It’s time to reflect, look back, and take stock because the new year is almost here! Are you thinking of adopting some new habits?
Here’s a curated list of new year beauty resolutions and tips to help you face the new year in style.
What’s the best beauty elixir that helps flush out toxins, keeps your skin plump, moisturised, and glowing while keeping you alert and active? Water, of course! Aim to drink two litres every day.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
Listen to Sophie Turner and come rain or shine, never leave your house without SPF! From protecting against damaging UV rays to preventing early signs of ageing, the benefits of sunscreen are bountiful.
Use a sunblock with SPF of at least 30 or above and slather it evenly on your exposed skin at least 20 minutes before leaving your house. Ideally, choose a sunscreen that has a moisturiser in it so you can combine two skincare steps in one. Efficient, right?
Use and Wash Makeup Brushes
If you still use your fingers to apply makeup, it’s time to change that next year. Brushes are not only more hygienic, but they also give your makeup a flawless finish.
So, invest in a set of good makeup brushes and make sure to clean them at least once a week to prevent bacteria buildup.
Buy Clean Beauty Products
The ingredients in your makeup products go a long way in maintaining your skin health. So consciously pick organic products free of harsh chemicals. Natural products are not just an excellent investment for your skin, but the environment too!
Adopt a Night-Time Skin Routine
We can’t stress enough the importance of incorporating a simple nighttime routine into your daily beauty regime. Breakouts, blackheads, and dry skin are usually a result of clogged pores when you sleep with your makeup on. So, remove your makeup before sleeping, thoroughly cleanse using a face wash or a natural cleanser, and let your skin breathe and rest. Celebrities like Dua Lipa and Emilia Clarke swear by these habits.
Risk a New Look
This new year, break out of your comfort zone and try something new with your hair and makeup! Get that new haircut, colour your hair red, try an ultra-dark lip colour, or wear multi-coloured eyeliners and shadows. Go ahead, experiment, and have fun!
The secret to glowing skin is exfoliation. It promotes blood circulation through massage, unclogs pores, removes dead cells, and keeps your skin radiant and healthy. To avoid skin irritation, only exfoliate once a week.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Regardless of how busy you are or how binge-worthy that new show is, never compromise on your sleep. The simplest and most accessible key to healthy, glowing skin is good sleep. So make it a habit to clock in seven to eight hours of sleep every day.
Indulge in Self-Care
Once a week, set aside some time to relax, rewind, and recharge. Fill your tub with silky soft bubbles, switch off your phone, relax with a book, or just indulge in some well-deserved ‘me’ time without feeling guilty or selfish.
Find a Signature Fragrance
Nothing can make you feel more confident and put together than a luxurious and uplifting scent. If you’re looking for tantalising fragrances, check out Paco Rabanne Olympea 50ml and Alien Perfume 90ml. Feminine, floral, and fresh, these perfumes are like magic in a bottle.
Don’t Forget Your Hands and Feet
Whether it’s through a classic manicure, relaxing massages, or a perfect pedicure, pampering your hands and feet at least once a month should be on your priority list. Apply moisturisers every night to keep the skin supple, and wear gloves and socks to sleep for maximum contact time.
Purge Your Cosmetics Bag
As tempting as it may be to go overboard when shopping, it’s time to stop hoarding cosmetics. Stick with your essentials and replace them whenever necessary.
Watch Your Diet
This new year, it’s time to replace crisps, fizzy drinks, and fast food with fruits, vegetables, and minerals. As Amy Willerton says, a good diet promotes good skin health.
So that was our list of new year beauty resolutions you can adopt this year. Easy, aren’t they? Don’t let them be a short-lived fad, and make sure to follow them throughout the year.
What beauty resolutions are you going to try this year? Let us know in the comments below!