It is that time of the year when we make promises to ourselves that we will get rid of all the bad habits and take up new, better and healthier ones. Why not reserve a few New Year’s resolutions for a more beautiful 2016? If you do not have any ideas, here are our 5 beauty resolutions that we are intending to keep.
1. Switch to Organic Cosmetics
Like most people, you are probably familiar with the health and beauty benefits of organic cosmetics. Nonetheless, the price still diverts many people from switching to natural skin care. The truth is that organic products are more effective than the conventional ones, and thus last longer. Secondly, you do not need to change your entire skincare and makeup set at once. Start eliminating your old products one by one, starting from those that stay on your skin the longest and are most absorbent, such as face moisturizers, or body lotions. As far as the choice of brands are concerned, choose a reliable brand. My absolute favourite brand is 100% pure who has a big variety of organic eye and face makeup.
2. Cleanse Every Day
No matter how late you get home, or how tired you are, cleansing your face every night is a necessity, not an option. Not doing it could make some irreparable damages to your skin. The skin repairs itself at night, and if we leave germs and dirt to build up, they will clog the pores, leading to acne, which will leave scars. Makeup exposes your skin to free radicals that destroy collagen and cause the skin to age faster. So, forget about excuses such as, ‘I’m wearing only mascara’. If the bathroom really seems miles and miles away, keep a pack of cleansing wipes in your nightstand to make sure you never skip to take the makeup off.
3. Broaden Your Scent Horizons
There is no better way to start a new season than with a new fragrance. This season, as usual, there are many perky floral and fruity notes, but this is not all the season has to offer. Make a resolution to try something exotic and unexpected. Try the sexy women scents with a touch of men’s colognes, like Halle Berry Closer or Armani Acqua di Gioia. Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt brings us the smell of ocean at a beach cottage, while L’Artisan Parfumeur Noir Exquis smells like a cup of black coffee on an old chestnut wood porch. Think citrus fruits, pink pepper and tomato leaves cannot be combined? Think again. Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris Rebel Collector is a perfect blend of these refreshing notes.
4. Wear SPF Every Day
Even on an overcast day, the ultraviolet rays penetrate through the clouds and can damage your skin. Protect yourself every day to reduce the risk of skin cancer and sunburns. The reasons are not only health related. Did you know that most of the aging process is actually propelled by the hours spent in the sun? Some dermatologists estimate that as much as 90 percent of visible aging is caused by exposure to sun. Wearing sunscreen daily will prolong the youth of your skin and give it a natural glow.
5. Try a Skin Brush
Skin brushes do not sound very gentle when, in fact, they are softer than some scrubs and peels. Advocates of dry brushing claim that it stimulates the lymph system, increases circulation, and helps the skin get rid of toxins. Consequently, the skin becomes softer, and firmer.
What are your beauty resolutions?
About the Author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne. Her passion is organic beauty and fashion and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – shopping! You can contact Amy on herFacebook page and Twitter.