New Year Skincare Resolutions For Glowing Skin In 2019

Many of us decide that come the new year, we are going to do everything we can to be a better, healthier and happier person in the 12 months to follow.

The festive season leaves many of us with dull, dry complexions – the result of too much wine and too many mince pies.  That, coupled with a reduction in our usual exercise, late nights and the dehydrating effect of central heating, and our skins can look anything but dewy and fresh. That’s without taking into account the effect of stress on our skin – and who leads a completely stress-free life?

In this post, Dr Ejikeme, Medical Director at the Adonia Medical Clinic shares her 5 top resolutions for having glowing skin this year.

Dr Ejikeme is an NHS Medical Consultant and a highly experienced aesthetic medicine doctor with extensive global training in medicine and surgery.

Here is what she suggests:-

1. HYDRATE

In order to get and maintain a nice healthy complexion, it is essential to re-hydrate constantly, with at least 2 litres of waters per day and by eating water-rich foods.

Your lighter face creams should be swapped in for richer night creams and oils to really keep your skin hydrated. You don’t have to spend a fortune.  I’ve tried loads of creams from Creme de la Mer to L’Oreal and, frankly, couldn’t see a difference in any of them.   What is important is that you apply it regularly and don’t forget to add a sunscreen if your chosen cream doesn’t already contain one.

2. EXFOLIATE

By exfoliating regularly you encourage a more even fade compared to the natural exfoliation that happens over time, it also allows moisturisers and oils to reach deeper into the skin for better effects.

Exfoliate the skin 2 or more times a week for best results for removing dead skins and aiding circulation.

3. EXERCISE

The motivation to exercise is often less in the winter months – however, it is essential. Movement enables lymphatic drainage and constant circulation which then enables the skin to be energised and glowing. Exercising 3-5 times a week will help maintain your overall health, as well as youthful, healthy skin.

4. AVOID TOXINS

The cooler months at the beginning of the year are more likely to encourage skin problems, such as eczema or dermatitis, to flare up it is important to avoid anything that worsens this.

Avoiding allergens and irritants such as chemical-laden detergents will help prevent these problems. Using moisturisers designed for your specific skin type will also improve skin quality.

5. USE LUKEWARM WATER

Using lukewarm water instead of hot water to shower, bathe or wash your face will benefit your skin by preventing any essential oils and moisture being stripped from the skin.

Luckily there are plenty of excellent skincare products to suit every budget these days, as well as many great guides to skincare in your local bookstore.

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11 Comments

  1. Helen Moulden
    22 August, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I know it’s later in the year but I’m really struggling with my skin. Don’t know why it won’t clear up and it’s so dry no matter how much I moisturise it!

  2. 17 June, 2018 / 12:03 am

    I love The Ordinary products. Cheap but really good!

  3. Ashleigh+Dougherty
    14 January, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I never knew you’re advised to use luke warm water when washing your face. I always either have cold or boiling hot!

  4. 14 January, 2018 / 11:20 am

    I need to up my skincare game this year, in fact, I need to find time to take care of myself this year, full stop!!

  5. 13 January, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I really need to up my skincare game this year, and for me, I really need to exfoliate more x

  6. Sheri
    13 January, 2018 / 11:20 am

    I love to expoliate my skin, but do not do it too much because I have sensitive skin. I love any product that hydrates my skin.

  7. Crystal
    13 January, 2018 / 12:55 am

    This is something I need to do more, all part of my new self-care goal. Thank you for sharing these products.

  8. 11 January, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    I’m tryinng to drink more water at the moment as my skin has been a bit meh, it really does help.

  9. 10 January, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    I definitely need to put more effort into my skincare routine, it really is basic at the moment, so I really need to invest in some hydrating products in line with Dr Ejikeme’s advice! I have just started a new exercise regime, which will hopefully help my skin no end!

  10. 10 January, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I don’t think I’ve tried any of these brands, will have to check them out! x

  11. 10 January, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Upping my skincare game is definitely a resolution of mine! These are really great tips. 🙂