What better way to step up your beauty routine in 2019 than with some new resolutions? The key to making your new year’s resolutions work is to set specific goals that are doable and totally practical.
We have all been doing certain things in the same way from cleaning our faces, applying makeup, putting on skincare to treating our hair, so now’s the time to revamp your beauty routine. Try these methods (if you haven’t already), and make this year a beautiful one!
Pare down on your beauty regime and products and save money and time everyday. Keep it simple and invest in basic skincare products from a cleanser, scrub/mask, toner, moisturiser to SPF.
New Year tip: Instead of applying toner on a cotton pad, speed up this step by just spraying it on.
Take Off Your Makeup Before You Sleep
No matter how tired you are at the end of the day, remember to be kind to your skin by removing your makeup. Using a cleanser alone may not remove everything properly, so ensure that the beauty products you are using is the right one.
New year tip: Find mascaras that can be easily removed with just warm water.
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
If you are not already cleaning them, try to schedule it in weekly or fortnightly. These beauty tools pick up makeup, powders and creams, along with sweat and dirt from your skin. Leaving them unwashed means leaving your skin exposed to bacteria, which leads to irritation and breakouts.
New Year tip: If you don’t have a brush cleanser, just use shampoo and a conditioner.
Don’t Skip SPF
Even on a cloudy day, we need to protect our skin from harmful sunrays. Wearing sunscreen is a step that often gets overlooked but it is necessary to ward off possible skin cancers or sunburns.
New Year tip: Find a non-greasy, comfortable and high SPF product that you will use daily without fail.
Scrub And Mask On A Weekly Basis
No matter how good your skincare products are, they won’t absorb well if your skin doesn’t get a good scrub or mask to remove dead skin and dirt. Make time and your skin will thank you.
New Year tip: Don’t have time to do these two steps? Then find a product that offers a scrub and a mask at the same time.
Buy Clean Ingredients
To ensure you are not applying harsh or unnecessary ingredients on your skin, learn more about what’s in your products. Once you start identifying these ingredients, you will be alerted when checking a product before making a purchase.
New Year tip: The Environmental Working Group website (ewg.org/skindeep) is a good source for identifying ingredients and learning what can harm us.
Give Hair Colouring A Break
Revert to your original hair colour once in a while to give it a break. Pay attention to your scalp as well with specific products. For those covering grey hair, look for products like grey hair coverage sprays or powders. This will help cover greys in between colouring sessions.
New Year tip: Avoid paraphenylenediamine (PPD) in hair dyes as this can cause serious allergic reactions.
Get More Beauty Sleep
Ditch your marathon K-drama runs (except when you’re on holiday the next day!) and try to reduce the amount of time on electronic gadgets. This will give you time to wind down and have sufficient sleep. Getting enough rest will help our skin cells regenerate and stay healthy.
New Year tip: If turning off your gadget is too hard, gradually reduce your time on it by giving yourself certain days to use it longer and others to shut down by a certain time.