The 5 Best Skin Care Resolutions for 2022

January 11, 2022 Tags:

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With a new year comes new resolutions. While some vow to start eating right or working out, at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery we want to take better care of our skin in 2022. Healthy skin is strong and supple, even and radiant, not prone to cracking or breaking. Below are the 5 best skin care resolutions you can make in 2022 to achieve your healthy skin goals. 

Resolution #1: Wear sunscreen every day – rain or shine, hot or cold

This one we know you’ve heard before – and for good reason. If you’re not using sunscreen daily, you might as well throw away all other products meant to smooth, tighten, brighten, and promote glowing skin. No matter your age, skin tone, or concerns, protecting your skin is a must. Find a sunscreen you love – we prefer SkinMedica’s Essential Defense Everyday Clear SPF 47Total Defense and Repair SPF 34, and Elta MD’s entire UV line – and wear it every day. Aim to make it as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth and putting on fresh clothes. Sun protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses are also good options for those who prefer not to wear sunscreen. 

Resolution #2: Add a face mask to your skin care regimen

No, we’re not talking about a medical mask or N-95. Adding a face mask that’s appropriate for your skin type to your routine once a week can give your skin the extra boost it needs as they enable ingredients to penetrate your skin more effectively in a relatively short timeframe. To choose an effective face mask, you first need to figure out what your skin type is and what your skin care goals are. Gel masks work for most skin types because they’re gentle, lightweight, and can quickly absorb into your skin, while clay masks are great for those with oily, acne-prone skin.

Resolution #3: Wash your pillowcases more often than you think 

It’s probably time to wash your pillowcases. Like, right now. At a minimum, you should be washing or switching out your pillowcases with fresh ones once or twice a week. All the daily oil, sweat, and product build-up from your hair transfers to your pillowcase and causes build-up on your face. In the same vein, it’s important to ensure you never go to sleep wearing makeup, as makeup and built-up debris is the perfect storm for clogged pores, blackheads, acne, and even cysts.

Resolution #4: Take stock, shuffle, and simplify your skin care routine

The new year is a great time to take stock of how your skin feels and how it’s behaving. From there, figure out what it needs and cut out the filler. If you’re unsure what products may be best for your skin, consider coming into Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery for a Visia Skin Analysis (we like to think of it as a report card for your skin) that’s easy to understand. Using the VISIA system, our aesthetics experts will then provide you with recommendations tailored to your specific skin care needs and goals. 

Resolution #5: Commit to consistency

Consistency is key and can be more beneficial than even the best, most expensive products or in-office procedures. From the simplest of skin care routines to the most complex, if you stick with your routine in the long term, you will see impressive results.  

Ready to level up your skin care routine this year? Visit us at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery for a Visia Skin Analysis and ensure you have all the products and habits you need for healthy skin in 2022. 

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