As we celebrate the end of 2015 and herald the beginning of new opportunities and experiences in the coming year, the Dermagold team would like to share some easy ways to rejuvenate your skin! As we start noting down our New Year’s resolutions, it’s important to think beyond the material and instead ponder on how we can improve our wellbeing and health. We hope these simple but significant tips will help you boost your skin’s health in 2016 and help you tackle the year with renewed confidence and vigour.
- Pay your ‘sleep debt’
Use the time off at the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 to allow your body more rest. Regular and sufficient sleep not only improves one’s skin, but also allows your body to repair itself. Try to squeeze in more sleep as you ease back into your daily responsibilities at work and at home, and you will see huge changes in your energy levels, health, and skin!
- Less party drinks, more water
Parties are common as we enter the New Year, but be sure to reduce or avoid alcohol and treat your body well by drinking sufficient water! Constant hydration not only boosts your skin and health – it can also be the first step towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even if just can’t say goodbye to your favourite hawker foods yet, you can challenge yourself by phasing out soft drinks and alcohol from your meals. Combine this with more frequent exercise, and you’ll be glad you did!
- Eat well
In line with the previous point, you may also want to start the new year by becoming more conscious of what you put into your food! Certain unsaturated fats such as polyunsatured fatty acids and monounsaturated fats can help lower your cholesterol levels. Avoid foods that are high on saturated fats by making the effort to check out the nutrition labels while you’re at the supermarket. And while carbohydrates are an essential part of a well-balanced diet, remember to put more greens and proteins on your plate.
- Review your skincare regime
If you want to improve your skin in 2016, what better way to (re)start your skincare journey than with a review of your usual morning and nightly routine. Think about whether your need to start using a mask and scrub more (or less) often, reduce make-up options that seem to be drying your skin, and so on. Don’t hesitate to try something new!
- Review your skincare products
Lastly, be sure to review which products you’ve enjoyed using and which you feel like you haven’t connected with. Be discerning on which products have best helped your skin or which products have kept your skin stagnant. Ask your friends for recommendations if you want to try out some new products (but do check with you’re a professional skincare professional first especially if you have sensitive or problematic skin) , and consider venturing into Dermagold’s award-winning skincare line if you’re looking for the best way to perk up & rejuvenate your skin in the Singaporean tropical weather.