You’ve over indulged, overspent and under slept. In other words, the holidays are coming to a close and now your attention has turned to the new year; a blank slate, a new page, a fresh start. With New Year’s Resolutions at the forefront of your mind, instead of the age old cliche of joining a gym, why not make a resolution to take proper care of your skin? We’ve brainstormed some skin care resolutions, so you don’t have to, for a luminous year ahead.

Slip, Slop, Slap

This one’s non-negotiable, both for your skin’s appearance and for your own health. With 2 in 3 Australian’s being diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they're 70, skin cancer is an epidemic, and studies have proven that regular daily use of SPF15 or higher can reduce the risk of developing melanoma by 50%. Plus, using sunscreen has a myriad of other benefits, like slowing down the development of wrinkles, reducing the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness as well as preventing skin discolouration.

TRY: Dragon’s Blood Radiance Daily Moisturiser SPF15+ ($39.95)

Hydrate Thirsty Skin

Thirsty skin is unhappy skin, lacking radiance and plumpness. Skin is made up of 64% water and when your skin is adequately hydrated it looks healthy and vibrant and is less prone to wrinkles. It also allows the skin’s protective barrier to remain intact, blocking out negative environment factors and toxins.

TRY: Nature's Superoil ($39.95)

Don't Neglect Your Neck

Neck skin is much thinner and more fragile than the rest of your body making it more prone to ageing and wrinkles. So, if you’re using your usual facial cream, you’re probably weighing down the delicate skin. Neck skin also has less lipids and sebaceous glands that protect from environmental factors and toxins, which can speed up the ageing process. So, to be sure to avoid prematurely sagging and wrinkled neck skin, make sure you’re applying a cream that specifically formulated for the delicate area.

TRY: Advance Superlift Neck Lifting & Firming Cream ($79.95)

Scrub Away Dead Cells

Exfoliating may seem like an unnecessary extra step that you don’t have time for in your busy life. But, with adult skin cells taking an average of 28 days to replenish, regular exfoliation can make a world of difference to your complexion. Exfoliating, as opposed to cleansing, has the advantage of being able to reach right down below the surface and rid your skin of tired, dead cell, making way for new, healthy cells to take their place. Exfoliation has multiple benefits, it can help clear acne and breakouts, improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. Try using gentle exfoliants packed with natural AHAs as harsh grainy exfoliants can irritate the skin.

WE LOVE: Dragon's Blood 3-in-1 Advanced Treatment Cleanser ($24.95)

Pencil in a Weekly Face Mask

The beauty of face masks is that there’s countless formulas for different skin woes. So, it doesn’t matter if your skins, oily, acne-prone, prematurely ageing, combo or dry (we could go on… and on) there’s a mask out there for you. Masks are not only relaxing, but can also unclog pores, deeply hydrate, boost radiance and address all types of ageing concerns. Simply identify your skin concerns and seek out face masks specifically formulated to give your skin the essential boost it needs (more than one concern? try multi-masking!)

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