1. STOP PICKING AT YOUR FACE
The knee-jerk reaction to a new blemish is to pick it or pop it, but touching the pimple can cause infection or the bacteria to spread, resulting in a further breakout. This year commit to your best skin ever and start a regime like Unblemish by Rodan & Fields. From the Dr.’s that created Proactiv comes this best selling complete Multi-Med® Therapy solution, the UNBLEMISH Regimen is clinically tested to help stop blackheads and pesky pimples before they become visible on skin’s surface. Don’t have breakouts…not sure what type of regimen is best for you? Use the handy dandy solutions tool here.
2. CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES
Brushes full of dirt and grime are not going to do your complexion any favors, and can clog pores and cause breakouts. Make a vow to regularly clean your brushes (once a week ) to rid them of lingering bacteria; your skin will thank you! I like “well-cared for” by Bareminerals. $14 at Ulta.com
3. STOP SLEEPING WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON
We’ve all know just how terrible it is to sleep with your makeup on, yet we still do it. If you’re prone to heading straight to bed following a long day, late night or workout, keep a pack of REDEFINE Eye Cloths in your gym bag, purse or one of your bedside drawers. It doesn’t get any easier than cleaning your face in bed, now you really have no excuses. For an extra pick me up keep some cloths in the Fridge and pop a cool cloth across your eyes and face to feel perfectly refreshed! Each cloth contains a unique blend peptides clinically shown to reduce the appearance of lines, under-eye wrinkles and puffiness!
4. DON’T NEGLECT YOUR FEET
My husband is a Podiatrist and the majority of his patients don’t feel confident with the skin condition of their feet. Aside from aesthetics, regularly moisturizing and exfoliating year-round are important for you feet’s health. I love this perfect go to combination… Micro-Dermabrasion Paste and Essentials Daily Body Moisturizer. You can use both products pretty much head to toe (I don’t recommend using Body Moisturizer for your face)
ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation. Use intermittently to visibly improve skin tone and texture.
Feel refreshed all day long with naturally moisturized, calm skin from head to toe. ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer features our RF-Dcell technology to calm skin from climate-induced stressors, humectants to moisturize dry skin and Dimethicone to help condition the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This lightweight, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly to soften skin and keep you feeling smooth from morning to night
5. LONG LUSCIOUS LASHES w/out the FAKE
We are obsessed with long lashes, you wear your lashes 24/7 and we love dark, long lashes! No matter how much mascara you pile on there is only so much that can be done without adding false extension or glueing on fake lashes. That is until we discovered Lash Boost! Get lush, longer-looking lashes in just four weeks with ENHANCEMENTS Lash Boost™.* This nightly eyelash-conditioning serum features a unique proprietary formula that improves the appearance of lash volume and length for lashes that are 100% real, 100% yours. Pair your new lashes with our favorite Mascara “They’re Real” by Benefit.
It might seem like a narcissistic endeavor (depending on your level of self-absorption) however pouring over the past several year’s worth of photos of yourself on Facebook or Instagram can actually be beneficial to your future. Take notice of when you looked your very best. Was it when you had tousled beach waves and let your freckles shine through? Or when your hair was blown pin-straight and you rocked a smokey eye and nude lip? Can you remember how you were feeling inside when these photos were snapped? Try to be objective and go forth into the New Year looking better than ever. Always Remember…