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Your New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Jan 04, 2016
Your New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

A new year means a fresh start to your beauty regimen. Our skin is in its glory years, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we want to keep it that way. If you stick with a good beauty routine from a young age your skin will be ageless by the time you hit your mid-life crisis, making skincare one less problem for you to freak about.

Here is what you can start doing now to ensure a healthy and beautiful look:

Don’t go to sleep with your makeup on

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Even more important than not dating your bestie’s ex, the first rule of feminism is to NEVER go to sleep with your makeup on. While you’re asleep your skin is trying to restore itself, but if you have a day’s worth of makeup on, your pores are blocked and unable to revitalize.

Use moisturizer with SPF

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Origins

If the fact that the sun’s rays can cause skin cancer isn’t scary enough, Dr. Wendy Roberts, a board certified dermopathologist said, “You will regret not having worn sunscreen when you look at your skin compared to friends and family who have worn daily sunscreen 20 years from now.” Including SPF in your skincare regimen can also slow down the development of wrinkled skin.

Indulge in a facial mask once a week

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Daily cleansing and moisturizing is great, but facial masks provide a deeper cleansing. A good facial mask draws out the impurities that hide in the lower layers of the epidermis and gives your skin a natural glow. Doing a weekly facial mask also makes the rest of your skin care regimen work better.

Prime your hair before you style it

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Its A 10

Blow drying, straightening and curling your hair often begins to strain your hair. Make it a habit to always run some serum through your locks before you begin. Hair serum coats the surface of your hair and protects from heat and chemicals that come with styling tools.

Take a break from gel polishshutterstock_227367661

Although gel mani’s are your go-to nail look, they are turning your pretty thick nails thin and frazzled. It’s not putting them on that’s the problem, but taking them off. You either peel them off taking the nail bed with it, or the more official way- a ten-minute acetone soak, which also leaves nails frail. Save your money and go back to the basics. Paint your nails yourself for a while, until they get back to their lively selves.

Drink more water

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There are many reasons water is critical to your overall health. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. So the more water you drink the better your skin will look and feel. Dehydration causes your skin to look more wrinkled and nobody wants that. So fill up that cute refillable cup of yours and get to drinking.

I guarantee you will notice a difference in your skin if you take these tips home with you and implement them into your daily routines. Happy new year!