A new year, a fresh start. We all love that feeling of having a clean slate at the beginning of every year, to better our lives in some way, whether it be to finally go after that promotion at work or to simply clean out the make up draw!
Here are some health and beauty resolutions, that we will definitely (well try to anyway!) be following this year, and attempt to still be following after the end of January…which would be an improvement from last year!
1. Drink more water
It may sound obvious and simple, but drinking water does wonders for your skin (let alone health), so aim to drink at least 8 glasses a day.
2. Clear out the make up drawer
We love to hoard make-up and keep that limited edition lipstick from when we were 18, but most cosmetics have a shelf-life and will become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria if kept too long. Spend one day in January clearing your drawer out and you will be guaranteed to feel cleansed after. Plus, it makes room for that new highlighter you’ve had your eye on right?
3. Look after your skin
You’ll thank your former self for your thorough skin care routine when you’re an 85 year old woman, who looks around 55! Cleanse, tone and moisturise daily, use a good eye-cream and come see us for regular facials – it does wonders for the skin! Ask our experts at Gems which products to use for your skin type and we will advise you accordingly.
4. Don’t sleep with your make-up on
The biggest beauty no-no. Yes we have all done it once or twice and you might even have done it recently over the party season but your skin needs to breathe when you sleep, so wearing a thick layer of make-up will block your pores This will leave your skin vulnerable to dirt and bacteria. Besides, its not a nice feeling, when you wake up to discover half of the night’s foundation and eyeliner on your pillow! Gross!