It’s a new year – welcome 2015! At the start of a new year, many people make New Year’s resolutions – exercise more, lose weight, save money, and so on. As you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget your beauty resolutions! To give you some ideas, I’m sharing my 2015 beauty resolutions…
- Drink more water. Yes, this often falls under the weight loss or exercise resolution but it is also a great beauty resolution. Water is a wonderful beauty trick to a clear and glowing complexion. Water not only makes your body feel good, it makes your skin feel good too. The old saying is to that you should drink eight 8oz glasses a water a day. However, there are factors that can alter that recommendation such as your weight and amount of exercise. Check out the Slender Kitchen website to determine your recommended water intake.
- Exercise more. Yep, another “typical” resolution. Why did I add this one to my list? Exercise is a great stress reducer. Stress is a big beauty blunder. Often times, stress can cause unwanted breakouts (you know, those lovely blemishes that pop up around your mouth area). Stress can also play havoc on your hair, nails (especially if you bite them), and your overall healthy appearance. I have a very busy work/life schedule – which is the excuse I always use. My resolution is to exercise at least 30 minutes per day, four days per week. This gives me some wiggle room so I don’t feel guilty and give up if I miss a day. Using the words “at least” also gives me motivation to do more.
- Clean my makeup brushes at least once per month. I know I should clean my makeup brushes often. I have the product to do so. With that being said, I often go months before cleaning them. Once I clean them, I realize just how bad they were. Makeup, oil, dust, dead skin cells…are just some of the things that can build up on your brushes. You wouldn’t use a dirty paint brush to start a new paint project – would you? You don’t have to clean them after every use. Weekly would be great but monthly is more realistic for me. I use a great brush cleaner from Sephora and then allow them to air dry. My makeup brushes look and feel so much better afterwards. If you don’t believe me, look for my makeup brush cleaning blog post coming soon!
Those are my beauty New Year’s resolutions. I’d love to hear some of yours!
Until next time, stay beautiful! ~ Devon