Best Beauty Resolutions for 2016
When January 1st rolls around, a whole lot of pressure comes with it. Hitting the gym more and eating right are just a few on the list of typical resolutions. But this year let’s make it our mission to focus on feeling the best we possibly can, starting with beauty first! Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we find beauty resolutions to be the most fun and easiest resolutions out there. So, we’ve provided a list of ways to help keep your skin in check and feel the absolute healthiest you possibly can!
DRINK MORE WATER.
When you don’t drink water your skin is more likely to become dry, flaky and be more prone to wrinkles. "Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration," dermatologist Kenneth Ellner told WebMD. So, let’s make a vow to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and always have a nifty water bottle on hand!
CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES REGULARLY.
Just like your hair, your brushes need some cleansing too! When you use your brushes, makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. On Lauren Conrad’s blog, she recommends cleaning your brushes once a week with baby shampoo. If you need a little more help, check out our full tutorial on how to clean your makeup brushes!
WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY.
So, we know the cloudy skies and snowy morning may make you chuckle at lathering on the sun block. But, of course, the sun still doesn’t go anywhere during the winter! According to dermatologists at the Skin Cancer Foundation, around 90% of visible skin aging is a direct result of sun damage. Applying a light, oil-free SPF each day will help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and may even make you look younger longer!
WEAR HATS MORE OFTEN, ESPECIALLY DURING THE DAY.
The Skin Cancer Foundation says that clothing is the first defense against damaging rays. So, how about adding broad-brimmed hats and a baseball cap to your Christmas list?
ALWAYS WASH YOUR FACE BEFORE BED, ALWAYS!
We saved the most important resolution for last! Dermatologist Laurie Polis, MD says refraining from washing your face before bed is not a good idea. She told WebMD. "Just going overnight without washing your face isn't going to age you five years," Polis says. "It's more of a missed opportunity. There's great blood supply to the skin and a number of different metabolic processes going on at night. So you're losing out on a chance to target problems."
So, what are your beauty resolutions for the new year? We want to know! Tell us in the comments below.