7 Skincare Resolutions to Make for 2023
2023 is your chance for a fresh start — and fresher skin. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, most of us focus on things like social media detoxes, eating less sugar, and drinking less. For this New Year, how about directing your attention (and resolutions) to your skincare routine?
We all want better skin. To tackle your skin concerns and get that glowing complexion you seek, you need to have a hard, honest look at your current skincare regimen and habits. Are you using the right products for your skin type? Moisturizing enough? Using the best possible active ingredients for your skin complaints?
2023 is the year to start taking your skincare routine seriously, and enjoy a better complexion as a result.
Need some inspiration? Here are our top seven skincare resolutions for 2023.
#1: Exfoliate More
Are you the kind of person who gets out the face scrub or exfoliating cleanser every once in a while? And by once in a while, we mean once a month at best? If that’s a “yes,” it sounds like one of your 2023 skincare resolutions should be exfoliating more often.
Exfoliation is a fundamental step in your skincare routine. It’s the process of removing the buildup of dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells to reveal fresher, brighter skin — while reducing the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. Regular exfoliation also helps in unclogging pores, thus preventing breakouts.
How often you exfoliate depends on your skin type. Those with oily or pimple-prone skin should be exfoliating 3-4 times per week while those with dry skin and sensitive skin should limit it to 1-2 times per week.
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#2: Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Dermatologists say it all the time. But they do have a point. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, whether it’s sunny or cloudy, is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Besides preventing premature aging (fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots), SPF protects against skin cancer.
If you haven’t been applying SPF daily for the past year or years before, that’s a bad habit that needs to be fixed ASAP. In 2023, commit to applying sunscreen every single day, regardless of the weather. UV rays are one of the leading causes of premature aging and skin cancer, which is why it’s imperative to stay protected whenever you’re outside.
#3: Start Using a Treatment Serum
Still not using serums? Serums are the best skincare products out there for treating specific skin concerns. Whether you’re dealing with fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, or dryness, there’s a serum out there that can help.
Serums are so effective because they contain high concentrations of active ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and niacinamide, which specifically target various skin issues.
Retinol is one of the best anti-aging ingredients thanks to its ability to boost collagen production, while vitamin C boasts brightening effects. Hyaluronic acid is a powerhouse skin hydrator, while niacinamide nourishes and mattifies skin.
If you need help choosing a serum, talk to a dermatologist.
Recommended product: Rainbow SMOOTH Serum
#4: Focus on Hydration
For dewy, glowing skin in 2023, start focusing on hydration. Especially in the winter months, there’s no better time to nourish your skin with hydrating skincare products. And we’re not just talking about your daily moisturizer. Even the likes of your cleansers and serums should be formulated with nourishing, hydrating ingredients to bolster your skin barrier and ward off dryness.
Some of the best ingredients to look out for are ceramides, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and coconut oil. You’ll find these in everything from cleansers to serums, face creams and lotions.
Recommended product: Rainbow HYDRATE Serum
#5: Pamper Your Skin with Face Masks
Face masks don’t just feel good and offer you a moment of much-deserved self-care. They also assist in treating various skin concerns, like fine lines, dryness, and sagging. Because they sit on the skin for prolonged time, they’re excellent at targeting your skincare woes, whatever they may be. You just need to find the right formula.
If you’re looking to treat fine lines and wrinkles, choose a retinoid-rich mask. For those dealing with dark spots and dullness, vitamin C is your go-to ingredient. As for acne-prone people, opt for products powered by acne-fighting salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
Recommended product: Rainbow TIGHTEN Mask
#6: Show Your Body More Love
It’s not just your face you should be paying attention to. The rest of your body (as in, everywhere below the neck) should also receive plenty of TLC if you want to keep things smooth, firm, and perky. After all, your body also faces its own set of skin concerns such as stretch marks, cellulite, sagging, and acne.
Luckily, there are surplus body care products available to pamper your skin with. From boob masks to butt scrubs and cellulite-fighting serums, you’re not short of options when it comes to body care treatments.
Look for formulas enriched with antioxidants, retinol, caffeine, and AHAs to treat your body skin concerns.
Recommended product: Rainbow FIRM Boob Mask
#7: Don’t Believe Everything You See on TikTok
Nowadays, skincare tips and hacks are constantly spewing out of TikTok. Some of them are fantastic and truly transformative while others can actually be detrimental to your skin health.
For the sake of your skin, always research a new product, trend, or trick you’ve seen on TikTok before trying it yourself. Usually, you’ll be able to find out whether it’s derm-approved or not.
It’s not that every TikTok-born skincare hack is bad. It’s just that not all of them are effective — or even safe for your skin. Always do your research beforehand!
Ready to make some skincare resolutions for 2023? We hope you’ve found some inspiration from the seven listed above. To make the best skincare resolutions for the New Year, take an honest look at your current routine and habits, and then try to incorporate new and better ones that will benefit your skin.
What skincare resolutions will you be making in 2023? We’d love to hear them!