Let's make 2020 the year that you stick to your New Years resolutions

Make Them Stick

While the thought of committing to a new workout regime, a diet overhaul or abstaining from booze for the whole of January might seem daunting, resolutions that revolve around our beauty routines are far easier to stick to.

So, instead of embarking on a month of broken promises, why not use the new year as an opportunity to take on realistic and doable changes.

Clean your make-up brushes

One of those mundane tasks that none of us want to do, cleaning your brushes can be time consuming. But the consequences that come with not cleaning them are infesting your beloved beauty brush. A dirty brush holds bacteria-attracting make-up, which when applied leads to a heavily increased chance of breakouts. This January, make a vow to regularly clean your brushes at least once a week with A’kin’s SUPERSIZE Micellar Water. Doubling as a make-up remover and hydrator, this supersized goodie can also act as a great solution for washing your make-up brushes.

Stop using face wipes

While it can be tempting to reach for a quick-fix face wipe at the end of a long day, they really don’t do much for your complexion, so switch them out for a comprehensive cleansing routine and your skin will thank you in the long run. The cornerstone of every good skincare routine, cleansing is essential when it comes to removing every last trace of make-up and pollutants at the end of the day.  We suggest giving skinSense’s Double Cleanse a go, which melts away those last stubborn traces of make-up.

Step out of your comfort zone

It can be easy to fall into a monotonous make-up routine, but sometimes it pays to push the boundaries. While it might seem like a daunting venture at first, daring yourself to try one new thing in 2020 can pay off. Instead of opting for a bronze why not boast the look of rich rosy cheeks with Genie? The Make Me Blush from the US brand is buildable colour meets an au natural look. While some may say you’re back tracking to the 80’s, we say it’s a step into the 20’s. 

Don’t forget SPF

We all know we should be wearing sunscreen, but it’s often a step that gets overlooked in our beauty routines. It’s a product that should be used year-round, and Ultrasun can double as a flawless make-up base if applied correctly. Our favourite is the Face SPF30 which is perfect for applying before the start of your make-up routine to create an even smooth base for a flawless make-up finish.