They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit, but according to research from University College, London, it can take up to 66 days for that new habit to stick and become fully formed. So, finding ways to make good habits stick is key to making long term changes.
January is the perfect time to embark on a focused beauty and lifestyle regime. The excesses of the party season are behind us, and the cold weather, and perhaps being stuck indoors has played havoc with our skin, so it’s time to create some positive lifestyle changes.
Our skin is our body’s biggest organ and is particularly susceptible to external aggressors such as pollution, weather changes and inconsistent skincare regimes, which can damage the skin and leave it feeling irritated and crying out for some extra care.
But we need to consider what’s happening on the inside too, as this can also have a major effect on our skin. Cutting back on things like refined sugar can really help to improve skin condition, as well as eating healthier fats such as those found in oily fish, olive oil, nuts, and seeds, which can all have a positive impact on skin health.
There’s also the incredibly simple, but often overlooked habit for healthy skin and that’s to drink more water. Staying hydrated is integral to improving overall health, and topping up on water throughout the day can positively impact almost every bodily function including aiding digestion, maintaining body temperature, and boosting skin elasticity.