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It’s a new year and what better way to start off the year than to make some beauty resolutions. Resolutions are about reflecting on the changes we want or may need to make in order to motivate ourselves to actually make the changes. I started to think about what I needed to change about my daily beauty routines and the answer is EVERYTHING! So, I’ll share with you my top ten beauty resolutions that can be purchased from your everyday neighborhood drug store. I’m curious to hear what beauty resolutions you come up with.
Beauty Resolution #1: Hydrate & Moisturize my skin before leaving the house. It’s January and we all know that the cold weather is taking it’s toll on our skin. It’s always good to moisturize and hydrate your skin before stepping out into the cold. Your skin tends to dry out more and even become flaky and crack at times during the cold winter months.
Beauty Resolution #2: Using a Facial wash or cleanser to keep my face nice and clean without drying it out. There are many facial cleansers you can choose from just be sure to read the label and see if it fits your skin type. I have oily skin but, it’s dry in certain areas. Johnson & Johnson Facial Scrub and Neutrogena Facial Wash both work for me.
Beauty Resolution #3: I don’t always eat a well balanced meal. Taking certain vitamin supplements can help with the stimulation of healthy hair, skin and nails. It’s good to take a daily multi vitamin or Women’s One A Day to promote healthy skin, hair and nail growth. Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Biotin are all great supplements for promoting these qualities.
Beauty Resolution #4: My hair can sometimes dry out like my skin. I can definitely say that I need to add more water to my diet, however I am notorious for using a great leave in conditioner to help as a detangler, moisturizer and heat protectant before blow drying or flat ironing.
Beauty Resolution #5: Every girl wants to have nice looking lips whether your wearing Vaseline, chap-stick, lip gloss or a medicated lip balm. Chapped lips aren’t cute! Remember to put on your lip wear, so they can pop! Muah!
Beauty Resolution #6: Say it with me EXFOLIATE! Nothing feels better than when you have just finished washing your face or body with a exfoliation cleanser and it feels nice, smooth, looks healthy and radiant. To achieve this look you MUST exfoliate on a regular basis.
Beauty Resolution #7: Some people think that the summertime is the only time to really break out the sunblock! Nope, we need to protect out skin from UV rays at all times. You can use sun protection year round. Whether it’s a sunscreen or sun block be sure to keep some handy if you’re going to be exposed to the sun for long periods of time.
Beauty Resolution #8: I tend to get blemishes from time to time. I don’t pick at my skin but, no matter what I always have a mark that is left to remind me that I had a dark spot here, a pimple there, or even my allergies affect my skin. A great concealer will keep my skin looking blemish free. I follow that up with my foundation and I’m as good as new.
Beauty Resolution #9: I’m not huge on makeup however, I want to start wearing it a bit more. I am doing a lot more event hosting and attending networking and marketing events and I’d like to change up my normal look. When I wear make up I like it to look as natural as possible so I stick to natural earth tones. I’m very simple! A little mascara, eye shadow, concealer, foundation, (mild blush, eyeliner?) depending on the event, complimentary lip gloss and I’m ready to go!
Beauty Resolution #10: I’m always on the go… I’m prone to take showers ALL THE TIME. I can’t tell you the last time I actually took a bath. My goal is to take a relaxing bath periodically. I know this won’t happen on a daily basis. I just want to get a nice scented bubble bath or NOT, I can get an unscented bubble bath and light some aromatherapy candles and relax until one of my four lovely children interrupt my groove! That’s my life!