Want to set yourself up for a healthy and happy New Year? Start by raising your beauty self-esteem with a few key skin care resolutions. Too many people over criticize their appearance, letting diminished self-confidence limit their career ambitions and life goals. Fortunately, everyone can spruce up their look and health with better self-care. After all, as your body’s largest organ, skin wellbeing is just as critical as shedding those extra pounds.
To jumpstart your journey toward a healthy and self-assured year ahead, consider the following three skin care New Year’s resolutions.
Clean Makeup Brushes Regularly
Being in a hurry is no excuse to use a dirty makeup tool to get ready for the day. Makeup brushes are prone to bacteria buildup, which can lead to acne flare-ups, clogged pores, skin irritation, pink eye and possibly a staph infection. In addition, germs from grimy makeup brushes exposes the skin to free radicals, which disintegrates collagen and elastin more rapidly. After collagen and elastic break down, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging materialize. Commit to cleaning your brushes with cleanser and a scrubbing mat at least once a week, and your complexion and makeup application will be smoother than ever.
Wash Before Bed – Religiously
If there’s one bad habit to break in 2017, it’s hitting the hay without properly washing your face. Sleeping in makeup clogs pores, triggers unsightly breakouts and causes potential long-term skin damage. To test the importance of removal, a Daily Mail journalist slept in her makeup for one month straight and underwent 3-d image testing afterward to analyze the results. Aside from the itchy and swollen eyes, white cysts, flaky skin and dirty pillowcase throughout the one-month experiment, the subject’s 3-d imaging revealed 10-20 percent structural decline, a drop in moisture levels, deeper wrinkles, enlarged pores and substantial redness. Experts consulted said the research caused her skin to age 10 years during the short 30-day experiment.¹ This story alone provides enough motivation to wash habitually as part of your resolutions, even if you’re stuck using a makeup remover wipe in a pinch.
Visit the Dermatologist
Despite the do-it-yourself recipes and skin care promises from high-end retail brands, a personalized assessment of your skin care needs is pertinent. Dr. Mariano Busso, Miami’s renowned cosmetic dermatologist, provides patients services that rejuvenate the skin and promote sustainable self-confidence. With your initial consultation, Dr. Busso assesses the state of your skin, diagnoses possible disorders and attends to your concerns. Whether opting for a simple resurfacing treatment, such as microdermabrasion, or dermal fillers for youthful skin, Dr. Busso puts reliability, honest communication and patient satisfaction above all.
To achieve your New Year’s resolutions for healthier skin, call Dr. Busso’s office directly at 305-857-0144. Or, book your appointment online via our onsite form. We would like to wish all patients and readers a Happy New Year!
Cheers to better skin in 2017,
Dr. Mariano Busso & Team