important health benefits due to its unique combination of amino acids.  Gelatin has been shown to play a role in joint health and brain function and may improve the appearance of skin and hair.
  • Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning on an empty stomach to help to maintain the pH balance of the body.
  • Eating lots of antioxidant – I have taken to frozen raspberries and I just eat them frozen as a snack – it saves me eating sweets!!
  • Only using a healthier version of oils. I have just introduced coconut oi to my cooking and I am loving it!!  Other great sources of natural oil are avocado and nuts.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day

The second golden rule for beautiful skin, the one we all already know, but still have those days we forget or ignore.

Not this year!  Let’s get to putting on SPF every day of the year, no matter the time of the year or the weather.

This way we are always protected from the signs of aging, and, more importantly, skin cancer.

Review Your Skincare Routine

As we get older, our skin changes and requires updates to the skincare routine.

Go and have a facial – visit your local facialist and chat about your skin and make changes, if necessary.  Reviewing the products and habits is a good idea.

Going Cruelty-Free with ALL Products

Animal testing in beauty products is completely unnecessary in 2020 and there is no good reason to support it.

LA Skincare has always been cruelty-free and this year I want to make sure that I only support brands that do the same.

Never, I Mean Never, Sleep with Make Up on

No matter how tired or how much wine you drank, never sleep in makeup.  It is so easy now, especially with foaming wash cleansers, which remove make up.

Sleeping with our makeup blocks the skin pores, which means blackheads and acne.

Besides, the skin recovers during our sleep, so sleeping with makeup restrains its renewal, which can lead to premature aging.

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