The beginning of a new year gives us a chance to reflect on our past triumphs and failures of the past. It also allows us to realign our intentions and goals for the future. As a company that prides itself on contributing to a healthy, transparent lifestyle we are ready to take on the year with healthy goals that will contribute to our well being on the outside as much as on the inside. Here are some things to add to your New Year's resolutions!
Get at Least Seven Hours of Sleep a Night
The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shut-eye a night for adults, but according to the most recent data available, Americans aren’t hitting the mark. Over a third of adults aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep on a regular basis, says a 2016 Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report.
As Long As There’s Sunlight, Wear Sunscreen
We get it, any extra skincare step can be a hassle when you already have dozens of things on your daily to-do list. It can get tempting to skip sunscreen altogether especially when the days are grey and cloudy. However, no matter how gloomy the sky might look, an estimated of about 80 percent of UV rays still penetrate the clouds to reach us. And over time, it can also accumulate to cause serious damage to skin. Try our Solar Mineral Sunscreen, which soothes, hydrates, protects and balances skin’s sebum production
Practice Mindful Eating
As the saying goes, “You are what you eat”. So it’s natural that you should eat healthily if you want a healthy complexion. And while it takes only a few mere clicks on your smartphone to find out what are the beneficial foods you should be eating for healthy skin, it’s often easy to be swayed by temptation. Plus, setting resolutions when it comes to food can be tricky, and more often than not, they don’t end well because we all know what happens when you deprive your body of certain things. To take a moderate stance on this, try keeping a food diary. This gives you a food log to look back on and be more aware of what you’re eating.
Change Your Pillowcases
Pillowcases can be a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria. Even if you don’t sleep with wet hair, your skin still emits perspiration and sebum overnight. Not to mention the dead skin cells that can accumulate on your pillowcases, which is why changing your pillowcases once a week will go a long way in keeping bacteria at bay for clearer skin.
Drink More Water
While it is widely advocated that the average adult should drink six to eight glasses, the truth is, it could vary with each individual. Depending on your height, weight and physical activity level, your intake of water might not fall within what’s “usual". Instead, check in on the color of your urine to see if you’re adequately hydrated. If it is colorless, that's an indication that you have enough water in your system.