By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

After years of living under a global pandemic, our view of our bodies has changed. From being something we lived with but perhaps not always thrived with, the focus on our body is now keeping it healthy and resistant to whatever this world may throw at it. To keep it healthy, we need to nurture and care for it, which has also impacted our consumer habits: instead of quick fixes, we are in it for the long haul. When it comes to skincare, there are plenty of products to help you reach your long-term skin goals, which will work preventatively while also benefiting your skin here and now.

Cleanse Beyond Clean

Sure, a face wash will remove dirt and grime – but what if it brightened and exfoliated your skin with salicylic acid to lift dead skin and reveal bright skin beneath? Get a face wash that will do more for you than cleanse.

Revision Skincare Brightening Facial Wash, $40

Serum to Deliver Nutrients

A skin serum is like a not-so-secret weapon to supply your skin with targeted ingredients that will actively improve your skin. Choose a serum that will address any skin concern you might have, or go for one that will make your skin more resilient.

Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum, $86

Moisturizing Defense

Your moisturizer is the main barrier for your skin, so you better make it good! You should always go a little heavier than too light, so your skin has the proper moisture levels at all times.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Intense Soothing Care, $31

SPF For the Skin-Win

Sunscreen is necessary to protect your skin against damaging rays that will age your skin prematurely. You can choose a moisturizer with SPF, but a dedicated sunscreen is needed in the summer months.

Paula’s Choice Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50, $22

Night-Night so Skin Issues

Nighttime is your secret weapon to fight skin issues like dryness and dullness. With the proper nightly routine, which includes cleansing your skin before bed, you can make a visible difference in your skin. Plus, making a habit of caring for your skin overnight is one of the best lifetime routines you could ever have.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Omega-Rich Cloud Cream, $53

Target Problem Areas

Assessing your skin regularly and defining where it needs help is the best long-term strategy. If you need assistance, consult a dermatologist who can also direct you to products or treatments. Once the issues have been identified, it is easy to incorporate them into your daily skincare regimen – like using an eye cream to prevent and improve signs of aging in the eye area.

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex, $75