It’s a new year and that means we’ll all thinking about what we’ve accomplished in the past 12 months—and how we can continue to improve our health, happiness, careers, and well-being in 2020.
If you’re looking for an item to add to your “2020 goals” list, may we suggest focusing on optimizing your skin care routine?
Here’s why this year is the year to finally invest in your skin.
1. It’s an act of self-love
At the end of the day, an investment in your skin is an investment in yourself. Just like going to the gym or ordering that leafy green-rich salad for lunch, caring for your skin with high-quality, natural ingredients is a way to thank if for all it does for you.
So what does investing in your skin look like in 2020? It doesn’t have to be a monetary investment. In fact, it could be as simple as vowing to stop sleeping in your makeup, establishing a better daily sunscreen habit, or using that eye cream that’s been sitting in your medicine cabinet gathering dust. Whatever showing your skin love means to you, do it in 2020.
2. It helps you carve out a mindful moment
Taking a few minutes at the beginning and end of your day for your skin care routine is a way to get away from your phone and out of your head. This is especially true if you’ve curated a skincare routine with fresih, natural ingredients that feel and smell amazing. The time it takes to inhale the scent of your favorite products and give yourself a little face massage is time well-spent.
3. It gives you confidence
Just like eating clean and exercising can help you feel more confident with your body, taking care of your skin can help you feel more comfortable in it. It doesn’t matter what the reality of your skin appearance or texture might be, showing it some love can give you more confidence when you walk out the door. Accidentally forgot your sunscreen and ended up sunburned? Applying an antioxidant serum and you know you’ve done what you can. Have a hormonal breakout? Taking the time to apply a spot treatment or do a facemask will help get it on the path to healing.
4. It can help you cope
Ever have those days when you just can’t deal? We get it. Life can be stressful. But instead of reaching for that second glass of wine or sugary treat, try a sheet mask or a jade roller routine next time. You might be surprised by just how much showing your skin some attention—and yourself some love—can help get you back on track. There’s no doubt that 2020 is going to be an eventful year; the more healthy coping mechanisms we can develop the better!
5. Natural skin care is easier than ever
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed with the many, many skin care options out there. I mean, do you really need to establish a 10-step skincare routine? And how much is that going to COST!? If you can relate to this, don’t panic. Thanks to science, technology, and a public that is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of avoiding chemicals in skin care products, natural skin care is more accessible than ever before.
Looking for a cheap and completely natural makeup remover? Opt for coconut oil. Want to add a toner to your routine? Try rosewater, which you can get at Trader Joes for less than $4 dollars. Then, invest in more expensive serums and moisturizers, which stay on your skin all day and should contain beneficial ingredients like antioxidants.
At the end of the day, how you treat your skin is how you feel about it. So spoil it, nourish it, and show it some love in 2020.