What are your resolutions this New Year? Maybe you’ve promised to exercise more, take up yoga, read more books, eat less sugar. Or if you’re struggling to think of resolutions, we have five beauty-inspired ones for you to consider – things that will improve your skincare and beauty regimen in simple, easy ways. Read on to learn what they are!
1. Find a Foundation That Actually Matches Your Skin
There’s a pretty good chance that you’re wearing a foundation tone that doesn’t match your skin well. Whether it’s too dark, too light or simply the wrong undertones, a mismatched foundation can make even the most impressive makeup look unappealing. If you aren’t sure what color foundation you need, consider going and getting a match done at a cosmetics store. Here are a few tips for selecting the right color.
2. Add Cleansing Oil to Your Routine
Cleansing oil is all the rage right now – and while you may think that if you have acne or oily skin, cleansing oil isn’t for you, the opposite may be true. Many people who have oily skin or acne need to balance their skin’s hydration. While oil-free cleansers can strip your face of natural oils, leaving it susceptible to dryness or overactive oil glands, cleansing oils will gently clean your skin without harming it.
3. Learn to Correctly Exfoliate Your Face
Exfoliation is a great way to remove dry, excess skin from your face. However, it’s easy to overdo it or incorrectly exfoliate, leaving your skin damaged or peeling. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a natural or gentler exfoliating scrub like a sugar or coffee-based one, instead of one with harsh chemicals. Exfoliate a few times per week, not daily. If you ever feel burning or pain, stop immediately.
4. Start a Daily and Weekly Routine
One of the best ways to care for your skin is to have a regular routine that you follow every day and every week. Gently washing your face with a delicate soap should be done twice daily. Exfoliation may only need to be done once or twice per week. Don’t forget – your face isn’t the only skin that needs love! Moisturize your body after a shower, use sunscreen when going outside and exfoliate regularly.
5. Get Adequate Sleep
Finally, one of the best things you can do for your beauty regimen is to get enough sleep. Puffy eyes, dark circles, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles and other lines can all be caused or worsened by insufficient sleep. Aim for at least seven hours.
Ready to start a new year and add these resolutions to your beauty habits? We hope so! Here’s to a brighter, healthier New Year!