We know you want to make 2017 your Best Beauty Year Ever, so we rounded up a few simple but surefire ways you could achieve your #beautygoals, stat!
1. Change your pillowcases twice a week.
ICYDK, your pillowcases acquire grime, dirt, and sweat on a daily basis, making it the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. If you always wash your face before hitting the sack but still suffer from annoying breakouts, your pillowcase may be the one to blame.
2. Clean your makeup brushes and other beauty tools weekly.
Your makeup brushes and sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria, so you definitely need to sanitize them as much as possible. While you're at it, include your eyelash curler, nail cutter, kikay kits, and other tools as well.
3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.
Add in a few slices of lemon, too! Aside from giving your immune system a boost, it will also help you manage your weight and keep your skin blemish-free.
4. Stay away from products with harsh chemicals.
Opt for products that are mild, non-comedogenic, paraben-free, and fragrance-free when shopping for your skincare essentials.
5. Stop popping your pimples!
This seemingly harmless habit will leave you with acne scars AND cause the bacteria to spread, leading to even more breakouts! Yikes!
6. Say no to hot showers.
We know long, hot showers sound like The Best Thing Ever for stressful work days, but bathing with scalding hot water strips your skin of essential oils. If it's too chilly for cold showers, stick to lukewarm baths instead.
7. Follow the 3-minute moisturizing rule.
Want to get the most out of your body lotion? Apply it while your skin is still damp, within 3 minutes after you step out of the shower.
8. Wear sunscreen daily.
And we mean every single day, even when it's cloudy or raining outside! It saves your skin from discoloration, blotchiness, wrinkles, and even skin cancer!
9. Wash your face twice a day.
It might be tempting to wash your skin more than two times a day, especially if you have oily skin, but doing it more than that can actually dry out and irritate your skin. Pick a gentle cleanser and limit face washing to two times a day: once in the morning and once at night.
10. Cut down your vices (or bid them goodbye).
Smoking causes premature signs of aging like wrinkles, while alcohol dehydrates the skin. No amount of expensive skincare and treatments can cure these skin problems if you don't cut out these from your lifestyle.
11. Break a sweat.
Choose a workout routine you enjoy and stick to it the whole year! Aside from keeping you in good shape, working out also keeps your skin soft and glowing and even slows down cell aging.
12. Get enough sleep.
Really, is there a beauty resolution easier (or more enjoyable) than getting 7-8 hours of beauty sleep a night? We don't think so!
13. Vow to NEVER sleep with your makeup on.
Listen, it's just as important to exert effort in taking off your makeup as you did in putting it on. Good thing it's easy with Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes and Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. Unlike other makeup removers, both make use of micellar water which contains micelles, tiny particles of oil suspended in water that can get rid of stubborn makeup, excess oil, and dirt without stripping your skin of moisture! The best part? No need to rinse it afterwards.
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