Ultimate Self-Care Guide to Start the New Year Right
The holiday season was needed more than ever this year after all of the challenges we’ve faced this year. Yet, while enjoying time with your friends or at home with your family is a wonderful, it can also be exhausting for your mind and body and stressful for your skin.
So with the end of 2020, it’s time to focus on caring for yourself from head to toe, so that you can start the new year right!
Here are the self-care steps to take each day to look and feel amazing in 2021…
#1 – Face the world with a fresh face
Ready to let your beauty shine and show the world your amazing self?
Kick off each day with a skincare routine you can stick to.
Even though it’s tempting to just skip cleansing and moisturizing and go right to your makeup, leaving the oils that accumulate overnight on your skin is a big mistake that can lead to breakouts, enlarged pores and even wrinkles and sagging.
Instead, begin with a gentle cleanser, like our Acne-Stopping Chamomile Face Wash infused with white willow bark.
Next, mist on a hydrating toner to lock in moisture and perfect your pores.
And follow with a peptide-packed serum to guard against fine lines and wrinkles and your favorite moisturizer.
For the winter months, we recommend choosing a rich moisturizer that delivers skin-hydrating hyaluronic acid to combat dryness and keep skin firm, plump and lifted
#2 – Choose a skin healthy diet
It’s easy to over-indulge during the holiday season. And the lockdowns over the past year have made reaching for bad-for-you deserts, salty snacks and fatty options even harder to resist.
But the truth is, to get glowing skin, you have to focus on both the outside – with amazing skincare – and the inside with the foods you eat.
Choose vibrantly colored fruits and veggies, along with skin-supporting lean proteins to make up 85% of your diet.
And then add a little taste of naughtiness with dark chocolate and other treats that make you smile.
#3 – Add an hour
Did you know that most of us get just seven hours of sleep each night?
Yet, sleep experts say that eight is the magic number that keeps you not only feeling your best, but looking amazing, since the time you spend asleep is when your skin makes the collagen it needs to keep the wrinkles at bay.
As an added bonus, sleep also works to strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure and prevent diabetes.
So go to bed just one hour early this year, to care for your skin and your whole body.
#4 – Get inspired
An easy way to energize your mind and body in 2021 is to make a list of all the things you have always wanted to do, people you want to spend the most time with and the activities that make you feel confident and unstoppable.
It’s not about making those hard-to-keep resolutions or a list that you need to check off.
Instead it’s about reminding yourself of the things that inspire you and bring out your best.
Once you’ve made your list, you can frame it and keep it next to your bed or anywhere you’re most likely to see it each morning when you wake and each night before you go to sleep.
#5 – Bring it back around
For the ultimate in self-care, your final step at the end of each day is to bring it back around and focus on your skin.
Choose a cleansing oil or lotion, like our Young & Pure Botanical Cleansing Lotion to sweep away the buildup of makeup, dirt and other impurities that cling to your skin throughout the day and open your pores.
Don’t forget your toner, to rejuvenate your complexion after a long day and combat free radical damage.
Layer on an extra-strong serum, infused with hyaluronic acid and pro-vitamin B5 to stimulate your skin’s natural regeneration and hydration while you sleep.
And finish with an intensive correcting moisturizer, like our Collagen Plus Cream, for instant lifting and antioxidant protection for a vibrantly healthy complexion.
Have a Miraculous New Year!
From all of us here at Miracles & More, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Miraculously Beautiful and Happy New Year!