Is it just us or did 2021 go by in a flash? It has certainly been a whirlwind of a year with disruptions in our regular routine, but the last 12 months allowed us to become experts in adapting to change! And speaking of change, 2022 is knocking, bringing a wave of new energy filled with inspiration and motivation. It’s a time that can help us “reset” and adopt new habits, laying the foundation for improvement and growth.
While you brainstorm your new year resolutions, don’t forget to include self-care habits to help you destress and relax! Not only can self-care be beneficial for your mental health, but it can help you achieve glowing, dewy skin. Don’t worry if you’re unsure what rituals to add to your routine. We’re going over eight things you can do in 2022 that will set you up for a successful year while giving you beautiful, healthy skin!
1: Get consistent, quality sleep
At the top of our list of healthy habits to adopt for 2022 is a routine to help you get consistent, quality sleep! Proper rest is crucial for daily functions and has tremendous benefits, including boosting your immune system, increasing productivity and concentration, and even helping to lower inflammation. A good night of sleep can affect everything from your mood to athletic performance, so experiment to find a routine that maximizes your quality of sleep.
Sleep also helps the body recharge and rebuild itself, which is why it’s essential for skin health. As you sleep, your skin barrier is hard at work to repair damage from environmental factors, such as UV rays. Studies even show sleep deprivation is associated with swollen eyes, dull skin, and increased fine lines. Although skincare products may help address these problems, the best solution is to obtain consistent sleep to truly glow from the inside out.
Below are some tips you can incorporate to build a good sleeping routine…
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
- Create an environment that is conducive to quality rest
- Limit your screen time before bed
- Be mindful of your caffeine intake throughout the day
2: Learn how to manage your stress
There will always be stressors in life, but how you deal with them is completely under your control! When you’re under stress, your “fight or flight” response is triggered and releases adrenalin and cortisol in your body. This response causes the heart and respiration rate to increase to prepare for the perceived emergency and will decrease when there is no longer a threat detected. However, if you’re chronically stressed, your body will remain in that “fight or flight” response, which can harm your mental and physical health. These extra hormones in your body may also increase inflammation and lead to breakouts on your skin.
You may be wondering, “how can I reduce my stress to better my health and skin for the upcoming year?” Luckily, there are several methods you can try to manage stress. We believe that self-care is self-love, so our favorite recommendation is indulging in an at-home spa night to pamper yourself. You should, of course, explore a range of strategies, and below are some other habits that can help relieve stress…
- Find a physical activity that you enjoy
- Practice mindfulness and meditation techniques
- Journal and write down your feelings
- Spend quality time with loved ones
3: Adopt a healthier diet
The next habit on our list for the new year is to adopt a healthier diet! Wellness and beauty start from within, and the foods you consume matter. Eating a balanced diet of fruits, veggies, whole grains, fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats will not only give your body the proper fuel it needs to function, but it will also help you achieve a radiance from within. Processed snacks, refined sugars, and unhealthy fats can cause skin inflammation, so while you don’t necessarily have to cut them out of your diet, it’s best to limit your intake of those types of foods. No singular food will make or break your health, so strive to make better choices and habits in a way that is sustainable and healthy for you!
If you’re wondering what groceries you should start adding to your shopping list that can promote glowing skin, see below for some foods your skin will love…
- Fish with omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, mackerel, and other fatty fish)
- Berries and other vitamin C rich fruits
- Leafy greens
4: Drink more water and stay hydrated
In addition to eating a clean diet in 2022, proper hydration is also key to good health and skin! Your body is made mostly of water, and it’s essential for numerous body functions, including temperature regulation, cell health, and waste removal. Staying hydrated helps flush out the toxins in your body and can even improve your skin’s overall complexion. Not a fan of plain water? Try infusing sparkling water with your favorite fruits or herbs for a burst of flavor that will transform your drink into a refreshing spritzer!
5: Moisturize daily
You’re sleeping better, managing stress levels, eating clean, and drinking more water: what’s next? Protect your skin’s natural barrier by moisturizing daily with a gentle moisturizer that will lock in moisture and soothe the skin! The sun, wind, heat, and other environmental stressors can all take a toll on the skin, so it’s crucial to moisturize every day to protect and restore the barrier.
A fantastic option perfect for all skin types is the Whipped Calming Moisturizer. This gentle face cream formulated with soothing ingredients including oatmeal extract, honey, and essential fatty oils supports elasticity, minimizes redness, and provides major hydration to the skin. It’s suitable for sensitive, dry, oily, mature, and normal skin and is the perfect daily moisturizer!
6: Include eye products into your regimen
Level up your face routine this year and start adding eye products into your regimen if you haven’t already! The skin around your eye area is thinner than the rest of your face and often needs a boost of hydration for a refreshed look. Moisturizing the undereye area is especially important if you plan on wearing any sort of makeup because powder and concealer can easily crease in fine lines. You can plump and smooth wrinkles by applying a few layers of the Multi-Corrective Eye Complex Serum before concealer for flawless and long-lasting results.
Packed with hyaluronic acid, peptides, and flower extracts, the Multi-Corrective Eye Complex Serum has a lightweight texture that attracts moisture to the skin to deeply hydrate and rejuvenate tired eyes. It even has a gemstone rollerball applicator that feels cool to the skin and helps increase circulation to the eye area as you apply the product. Include this step in your morning and night routine after your moisturizer for best results.
7: Don’t forget to exfoliate
Is exfoliation a forgotten or neglected step in your skincare routine? It’s okay; we totally understand! It’s a step that is easily skipped because you only need to exfoliate about twice a week or as needed based on your skin type. For 2022, bring your attention to exfoliation and your skin will thank you for it, especially during the winter months. By gently removing the dull, dead skin on the outermost layer, exfoliants help smooth out uneven texture and reveal a soft and supple complexion.
Not all exfoliators are created the same, and some can be harsh and irritating to the skin. However, the Phyto-Almond Pumpkin Facial Scrub is a gentle treatment full of natural vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and glycolic acid to unveil glowing skin while buffing away dead, dry skin cells. The pumpkin and almond oil add a sweet and comforting scent that will have you looking forward to using weekly. Depending on your skin type, massage the facial polish onto cleansed skin in a circular motion twice a week and rinse with warm water afterward for radiant skin.
8: Add more hyaluronic acid in your routine
Finally, welcome more hyaluronic acid (HA) products to tackle 2022 with a fresh and luminous face! We previously touched upon the impressive qualities of hyaluronic acid, but let’s further discuss why HA is a staple in skincare.
HA functions as a humectant, meaning it holds onto water molecules and can bind up to 1000 times its weight in H20 to keep the surface of your skin hydrated. This helps lock in moisture and prevents the water in your skin from evaporating, resulting in smoother and softer skin for longer. HA also allows other active ingredients to penetrate the skin deeper, which is why you’ll find hyaluronic acid in so many of our products.
You can experience the benefits of HA with our Hyaluronic Sleeping Mask and Re-Hydrating Facial Essence! These two products harness the power of HA to plump, hydrate, and smooth the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Used as the last step in your nighttime routine, the Hyaluronic Sleeping Mask offers a surge of moisture and keeps your skin soft and supple throughout the entire night by drawing water to the skin. Waking up to dewy skin? That’s going to be a yes for us!
For a quicker way to rejuvenate the skin, the Re-Hydrating Facial Essence is a must-have. This lightweight serum can be poured into clean hands and pressed onto the face after cleansing or whenever your skin feels dry. It even has alcohol-free witch hazel, which can help calm the appearance of inflammation.
Ready to get glowing in 2022?
We hope these eight tips were helpful and gave you ideas to jumpstart your 2022 skin goals! What goals do you have for the new year? Comment below!