Creating skincare resolutions that are realistic and achievable is key to maintaining a consistent and effective routine. Here are some skincare resolutions that you can actually stick to:

  1. Commit to Consistency:

    • Resolution: Develop a daily skincare routine and stick to it.
    • Tip: Keep your routine simple and realistic, focusing on the basics like cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection.
  2. Know Your Skin Type:

    • Resolution: Understand your skin type and choose products accordingly.
    • Tip: If you're unsure, consider consulting with a dermatologist to determine your skin type and get personalized recommendations.
  3. Sunscreen Every Day:

    • Resolution: Wear sunscreen daily, regardless of the weather.
    • Tip: Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and incorporate it into your morning routine.
  4. Hydrate Inside and Out:

    • Resolution: Drink more water and use hydrating skincare products.
    • Tip: Set a goal for daily water intake and opt for moisturizers with ingredients like hyaluronic acid for added hydration.
  5. Clean Your Tools:

    • Resolution: Regularly clean your makeup brushes and skincare tools.
    • Tip: Develop a cleaning schedule to ensure that your tools are free from bacteria and don't contribute to skin issues.
  6. Remove Makeup Before Bed:

    • Resolution: Always remove makeup before going to sleep.
    • Tip: Keep makeup remover wipes or micellar water on your bedside table for those nights when you're too tired for a full routine.
  7. Invest in Quality Over Quantity:

    • Resolution: Prioritize quality skincare products over accumulating a large number of products.
    • Tip: Understand your skin's specific needs and invest in products that address those concerns.
  8. Get Enough Sleep:

    • Resolution: Aim for sufficient, quality sleep each night.
    • Tip: Develop a bedtime routine to help signal to your body that it's time to wind down.
  9. Limit Touching Your Face:

    • Resolution: Avoid unnecessary touching or picking at your face.
    • Tip: Be mindful of this habit and consider keeping your hands busy with other activities to reduce face touching.
  10. Consult a Professional:

    • Resolution: Schedule a consultation with a dermatologist at least once a year.
    • Tip: Regular check-ins with a professional can help address any specific skin concerns and ensure your routine is on track.

Remember, it's important to tailor these resolutions to your individual needs and preferences. Start with a few manageable goals, gradually incorporating more as you build habits.

Written by Alyssa Rolnick, Co-Founder of Zax’s Original Products, Registered Dietitian and Mother of 3 active kids.