4 Simple steps to your skincare resolutions for 2021

Is flawless skin at the top of your resolutions list for 2020? If not, you might as well tack it on there because this is one goal you can achieve, and it’s not as hard as dragging yourself to the gym every day.

If you already have this goal front and center on your to-do list for the new year, yay you! This is an achievable goal, and if you’re willing to make a few changes to your skincare routine, you can make this dream a reality.

Tips for flawless skin in 2021

The following tips are our best recommendations from all of our research this last year. They’re designed to help everyone change their skincare routine for the better.

1. Cleanse daily

So, you say you cleanse daily, but then there are those late nights when all you can do is make it into bed. Forget the cleansing routine–heck, forget changing into pajamas. It’s happened to everyone, but if you want to make your skin a priority, then you need to truly commit.

Daily cleansing with Simple Beauty’s Daily Purifying Cleanser is a great way to end the day and clear the way for your skin to recover overnight. 

Cleaning your skin removes makeup, impurities, free radicals, and grime that has collected over the day. It also softens, nourishes, and maintains your skin’s healthy balance.

2. Moisturize

This tip can’t be stressed enough. Your skin needs moisture, even people with oily skin need to add moisture, as long as it’s the right moisture. 

Finding the right moisturizer for your skin type is tricky. When you do find one, you’ll be so happy you did. Simple Beauty's Age-Defying Retinol Moisturizer is designed to work with all skin types and formulated with botanicals aloe leaf juice and chamomile flower extract to help smooth and refresh your skin, for a more soft, youthful-looking appearance. 

Make this your January skincare goal, and by March, you should start seeing the results from the morning and nightly use of this powerful moisturizer.

A woman checking the ingredients of her skincare product

3. Sunscreen

Never, ever skimp on sunscreen. Let’s be honest, most people are not slathering up with sunscreen several times a day as they should. Once you get your makeup on, the last thing you want to do is put sunscreen on a couple of hours later and ruin the effect. 

The fact is that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It’s estimated that one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. It’s simply not worth the risk. 

You can have more sun protection without ruining your makeup by using makeup and foundation that has UV protection built-in. Start with sunscreen before you put on makeup, stay out of the sun whenever possible, and wear a hat or other clothing that will cover your skin.

Tips for skin goals

With universal tips in mind, it’s time to get specific. Are you trying to get rid of acne, acne scars, fight wrinkles, or just look more vibrant? 

Set realistic goals. Small, realistic goals are achievable and give you the motivation to keep going to achieve more results.

Skincare education. Learn about your own skin and what it needs to be healthy and look its best.

Be honest with yourself. You know smoking and alcohol and sugar and all those other things you “indulge” in are bad for you and your skin. Cutting back or eliminating those things from your life will improve your all-over health and appearance.

Change is coming. If you live in a climate where the seasons change, you’ve got to adapt your skincare routine regularly. But that’s not the only time when change is important. As your skin improves, your skincare routine might need some tweaking, too.

Try new things. There are constantly new products on the market that use all-natural ingredients in ways you’ve never tried before. If you feel stalled or don’t see improvement, try something different.

Stick with what works. Make sure you give new products a chance to work, and if you find one that does, stick with it as long as you’re seeing the benefits. But remember, change will come eventually, so try new things when necessary.

Think about the future. No matter what age you are, you’re aging. Start your healthy aging skincare routine today, so your skin stays vibrant and healthy tomorrow.

A woman applying sunscreen

To put it simply

You already know that your skin is where you live, just you–no one else. That means your skin is unique, and you have your own concerns and issues that some other people don’t have. Just like they have some skin problems that you don’t have.

These tips are designed to give you a foundation for skincare success. By applying some universal truths to your daily regimen and setting goals based on your specific concerns, you’ll have success, and by the end of the year, you’ll be so proud of the progress you made. Stick with the plan of washing and moisturizing twice daily – for that skin you dream of.