Natural New Year’s Resolutions23/12/2015
Most of us take on a variety of New Year’s resolutions. Self-improvement is often the aim of the game and that means changing the way you approach your finances, body and lifestyle in general. Resolutions can be hard to stick to and going cold turkey on any bad habits is something that only works for some people. Our advice? Be realistic.
Make your resolutions work by keeping it simple and taking them day by day. For instance, if you want to improve your skin, you can resolve to do it in a way that will also improve your spending habits, diet and ability to allocate some much needed “me time”.
Here are our top tips for your most beneficial skincare routine yet.
Your skin deserves the best
First thing’s first, choose your products well. We suggest that you stick with the “quality not quantity” rule and build a small collection of excellent basics. It can be tempting to stock up on inexpensive mainstream brands, but the damage they do to the skin’s structure can be costly to repair.
By focusing only on good quality organic skincare, you’ll save money in the long run. Another economic benefit of purchasing our VOYA products is that you will be supporting Irish jobs and local enterprise. Win-win!
Keep Calm and Ring in the New Year
Never underestimate the effect stress has on your skin (and your body as a whole). Acne, psoriasis and eczema sufferers will tell you that emotional distress, sleeplessness and lack of routine can be extremely damaging to the skin.
Allow this skincare resolution to double up as a mental resolution – learn to relax!
This could mean introducing some gentle exercise like walking or yoga into your lifestyle, or maybe just little tweaks you can make to your home.
Keep one of our gorgeous Lavender, Rose and Camomile reed diffusers in your bedroom to create a relaxing atmosphere. Another relaxing and mind-clearing scent is peppermint.
Try replacing your usual evening cup of tea with our Peppermint Pleasure herbal infusion tea. While sipping the tea, allocate ten minutes to a relaxing activity that’s just for you: journaling, art or listening to the latest Adele album.
Food for Thought
Dietary improvements are probably the most common New Year’s resolution and we could probably all stand to make some changes. You might not need to lose weight, but you could probably do with gaining a few extra vitamins and minerals. Well-balanced nutrition can work wonders for your skin. After all, you are what you eat!
Check out one of our blogs to find out which foods are good for cleansing, moisturising, detoxifying and slowing down signs of aging of the skin. To make things even easier for you, we also have a list of skin-loving superfoods. If you’re not quite sure what to do with these foods, Irish health food sites like The Little Green Spoon and Susan Jane White’s blog are jam-packed with delicious recipe ideas to help get you started.
Another skin-loving resolution that we recommend you adopt this January is carrying your essentials with you. Not going to make it home to remove your make-up? Have a cleanser with you. Hopefully someone got you some VOYA natural cosmetics for Christmas.
A facial moisturiser and a stick of Balmelicious lip balm can come in handy throughout the day. And another product that our customers tell us they love using during frantic days? Our Ritzy Spritzy toning mist. You can get this and our other top-sellers neatly packaged in this travel-sized Skincare Kit. Ideal for popping into your handbag or desk drawer!
Weekly Pamper Routine
And as a good all-rounder, might we suggest one last resolution? We think you’ll like this one. Once a week (at least!) set aside an hour or two for an at-home spa night. Get your blood circulating by using this Exfoliating Body Brush on dry skin before hopping into a Lazy Days seaweed bath.
While you’re soaking, apply a super moisturising mask like our brand new Hydra Veil. Rinse and tone the skin before applying our luxurious My Little Hero serum and a small amount of Pearlesque moisturising cream. Massage in some Angelicus Serratus into your body before putting on your comfiest pyjamas and getting an early night. This luxurious natural cosmetics skin care routine, is bound to leave you rejuvinated by days end.