I don’t tend to make resolutions – especially in January. It’s so dark and cold, and I don’t feel like making major life changes. Instead, I try to make tiny changes that make a big difference to my health and well-being. Some haven’t stuck, but a few have. So here is a list of easy beauty resolutions for 2017. These are the ones I’ve managed to keep over the years.
- Cleanse your face every night before you go to bed. I can’t impress upon you how important this is. Find a cleanser that works for you. For me, it’s Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm. I use it every evening without fail and my skin looks better for it. Proper daily cleansing is something you can do that will make an immediate and visible difference to your skin.
- Eat fresh fruit every day. It doesn’t have to be a chore and you will eventually come to miss it if you accidentally forget. Because it was January when I started this, I ate a tangerine most days, and the occasional apple on others. In summer I switched to strawberries and raspberries, and I’ve become really fond of only eating what’s in season. In fact, I look forward to fresh figs, pomegranates, and plums. My habit has grown from one-a-day to at least three-a-day and I can see a real difference in my skin as well as how I feel. More fruit means less room for junk food, too. Always helpful!
- Drink at least a litre of water every single day. Some say you need two litres, but that can be a bit hard to do in winter, especially if you enjoy other things like tea, coffee or juice. But ensuring you have a least a litre of water a day will go a long way towards improving your skin, your brain function, and your overall health.
None of these are particularly earth shattering, but they are manageable and, really, the key to making successful changes is to make them attainable. If you miss a day, no big deal. Try again the next. Eventually these will be things you do without thinking, and I promise the small amount of effort it takes will show. Your skin will thank you.