By: Samantha Weiser
If you're anything like us and looking to bring your best self into 2018, fear not! 2017 is sooo last year, so repeat after us: New Year, New You!
So, out with the old and in with the new! You've probably been hearing some of these tips since middle school, but what they say is true: the best thing for you to do for yourself is get plenty of R&R, hydrate, and wear SPF. As we start this coming year with these small steps, rest assured we’re on our way to a happy, healthy and oh-so-fabulous 2018!
Stop going to bed with your makeup on!
Besides not wearing SPF on a daily basis, sleeping with your makeup is one of the worst things to do to your skin. Makeup, dirt, and oil can clog pores causing uncomfortable breakouts. This goes along with washing and sanitizing your makeup applicators. Dirt and oil can cling to our beloved brushes and sponges, so be sure to wash away dirt and sterilize after each use (ok, who are we kidding, but at least try to do this once a month). You may even notice a better makeup application! #winning
The Makeup Eraser, $20; sephora.com
Get Your Massage On!
Creating and stimulating blood flow through massage has many benefits, such as hair growth, anti-aging, and de-puffing any inflammation. Staring at smart devices all day, along with sun damage, and everyday stress can leave us - our faces - feeling and looking fatigued. This jade stone facial roller helps to reduce these signs, leaving our faces smiling!
Herbivore Botanicals Jade Facial Roller, $25; herbivorebotanicals.com
Stop guessing and ask for help at the beauty counter!
Maybe you're simply looking for your best match in foundation shade or best hairstyle to flatter your facial shape. Or perhaps you're starting to wonder about your skin's type, texture, or something in between. It's time to stop raising your eyebrow and start raising your hand - the best way to learn is to ask for help, after all, isn't it?
Soft Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $34; fentybeauty.com
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone!
Make your mark on 2018 with the right kind of statement. Whether you're dying to rock a new lip color or wear a silhouette you're not used to, start small and work it at day-by-day. If it's a new signature color you're looking to sport, but not quite sure if it's you, try a sheer option first! When it comes to expanding your closet, try renting or borrowing from a friend to get the feel before you commit.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sheer, $17; ulta.com
Self-Love and Care, Always!
Whether it's an hour of yoga each day or a spa day once a month, we all need time to de-stress from our crazy, busy lives. If you're stressed at the thought of slowing down for close to an hour each day, keep in mind that slowing down and clearing your mind is sometimes the best way to continue your climb to #girlboss status!
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