What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2015? Odds are they include some type of goal that will lead to better health (loose weight, eat less cookies, eat more veggies…). While you are thinking about your health, here are a few easy resolutions to make to improve your skin care this year:

Know your skin type, and act accordingly. One of the easiest changes to make is to simply make sure you know your skin type, and adjust your regimen accordingly.  Skin type can change with age, so now is a great time to re-evaluate yours!

Identify your skin care bad habits, and commit to conquer them! Many of our skin care mistakes are small things that we may not realize we are doing, or how often we’re doing them.  Take a day or two to really pay attention to all that you do/don’t do to or for your skin.  Then one by one, give yourself a week or two to work on each bad habit, replacing it with a good habit for the new year.

Find an esthetician you love, and visit her at least 4 times this year. As you get your yearly budget in order, set aside some of your pennies and your time to get your skin professionally cared for. Even the simple goal of getting a facial treatment at each change of season will do wonders to perk up your skin, and keep you on track for continued healthy skin.

Stay out of the sun! We could repeat this every day for all of 2015, and still not say it enough.  Whether you love the outdoors or just love lounging by the pool, we beg of you, protect your skin from the sun. Not only will it keep your skin from prematurely aging, but it will protect you from skin cancer.

Cut back on the sugar. Sure, healthy eating is the hallmark of many a resolution.  But there’s a reason for that! Hidden sugar is sabotaging us even in foods that appear to be healthy.  (Choosing the yogurt and granola parfait for breakfast? Check the sugar content- many have 21 grams and above!) You already know that sugar is bad for your waistline, but it is also bad for your skin (and not it the way you may think).

Hydrate! We’re busy people.  We live in the desert.  We are all dehydrated! Skip the fancy vitamin waters (watch out for added sugar!), wean yourself off the diet cokes, and simply drink more water and green tea. Easy breezy way to improve your health and your skin.

Happy 2015!

We can’t wait to see you in the new year, schedule your appointment today!