If you haven’t quite managed to stick to those New Year’s resolutions, have you considered switching things up and trying something new? It’s never too late to make a change, and the year is still young. If you feel like you’re in a bit of a beauty rut these days, making some solid new beauty resolutions might give you the kick you need to try something different. If any of these resolutions sound like they could improve your beauty routine, start incorporating them today.
- Go for the look you want
So many of us feel like we’re stuck with features we don’t love. We play around with makeup and camera angles to feel more confident, but never quite feel great about the way we look. If you’ve been debating the idea of finally doing something about the feature that’s bugging you but haven’t managed to take the plunge yet, 2018 could be your year. Look into dermal fillers perth and start exploring your options – it could totally transform your self-confidence.
- Shift the focus to application tools
If you spent last year obsessing about various beauty products, shift your focus this year and consider the tools that you’re using. You could have a gorgeous, expensive foundation, but not get the look you’re aiming for because you’re applying it all wrong. Read up on which brushes are best for your various products, and start using the right tools to really perfect your beauty routine.
- Replace your mascara
In case you needed your regular reminder that mascara doesn’t last forever, here it is. Eye makeup is a real magnet when it comes to bacteria, especially mascara as the tube can so easily harbour a wide variety of creepy germs. Make a commitment to yourself to switch to a new mascara every three months to avoid nasty infections.
- Clean your brushes
Now that we’re talking about bacteria, we’d better discuss those brushes, too. Brushes can be pretty pricy, especially when you’re using high-quality products. There’s no need to toss them out, but you should definitely give them a good clean on a regular basis so you’re not rubbing bacteria into your skin and putting yourself at risk of breakouts and bizarre makeup combinations. Use a brush cleaning fluid and leave them out to dry overnight.
- Take your makeup off every night before bed
We’re all guilty of this from time to time. Make 2018 the year that you actually remember to remove all of your makeup – yes that includes mascara, before you hit that pillow. Leaving makeup on can because premature ageing, breakouts, and a seriously stained pillow, so wipe it off before you sleep. If you’re too tired to do a full cleansing routine, you can always use good quality skin wipes to remove the worst of it and then add a touch of coconut oil to remove stubborn eye makeup.
- Start wearing sunscreen
This is the perfect resolution if you’re still struggling to make sun protection a real priority in your life. Sunscreen is an absolute must-have if you care about your skin and your health. Don’t forget to put it on under your makeup every day, even when the sky is cloudy – the sun is still there, and it can still do plenty of damage.