People write down New Year’s resolutions in a variety of categories — health, happiness, family — but beauty should be its own category, too, and here’s why.
It’s our job to be beauty obsessed and we love it, but there are always areas of improvement for all of us.
Read our beauty New Year’s resolutions and see should they be ones you could take on too.
One of the most important resolutions we will talk about today.
Unless your foundation has an SPF already in the formula, it’s recommended that you apply some sort of SPF face lotion before applying any face makeup.
Make sure that you let your sunscreen dry before you put on any makeup or any other creams.
Also, be aware of the directions of how to apply it.
Most bottles recommend applying liberally and applying it all over your face, ears, neck and arms.
Be sure to apply all year round.
This is so obvious and easy, and yet it’s one we all slack on.
Set a specific time to do this chore every week.
This gives you enough time to allow your brushes to dry naturally without needing the brushes halfway through the process.
Put a calendar reminder in your phone.
It’s so easy to get into a makeup rut, but taking inspiration from the likes of Khloe Kardashian, who does a great job of switching it up.
Celebs on Instagram are great inspiration for trying new things — gold eyeshadow, bold red lips.
Khloe always mixes it up — a glossy pout, matte, dark lips, coloured eyeliner — she isn’t afraid.
And why should she be? It washes off!
We should aim to try more bold lipsticks, especially red, and get away from the same light pink / nude lip we have on about 360 days of the year.
Even though most of us are good about washing our faces every night and every morning, we should aim to step up the skincare routine even more.
Skin care involves more than just cleaning it and using lotion.
It also involves having a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and exercise, and managing stress levels.
Your unique skin type may also determine any additional treatments as well, such as using exfoliating scrubs or moisturising masks.
Hair and skin masks are fun to use and make a huge difference for soft, shiny hair and clear skin.
There are so many affordable masks for all skin and hair types out there, we just have to know what to look for.
We should aim to apply a face mask once a week — pick a time that works for you, maybe when watching a favourite TV show and make it happen.