The new year has officially begun, and we have all had some much-needed time to reflect. Many of us may have made some drunken resolutions that are near impossible to stick to – like go to the gym every day, go to bed early and cut out junk food altogether… Ya, right!
While you will be forgiven for eating pizza on the regular and exercising only when the urge strikes, here are some beauty resolutions that you can – and should – stick to in 2018. You’ll thank us later 😉.
1 Do Your Homework
There are a lot of makeup and skincare products out there. This can make choosing which ones to buy a complete nightmare and it can be easy to buy something simply because it’s trending. Something you should ALWAYS do before forking out on beauty goodies is research them thoroughly first by reading online reviews. This will prevent you from making costly (or even damaging) mistakes.
2 Take It Off
This probably makes it onto beauty-resolutions lists every year, but removing your makeup before going to bed is really important. Sleeping with it on can cause blocked pores which, in turn, can lead to break-outs and even premature ageing. Luckily there are loads of fun and effective products to help you remove it, such as cleansing balms and micellar water.
3 Change Your Sheets
Does your bedding affect your appearance? Yes. Yes it does. And it can affect your health, too. Not to be gross but there are LOADS of invisible nasties living in your sheets and pillows, ranging from dead skin cells to mites. The more this builds up on your pillowcases, the bigger your chances are of experiencing break-outs. Change them weekly to prevent this.
4 Clean Your MakeupTools
Your skin playing up and you don’t know why? Your makeup brushes might be to blame. Most people don’t wash them often enough – if ever – and this can cause a build-up of bacteria. Ew!
Giving them a deep clean once a month using a brush cleanser or even baby shampoo will not only help your skin to stay pimple-free but it will also make applying your makeup SO much smoother.
5 Drink It Down
Another thing that appears on almost everyone’s beauty-resolutions list is drinking more water. 💧
Not only does drinking eight glasses a day improve bodily functions but it can also aid in weight loss. Basically, H2O is what keeps our bodies hydrated, which our skin needs to be in order to look its best. Start chugging, y’all!
6 Toss Old Products
We are all guilty of keeping beauty products that are WAY past their expiry date. Confession: I still have a lipstick I found in a club in 2006. But it’s time for it, along with all your other old products, to get chucked because old makeup can lead to severe skin irritations and even infections.
Check the expiry date on the container, do the maths, and then say your goodbyes. It’s hard, but necessary.
6 Try New Trends
While there is nothing wrong with having a signature style, we can find ourselves getting stuck in a beauty rut. We know it can be scary, but trying new trends can be fun. And since there are new ones popping up virtually every week on social media, there is plenty of inspiration to help you on your journey.
May 2018 be your most beautiful one yet!