We all set a few new goals as we go into a new year, but does your goal list include any beauty resolutions?
New Year’s resolutions can be a pain. Some resolutions have become a bit cliché over the years, and everyone seems to have the same goals.
We’ve heard it all before: go to the gym, lose a few pounds (or kgs), cut back on drinks and sweet treats, be more organized and so on. But what about beauty resolutions? We should all have at least one or two beauty resolutions to help build confidence as we enter into 2020. The key to a good New Year’s beauty resolution is for it to be achievable. Can it be done? Will we feel better as a result? Yes, and yes!
As the year comes to a close, a lot of people are filled with plenty of “would’ve, should’ve, could’ve.” But why worry about the past when the future looks so bright? Now is the time to do something new and set some fun, simple and achievable New Year’s beauty resolutions. A few simple changes can help you to look and feel your very best in 2020!
When was the last time you went through all of the beauty products you own? Now’s the best time to go through everything from makeup to skin care to nail polish, and start tossing them into the trash. Let’s start off the New Year with a fresh perspective: if you haven’t looked at it, worn it or opened in the last few months – toss it. You obviously didn’t love it; otherwise it wouldn’t be lying around in a drawer. If a beauty product isn’t part of your daily beauty regimen by now, then it probably never will be. Remember, most beauty products have expiration dates. There’s no need to hang onto something you don’t use, especially if it’s about to expire.
While you’re at it, don’t forget other areas you store your unused beauty products. Clean out your shower and get rid of bottles of shampoo and body wash that have been sitting there, untouched. Don’t forget about your gym bag and your handbags. It’s amazing what you’ll find lurking at the bottom of your bags. If you don’t use it, lose it!
It’s a new year, so why not a new you? Let’s make a New Year’s beauty resolution to kick things up a notch. Are you still using the same skincare products you were using 10 years ago? If so, reevaluate your current skin concerns and make sure you’re using the best products. If you have yet to introduce a serum into your daily skincare regimen, now’s the time. The same thing goes for your cosmetics. All makeup is not created equal. You may resolve to update your look a bit and look for products that contain a bit of SPF or a little less shimmer. Did you chemically straighten your hair or add hair extensions for the holidays? You may want to upgrade your hair products to sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner and look for products to nourish and strengthen those tresses. Invest in yourself for some fabulous new results in 2020.
Imitate your best looks
We all have photos that we think we look amazing in, and other photos that we aren’t so thrilled about. Seek out the photos where your hair looks great, your makeup is stunning or your outfit looks fantastic. And, here’s the easy part – just do it again. It’s said that a picture speaks a thousand words, and photos don’t lie!
Stop picking and popping
This New Year’s beauty resolution can be a bit difficult. Don’t pick or pop anything! This means you must not pop that pimple that seemingly came out of nowhere. You can no longer pick at your cuticles until they bleed and hurt for the next few days. Resist the urge to pick, pick, pick and just leave things alone.
Go beyond your comfort zone
This beauty resolution can be quite liberating. Instead of getting stuck in the same old beauty rut, be daring! Be bold! Every once in a while, try something new that you find intriguing even if it’s not necessarily “you.” Try rocking some plum colored lips, some new nail art or even a new hair color. You won’t know how you look if you don’t try. Just go for it. If you need to take baby steps, you can rock your new look at home. Just make sure you actually do it! You might be pleasantly surprised.
Along with these new beauty resolutions for 2020, there are few from previous years that should become a habit:
- Remove your makeup before going to bed.
- Place a new favorite product front and center on your vanity, desk or nightstand so it won’t go to waste. Remember, out of sight, out of mind.
- Make it a point to moisturize your skin from head to toe each day.
- Give a new look a chance. Let a new haircut, nail polish or cosmetic grow on you. What you may not like at first glance may be something you fall in love with after a few hours. Give it a chance.
- Never leave the house without SPF.
Beauty resolutions shouldn’t just begin and end just once a year. They should be ongoing and explored further throughout the year. It’s all about confidence and owning your look.