Kick-off the New Year right, with these easy-to-keep beauty resolutions that are guaranteed to have you rocking your best glow yet in 2019! From daily habits to effective treatments, little indulgences and everything in between, we’ve got the best beauty commitments to make and keep this year,
The Best Beauty Resolutions 2019
10. Apply SPF year-round
Applying SPF year-round and opting for products that include SPF properties is a must for healthy skin. Finding the right formula for daily use can be tricky, but there’s a lot to choose from. We like the technology behind dermatologist-recommended Color Science Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen. Unlike traditional creams, which can be thick or flaky, this product comes as a compact applicator brush and offers natural-looking foundation-style coverage for your skin.
9. Clean up and clear out your beauty stock
Get organized and make better use of your products in the New Year. Take a day to inventory what you have and what might be lacking from your routine. From there, decide what form your current stock is still good, what should be tossed and how you can organize it so that everything is visible and easy to store after use. The expiration dates of products and cosmetics vary, so it’s important to double-check if you aren’t sure. Using out-of-date products may not only be less effective but may also do damage to your skin if the ingredients are past-due
8. Stop neglecting your lips
Between the harsh effects of winter weather and cosmetics drying out your pout with their mattifying properties, your lips may be seriously neglected. So treat them better in 2019 with sugar scrubs and hydrating balms to protect and plump them between lipstick applications.
7. Mix up your beauty routine
Don’t be afraid to mix things up in 2019. Finding the perfect combination for your daily routine may take some trial and error when it comes to beauty products. As new products, ingredients and technologies continue to emerge; it’s worth the effort to familiarize yourself with what’s out there and introduce a few new products periodically. Sub out old products for those who qualify as cruelty-free, and introduce products with more straightforward, natural ingredients whenever possible. With the perfect lineup of products for your skin’s unique needs, you’ll discover your best beauty yet in the New Year.
6. Prioritize your beauty sleep
according to an article on WebMD and sleep specialist Michael Breus, Ph.D., you should be getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night. For those earning less than 6 hours, notes Breus, the lack of sleep is probably already taking a toll on your appearance, amongst other things.
5. Show your hair some love
Mask and make up with your hair in 2019 by investing in hydrating in-shower masks. Easy to apply and effective in preventing and treating damaged hair, these masks go the extra mile in nourishing and protecting hair against the effects of hot styling tools, breakage, and weather.
Getting into good habits now when it comes to moisturizing regularly will keep your skin feeling soft and healthy and will also do wonders in preventing things like premature wrinkles in the future. In addition, your skin should never be exposed to the elements without the proper moisture barrier to shield and protect it. Love your skin, and it will love you right back.
Odds are, you aren’t drinking enough water. An article for Healthline.com suggests aiming for the 8×8 rule when it comes to hydrating: consuming eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
Healthy hydration is good for your skin and helps to manage and optimize energy levels and brain function, also aiding in the prevention of things like diarrhea and kidney stones. The list goes on. So do your body and the planet some good in the New Year by purchasing some eco-friendly water bottles to keep with you for on-the-go H20.
We’re all guilty of putting ourselves at the bottom of the to-do list now and then, but when is it ever a good time to indulge a little? Stop waiting for the perfect moment and make a point to carve yourself out some “me time” in advance. Commit to making time for yourself, whether that means a spa date or at-home treatment. Whatever it takes to relax and recharge, you deserve it!
1. Embrace your natural beauty
Embrace your face au-naturel in 2019. So do as the Parisians do and embrace that natural beauty you’ve been hiding under layers of anti-aging creams and heavy mattifying makeup. Then, for your best natural beauty base yet, skip the makeup a few times a month to give your skin a little time to breathe and reset.