A new year is once again mere days away. In addition to wondering exactly how a year flies by so fast, we’re also thinking about those sometimes dreaded new year’s resolutions making their way into our collective mindsets. It’s one thing to think about them, but putting them into action occasionally calls for a power greater than we can fathom. It’s never a problem, though, if your greatest resolution is merely to improve upon your own greatness. In the interest of establishing a better version of your already fabulous self in 2019, we’ve rounded up a few products that will help you stick to your resolution—for once.
Resolution 1: Relax More Often
Relaxation can occasionally seem like a distant term used to describe some foreign concept that you once knew well. In an age when everything moves at a constant pace, life doesn’t seem like it ever slows down—and when you get home at the end of the day, there’s barely enough time to blink before you settle down to sleep. Establishing some real “me time” is genuinely important for your emotional wellbeing, and 2019 is a great time to put that plan into action. Think about what that means for you, whether it’s reading more, taking luxurious baths, or scheduling a day at the spa every few weeks. You can enhance your home’s comfort by adding a soothing candle to the mix, like the aromatic vanilla orchid and almond scent from Nest Fragrances. A gentle fragrance can ease an exhausted mind in no time.
Resolution 2: Remove Makeup Daily
It’s not unusual to feel so tired at the end of the day that you simply tumble into bed without thinking about your makeup. Or maybe you do think about it—as you’re falling asleep. The only way to resolve this habit is to snap yourself out of it. You might need to remind yourself that leaving your makeup on overnight can do your skin some harm, especially if you’re acne-prone. But even if your skin is in great shape, you can protect it simply removing your makeup and applying a treatment at night. Remember that those overnight hours are when your skin works its hardest, and anything you apply will really make a difference. We love Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup Remover for its mild, soap-free formula.
Resolution 3: Treat Skin Better
In the interest of improving your skin, it’s time to focus on the products that are formulated especially for your complexion. Think about what your skin really needs. Are you concerned about excessive dryness, lines, sebum production, or acne? All of these issues require targeted formulas designed to work actively and aggressively. Sometimes it’s not enough to merely guess what your skin needs. If you have an active worry about something that’s bothering your skin, pay a visit to your dermatologist first. They can provide you with detailed information to help you select the right products for your needs.
Resolution 4: Revive Your Hair
Do you often look in the mirror and wish your hair was…different? Whether you’re tired of your long, flat hair or want to grow it out, there are endless ways to give your mane a new look in the new year. And what better time to really make it happen? Naturally, a great head of hair is largely dependent on what you use at home. Make sure that you’re using a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically for your hair type. Even the right hairbrush can make all the difference! We’re big proponents of the Bio Ionic Silver Classic Paddle Brush for its ability to make real changes: it fights static, minimizes breakage, reduces split ends, and is gentler overall on your scalp.
Resolution 5: Try Something New
You don’t have to do anything drastic, but if you want to shake up your routine just a little bit you can add a new color to your everyday look. Consider where you could make the biggest change. If you never go without your pink lip gloss, for example, you might swap it for red just to experiment with a new signature color—we love BareMinerals Moxie Plumping Gloss in Diva. If you’re obsessed with black eyeliner, even replacing it with brown could soften the overall effect and give you a different look that’s just as flattering. If you have always wanted to play up your cheekbones, adding some radiant blush to the apples of your cheeks could be a complete game-changer. Have fun with it!