5 Beauty Resolutions To Make In 2017
New year, new you. That is what we normally tell ourselves, but we are all guilty of slacking on our beauty regimens, over-purchasing products, and committing skincare ‘no-nos.’ However, beauty isn’t something that happens overnight. In fact, it is something that is developed over time and requires repetition. You may have already selected your New Year’s resolution(s), but why not implement a beauty resolution? Beauty resolutions are not only incredibly easy to incorporate into your everyday life, but they will also make you feel better about yourself and can majorly impact your confidence. 2016 had a lot of ups and downs, but beauty should not be one of them. If you're looking to make a change this New Year, here are 5 simple beauty resolutions you should try for 2017:
You’ve heard it before, but SPF is a must. Rain or shine, you should take the extra precaution to apply a sunscreen or product with SPF protection because it will save you from dark spots and sun damage years down the line. These products have lightweight formulas that can be applied underneath makeup:
2. Avoid Excessive Makeup Usage
For beauty-lovers, makeup application is a form of art. But, your pores will rebel if you don’t give them a break every once in a while. Instead of wearing a full face of makeup to the grocery store, opt for something lighter. BB creams and tinted moisturizers provide just as much coverage without the caked-on feel. Ask yourself: “Do I really need to wear all of this makeup?” Beauty fan favorites include:
3. Throw Out Old Products
Men don’t understand how women accumulate so many products, but it is probably because we never want to get rid of anything. In 2017, start with a clean slate. Purchase new makeup brushes, clean your drawers of half-used products, and throw out ANYTHING that has been open for more than 6 months. Organization is the key to keeping it this way.
4. Ditch the Bad Habits
Do you bite your nails? Or pick at your face? We all love beauty, but there is no reason to make it any harder on yourself. Bad habits shouldn’t accompany you into the new year, so own up to the bad things you do on occasion and kiss them goodbye. Can't seem to shake it? Try writing it down or set reminders.
5. Don’t make excuses
Your skin goes through a lot during the day. From UV rays to pollution, to harsh weather conditions and more, there is no greater feeling than a clean, washed face at the end of the night. No matter how loudly your bed is calling for you, skipping out on your nightly beauty routine will only lead to more problems later on. This New Year, don’t make excuses for slacking on skincare because you’re only hurting yourself. Best 2016 nighttime products: