From cleaning your Makeup brushes to trying something new, these are some new year goals you won’t abandon by the end of the month.
I usually start by coming up with a new workout regime, a diet overhaul or having a “Dry January” and by the end of January it seems discouraging.
The last few years I have found that resolutions that revolve around beauty are definitely easier for me to stick to.
Use the New Year as an opportunity to take on realistic and achievable changes.
Whether you want to tweak your skincare Routine, switch up your look or make some time for self-care, Here are my beauty resolutions that I know I won’t abandon by the end of the month.
Clean Makeup Brushes
This is one of those tasks that none of us want to do, cleaning your brushes can be time consuming and if you are like me – a task that you forget to do, but leaving the brushes dirty with bacteria will increase breakouts and skin irritation.
Makeup brushes can be expensive, so cleaning them properly is also a great way to protect an investment.
This January, I am going to regularly clean my brushes at least once a week to rid them of bacteria and hopefully it will turn into a routine.
Wash Face Everyday
While it can be tempting to reach for a facial wipe at the end of a long day, they are convenient but long term use really doesn’t do much for your complexion, so I’m going to switch them out for an everyday cleansing routine and hopefully my skin will thank me in the long run.
Cleansing is essential when it comes to removing makeup and pollutants at the end of the day.
The trick is to use an oily product to attract grease and dirt from the skin, and then follow with a water-based product to eliminate other obstacles like sweat and environmental dirt.
I’m usually good at taking the time to repair my hair by using hair masks and treatments but this past year hair care has definitely been put to the side.
After weeks of washing, drying, curling and straightening throughout party season, January is the perfect time to give the hair some love.
Cutting back on heat-styling tools can help bring back some life to hair and when you do use tools, use a heat protectant.
Using a nourishing hair mask regularly will help keep hair in good health and some treatments only take a few minutes – and from the comfort of your own home.
Switch up Makeup Colors
I always seem to fall into a monotonous makeup routine of using nudes and pinks, but sometimes it pays to push the boundaries.
While it might seem scary at first, try one new thing each month, a bold makeup trend, a different scent or wearing a straight style instead of curled– will help you step out of your comfort zone and maybe even find a new product or color you will love.
Don’t forget SPF
We all know we should be wearing sunscreen, but it’s often a step that gets overlooked in our beauty routines.
Besides offering protection against skin cancer, it’s the best and most effective product for preventing premature wrinkles.
It’s a product that should be used year-round, and sunscreen formulas have come a long way since the greasy, pore-blocking creams - some double as a flawless makeup base, see how to sneak sunscreen into your beauty routine.
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