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If you’re stuck in a skincare rut, the new year is a great time to give your skincare routine a makeover and commit to healthy skin habits that will help you achieve your best complexion yet. And the best place to start? With these tips that'll ensure your skin stays healthy, happy and glowing all year.

Keep scrolling to discover the five new year’s skin resolutions that you should seriously consider making now.

Resolution #1: Commit to wearing SPF every day

The last step in your morning skincare routine should always be SPF, whether you’re going out or not. Yes, we go on about it all the time, but SPF should really be the non-negotiable in any skincare routine, and not just because it protects you from skin cancer. Applying SPF daily — rain or shine, hot or cold — helps prevent everything from premature ageing to hyperpigmentation. So, if you do nothing else for your skin, do this. Our pro tip is to try a tinted SPF that doubles as a moisturiser and foundation, because that way, it will be easier to remember.

Resolution #2: Incorporate a good quality serum into your regimen

Whatever your skin type or concern may be, there’s a serum for it. Serums are super concentrated and packed full of potent ingredients that can target the most specific of skin concerns, be it acne, pigmentation or wrinkles. And the best part is a little goes a long way. Give your skincare regimen an extra boost with a serum that’s most appropriate for you.


Resolution #3: Don’t be afraid of retinol

By now, you know that retinol has dozens of benefits, making it a no-brainer addition to your nightly skincare routine. That said, many people are wary of retinol because it can cause irritation and redness — but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that front … We use retinol in the form of hydroxypinacolone retinoate (sometimes referred to as granactive retinol) in our formulas, which is more stable and less irritating than other retinoids, so you can get all the benefits with none of the drawbacks.

Resolution #4: Strip back your routine

Does your skincare cabinet need a spring clean? We believe the most effective routines are the simplest ones with fewer products which use ingredients backed by science, and the new year is the perfect time to reconsider your routine and take stock of how your skin is feeling. From there, establish an individualised skincare routine that addresses your skin's specific needs and cut out the clutter. If anything, it’ll save you money.


Resolution #5: Be consistent

Our number one tip (besides sunscreen) is to be consistent and patient with your routine. The key to achieving healthier skin is commitment, so find a routine or a product that works and stick with it. If you’re tempted to throw in the towel, remember that it may take 12 weeks before you see visible results from a new product. And keep in mind that switching up your products regularly could lead to irritated skin.