5 skincare resolutions you should make in 2017

Your skin will thank you for it.

Sarwat Fatima Sarwat Fatima Dec 15, 2016
A new year calls for new resolutions. Photo: Shutterstock/ IndiaPicture

A new year calls for new resolutions. Remember the promises you made to yourself, last year? Drinking more water, ditching high-carb foods, and not dating assholes. However, you missed adding a few healthy skincare habits to the list. But, don't worry-you can do it now. It's, never too late to start caring.

While you may have changed a few make-up products that irritate your skin and added a few that promise supple skin, but it's not enough. So, here's a suggestion: why don't you start 2017 with some easy yet effective skincare resolutions?

Here's what you can do.

Regularly Change Your Pillowcase
How often do you change your bedding? Not regularly, you say? Here's some information that will motivate you to get regular with the practice: when you sleep, your skin is in direct contact with the germs that are accumulated on your pillowcase. When your skin's natural oil comes in close proximity with the germs, it leads to skin irritation and outbreak.

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Clean Your Phone Screen Everyday
Even though you spend hours glued to your phone, you still don't know of the horrors you are subjecting your skin to. Your smartphone screen is home to some really scary bacteria. Now, when you place it next to your face while talking, the same come in contact with your skin. So, clean the screen twice a day with anti-bacterial wipes.

Don't Alienate Your Neck
You may be spending hours putting on skin serums and SPF, but that usually doesn't go beyond your face. Your neck is a part of your body too, you know. In fact, the first signs of ageing begin to show on the neck area. So, it's imperative that you pay proper attention to the skin in that region. You can begin by exfoliating your neck at least thrice a week with a mild scrub and then moisturize it well. Also, don't forget to apply SFP while stepping out in the sun.

Let Each Product Sink In
Every morning when you layer your skin with products, your hardly give it time to get absorbed into your skin. Ladies, be it your moisturizer or your SPF, they won't work unless you let them stay on for a while. So, here's what we recommend: 30 minutes before you leave your house, put on your face cream. Wait for at least 15 minutes, and apply a layer of sunblock. Now, after another 15 minutes put on the rest of your face make-up.

Also read: Acne is actually good for your skin. Here's why

Stop the Self-Analysis
India is one country where everyone is ready to give you an advice whether or not you are interested. However, it's not a good idea to follow it just because the same has been suggested to you by your dadi or bestie. Every skin is different and every product reacts differently on every individual. So, the next time you start getting pesky little pimples on your forehead, visit a dermatologist. Don't self diagnose yourself and start treating it with dubious home remedies.

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