New Year New Skin Care Resolutions

Hair Creations’ Top Skin Care Resolutions for the New Year

A lot of New Years resolutions revolve around daily habits. These are easy to do but also very easy not to do. At the Hair Creations salon we’ve decided to concentrate on our skin for our New Years resolutions. We want to make these daily, weekly or monthly habits achievable in a busy lifestyle because we’ve all got a lot going on. But we also know how important it is to take care of our skin. So we wanted to choose skin resolutions that would make a big difference on our skin too.

Here is what we came up with:

Choose a skin care that has history.

“If something sounds to good to be true, like you are going to look 10 years younger in 30 days if you use “this” skin care, it is probably to good to be true! A trend is a only trend for a reason. Choose a skin care that has history. The skin care line I love is Repechage. It has been around for 40 years and their main ingredient is all natural, its seaweed which has many benefits to skin.”

 Use a toner.

Toner is something that I previously skipped because I didn’t realize how important it is. I’ve been using a toner on a regular basis now and I can’t believe the difference in my skin. A toner restores your skin to a state where it is not too acidic or too alkaline. It helps the skin maintain its optimal strength. Which will then give your skin better protection from the sun and our environment and more hydration.

Don’t stop at your neck.

You should always hydrate all areas of your body. Give areas that see extra dryness like your heals, elbows and hands special treatment. A great way to keep your hands and feet moisturized is get a paraffin wax treatment once a month, especially through the winter months. Your feet will thank you!

 Keep your hands off your face.

As we all know our hands are full of bacteria and germs. Pay attention to how often you touch your face , or rub your eyes with your hands in a day. Also don’t give in to the temptation to start picking at your pimples and black heads. Treat yourself to a professional facial once a season.  A professional facial stimulates your skin keeping the skin more toned and youthful-looking.

 Quality not quantity.

Ask a professional what they would suggest when it comes to skin care and make-up products. It’s very difficult to choose skin care products on your own. Your hairstylist or aesthetician have been trained in choosing the right products for your skin and products that you will benefit from the most. One quality product is going to make a greater difference on your skin than any other products!
To accompany these amazing skin care habits we think that its really important to support your skin with a healthy diet. Here is one of our favourite smoothie recipes which has so many beneficial nutrients for healthy skin!

Glowing Skin Smoothie

1/2 cup plain coconut water 
2 frozen ripe bananas 
1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh) 
1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh) 
2 cups spinach or kale 
1/2 avocado, sliced 
Optional: 1 Tablespoon ground flax or flaxseed oil

Avocados hydrate the skin, bringing back that glow we all love.
Mangos contain carotenoids, which help our skin glow.
And pineapples are high in vitamin C, which I’ve learned is key to the production of collagen – giving our skin its firmness and strength!
Spinach OR kale are both nutrient dense super foods, removing toxins from our bodies.
Coconut water is incredibly hydrating and makes skin look more youthful and supple.

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