The new year often means new resolutions and ambitious goals. Here are four simple things you can do to help make sure you look and feel your best.
- Wash off all your makeup before you go to bed. After a long day or a big night out, it’s tempting to just curl up in bed before giving our face a proper scrub. But fight the urge! Over night our skin loses moisture – and if you couple that with leftover makeup, skin can get really dry and dehydrated – and more likely to show fine lines. Plus nobody wants to wake up with mascara smeared all over their pillowcase.
- Exfoliate. Once or twice a week take the time to slough off dry and dead skin cells and flush out your pores. Clean, clarified skin has a real glow, free from dirt and oil. Look for a light scrub you can use occasionally and apply by hand, or use a small microdermabrasion brush. Don’t overdo it – just a couple times a month should do the trick to help your skin feel, and look, revived.
- Clean your makeup brushes. Think for a second – how long has it been since you’ve rinsed your eye shadow brush? Make washing your makeup application tools part of your regular routine – it’s recommended most brushes be washed once a week to get rid of germs, oils, dirt, and other particles.
- Don’t forget the sunglasses. UV protection, especially for the delicate skin around our eyes, is a must. There are tons of cool shades out there – so make sure there’s always a pair handy in your purse or bag.
Cheers to a beautiful new year!