New Year! New YOU!

The start of a brand new year is a great time to review your daily habits and look for better answers to your old routines. How you take care of yourself is one area to look at, including the way you take care of your skin. If you’ve been stuck in the same skin care rut for a while now, it’s time to update your products and routines to take advantage of new breakthroughs and trends in skin care. Here are some cutting-edge ideas for better skin care in the New Year.

ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS FOR YOUNGER WOMEN

These are not exactly new on the market, but they are becoming more important to younger women. The more that skin accumulates damage, the less able it is to recover its youthful softness and beauty. Younger women are becoming aware that it’s never too soon to start taking care of their skin to enjoy many years of healthy, beautiful skin and complexions. Some products are being marketed as anti-aging products for younger women, but many good-quality basic skin care products will also help young women preserve their healthy glow as they grow older.

ORGANIC AND NATURAL PRODUCTS

The idea of buying organic products is stretching beyond food. Organic and natural skin care products are a growing sector of the skin care market. If it’s good for your body to avoid consuming extra chemicals in the food you eat, it stands to reason it’s also good to avoid putting extra chemicals on your skin—especially when you consider that the skin is the largest organ in the body and easily absorbs elements from the environment. The labeling and certification standards for organic skin care products are lagging behind standards for food products, which makes choosing truly organic products trickier. Some companies are pursuing independent certification of their products as organic, and you can also check labels to avoid products with overly complicated ingredient lists and formulations.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE SKIN CARE

Similar to the recognition that organic skin care products are just as healthy as organic food products, consumers are becoming more aware that what they eat and how they take care of their bodies has a big influence on their skin health. Basically, what’s happening inside a body often affects the outward appearance. Simple changes like wearing sunscreen are great for having healthy skin, and getting regular exercise also helps skin to be clear and healthy. Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and possibly taking multivitamin supplements, are also great choices to have beautiful, healthy skin, as well as a beautiful, healthy body.

Ulmer Dermatology