January is the month of making many promises to ourselves, but they usually end up being broken after the first week.

Ladies, this year why not bin the usual resolutions?; – ‘to exercise more´, ‘to lose a few pounds’ and ‘to eat less cake and more lettuce’. This year let’s swap the unachievable for simple, achievable beauty resolutions you will actually want to keep.

Here are my New Year beauty resolutions for 2020:

  • Drink more water. Hydrated insides lead to hydrated looking outsides. That goes for hair, nails, skin. Experts advise 2 litres or 8 glasses minimum a day if you can.
  • Get a good night’s sleep. It’s called ‘beauty sleep’ for a reason. Try to get a minimum of 7-8 hours a night. This is the time when the skin and other organs of the body repair and restore.
  • Create a regular skin care regime. Cleanse tone and moisturise twice daily. Exfoliate and use a hydration mask weekly. It doesn’t need to be a chore – set aside some ‘me time´, enjoy the relaxation and of course the results. Oh and while we are on the subject, Remove Your Make-Up Every Night. Every time you fall asleep with your makeup still on, you’re clogging your pores which can lead to breakouts or infection.
  • Use sunscreen daily. “But I don´t sunbathe” I hear you cry. Well, whether you sunbathe or not, even the smallest rays of the sun can cause damage to your skin.
  • Wash your makeup brushes. You wouldn’t use a dirty wash cloth for months, especially on your face. There are many products on the market designed to sanitise and condition your brushes for greater longevity. If you treat your brushes right they will be with you for years.
  • De-clutter your make-up box. Make a fresh start in 2020 by tossing out outdated and broken makeup. Most makeup products list their lifespan. By hanging on to out of date makeup isn’t being frugal — you’re setting the stage for skin irritation, breakouts and eye infections.
  • Hair. Even if you are trying to grow your hair, trimming the ends stops fraying and breakages. Schedule a trim every 6-8 weeks for healthy, beautiful hair. Use an intensive hair mask weekly to help restore condition from hot tools.
  • Nail time. The hands can say a lot about a person. Tidy cuticles and pristine polish help pull your look together. Schedule a regular manicure or pedicure or learn tips to do at home.

I will look forward to passing on more Beauty Tips throughout the coming year. 

Happy New Year to you all.

Yvonne Johnson

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