The start of a new year… there’s no better time to finesse your list of resolutions for the year ahead. Many of our resolutions focus on health and wellbeing – eating healthier, exercising more or kicking a bad habit – but this year we challenge you to include your beauty regime into your goal setting so that you glow all year round.
In the spirit of the New Year, we’ve curated our favourite beauty hacks and skin pick-me-ups that need to be on your new year’s resolution list, to keep your complexion on the right track. Keeping things simple so that you’ll actually stick to your intentions…
We know you’ve heard it before but as we age, our skin ages with us and takes more and more time to renew itself, cell turn over slows down every single year. Exfoliating daily is one of the simplest ways to jumpstart the renewal process of skin cells to keep your skin looking plump and feeling refreshed. Start using your Magic Mitt every day. You’ll be amazed at how smooth your skin will feel within a month of everyday use. Even your lips can use a little exfoliation, so get scrubbing with our Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper for a perfectly smooth and nourished pout with a delicious organic sugar taste – yum!
Replenish & Hydrate
Give back to your skin and replenish often with a facial spritz: our range of organic hydration sprays will help you achieve plump, soft skin that will see you looking fresh-faced and radiant well into the New Year. When it’s hot and humid, we can feel the need to skip our mosituriser in the morning, not wanting to add shine and oiliness to the surface of the skin. Well now you don’t have to miss out on a hydration boost, rather spritz and keep your skin comfortable and protected. It’s that easy.
Be Sun Smart
It’s so important to remember that the sun’s UV rays can cause damage at any time of the year – not just in summer. We understand that adding another step to your makeup routine, such as applying sunscreen, isn’t for everyone, which is why we have a range of mineral foundations and bases that also provide broad spectrum SPF protection; try our semi-matte PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation, our oil-free and SFP 15 Dream Tint® Tinted Moisturizer, or our full coverage SFP 25 Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, our SPF 20 Amazing Base® Loose Mineral Powder, and don’t forget to protect your pout with LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm, it comes in three shades. The most important goal you can set for your skin this year is – SPF daily! Do not go a day without SPF, it’s a skin saver.
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Proper brush care is essential to keeping your skin pure and healthy! Dissolving the build up of grime, excess makeup and your skins natural oils will ensure that you reduce the chance of transferring any bacteria or dirt from your brushes to your skin. Make the effort to clean your brushes every month using a gentle shampoo and conditioner.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
The silly season can take it’s toll on your sleeping pattern and being overtired will not only impact your mental alertness, but can also impact your appearance on the outside (did someone say dull complexion and dark under eye circles?). Take time out in the new year and get some well deserved shut-eye, which you’ve no doubt seriously earned in 2015! If you’re still struggling with those pesky dark circles, try our Enlighten Concealer with its peach undertones that works wonders on dark circles and pigmentation marks. Or try Active Light Under Eye Concealer; with ingredients like cucumber, white tea extract and buckwheat wax, this miracle worker will calm tired eyes and help to reduce puffiness. The added benefit of avocado and sunflower oil gently nourishes the delicate eye area!
Stick To It
As they say “it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen!” Waiting for a new skin treatment to show results can be a test of patience, but sticking to your new year’s beauty regime is the best thing you can do for your skin in 2016. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.