The countdown to the new year has begun and that means it’s time to set new resolutions for 2018. While thinking about taking control of your health, don’t overlook skincare. Your skin is the defense against infection and proper skincare keeps it healthy and strong. Need help getting started? Check out our top 5 skincare resolutions for healthy skin this new year.

1. Make Water Your New BFF.

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it needs more care than what you may be giving it. Dehydrated skin can look dull, dry and damaged. Take time each day to drink an abundance of water – eight 8 oz glasses per day is the recommended amount. This may seem daunting at first, but try using a reusable water bottle with times marked at different water levels to help keep you on track throughout the day.

2. Don’t Make(up) This Mistake.

Forgetting to take off your makeup at night is an easily avoidable skin crime. While we have ALL been guilty of this before, no matter how late it is, don’t let a day’s worth of sweat, oils, and makeup sit on your face all night. All that gunk is destined to clog your pores and you may breakout as early as the next morning. Keep a package of makeup wipes beside your bed for those nights when the sink is just too far.

3. Arm Yourself For Anti-Aging.

It’s never too early (or late) to begin adding anti-aging products into your skincare routine. While these types of products can be expensive, opt to add in a new product every few months. Build up your own personalized army of products to help defend against fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

4. Beat it, Bacteria.

Bacteria can attack your skin in a various ways, from mild breakouts to potentially life-threatening infections. Solution? Clean up and clean out! This seems simple (and obvious) but it is one of those things everyone pushes to the bottom of their to-do lists. Clean those dirty brushes, change those old pillowcases and toss those 2-year-old makeup products. Your skin will thank you.

5. #TreatYoSelf.

Choose to pamper your skin this new year. It can range from simply doing a face mask once a week, investing in a luxurious moisturizer or getting Botox for those stubborn forehead wrinkles. Find the skin issue that is holding you back and take charge!

From acne to anti-aging, DC Derm Docs can have you looking and feeling your best for 2018. Call (202) 822-9591 today to start your new year off strong with the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted.

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