The New Year is the perfect time to set the stage for a beauty transformation. The way we look isn’t limited to our appearance, it affects our mood, confidence and overall wellness. With the right resolutions, you can look and feel your very best in 2017. As the best medical skin spa in Santa Monica, we’ve got some excellent tips for improving your skin so that you can look more beautiful than ever. Read on for some inspiration to help create a more beautiful you this year.

1. Wear Sunscreen Daily

One of the most important things we can do for our skin is to wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. This protects your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays that cause unsightly hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and melanoma. SPF is a must even on rainy days, as the sun still emits UV rays even when it’s cloudy or raining. Find a product that provides broad spectrum protection and at a minimum wear it on your face, neck and hands. Many of our clients apply it to their arms and legs as well.

2. Sleep on Your Back

When you sleep on your stomach or side, the pressure promotes the formation of sleep lines, which ultimately turn into wrinkles. Sleep on your back to avoid those creases from forming on your face and décollete. If you need to train yourself, take 15 to 20 minute rests on your back during the day to help develop muscle memory in that position.

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3. Remove Makeup Every Single Night

When you leave makeup on overnight, it clogs the pores and doesn’t give your skin the chance to repair and rejuvenate. This leads to breakouts and older, duller looking skin. Plus, you don’t get to use all your anti-aging products. Take off your makeup and wash your face every single night no matter what.

4. Commit to Regular Facials

As we age, our circulation slows, resulting in older, duller looking skin. A consistent regimen of facials boosts circulation to impart a healthy glow, unclogs the pores, exfoliates dead skin cells and sets the stage for proper regeneration. Our highly trained aestheticians will evaluate your skin and prescribe the best facial protocol for you. When you follow our prescribed series of facials, your skin will glow and look younger and healthier than ever.

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5. Toss Out the Old

Don’t hoard beauty products—toss out the old and get all new products and tools regularly. Start with a clean slate by buying new makeup brushes and tools. Next, throw away any products that have been opened for six months or more. Many makeup and skincare items are a breeding ground for nasty bacteria, so err on the side of caution and toss what you’re not sure about.

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Dr. Ryan Stanton is a fully credentialed board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on cosmetic plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He has been featured in national and international media, including: TLC’s “Plastic Wives”, The Doctors Show, Discovery Channel, Montel Williams, Women’s Entertainment Network, CBS, Fox, & KTLA News, Fitness, In, Star and Gala Magazines.