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7 Beauty Resolutions For A Better Year

The most common new year resolutions rarely make it past the 30 day mark. Avoid a month of broken promises with seven beauty and wellbeing commandments that will bring out the best in you – ultimately, isn’t that what it’s all about?

Discover SkinStore’s ultimate hair, skin and makeup resolutions for 2018.

  1. Make time for you
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    Make time for you

    Resolving to take out time for you may seem like a tired cliché, but in 2012 Jada Pinkett-Smith was asked ‘How hard is it being a wife and a mother?’ in an exclusive Red Table Talk, and her answer is why we’ve put this resolution at no.1.

    Jada said she struggles every day to find a balance between helping her children accomplish their dreams, helping her husband accomplish his dreams and trying to work out what her own dreams are let alone accomplish them too.

    “When you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others,” she said in the interview. Now Jada mediates every morning, to keep focused and make better decisions.

    Have bubble baths, light candles and read books, be on your own, discover things by yourself. Make time for you and you’ll soon see everything else fall into place.

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  2. Get enough sleep
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    Get enough sleep

    Some resolutions are about living fast and fearless, and while it’s true that there’ll be plenty of time for resting during retirement so you should muse over new skills and travelling as much as you can now, you’ll do it all much better if you’re well rested.

    We sell myriad concoctions that cast spells on complexions: masking hangovers and concealing tiredness. Even so, there’s no such potion that makes up for a good night’s sleep. Enjoy every moment of this year, but remember to rest and recover to avoid flatlining.

    Try an Iluminage pillowcase to optimize your beauty sleep, which is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of aging using mineral infused fibres. The silky soft texture is the stuff of dreams.

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  3. Drink more water
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    Drink more water

    Water is everything. It helps with 99 problems from headaches to weight loss, but it’s only just becoming the nation’s first choice of beverage.

    For too long, the American man and woman has been more obsessed with soda than a refreshing glass of water. But the beautifying benefits of water alone are worth it. Hydrated skin looks gorgeous and plump – that’s why H2O+ keeps pure water at the heart of all its products.

    Keep a carafe on your desk and drink water continuously. You’ll find yourself snacking less and thinking clearer.

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  4. Wear sunscreen everyday
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    Wear sunscreen everyday

    That applying sunscreen everyday is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, no matter how cloudy or cold it is, will be something you already know and most likely ignore. And that the sun’s harmful UV rays are responsible for 80% of premature aging may not have been something you were aware of – but you are now.

    Keep a sunscreen with you at all times, like you do a lipstick. The SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 doesn’t just offer broad spectrum protection, but it’s a sheer weightless fluid that will blend into the skin easily. A little goes a long way, and the bottle is small enough to fit even a clutch.

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  5. Use a hair masque once a week
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    Use a hair masque once a week

    The way your hair is styled speaks volumes. Pin-up curls for example, say glamorous, whereas braids tell the tale of a free-spirited kinda gal.

    But dry, brittle strands? That reads “I don’t have it together”, and that’s not a message anyone wants to send out this year. So indulge your hair in the nourishing properties of a mask at least once a week, and while you’ve left it on you can tick things off your to-do list – like color co-ordinating your closet.

    Theorie’s Marula Oil Transforming Hair Mask is an all-round, restorative treatment that works to put lost shine and vitality back into frazzled hair. Use it weekly for the ultimate damage control, and silky soft tresses that call for attention.

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  6. Floss regularly
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    Floss regularly

    Flossing is one of those necessary things that no-one likes to do, like paying taxes. You don’t need to floss everyday, but probably more than you do right now.

    The Supersmile Professional Whitening Floss is the good stuff, helping to remove unsightly stains between teeth as well as plaque and bacteria build up that likes to hang out there.

    Look at this way, flossing helps you enjoy more coffee and more wine with less toothy repercussions.

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  7. Try new colors
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    Try new colors

    This year try glitter in the daytime, turn heads with a vibrant pair of earrings, and stop the press with a whole host of different lip and eye shades.

    Go darker, lighter or brighter depending on what you wore in 2016. Contrast and contour with new tones, as long as you’re having fun and feeling comfortable.

    Explore the all day-wear Lip Tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, a 100% vegan make-up brand. You might surprise yourself with a new favorite hue.

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