Christmas and New Year celebrations are over, and it’s back into work. No doubt you made some resolutions on New Year’s Eve, but a week in, are you keeping any of them? Setting huge goals can be tough to maintain, so why not start small? Pledging to hit the gym every morning at 6 a.m. isn’t likely to happen, but taking your eye makeup off every night (even if you get home late!) is a little easier to stick to. Here are some resolutions that will ensure 2013 is the year of great skin and hair!
1. Remove Your Makeup
One of the easiest ways to increase aging and clog pores? Sleeping with your makeup on. You don’t have to wash your whole face, just keep a packet of makeup remover wipes next to your bed. Your skin will thank you, really.
2. Indulge in a Weekly Hair Mask
Locks looking a little worse for wear? Adding a weekly hair mask to your regimen will add much needed moisture to your tresses, resulting in healthier, shinier looking locks. We suggest slathering a mask into your strands, then shaving your legs or exfoliating your face—talk about multitasking!
3. Try a Serum
If you haven’t heard, serums are the latest beauty products on the market guaranteed to give you a softer, brighter, and clearer looking complexion. Gently pat a serum of your choice into your skin immediately after toning whilst still in a steamy bathroom. The warm air will help the ingredients to better penetrate your skin.
4. Become a Multitasker!
There’s nothing worse than wasting time (especially if you live in New York!), so learn to manage every minute of your time. Sitting in your car at the traffic lights? Massage some cuticle oil into your nails. Watching TV on the couch? Slather moisturizer on your feet and put on a pair of thick cotton socks. You can even apply a facemask before cooking dinner.
5. Try a New Haircut
Make 2013 your most spectacular year yet. A bold new haircut or color will give you the confidence boost you need to try new projects and styles. Scour magazines and websites for pictures of cuts you like, and then take them to your hairdresser to discuss. And remember, hair grows back!