As we enter a new year and the summer sun launches into high gear, now is the perfect time to set some new skincare goals. Here at Bernier Pharmaceuticals, your skin is our priority, so we’re wrapping up the year with skincare resolutions to help you kick off 2024 with great habits and a fresher outlook (and complexion).
Resolution 1: Hydrate for Radiance
Water is the elixir of life and a vital component of healthy skin. It combats dryness, promotes elasticity, and supports the skin’s natural renewal processes by aiding in cell turnover and repair. Proper hydration helps maintain a protective barrier, shielding against environmental stressors and reducing the risk of premature ageing. Internally, water assists in nutrient transport and waste elimination. Staying well-hydrated is a simple yet powerful way to fortify the skin, so keep your water bottle handy and make hydration a priority for 2024.
Resolution 2: Harness the Power of Niacinamide
Niacinamide, our skincare superhero, takes centre stage in your journey to better skin, so if you don’t already, now is the time to integrate niacinamide into your daily routine. Check out our range of 5% and 10% niacinamide moisturisers formulated to help with hyperpigmentation, fine lines, collagen production, hydration, barrier repair, acne, inflammatory skincare conditions, and more. If you want one product to achieve multiple skincare goals this year, then niacinamide is your new best friend!
Resolution 3: Shield and Reapply—Sunscreen Mastery
Sun protection is non-negotiable, especially in Australia and New Zealand, where skin cancer rates are among the highest in the world. Resolve to apply sunscreen diligently and reapply every two hours, especially when spending extended periods outdoors. Our SPF 15 Moisturiser, formulated with 5% niacinamide, not only provides sun protection but also nourishes your skin. (We also have an exciting new sunscreen announcement coming soon. If you aren’t already, become a subscriber so you don’t miss any announcements!)
Resolution 4: Nourish from Within with Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Enhance your skincare routine by incorporating antioxidant-rich foods. Berries, leafy greens, and citrus fruits—abundant in vitamins C and E—shield your skin from free radicals, helping to combat premature ageing and sun damage. These nutrients also promote collagen production and can help repair damaged cells. By embracing a diet packed with these skin-loving elements, including nuts, seeds, and omega-3s, you fortify your skin’s natural defences, promoting overall health and resilience.
Resolution 5: Embrace Sun-Smart Habits
Sun-smart habits are your allies in the quest for healthy skin. Resolve to wear a hat and seek shade during peak sunlight hours (10 am to 4 pm). These simple yet effective habits shield your skin from the sun’s harsh rays, preventing premature ageing and reducing the risk of sun damage. Make sun protection a lifestyle choice and let it become second nature as you navigate the harsh summer sun.
Resolution 6: Commit to Consistent, Long-Term Habits
Skincare is an ongoing journey, not a one-stop destination, so sticking to your established habits is crucial. Keep in mind, seeing results takes time—especially with niacinamide, where the magic tends to happen around the three-month mark. Stay consistent, take it slow, and resist the urge to rush the outcome. Our 500ml Pump Bottle Moisturiser, formulated for both your face and body, is your partner for the long haul. Each bottle lasts about three months, ensuring you have the perfect ally to see your skincare commitment through. It’s a simple yet effective way to invest in your skin’s well-being with sustained, lasting results.
Resolution 7: Arm Yourself Against Hype—Educate and Research
In the wild world of skincare trends and flashy marketing, be a smart shopper. Don’t fall for over-the-top claims; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Trust products recommended by real professionals, like doctors and pharmacists, and don’t get caught up in all the trends. By being a savvy consumer and staying well-informed, you can cut through the noise and make choices that are smart, practical, and improve the health of your skin without all the fanfare. Remember, it’s not about chasing fads; it’s about making choices that make sense for your skin.
After all, the skin is your body’s largest organ and the first to show signs of sun-damage and premature ageing, so treat it right, and it will look after you next year and for all the years to come. So with that, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us at Bernier Pharmaceuticals—and cheers to a new glow and the confidence that accompanies it!