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New Year’s Resolutions: What Kate Somerville Thinks You Should Change in Your Skin Care Routine

It’s that time of year again! What can you change up to create and new (and hopefully, better) you in 2013? My resolution last year was to be much better about always washing my face before going to bed, and I think I was successful. This year I’m going to start extending my skin care routine to other parts of my body. Really, I’m going to pay more attention to my neck and chest and the backs of my hands. I’ll be making more of an effort to apply treatment products and sunscreen to those areas.

If you’re still thinking about this year’s resolution, I got some great recommendations from Kate Somerville, a go-to for glowy and amazing skin in Hollywood!

If you don’t exfoliate … start! Getting rid of the dead layer of skin cells are crucial for a brighter complexion. My favorite exfoliant is Exfolikate, a product in my line that uses natural fruit enzymes, gentle acids and microbeads to do the job. (Note, this is one of my all time favorite products! Here’s my Exfolikate review.)

Don’t go to sleep with your makeup on: If it’s a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence, then that’s okay. But if this is a habit, your complexion will appear dull and less healthy. Buildup will develop and can clog pores, causing your skin to look lifeless.

Wear sunscreen! Even in the colder weather, be sure to wear sunscreen every day. You should regularly use sunscreen products that have a high SPF in them (just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean that its rays aren’t reaching your skin!).

Don’t forget about your lips – Keep lips from getting dry and chapped this winter. Use a lip balm that doesn’t contain peppermint essential oils or petroleum, as both can actually dry out lips. Be sure to moisturize your lips during your evening cleanse routine for a smoother, plumper pout in the morning.

Keep up with healthy habits in the New Year – late nights, smoking, excessive alcohol, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise will all take a huge toll on your skin!

Kate Somerville

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 12.29.12
    CatFX said:

    I loved the skin care routine article, but my favorite part was, always use a sunscreen. I'm very fair and burn easy, I cannot imagine my routine without a sunscreen.


  2. 12.31.12

    Hi, I love your blog! Sunscreen is super important, but sometimes I dread the sticky feeling of it. One of my 2013's resolution is to be more healthy so beauty can shine inside and out 🙂

  3. 1.1.13

    Very good post. Sunscreen and exfoliation are critical for good skin. Also just getting sufficient sleep on a regular pattern is really important. I think people who sleep well can look 10 years younger after a certain age then those who don't. We all want to get perfect skin so why not develop these habits.