The New Year is all about becoming a better version of your current self. New Year, new me, right?
While you are creating you list of resolutions and looking for ways to squeeze in another green smoothie into your day, let’s stop and talk about your beauty resolutions. Yes, there is such thing at beauty resolutions and if it makes you feel any better, they totally fit under the health & wellness category on your list. These resolutions are about ditching small things in your daily routine to help you have a beautiful New Year!
5 Bad Beauty Habits You Need To Ditch Before The New Year
1. Not removing your makeup before bed
We’ve all had those long party nights where all of you can think about is DJ sheets at Club Casa. The 5 minutes it would actually take to wash your face seems impossible, so jump in bed instead. Let’s make a pack to not do this again. All of that longwear foundation isn’t clenching onto your face for no reason. It’s sitting tight on your face, along with oil, dirt and bacteria. It’s a lethal combination of gunk and a break out in the works. Avoid a painful pimple and wash your face thoroughly before heading to bed. Make sure to also include your neck and chest into your cleansing ritual too.
2. Not washing your makeup brushes weekly
No one, I repeat no one likes to clean their makeup brushes. It’s not a fun task, but it’s a job that needs to be done at least once a week. Especially if you are using your brushes daily. Makeup brushes get full of product and the bacteria that they have picked up from your face each time you’ve brushes over your face. Keeping your brushes clean not only prevents break outs, but also helps to preserve the life of your brushes. I’ve got brush cleaning down to a science and put together a guide for you on how to clean your makeup brushes, so no more excuses!
3. Not investing time and money into a skincare regimen
No matter your age, you need to have a skincare regimen. It’s a simple daily routine that must be incorporate into your day to keep your skin healthy and radiant for years to come. Your skincare routine should be based off of your individual needs, but at the very least, you should be using a moisturizer with SPF during the day and a night cream at night. Here’s a peak at my current skincare routine to give you an idea of the steps that I take to care for my skin daily.
4. Sharing makeup with your bestie
Just because the two of you share memories since you were 5, it doesn’t mean you should share pink eye. I don’t care how bad you want to try your besties new mascara or Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, it’s never a good idea to share makeup. Especially products that come in contact with your mucus membranes, such as eye products and lip products.
5. Keeping old makeup in your beauty stash
As a beauty aficionada myself, I know how hard it can be to part with your limited edition MAC lipstick from 2011. It makes for great #TBT pics, ya know? Even the prettiest of colors aren’t made forever, so it’s important to ditch products that are expired. Believe it or not, makeup has a shelf life. Most products have a symbol on them with how long you should keep the product after opening it, but if it doesn’t, this guide will help you figure out how long to you should keep makeup before throwing it away.