Beauty Features

Revamp Your Routine

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be overwhelming, arduous promises we make to ourselves but ultimately break. Sometimes, small tweaks can make a world of difference in your daily life and overall happiness. Take your beauty routine, for example. Even a few simple changes can mean better skin and time saved getting ready. Here are a few changes that you won’t abandon before Groundhog Day.

brush or bust
Take a good, hard look at your makeup brushes. Ask yourself when you last cleaned them. If you can’t remember, it’s time to give them a good wash. All you need is a small amount of dish soap and warm water. Wash them by hand and make sure to squeeze the makeup out as you rinse. It’s shocking how much powder can build up over time. Even worse, bacteria can build up in the brushes and irritate skin. Wash your brushes monthly to avoid unnecessary blemishes.

Thoroughly washing skin doesn’t mean spending more time at the sink lathering your face into oblivion. Try doubling up during your nightly face wash and dab a cotton ball with micellar water on your face before you wash. It contains oil molecules that lift dirt, oil and makeup while purifying skin. After you have applied your go-to cleanser, your skin will look refreshed and rejuvenated.

oh, sheet

Korean sheet masks have taken over my Instagram stories. It seems as if everyone is getting into this nightly ritual. Whether you opt for a playful cartoon animal-inspired design or go for something a little more grown-up, sheet masks are a great way to add extra hydration to your skin during the cold-weather months without interrupting your overall beauty routine.
dump your junk

This might seem like a no-brainer, but checking the dates of everything in your beauty and medicine cabinets is important. I can’t tell you how many barely used products I’ve thrown away over the years because I forgot I owned them and their expiration dates passed. Not only will it help de-clutter your space, but cleaning up also can keep questionable chemicals off your face and body.