With the New Year just starting I decided to come up with some new year’s resolutions focussed on my attitude to skincare. Skincare routines can sometimes be part of a self-care routine and so it is something that I would like to focus on more this year, as looking after my skin is something that I both enjoy and offers me a number of benefits regarding how I look and feel.
Stop Going to Bed With Makeup On
Despite the fact I have enough makeup removing products to last a lifetime and despite the fact that I KNOW that going to bed with my makeup on never ends well, every time I’ve got my eyeliner flicks even enough I manage to delude myself into thinking it’ll last until morning. This, of course, never happens. Instead of the cute, yet sophisticated makeup, I anticipate to still be perfectly brushed onto my face I wake up to panda eyes and spots breaking out. This year I am going to learn my lesson! No matter how good it looks the night before, that makeup is never making it to morning, so, even in my sleepiest state, there will be no remains of the day before the morning after!
Get Into a Proper Skin Care Routine
Most days I will, at the very least, cleanse my face… but most days I will also forget to moisturise or exfoliate or tone, meaning that my skincare routine is fairly lax. Some days, my “routine” is so poor that it mostly just consists of wiping a wet wipe over the black rings under my eyes that I think is residual eyeliner, but really is just sleep deprivation! I’ve always wanted a proper routine, but I’ve never allocated myself enough time to properly dedicate myself to it. Of course, I am under no illusion that I will manage to keep this up every single day, but it would certainly be nice to get more organised and set aside part of my evening each night to better my skin care regimen.
Use up New Products, Say Goodbye to Old Products
I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to skincare and makeup, and am slightly ashamed to admit that I have a drawer filled with creams, gels and palettes that I have had for a good ten years now! Over Christmas, I had a massive clear out and say bye bye to all my old skincare and makeup products, especially those that had been lying around unused for years. Part of this resolution is to also use up things that I own before buying new ones. I love trying out new skincare products, and when something new hits the shelves, I enjoy being amongst the first to try it out and see if it works for my skin type. This does, however, mean that my bathroom shelves are packed full of jars, tubs and bottles that are all opened but only partially used! This is quite a wasteful way to live, especially if I am to try and honour the expiration dates that can found on many skincare products. Therefore, I really need to try and use up my existing items before I go shopping again!
Cut Down on Greasy Food
While cutting out greasy foods, such as takeaway, is a good idea for obvious fattening reasons, many people also find that greasy food has a negative impact on their skin. I am definitely one of those people. One bite into a slice of pizza and I can already feel the spots starting to appear! Usually, I will try to wash my face immediately after I’ve eaten something a bit oily in the hopes that it will cleanse away the impending skincare disaster, but sometimes it will already be too late!
Drink Plenty of Water
We’ve all been told to drink more water but sometimes you just want a big glass of juice… or maybe a rum and coke. Water, however, is essential to life and that does mean that it can be a great help in clearing up your skin. Plus, I hear it’s great for losing weight and helping your kidneys out, so any added benefits are welcomed!
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