We’ve sloughed away dead cells, purified our pores, and brightened our complexions—suffice to say, most of us are closing 2018 with skin that’s better than ever. With 2019 fast approaching, it’s high time we jot down our goals for the year ahead.
Below are 10 beauty resolutions that’ll lock down the youthful glow you’ve worked so hard to achieve. And with these tricks-of-the-trade, you’ll be stepping into the New Year feeling healthier and looking even more radiant. Happy 2019, beauties!
1. REPURPOSE BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT DIDN’T WORK FOR YOU
We’ve all tried and tested a formula that didn’t agree with us. Did that moisturizer give you a breakout? Use it as a body lotion instead. Were those facial wipes drying you out? Try using it as a home surface cleaner. Just because it didn’t meet your initial expectation, doesn’t mean it can’t be useful!
2. TREAT YOUR HEALTH AS AN EXTENSION OF YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE
No matter how many fancy-schmancy solutions you’ve got stocked, they won’t work to the best of their capacities unless you’re healthy on the inside. Remember: half of the battle is getting enough sleep, eating mindfully, and staying hydrated. And you’re on the hunt for some clean eats to stock in your pantry, we’ve got you covered there too!
3. DO YOUR RESEARCH AND GO CRUELTY-FREE
Even if we’re all guilty of it, being a beauty buff doesn’t mean hoarding every new product that drops on the market. Get to know the brands you support, their production processes, and make informed purchases. You might save a furry friend along the way!
4. KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS
From centella asiatica extract to niacinamide, today’s products offer an entire alphabet of nutrients that each have their own unique benefits. All the same, your skin has its own individual needs and concerns. Read up on the ingredients that will suit you best, and opt for those. You’ll get better results!
5. DETOX YOUR SKIN ONCE A WEEK
Don’t wait for your skin to beg for a spa day. Make it a habit to exfoliate, wear a clay mask, or apply an overnight gel peel every Sunday night. Not only will you feel refreshed, but you’ll definitely be a whole lot more energized for the week ahead.
6. DE-PUFF AND MASSAGE
If your goal is to achieve a youthful look, then investing in a crystal roller or facial device can have massive impacts on your skin’s health. Not only do they reduce puffiness inflammation, but they also smoothen out wrinkles and promote better circulation.
7. CLEAN YOUR SPACE
It’s clear that pollution and UV rays can have harmful effects on your skin, but so little is emphasized about your own space at home. When neglected, your dirty and dusty furniture can produce acne-triggering bacteria. Make sure to change and dry clean your bedsheets and blankets, and give your surfaces a regular wipe-down.
8. REUSE YOUR EMPTIES
Pretty packaging isn’t hard to come to by, but what do you do with them once they’re empty? Tubs can be used as makeshift planters and pots, bottles can be reused for travel or DIY skincare, and bigger jars can be converted into containers for cotton pads!
9. DON’T FORGET TO RELAX
Stress is the main culprit behind troubled skin. Take 5 minutes a day to meditate, get some exercise in, or brew yourself a cup of tea. While challenges are part-and-parcel of any year, don’t let any obstacle get in the way of a clear complexion.
10. END THE DAY ON A CLEAN SLATE
After a long, tiring day, it may be tempting to just collapse in bed and call it a night. Keeping that routine of cleansing and moisturizing is key to maintaining a healthy complexion, and being able to keep up a simple ritual works wonders for the soul. Remember that skincare is self-care.
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