Contributed by Jennifer Dawson
Photo by Joanna Kosinska
The start of the New Year is a time to make positive changes in our lives. According to a recent YouGov survey, the resolutions that made it to the top of surveyed people’s list include eating better, exercising more, spending less money, and performing better self-care. As we all strive to better ourselves in 2018, it’s also important to think about making changes to our daily habits including our skincare and makeup routine. As the average adult uses 9 personal care products every day, making the right product choices, as well as stepping up our personal care routine, can enhance our health and well-being for this year. Here’s how to improve your skincare and makeup routine for the New Year.
Switch to natural or organic skincare products and makeup
Natural and organic cosmetic products are formulated without harsh chemicals, artificial scents, or coloring, so they’re healthier for your skin. Plus, they’re better for the environment as these products are manufactured using renewable sources and earth-friendly practices. To make the switch to organic products, start small. You can replace a few items in your makeup first, such as your lip balm and face powder. Every few weeks or so, try incorporating new organic products into your beauty and personal care routine until you find the ones that work best for you.
Use multi-purpose products
To save money on beauty products, choose items multi-purpose makeup or skincare items. For instance, you can buy a liquid cleanser that works well for both your skin and hair. A lip stain can work as liquid blush, while you can use a rich lip balm to tame your brows or moisturize your cuticles.
Establish an effective skincare routine
When it comes to skincare, most women know that it can take years before you can find products that are effective yet won’t hurt your budget. If you haven’t found your must-have products yet, try checking out product reviews to see what’s out there. Look beyond popular brands too as smaller companies also have great products in their lineup. Once you’ve found your products, establish a skincare routine. At the very least, you should cleanse, tone, moisturize, and protect your skin with SPF daily. If you want to get the most out of your beauty regimen, try a 10-step Korean skincare routine.
Upgrading your beauty regimen can work wonders for your skin and is a great way to self-care. Follow these tips to improve your makeup and skincare routine for the New Year and find out how it can make you look and feel great throughout the year.