2016 has just begun, sparkly and beautiful. The symbolism of a fresh start is great for everyone desiring to make real change in life. In fact, nearly half of all Americans make New Year’s Resolutions each year.
But here’s the sad truth: only 8% of people admit to being successful in their resolutions. This is typically because they make a conceptual idea, but they are not sure how to break it down into feasible segments that can be sustainable all year. After all, it may sound great to lose 20 pounds, but what does that process look like every day of the year?
Here at Ko & Humble, we want to help you take manageable and concrete steps in your beauty regimens for this new year. We have nine fabulous New Year’s Beauty Resolutions, and we want you to pick a few that resonate with you. Make it your mission to consider these lifestyle changes.
- Take off makeup every night
This is a hard one especially when the night has been very good. To keep up on this resolution, purchase a few multiuse products nearby that make the process quick and easy (like Jojoba Oil). Quality makeup remover wipes can be a great option too.
- Pay attention to your skin
Make it your mission to let your skin do the talking. Notice when it needs more care or if reacting to something. Take time to really examine your skin frequently and even keep a diary of things that could be aggravating your issues.
- Try something new
You can have lots of fun with this one. Try new makeup, a new way to style your hair, a fun new skincare product. Have fun and don’t get stuck in the same beauty rut. Maybe add one new product a month, or try one new makeup trend or hairstyle each week. Bright blue eye shadow will be huge for spring; you could start there!
- Wear sunblock every single day
We only get one face; we need to protect it. Making an intentional goal to remember sunblock every time you leave the house can keep your skin beautiful, safe, and more youthful throughout your entire life. If you wear makeup everyday, it can be easier to buy a product with a safe SPF, like this “Just Skin” Tinted Moisturizer.
- Keep up on nails
When we are busy, one of the first things we can forget about is our nails. Yet, well-kept nails are one of the biggest confidence boosters and a simple way to feel feminine. If you don’t want to make a weekly trip to the salon, make it your goal to give yourself a manicure once a week and to remove your nail polish once it starts to chip.
- Perform weekly facial massages
Not only are there numerous health benefits with facial massage, but also the act itself is a tremendous method for self-care. Make this great me-time activity a weekly ritual with a great oil, like Jojoba oil. Find one day a week that you know you can perform these massages for a few minutes.
- Go heat-less once a week
The constant use of heat styling can cause real damage on your hair. Going heat-free even once a week can offer significant benefits. Let your hair air dry and sweep it into a cute bun, or twist your damp hair into a side braid.
- Switch out one toxic product a month
It’s safe to assume that most of us would prefer a great natural product to a chemical-laden one. Yet, many of us have hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars worth of these products on our counters. If you don’t want to go out and buy all new beauty products, replace one empty product each month with a more natural option.
- Find peace with your beauty
So many women look in the mirror and hate what they see. We have been conditioned to believe that beautiful women only look one certain way. Not true! The best thing we can do for our beauty this new year is learn to actually see it. In some Eastern philosophies this is called the Inner Smile. Start by taking a good, long look at yourself in the mirror. Write down three things you like. When you see things that you do not necessarily like and begin with that destructive negative self-talk, catch yourself and replace that thought with a positive affirmation:
I am beautiful inside and out.
I am a gorgeous being.
I love that I get to exist on earth in this body.
My mind, my body, and my spirit are lovely.