The Beauty of Resolutions
It’s a brand new year. It’s time to start fresh. It’s time to wipe away the past. It’s time to get excited for who you can become in 2019.
With this clean slate, this beautifully empty canvas upon which to write the coming year, it’s easy to get caught up in big-time resolutions -- but in order to actually maintain these resolutions, you need to start small. Focus your efforts on attainable results and set reasonable expectations to ensure successful resolutions this year and in the ones that follow.
Let’s take self-care, for example (as I happen to know a few things about this most essential requirement of daily survival). Self-care takes a lot of forms, but nearly all of them center around rest and rejuvenation of the body and spirit. Joli’ of Saugatuck can offer you the best of both worlds with one of our amazing facials. People tend to think skin care treatments like these are solely for the exterior, but that could not be further from the truth. These minutes set aside to decompress and detoxify should not be dismissed as few of us reserve time in our busy schedules to simply rest and reenergize the soul.
The power of human touch (and Sorella Apothecary’s skin care products) provided within a Joli’ facial can heal in so many ways, not to mention the undeniable glow you will have by the end of your hour with Anna. The confidence of great skin shows through in multiple areas of your life. Reserving just one hour a month to take care of yourself might be just the thing you need to reach that better version of YOU in 2019.
Now that we’ve tackled the spirit, let’s work on the body -- and the biggest organ of the body is the skin. In order to care for this most-important organ effectively, I encourage you to start and stick to a skincare routine this year. Not 10 products, not some elaborate 2-hour routine. Just start with the basics: cleanser, toner, moisturizer and sunblock.
Sorella’s universal cleanser, Orange You Jelly is a sudsy, sweet-smelling basic cleanser that is an easy place to start. After a quick scrub and subsequent rinse, use our Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist which not only balances your skin’s pH levels, but grants a noticeable pick-me-up. Follow this up with the favorite Blueberry Milk Moisturizer which is packed full of antioxidants to help retain your skin’s moisture, leaving your face supple and smooth in this harsh winter weather.
Take the first three to four months to get yourself comfortable with this tried and true beauty routine, then add in a serum, an individualized prescription for your skin. As you start to build a habit, you start to build a routine that is unbreakable – a resolution that you can actually keep! It really is that easy, so don't overwhelm yourself with a huge change this January. Start small and go from there. For a full Skin Care 101, visit our previous post to learn which elements to add as you adjust to your new regimen and find yourself wanting to expand your skin care know-how.
Finally, to stay on the right track, be sure to check in with a skincare professional, someone who has devoted their career to learning about the human body and its chemistry. These experts can provide useful insight into why certain products work for your specific skin type while others are a waste of money and energy. Let’s be honest, we need all the help we can get sticking to our resolutions, but when we finally do carry those early January goals all the way to December, it really is a beautiful thing.