As much as I didn't want to get out of bed yesterday morning, the one thing I wasn't bothered to get back to was my skincare routine.
When Skincare Routines Change
It's amazing how heading out of town can disrupt a routine; at home with my family, I was going to bed at a different time (much earlier) and leaving the makeup in the bag. That doesn't seem so bad, right? While I do think giving my skin a bit of a break from the usual foundation, blush and mascara trio did some good, I skipped out on exfoliation and my daily/nightly cleansing a time or two which... isn't so good.
And I actually noticed a change in my skin. In the times that I did put on a bit of makeup... dry, rough patches were distinctly visible on my cheeks. After New Year's weekend, which rounded out a week of indulgences, let's just say I had a blemish or two to show for it.
Getting Back In The Habit
I got back to the city around five in the afternoon on Monday and, after unpacking and settling in, I took a long hot shower to get right back into the swing of things. After cleansing, I applied my exfoliant, followed by a layer of an antioxidant cream. I felt instantly better when I got into bed, and even more so the next morning.
So, while the New Year is all about resolutions, I think it might be worth focusing on continuing the good habits we've already established for ourselves, and to use this time as a reminder to keep 'em going. Haven't started a great skincare routine yet? Well, it's never been a better time to start.
Have any great skincare resolutions you'd like to share with us for 2012? Let us know by commenting below.
You May Also Like
Your Guide to Melasma
Melasma is a skin condition characterized by hyperpigmentation and brown spots. It is underdiagnosed, but... Read more >
Vitamin C Serum: A Superhero Ingredient for Anti-Aging
Good skin care doesn’t start with gimmicks, it starts with good ingredients. Having a little... Read more >
Three Surprising Ways Exfoliation Helps Your Skin
To get beautiful, radiant skin, one of the main skin care methods you need to use is... Read more >
3 Tips to Prevent Acne
Almost everybody experiences acne breakouts at some point in their life, from embarrassing teenage breakouts... Read more >