What are your resolutions for the new year? It’s easy to get swept up in the whole ‘new year, new you’ mindset, but often the smallest goals and intentions are the easiest to actually stick to. So, why not make 2023 the year you achieve your skin goals? Here are 5 New Year’s skin resolutions that’ll get your year off to a glowing start (quite literally).
Resolution #1: Take your makeup off before bed.
Easier said than done, we know, but once you discover our fan favourite cleansing balm, you’ll never go a night without our double cleansing method. Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm is a luxurious balm-to-oil formula that sweeps away all traces of makeup – including waterproof mascara – to leave your skin clean and soft. We've also launched a NEW charcoal cleansing balm, which boasts all the same benefits as the original, now with the detoxifying power of Japanese charcoal. Whichever formula you choose, follow up with a second cleanser of your choice for the ultimate deep cleanse. Depending on your skin type, this could be a liquid cleanser, a cream cleanser or you can simply double cleanse with your balm, removing with a warm muslin cloth.
Resolution #2: Strengthen your moisture barrier.
Stronger skin = healthier skin. Your skin’s moisture barrier helps to hold on to all the goodness in your skin and protect against daily aggressors. So, when it’s damaged, it can leave your skin feeling dry and looking dull. Clinique’s iconic Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™ is formulated with natural moisturising factors (NMF) and natural extracts of sunflower seed, barley and cucumber to help nourish your skin and strengthen the moisture barrier, without ever feeling heavy or greasy. It's suitable for morning and nighttime use, plus there's an oil-free gel version (Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Gel™) which is a great moisturiser for oily skin. Consider it strength training for your skin.
Resolution #3: Add in an eye cream.
Make 2023 the year you level up your skincare regimen with an eye cream. The skin around your eyes is delicate and thinner than the rest of your face, so it’s best to use a moisturiser specifically for this area. One of our favorite eye creams is Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream. This wrinkle-fighting cream helps skin feel stronger and helps reduce the look of lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile, deep hydration works to plump up fine, dry lines. If you're particularly prone to puffiness and dark circles, we'd recommend All About Eyes – a lightweight, cooling gel-cream with caffeine and green tea leaf extract to refresh and revive tired eyes. Pat and massage the cream gently into the skin to help reduce undereye puffiness – just remember to use a light touch to avoid tugging or pulling.
Resolution #4: Boost your beauty sleep.
If your new year’s resolution is to get more sleep, your skin will love you for it too. With a new year in full swing, there’s no better time to get your nighttime skincare routine locked down. The first step is to double cleanse (as above), then you can move onto a liquid exfoliator. Available in six skin-typed formulas, our bestselling Clarifying Lotion is a gentle, dermatologist-developed exfoliator that sweeps away dulling flakes and excess oil and preps skin for the next steps in your routine. Follow with your moisturiser of choice, then once or twice a week show your skin some love with our nourishing Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask. Formulated with murumuru butter and activated aloe water, this rich sleeping mask deeply moisturisers as you sleep, so you’ll wake up to dreamy soft skin.
Resolution #5: Wear SPF every single day.
It’s no secret that you should be wearing SPF every day, so if it's not yet part of your morning routine, this is your sign to up your sunscreen game. Our tip is to take a two-pronged approach to SPF, layering a lightweight sunscreen under a foundation with SPF. Start by adding Superdefense™ City Block SPF 50 Daily Energy + Face Protector to your everyday rotation. This sheer, weightless, quick-absorbing formula provides SPF50 protection with combination of mineral and chemical SPF, and it makes the perfect base for makeup. Top up the SPF with Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation, which boasts its own SPF 25 mineral sunscreen, plus serum technology to target the look of dark spots and help boost radiance.
Whatever your new year skin goals, our expert Clinique Consultants are here to help. You can check in with them any time via live chat, or book a Skin School consultation for 1:1 advice.