The New Year is here – have you set your resolutions for 2021 yet? Now’s the time to start thinking about the changes you want to make. And if your skincare routine has been lacking lately, why not start with some new skincare resolutions that you can feel good about? Here are 7 that will leave you looking and feeling amazing.

Cleanse Every Day

You might shower every day but are you washing and cleansing your skin daily as well? Regular skin cleansing is the only way to remove dirt, oil, and pollutants from your pores. It also helps to get rid of those old, dead skin cells that make your skin look dull, rough and dehydrated. Daily cleaning removes all the impurities that build up during the day, giving your skin a fresh, healthier look and feel. 

Use a Medical Grade Moisturizer

Are you still using an over-the-counter moisturizer that you’ve been applying since you were a kid? Your skin changes as you age and so should your products. So switching to a good quality moisturizer is essential to maintain a proper level of hydration that’s needed to prevent extreme dryness. Using a daily moisturizer will also help to protect your skin from developing wrinkles and fine lines as you get older. 

Always Use Sunscreen

Sunscreen does more for your skin than just protect it from sunburns and sunspots. Nothing prevents your skin more from developing wrinkles than a good sunscreen. Try using an SPF-based moisturizer or primer. This will ensure you remember to apply it to your skin every single day. It’s a win-win!

Drink More Water

The more water you drink, the more moisture your skin receives. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day for healthier skin.

Rejuvenate with a Weekly Mask

The right face mask can help hydrate your skin and cleanse it much more thoroughly in comparison to your regular face washing routine. By applying a face mask once a week, it can pull out any excess impurities, soften the skin, unclog and tighten the pores and let you enjoy a little pampering – you deserve it! Face masks are also very therapeutic, especially if they are infused with essential oils, and who doesn’t love a little relaxation at the end of a tough week?

Learn About Your Skin Type

Another skincare resolution we all should be making this year is to learn more about our skin type. Knowing if you fall into the normal, dry, oily, or combination category will help you determine the right skincare products to use for your skin’s condition. If you’ve never had your skin evaluated, now’s the time to head to your favourite skincare clinic and get a professional consultation. 

Invest in Your Skin

If you want beautiful, firm and youthful looking skin, you need to invest in it. Let’s face it, we’re not getting any younger. As soon as you enter your twenties, your skin starts to slow down its collagen production. And all of those bad skincare habits start to catch up, one day at a time. By spending a little money on your skincare today, you’re be investing in it for the next five, ten, twenty years to come. And the earlier you start, the better. 

Two excellent ways to invest in your skin so you can maintain a beautiful complexion include:

Medical Grade Skincare Products

If you’ve been wondering if you should invest in medical skincare products, the answer is yes. Also, known as cosmeceuticals, these products have clinically proven ingredients that provide effective and lasting benefits for the skin. There are a number of skincare lines to choose from, so be sure to have your skin consultation done first so you can discover the right products for your particular condition. 

Professional Skincare Treatments

From chemical peels to micro-needling to acne treatments, a skin clinic uses state of the art technology and medical techniques to give your skin that extra bit of care that it needs. 

Are you ready to give your skin the care it truly needs? Start your year on the right foot with a professional grade treatment from The Ottawa Skin Clinic. Our technicians have the expertise to treat a number of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, fine lines, crow’s feet, and sagging skin. We provide a range of non-surgical treatments that can rejuvenate your skin. Our skincare professionals will provide you with a skin assessment and product recommendations so that you can continue to care for your skin after you leave our clinic as well. Give yourself the gift of healthy looking, radiant skin in 2021 – contact us today!