New Year’s 2017 Beauty Resolutions

6 Musts for a Fresh Start

The coming of the New Year is always exciting because it signifies a chance for a fresh start. This is the time that we create goals and of course resolutions in all areas of our lives, from fitness to financial and everything in between. This is also a great time to let go of bad or boring beauty habits and create a list of New Year’s Beauty Resolutions. Besides the ever-present wear sunscreen every day, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Resolution #1: It’s Prime time
Primers have become an essential part of a makeup routine, and using one under our base makeup can truly transform the look of our skin, how well our makeup applies and even how long it lasts during the day. This year, make primer one of the key steps in your makeup routine (after sunscreen). You can even add in an eyeshadow primer for eye makeup that that pops and lasts from morning until night.
Resolution #2: Feet first
Many of us take great care of our skin from our head down to our…. ankles, especially in the cold winter months when our feet are hidden in boots. This year think about skin care from head to toe and make foot care a part of your weekly and daily routine. For soft feet add in a foot scrub weekly followed by an intensive repair cream to restore and protect. You can give your feet a special treat by rubbing a hydrating balm on them before bed and wearing socks to seal in the moisture.
Resolution #3: Clean your makeup brushes
This is such an important part of a beauty routine that is often overlooked. When makeup brushes are dirty your makeup doesn’t apply well and even worse, bacteria can grow and be transferred to your face. Make it a goal to wash your makeup brushes in warm, soapy water at least once a week, if not more- you will notice a huge difference!
Resolution #4: Blast your beauty rut
We all get into a life mode where our makeup and hair is the same all the time. This year resolve to try new colors and styles! On your lips, try a new lip color or formula; if you usually wear glossy colors try matte or vice versa. On your eyes, experiment with a new palette or switch up your liner color for some variety. Do you wear the same sheer pink on your manicure week after week? Why not opt for a bold yellow or even a metallic gold for fun?
Resolution #5: Learn new techniques
Do you love the look of a contoured face, but are afraid to try it? Do you want to learn how to create beach waves with your hair? This is the year to spend a few hours watching how-to-videos or reading articles on mastering new beauty techniques. Not only will you learn a new skill, but your beauty repertoire will grow as well!
Resolution #6: Revitalize and Protect vs. Repair and Conceal
We all get busy in our lives, and it can be hard to take the time to pamper our skin and hair. The result can be dry, dull skin and hair over time. Now we must focus on repairing or concealing the damage. This year, resolve to give yourself weekly deep conditioning and facial treatments. A simple way to do this is to shower, apply deep conditioner to your hair and cover it with a shower cap. Next, hop out of the shower and use a gentle facial scrub to exfoliate your skin, followed by a revitalizing face mask. Relax for 10 minutes, hop back in the shower and rinse hair and face and voila- in 15 minutes you have pampered yourself!

Nina Sutton is a TV host, spokesperson and beauty/lifestyle expert. She specializes in mommy beauty and style.  She is also one of the winners of People Magazine’s “Real Beauty at Every Age” contest and was featured in the April 2012 “Most Beautiful” issue. With an MBA and a business background in beauty, fashion and consumer packaged goods, Nina brings real world expertise to audiences around the country.

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