12 Beauty and Skincare New Year Resolutions for 2017

Hi everyone,

Today’s post is about some New Year Resolutions that you can make for the year 2017 to keep your skin happy, healthy and youthful! With the New Year approaching fast, it’s about time we created our list of New Year Resolutions. While you’re putting things down in that list of yours, here are 12 suggestions that you can look to incorporate in your beauty and skincare routine this year.


1. Always remove your makeup before going to bed:

We’ve heard this one time and time again but we don’t seem to stop having those nights when we’re just too tired to do anything about the makeup on our face! Make it a point to remove your makeup first thing when you get home in the evening. Use an oil-based cleanser for the same to keep your skin nourished.

2. Clean your makeup brushes regularly:

We know that dirty makeup brushes make for ideal breeding grounds for bacteria, but we fail to clean our makeup brushes regularly. This year, you could think of getting a makeup brush cleanser such as the Brush Egg to make the regular cleaning of your brushes and sponges easier than before.

3. Drink enough water:

For great skin and great health, gift yourself a beautiful water bottle so that you never forget to drink enough throughout the day!

4. Exercise regularly:

Don’t make tall promises to yourself. Let 2017 be the year of practical New Year Resolutions. Find an enjoyable exercise routine that is also practical to keep up with.


5. Eat clean, but also indulge!

Of course, we need to eat clean for the results to show up on our skin, but it’s also important to let yourself indulge in your favourite foods every now and then. This will make the habit of eating well so much easier!

6. Clear out old and expired makeup on a regular basis:

Make it a point to clear out your makeup stash every 3 months and promise to throw out all the old and expired products. Don’t hold on to anything that isn’t good for your skin.

7. Never step out without sunscreen:

We already know how essential it is to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Stock a tube of sunscreen in your handbag so that just in case you forget to wear it before you step out, you have it with you on the go. This will also remind you to reapply it every two hours.

8. Follow a skincare routine:

A skincare routine both in the morning and in the evening is the best gift you can give your skin this year. Narrow it down the basics, but make sure to do your skin this favour every morning and every evening.

9. Sleep on clean sheets and pillowcases:

Make it a point to replace your bed sheets and pillowcases at least once a week, if not twice. This plays a crucial role in keeping your skin healthy.

10. Disinfect your phone routinely:

Our phone screen accumulates an unimaginable amount of bacteria, which we then directly place against our skin! Use anti-bacterial wipes to disinfect your phone routinely.

11. Shop smart:

When buying makeup and skincare items, always do your research beforehand. Read product reviews to know how others have liked these products. If it’s not a product that you need immediately, wait for a seasonal sale to buy it a discounted price.


12. Always look your best:

Finally, let 2017 be that year when you always look your best- every single day! This, of course, does not mean that you need to be wearing makeup all the time or that you always need to be well-dressed. This simply means that it’s important to be true to your mood and true to yourself, and to look and feel your best no matter what.

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