10 RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020
ARE YOU INTO NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS OR DO YOU SKIP THAT TRADITION? AT ANNE SEMONIN, WE'RE ALL FOR THEM AS LONG AS THEY'RE ATTAINABLE AND GOOD FOR YOU. WE'RE SURE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP THESE!
1. HYDRATE YOUR BODY
This is the phase people often skip in their beauty routine. However, in order for your skin to remain beautiful, firm and smooth as long as possible, it needs regular hydration and nourishment. Take advantage of January’s new beginnings to form good beauty maintenance habits. Start by applying a rich nourishing skin-repair product before bed, like the Anne Semonin Extreme Comfort Cream. It's made with macadamia nut oil, shea butter and brown seaweed rich in mineral salts, vitamins and amino acids, all known for their hydrating, nourishing properties. This beauty routine can even be extended through summer with one of Anne Semonin's body oils.
2. DRINK MORE WATER
Drink water, particularly between meals! Your body needs about 1 to 2 litres per day to nourish cells, especially those in the skin. Water is the main way nutrients are transported throughout the body. It's also an excellent way to prevent toxins from accumulating, which causes skin problems, fatigue and even weight gain. In addition, when you body is sufficiently hydrated it's easier for skincare products to do their job -- a good reason to invest in a lovely water bottle for 2020.
3. DO A SUGAR DETOX
It's amazing how much good you can do by cutting out sugar. Just reducing your sugar intake helps you boost energy levels, lose weight, get nicer skin, reduce health risks, sleep better and improve your digestion. Replace desserts with stewed fruits or herbal teas, increase your intake of healthy fats (like avocados, fish and nuts) and forget about snacking!
4. START YOGA
Yoga is the perfect physical activity for both body and soul. It can be done regardless of your location, age, body type or skill levels -- so we're all for it! Apart from toning you up and giving you more flexibility, yoga also calms anxiety and naturally lifts your mood. Start gently during the winter with one or two classes a week, and keep it up all year around.
5. MAINTAIN A REAL BEAUTY ROUTINE
For fine skin year-round, it's important to have a beauty routine that matches your skin type throughout the year. You don't have to go overboard; just concentrate initially on the basics that form the first step in every Anne Semonin skincare program. Botanical Milk, Oligo Cleansing Gel and Marine Toner cleanse skin, eliminate toxins and initiate deep nourishment and treatment. Then go for a moisturiser that matches your needs, and finish up with a serum to treat specific problems. The result? Skin that glows with perfect health!
6. 6. TREAT YOURSELF TO A SPA
This doesn't happen often enough! Treating yourself to some relaxing downtime -- whether once a month or once a year -- provides real benefits for your health and beauty. Check out our website for a list of spas that offer Anne Semonin treatments.
7. USE YOUR FINGERS
Your skincare products will work better depending on how you put it on! Apply Anne Semonin Eye Contour products by lightly tapping around the eye, then massage gently outwards. This will help jump-start blood circulation and prevent dark circles. When applying your serum, give your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin small taps, then massage your face with your cream or oil, moving outwards.
8. PUT SOME GREEN ON YOUR PLATE
No matter what you eat, it's important to include vegetables at every meal. Green vegetables are rich in water, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. When eaten in sufficient quantities, vegetables help prevent disease and make your skin healthier. In a hurry? Pick up some smoothies or vegetable juices with spinach, kale or celery to give your body the nutrients it needs.
9. MASK YOURSELF
A facial mask is your best beauty routine partner. It only takes 5 to 10 minutes to get great results. A mask will provide deep-penetrating ingredients to rebalance sebum secretion, maintain moisture and improve your skin's suppleness -- a true beauty concentrate! Make sure to include a mask as part of your skincare routine once or twice a week. You can choose a two-in-one product like the Anne Semonin Exfoliating Mask, with double-acting exfoliation that that helps eliminate blackheads while leaving skin soft and clean, a dual-action exfoliant that promotes the disappearance of blackheads while leaving the skin soft and clear.
10. TAKING TIME FOR YOURSELF
We live in a world that's always full-speed-ahead, but the priority for 2020 is to take some time for yourself. Every month, take a day just for you -- whether it involves a treatment, a weekend or an evening alone, dinner with friends or a creative activity. It's a habit that will keep you healthy and happy all year round.