When thinking about resolutions for the new year it’s important to look at the big picture and take into account all the elements that make up our lives. This includes our personal care and beauty routines. Without goals and ambitions, we can’t make progress. If you’re looking for some skincare resolution inspiration, you’re in the right place. From committing to weekly treatments to prioritising efficiency and helping the planet, we asked some of our favourite dermatologists what they want to do differently in 2022.
“In my practice, I focus on optimising skin results for my patients and I quite often forget to prioritise time to treat my own. My new 2022 skin resolution is to prioritise a weekly skin treatment at home for myself. I plan to use my favourite ZO Exfoliating Polish followed by a Dermalux LED facial (the Flex is perfect for home use) and finish off with the Teoxane Post Procedure.”
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“Given the current climate situation, I think each of us should focus on reducing the half-empties on our bathroom shelves. To do this we need to get better at researching what we need before we buy. For example, getting expert advice if you have no idea what you need, or which skin type you have. For some produ
cts you need up to 3-4 months to get results and jumping from one skincare product to another can damage the skin barrier. In that case, you’ll also give the product the chance to work. ”
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“One of the best ways to approach the New Year is with the intention of consistency — it’s the single most important factor when it comes to skin success. This applies not only to how regularly you use your routine but also how consistently you use the right ingredients for your skin’s needs. It’s paramount that you don’t adopt every trendy new ingredient without properly considering whether it’s right for you first. Make consistency a priority for 2022 and your skin will thank you.”
“My skincare resolution this year is to be mindful of environmental waste. As a dermatologist and social media blogger, I get sent products all the time. It sounds like a dream, and it is necessary for me to test new things and know what to recommend but I have picked up some tips from other bloggers this year on how to be more responsible. This includes donating any unused products to people in need (check out thehygienebank.com and toiletriesamgnesty.org) and evaluating the environmental priorities of skincare companies. Skincare is an important step of self-care, but it is even better when it can benefit others and minimise the impact on our planet.”
“Being a night-owl, I can often work late into the night and then just cleanse and fall into bed. I have decided next year to incorporate a treatment product at night one or two times a week. There are so many new and clever skincare treatment products now. I will cleanse my skin and add in at-home use skin treatment like the Skinbetter Science AlphaRet Peel Pads to ensure my skin is radiant and glowing!”
“My resolution for the coming year is to be more mindful about waste in my skincare routine. I heard a statistic that said that over 80% of people recycle their kitchen waste but only 50% recycle their bathroom waste. Following this, I have placed a recycling bin in my bathroom so that all my recyclable empties go straight there. I am also looking more at product packaging and hope to see more brands offering us packaging that is recyclable, refillable, or compostable going forward. I will consciously be looking for these options when picking new products.”
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