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Five (Achievable) Skincare Resolution Ideas for 2017

According to an article from Forbes, estimates say more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. However, research suggests that just 8% of people reach their New Year’s goals.

So why the big discrepancy? One thought is that people set goals that are too difficult or too unattainable. With that in mind, we put together the top five skincare resolutions you can easily achieve in 2017 to keep your skin healthy.

Regularly change your razor blade.

There’s no set amount of time to keep a razor blade. You’ll find that some products recommend 5-10 shaves, while online research might point you to 3-4 shaves. Unfortunately, it just depends on how often you shave. Instead of counting uses, toss your razor when you notice any tugging, nicking or rusting.

Moisturize daily.

We know a lot of men and women who skip wearing moisturizer on a daily basis. However, moisturizer traps water in your skin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and make your skin look brighter/younger. For the best results, apply moisturizer to your face and body immediately after bathing, showering or shaving while the skin is still damp.

Never go to bed with makeup on.

Are you tired of hearing this yet? We’re not lying to you – sleeping in your makeup is bad, Bad, BAD. Some things that are likely to happen if you go to bed without removing your makeup: eye irritation or infection, collagen breakdown (hello wrinkles), breakouts, dry skin, clogged eyelash follicles, and broken eyelashes.

Stop tanning – in natural light or artificial light.

Laying out in the sun or in a tanning bed expose you to ultraviolet radiation that increases your risk of skin cancer by 75%. In addition, tanning can damage your immune system and prematurely age skin (making it look wrinkled or leathery and causing age spots). Instead, opt for a self-tanner that gives you the look you want, without the risks.

See a dermatologist this year.

Did you know that the American Academy of Dermatology recommends having an annual skin check with a board-certified dermatologist? Even if you are healthy and have no history of skin cancer, you should still visit a dermatologist on an annual basis. We sometimes forget that skin, our largest organ, protects our bodies from the elements, fights bacteria, and even helps regulate body temperature. Healthy skin is essential for our overall health.

There you have it, the five easiest skincare resolutions you can make, and achieve, in 2017. And if you need to see a dermatologist before or after your annual visit, try an online visit with DermatologistOnCall.com. Our board-certified dermatologists will provide you with a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Not mention, any necessary prescriptions will be electronically sent to your preferred pharmacy.

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