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New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Skin

It’s that time of year again when millions of people make resolutions to improve their health. After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, all the stress, alcohol, and sugar can really take a toll on your skin. But with all the aspirations to become the new you, it can be difficult to know where to start. Our experts at Club West Med Spa have compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions you can make to level up your skin! Following these few simple habits can make your skin healthier and happier this year.

Are you struggling to find a skincare regimen that works for you? Contact us at Club West Med Spa in Midlothian, VA, today!

New Year, New Skin!–Healthy Habits to Boost Your Skin’s Glow

1. Wear SPF Everyday

The sun can do a number on your skin, making it look dull and dehydrated as well as increasing the likelihood of wrinkles and other signs of aging. That’s right, even in the winter, UV rays can reflect off of snow or enter your home through the windows. Adding an SPF product into your daily routine helps protect against environmental effects that would otherwise cause damage over time. And if you’re prone to breakouts or just want to avoid them altogether, moisturizers with SPF are especially helpful because they provide added protection against damaging UV rays while also helping keep pores clear by keeping oil production in check.

2. Increase Your Hydration

Your body needs water for everything from staying hydrated to digesting food properly — and if you’re dehydrated enough, not only will you feel tired, but it can make your skin look dull as well! The general rule is eight cups per day — but if you exercise regularly, then bump that amount up by one cup per hour spent exercising.

3. Wash Your Face Immediately After Exercising

Many people choose to exercise more for their new year’s goals, which is great! But if you’re on the go between workouts and errands, leaving the sweat to settle into your skin can lead to bacteria buildup and breakouts. Try to wash your face as soon as you can after breaking a sweat. Cool water will help close your pores and prevent bacteria from entering and making you break out. Use a gentle cleanser that’s free of harsh chemicals like alcohol or fragrance, and don’t scrub too hard, as this can cause micro-tears in the skin. If you’re in a pinch, carry some micellar water face wipes for a quick fix before you can do a full wash.

4. Prioritize Sleep

Sleep is important for skin health because it helps promote healthy cells and keep inflammation at bay. Inflammation can contribute to acne, rashes, and other related conditions like eczema or psoriasis—all of which can give your skin a bad appearance. Getting enough sleep will also help with stress management (if you’re stressed out, chances are higher that the stress hormone cortisol will be circulating in your body). When your body is under duress from lack of restful sleep or high cortisol levels, it’s less likely to produce collagen—the building block for strong bones and connective tissue—which contributes to weaker skin over time.

5. Take Care of Your Skin from the Inside Out

Eat foods that are good for your skin. The more you nourish your body from the inside, the better it will look on the outside. Take a look at our last blog post to read up on the delicious foods you should be eating for healthier skin!

Additionally, limiting alcohol intake will greatly help your skin. There’s a reason many people participate in Dry January: clear skin, improved sleep, reduced stress, better digestion, and overall more energy, to name a few. If you don’t want to cut it out completely, try limiting it to the weekends or special events. Your skin will thank you!

5. Try One of Our Signature Facials

There’s no better way to pamper yourself than with a facial! At Club West Med Spa, our facials are specially designed to target your skin’s specific needs and problem areas. Dealing with acne and hyperpigmentation? What about wrinkles and fine lines? No matter what your skin needs, our experts will provide a custom skin analysis and mixology to give you the best.

Get in Touch with Club West Med Spa

Club West Med Spa wants to help you be your best self this New Year! Just a few simple habits can make all the difference in your skin’s health. We hope these tips have inspired you to make some positive changes in the year ahead.

Contact Club West Med Spa in Midlothian, VA, to schedule your next appointment!

Making Skincare New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is in full swing! No doubt “New Year, New You” is still ringing in your ears every time you think about your resolutions for 2021. Here at Club West Med Spa, we want to help you become a better you by giving you some tips and tricks on how to up your skincare game throughout the year.

We’ve put together some skincare resolutions that will help your skin look and feel healthier while giving you the radiance you deserve.

Care For More Than Just Your Face

For many people, their skincare routine is mostly focused on their face and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. While caring for your face is important, it is also essential to give the rest of your body some love. Especially in the winter months, it is a great idea to invest in a good body moisturizer or lotion and incorporate exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing applying these products into your daily routines.

Give Your Lips Some Love Too!

Your lips have some of the most delicate skin on your body, yet it is easy to overlook them in your skincare regimen. If you are only caring for your lips when they are split, chapped, or hurting, you may not be doing enough to care for this part of your body. Gentle exfoliation with a lip scrub once or twice a week, applying lip balm during the day, and using a lip treatment at night can help keep your lips moisturizing and healthy.

Wear More Sunscreen

Regardless of what time of year it is, wearing sunscreen is important. While most of your skin may be covered up in the winter, it is still essential to apply daily SPF to the skin (mainly your face) that is exposed to sunlight. Sunscreen provides a barrier of protection from harmful UV rays and can help slow down signs of aging. This year, if wearing more sunscreen is one of your resolutions, start by using a daily moisturizer that contains SPF!

Avoid Hot Showers

There is nothing better than jumping in a hot shower after a long day or being out in the cold. While the hot water feels good when you are in the shower, it may be doing more harm than good for your skin. The hot water strips your skin of its natural moisturizing oils, which can result in dry skin.

Instead of cranking the heating while you are sudsy up, opt for taking a lukewarm shower, followed by applying lotion and putting on some comfy pajamas or clothes. This can help you get cozy while ensuring your skin retains much-needed moisture.

Stop Sleeping In Your Makeup

We’ve all done it, but sleeping in your makeup is one of the biggest skincare faux pas you can make.

It may seem innocuous to your skin, but sleeping in your makeup can cause it to mix with the oil and dirt built up on the surface of your skin, leading to clogged pores. This, in turn, can cause blackheads and breakouts. Taking a few minutes to remove your makeup and wash your face at the end of the day will keep your skin happy!

Stay Hydrated Inside & Out

Drinking plenty of water is a must no matter the season, as it promotes healthy digestion, improves skin tone, and more. In addition to drinking more water, it is also essential to keep moisture in the air, especially in the winter months. If you do not have a humidifier or two in your home and suffer from dry skin, it is a worthwhile investment and can help ease your discomfort!


Regularly exfoliating your face and body not only helps remove dead skin but can also help your skin retain more moisture and look more radiant. There are exfoliation products, such as body scrubs, for every skin type, so experiment with different products to see what helps your skin feel its best.

We Can Help You Rejuvenate Your Skin

Let us help you keep your resolutions for your skin this year! Club West Med Spa welcomes guests from Midlothian, VA, and surrounding areas. We offer several spa services, including facials, massages, body treatments, and more.

To schedule your visit, please contact us today at 804-897-5297.