So. Come on then…how many of you have already broken your resolutions for 2013? Running more, losing weight, drinking less – sound familiar? Well here are some that are definitely worth keeping, especially if you want to give yourself the attention you deserve this year.
Don’t pick spots
While it isn’t pleasant, I know so many people that don’t think picking on pimples will affect their skin at all. Sadly, they are wrong. Not only can it spread the acne and make it up to five times worse, it can also scar the skin. If you are prone to break outs, try out a new product and make an active effort to keep your hands away from your face. If you’re eager to protect your skin, this is definitely one of the best New Year’s beauty resolutions for you.
As a non-smoker, I always wonder how people don’t notice what they are doing to their looks. Smoking has plenty of ill effects on your beauty. It makes the skin look much duller and stains your teeth and nails. That is not an attractive look! Instantly look five years younger by swapping cigarettes for nicotine gum or patches, and kick a habit that’s expensive and ugly.
Wash your face
Everyone’s guilty of falling into bed at the end of a long night without removing their make up, but have you ever noticed how much worse you look in the morning? Old make up clogs up pores, causes acne and leaves bacteria on your face. Invest in some make up removal wipes and use them when you do your teeth. It’ll soon become second nature and you’ll be doing your face a big favour!
Take warm showers
I know it’s tempting to have a boiling hot shower, especially when it’s cold outside. In fact, on some days I end up having two just because it’s sooo cold! Unfortunately though, hot showers are not good for the skin. The heat blasts the moisture out of the skin, and leaves it dry and cracked. Try taking a warm shower instead, or if you need it hot, buy a good moisturiser and use it straight after to keep skin in good condition.
Look after your nails
Being a nail biter, I always struggle with this! Your nails are seen by everyone, so make a good impression by giving yourself a manicure and keeping it looking good. Invest in a good manicure kit, including a base coat and top coat, and remember to apply the base coat under the nail too! Then keep a file in your handbag, and your nails will look gorgeous wherever you are.