Happy New Year, babes! Every year we set resolutions and… every year it feels like we can never follow through. But, this year is different! After a truly eventful 2020, we at Intoxicated are determined to make 2021 better. Even if it’s just better for your skin. Here are some quick and simple skincare resolutions to start off this new year.
1. Take Off Your Makeup and Wash Your Face Before Bed
Yes, even if you’re drunk and don’t want to. We’ve all been there. But, seriously, throughout the day your face comes into contact with makeup, dirt, germs, pollution, and so much more. You do not want to let that sit on your skin overnight. This year, we’re committing to removing our makeup and washing our face before our head hits the pillow.
2. Double Cleanse
Speaking of washing our face, let’s make sure we’re doing it the right way. Double cleansing is an incredible way of removing makeup, dirt, and debris with the initial wash, and then cleansing your skin and targeting any problem areas with the second wash. We have a whole blog post on how to double cleanse here if you want to learn more! Essentially, you should begin by first using micellar water or an oil-based cleanser to take off your makeup and other grime. Then, follow up with a lathering cleanser to truly cleanse your skin.
3. Invest in Incredible Skincare
After double cleansing our skin, it’s time to follow up with your other skincare products! And, if you’re looking for a fantastic serum that will actually work… look no further. Our Bee Serum, Snail Serum, and Snake Serum are all amazing products that work wonders.
While we don’t carry a toner, moisturizer (though we’re coming out with one soon!), and sunscreen yet, we can recommend some here. Invest in high quality products that really work - your skin will thank you!
4. Learn to Layer Your Products Correctly
Now that we’re armed with quality products, it’s time to use them! It can be so tricky figuring out when to use toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, etc. so we’re sharing the perfect way to layer your products.
(Hint: Your products should be applied from thinnest to thickest consistency to ensure they all get a chance to sink into your skin and work their magic.)
Start by double cleansing, then follow with a toner. After your toner sinks into your skin, it’s time to apply an eye cream if you’d like. This gives the eye cream time to melt into your skin. Following your eye cream, it’s time to apply your Intoxicated Cosmetics Bee, Snail, or Snake Serum. We recommend Bee for the morning, and Snail or Snake for nighttime. After your serum, apply a moisturizer.
5. Wash Your Makeup Brushes
I know, I know… it sucks. But, it’s so worth it! Just as it’s important to remove your makeup from your skin before bed, washing your makeup brushes is crucial to remove bacteria, built up makeup, and other debris. Aim to wash your brushes at least once a week. You can do it! Turn on some tunes (hello, Intoxicated Cosmetics Spotify playlists) or your favorite show and scrub those brushes. You’ll notice fewer breakouts and smoother makeup applications! Need we say more?
And there you have it! Five skin care resolutions you can stick to get even better skin in 2021. Hope this helps!