new-year-beauty-resolutions-to-make-this-year-header-1It's time to start some good beauty habits!

The time of year is upon us when many of us are motivated to ditch old bad habits in favor of some new-and-improved ones. If looking and feeling better this year ranks high on your list of priorities, take a look at these New Year beauty resolutions!

Remove Your Make-Up Every Single Night


Speak to any dermatologist and they’ll tell you that cleansing your skin properly each evening is a surefire way to a clearer, healthier looking complexion. Left overnight, make-up and dead skin can build up clogged pores that lead to breakouts. Make an effort to remove make-up as soon you get home so that your bathroom doesn't feel like a million miles away when you’re exhausted. You’ll be less likely to skip the cleansing.

Invest in Retinol

Want to see some improvements to your skin this year? Start using a moisturizer that contains Retinol. It’s a Vitamin-A derivative that packs a serious punch as far as anti-aging is concerned. It boosts collagen, making skin appear plumper and younger. However, it can make skin more sensitive to the sun so use at nighttime after cleansing.

Wear SPF Every Day


Many of us are guilty of only slapping on the SPF during the summer months, but it should be worn year-round (no matter if you’re indoors or outdoors) to protect against UVA and UVB rays. The easiest way to make it part of your routine is to switch to a morning moisturizer that has built in SPF.

Try a Skin Brush


Since the air has much less moisture in it during the colder months, facial scrubs and abrasive exfoliators can irritate the skin. Instead, remove dead surface skin cells the gentle way and try one of the new generation of electronic facial skin brushes. They gently remove dead surface cells leaving the skin smooth and soft minus the rawness that some scrubs can leave.

Look After Your Feet More


Many of us are guilty of launching into a mild panic the moment sandal season rolls around, but make sure your feet are strappy-shoe ready with a little weekly maintenance. Resolve to exfoliate feet and polish toes weekly and moisturize daily as part of your body moisturizing regime.

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