5 Beauty Resolutions to Make In the New Year – Guest Post

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Is there a better time than the New Year to take a retrospective look at our lives and see if there is any room for changes and improvements? When considering what these change should be, people mostly stick to the usual issues of eating healthier, exercising more, quitting smoking, spending less on clothes, etc. But we tend to neglect our skin care. This year, make it up to your skin for all those years of negligence by making these 5 skin beauty resolutions for the new year.

Amy’s 5 Beauty Resolutions

1. Cleanse Every Day

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The first rule of skin care is simple yet of utmost importance. Cleansing your face every day is a necessity, not an option, if you wish to avoid breakouts and rapid aging. If you leave the germs on your skin during the night, they will clog the pores and the acne will appear immediately. Breakouts are not problematic only because of the ugly acne, but because acne can sometimes leave scars. It is an irreparable damage to your skin. The skin has the ability to repair itself, and it does this precisely while you sleep. If you wear your makeup to bed, there will be no repairing and the signs of aging will soon become noticeable. So, no more excuses. No matter how late you came home, or how sleepy you are, you must never ever skip to cleanse your skin.

2. Wear SPF Every Day

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SPF is not an accessory exclusively reserved for the beach. The damaging ultraviolet rays affect your skin every time you leave your house, even on an overcast or snowy day. The hours spent in the sun reflect on your skin through wrinkles and spots, and other signs of aging. Some studies indicate that about 90 percent of premature aging is caused by sun exposure, and only about 10 percent by genes and other factors. But the risks of overexposure to sun are not only aesthetic. SPF also protects us from sunburns and skin cancer. Sunscreen will prolong your youth and preserve your health. Do not ignore that.

3. Broaden Your Scent Horizons

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Are you somewhat fed up with your signature fragrance? It is only natural and expected. Just like you get tired of your favourite dress if you wear it often. Plus, after constantly wearing the same perfume for a longer period of time, your nose will become insensitive to it. Start the New Year with a new fragrance. Try something exotic like Hermes’s seductive Eau de Merveilles which features orange, wood and amber scent, or a sexy manly scent intended for women and packed in the bottle of Halle Berry’s Closer.

4. Try a Skin Brush

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Dry brushing for skin is gaining in popularity, and if you look at its benefits, it is not a wonder why. Skin brushes make the skin softer and they are gentler than some scrubs and peels as a matter of fact. They also stimulate the lymph flow and improve detoxification. Brushes serve as exfoliators and cellulite eliminators. Buy yourself an early New Year gift and go to a dry brushing treatment in a spa centre.

5. Switch to Organic Cosmetics

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Start switching to organic cosmetics gradually from January 1st. Get rid of your old conventional synthetic skin care products one by one and replace them with natural and healthy organic products. If you are not sure which brand to buy, 100% pure is an excellent brand with a vast choice of organic makeup and face moisturisers.

What beauty resolutions have you made so far?

P.S. Many thanks to www.zarias.com for the title image and www.beautynewsnyc.com for the SPF image.

About the Author:

Follow Amy on TwitterFollow Amy on FacebookAmy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne. Her passion is beauty and fashion and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – shopping!

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  • Ellie Adams

    I absolutely love this post Ela, I discovered Amy’s channel and blog so many years ago now so it’s so lovely to see her pop up on your page. I definitely need to start dry brushing my body in the new year!

    Elle

    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

  • Madalena Dantas

    How lovely your resolution, perfect for New Year’s that’s for sure !!
    Have an amazing day,
    Madalena

    http://www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

  • Meghana Pathapati

    oh i love ur look 🙂

  • These products look amazing!!!!

    http://www.kmeetsstyle.com

  • I could definitely use some new scents as, for some unknown reason, I really struggle to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to fragrance.

    https://fannyanddailybeauty.wordpress.com/

  • Great tips Amy! I will definitely be checking out your blog! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • I should probably start wearing SPF more! As I live in the UK and I don’t burn, it’s never been a priority but the sun could be doing damage I can’t see xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Great tips xoxox

    thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Farrell

    These are such great beauty resolutions, Ela. I could definitely change some of my ways when it comes to skincare and these are very helpful. Thank you for the great tips! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

    http://www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

  • Despite switching to all organic I have done pretty much everything in 2015 already. And I am not sure whether switching to all organic is a necessity for me, but these are great things to try doing if you haven’t already.

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Great guest post! I agree with all of what’s mentioned here, especially the organic makeup. I don’t have much in my collection, but I do find it necessary because there are so many fillers in standard makeup, even in some high end brands, that can wreck havoc on our hormones and cause other problems. I’ll definitely be sure to check out some more products the next time I’m at Whole Foods 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you both have a wonderful day!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • Josie

    This is a fab post! I definitely want to start using SPF every day x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  • I neeeed to start taking better care of my skin. I’m noticing the signs of neglect over the years on my face and it makes me sad!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Serene Kurd

    Ohh, I love switching up my perfume it really does get me in a rut when I wear the same thing over & over again! I need to take better care of my makeup routine & try some organic cosmetics 🙂

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  • Winfred

    Thanks for sharing this

    this is super important!! Not any better time to start afresh and treat your skin well

    Merry Christmas by the way

    xxx

    http://itsjustwinnie.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Thank you for reminding me I need to start dry brushing again! 😉 I used to do it before the summer and it felt sooo good!
    http://carolinapage.eu

  • What a great resolution and I have been thinking of switching to only cruelty free beauty brands for next year, the process might be slow but I think it’s good to start somewhere. I also never tried body brushing but have read lots of good about it.

    Reflection of Sanity | StayLean Tea Australia Giveaway

  • jodie.keith

    Great guest post! I really need to try dry brushing and get better with cleansing daily!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  • Great ideas, I always forget about SPF!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Diana

    Great beauty resolutions. I really need to wear sunscreen every day and am very intrigued by dry brushing. I keep hearing about it everywhere! Happy New Year!
    http://liveleaneatgreen.com/2015/12/27/weeklyworkoutsbbg8/

  • wearing spf everyday and working organic products into my makeup routine are two things I definitely want to work on for 2016, thanks for such a helpful post!

    lavishingg.net

  • I love these products <3

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  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Great post and useful advice, thanks!

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

  • Wearing SPF daily is so important, I never leave the house without using my sunscreen lotion.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    Great post, all things I’ll say I’ll do and never manage to upkeep
    Turning them into resolutions is a brilliant way to keep the habit!

    What Raj Wants

  • Geri

    great posts. I cannot believe 2016 is right around the corner. your list def is something that I need to do as well. we have to take care of our skin, its all that we got.

    xoxo,
    geri

    http://everydaylivingnyc.blogspot.com/

  • These are great suggestions. For me, I’d like to make sure I exfoliate my face twice a week and do a weekly mask.

    xx Yasmin

    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  • I also need to remind myself to wear SPF daily, I feel like I never wear it because I forget to and because it breaks me out.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • I agree wearing SPF daily is so important! We have to do that here in Australia, the sun causes too much damage otherwise. Great resolution suggestions 🙂

    Hope you had a merry Christmas!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Irene

    very nice post! love the advice
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Charlotte

    Lovely post! Wearing SPF is ridiculously important!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  • rae

    Excellent list of beauty resolutions! I have to say that I really should try to wear spf every day too and switching to organic makeup products is also a great idea.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I shoud try to use spf every day, it is a easy way to take care of my skin and i fail sometimes.
    XX

    karinanopaisdasmaravilhas.com

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh, great guest post! 🙂 I agree about Eau De Merveilles, it is a beautiful, exotic scent! I personally prefer the Elixir edition, though, with a hint of caramel and woods. x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.com

  • Kelly M

    A big hell yes to organic cosmetics and skin brushes.. This is a fad I had not heard of yet! Will definitely check it on out. Beautiful post, as usual 🙂

    XOXO
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  • Excellent list of beauty resolutions! I think skin care is so important! Thanks for sharing!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • This is great! I need to remember to wear SPF everyday! I have no excuse and I am so pale and it’s so important! I’ve heard good things about dry brushing and I have been wanting to try it!

    Shannon Sage

  • Love this post! I absolutely agree with dry brushing. It’s one of my favorite things to do to relax and detoxify my body.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  • Every year i make sure to put in my beauty resolution to always remove makeup when going to bed and wear molisturizer with SPF.
    Which gives me great skin!

    Happy New Year! Cheerss 🙂

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  • Great post. I know it’s important to wear SPF every day but I always forget to apply some. I really need to change that.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  • Corinne C

    I need to get better at looking after my skin next year, I’m trying!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  • I definitely need to work on the SPF one! LOL

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  • I do try to wear SPF quite often, although I really need to get into the dry brushing trend! 🙂

    Velvet Blush

  • Great guest post! Very good beauty resolutions.. I need to get on your page!
    Happy New Years babe!!

    Sabrina | http://www.gypsytan.co

  • Keelie’s Kloset

    lovely post! thanks for sharing & happy new year 2016 xo

    http://www.keelieskloset.blogspot.co.uk

  • I must say that I’ve definitely slept with my makeup on handful of times and I’m sure many other ladies can relate. I actually made it my new years resolution to take better care of my skin. I don’t even want to begin to talk abut how I wish I wore sunscreen when I was younger.. although I did start in the last year..finally.. I want to also go see a dermo again!

    Hope you have a lovely New years 🙂

    http://www.wunderbliss.com

  • sophie

    I will certainly put the wearing of SPF in my resolutions.I don’t know why it always seems to slip my mind when I’m shopping yet it’s something so important.This is such a nice post
    sophieatieno.blogspot.com

  • I really loved reading this post Ela ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

  • Nice post Ela! I try to remember everyday to put my SPF and cleanse my skin, but I tend to skip some days without noticing it (I don’t know where my head hahaha).
    Happy New Year!I hope you have a great day! xx

    Sel♥

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

  • Today Google translator not work very well, so I can not understand your beautiful review!!! But I wanted to thank you for your visit and your nice comment. Have a nice day, kisses and happy 2016,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

  • Emily Valentine Parr

    Loved this post! 3 of those things I am planning to do in 2016 including dry brushing and wearing spf. I really think this is the only way to delay wrinkles! xx

    http://www.stylelobster.com

  • Emily Valentine Parr

    Loved this post! 3 of those things I am planning to do in 2016 including dry brushing and wearing spf. I really think this is the only way to delay wrinkles! xx

    http://www.stylelobster.com

  • Lovely post! I always wear SPF so feeling pretty smug right about now.. 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Lovely post! I always wear SPF so feeling pretty smug right about now.. 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Excellent post and I really need to start using SPF everyday but it feels odd doing so living in Scotland ha,ha! I’d also love to try some new scents this year such as Jo Malone 🙂 x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture
    Happy New Year!! x

  • Excellent post and I really need to start using SPF everyday but it feels odd doing so living in Scotland ha,ha! I’d also love to try some new scents this year such as Jo Malone 🙂 x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture
    Happy New Year!! x

  • Klaudia.

    Great post! All the important things that everyone needs to remember! Plus I just found your blog, it’s fantastic, added to the reading list! xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

  • Klaudia.

    Great post! All the important things that everyone needs to remember! Plus I just found your blog, it’s fantastic, added to the reading list! xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

  • I slack when it comes to cleansing. I need to get back into the routine of looking after my skin! x

    hannatalks

  • I slack when it comes to cleansing. I need to get back into the routine of looking after my skin! x

    hannatalks

  • Awesome resolutions. Good luck!

    Happy New Year!

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

  • Awesome resolutions. Good luck!

    Happy New Year!

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

  • Lauren Letizio

    Hi there! Love this post- I do many of these things daily but I do not use a skin brush- something worth trying! I have a clarisonic which my facialist says I should use but honestly I have heard mixed reviews and feel like it always makes me break out!

    Trying organic products is something I really want to work on! It is so hard when a lot of the products that I feel really WORK are very far from being organic though :/ But everything you put on your skin just seeps on in so I know it is important!

    xx

    Lauren

    http://www.blameitonbarneys.com

  • Lauren Letizio

    Hi there! Love this post- I do many of these things daily but I do not use a skin brush- something worth trying! I have a clarisonic which my facialist says I should use but honestly I have heard mixed reviews and feel like it always makes me break out!

    Trying organic products is something I really want to work on! It is so hard when a lot of the products that I feel really WORK are very far from being organic though :/ But everything you put on your skin just seeps on in so I know it is important!

    xx

    Lauren

    http://www.blameitonbarneys.com

  • Yousra

    I never wear SPF that’s definitely something I should do and tell my sisters and mother as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Yousra | http://www.mystictales.co

  • Yousra

    I never wear SPF that’s definitely something I should do and tell my sisters and mother as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Yousra | http://www.mystictales.co

  • Very well said! I also want to go organic as much as possible and I hope that 2016 is a good start for that. Happy new year, hun!

    Xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

  • Very well said! I also want to go organic as much as possible and I hope that 2016 is a good start for that. Happy new year, hun!

    Xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

  • Caliope Couture

    Great tips! I should definitely try out more organic cosmetics 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful 2016!!

    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

  • Caliope Couture

    Great tips! I should definitely try out more organic cosmetics 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful 2016!!

    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

  • I have always wanted to try more organic cosmetics. Great post!

    http://WWW.KMEETSSTYLE.COM

  • I have always wanted to try more organic cosmetics. Great post!

    http://WWW.KMEETSSTYLE.COM

  • Emily

    Lovely post Amy! I think it’s a really great idea to have beauty resolutions! I actually think I’d love to wear less make up if possible – I find that always helps my skin!

    Musings & More

  • Emily

    Lovely post Amy! I think it’s a really great idea to have beauty resolutions! I actually think I’d love to wear less make up if possible – I find that always helps my skin!

    Musings & More

  • Very nice post, love it ! <3

    Also, Happy New Year, enjoy 2016 !

    Suzanne xx
    http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

  • Very nice post, love it ! <3

    Also, Happy New Year, enjoy 2016 !

    Suzanne xx
    http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

  • Love the post!

    Happy new year!

    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • Love the post!

    Happy new year!

    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • Naďa Černá

    great post 🙂
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  • Naďa Černá

    great post 🙂
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  • I would love to switch to more organic cosmetics. 100% is such an interesting brand
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  • I would love to switch to more organic cosmetics. 100% is such an interesting brand
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  • Dry skin brushing is definitely something that I’d consider trying!

  • Dry skin brushing is definitely something that I’d consider trying!

  • Interesting tips! Dry brushing sounds interesting indeed. Great guest post! Happy New Year, Ela!!

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

  • Interesting tips! Dry brushing sounds interesting indeed. Great guest post! Happy New Year, Ela!!

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

  • Cleansing every day is so important. I’m gulity of being lazy of this. Also I’ve yet to discover any organic makeup products. I’m def going to look into the brand you suggested. I hope to see some reviews from you about the makeup in the future! Want to know how it works out for you! *New Follower*

    -Shannon
    http://www.onthelists.com

  • Cleansing every day is so important. I’m gulity of being lazy of this. Also I’ve yet to discover any organic makeup products. I’m def going to look into the brand you suggested. I hope to see some reviews from you about the makeup in the future! Want to know how it works out for you! *New Follower*

    -Shannon
    http://www.onthelists.com

  • Tal

    I’d never heard of a skin brush before! Sounds like it has amazing results.

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  • The Sunday Mode

    So far my beauty/skincare resolutions for 2016 is to really give my skincare routine a refresh and nail it down, I’d like to improve my skin this year (ideally!).

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • The Sunday Mode

    So far my beauty/skincare resolutions for 2016 is to really give my skincare routine a refresh and nail it down, I’d like to improve my skin this year (ideally!).

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • What I really need to do is wear SPF more. I have a very light skin, so sun affects it a lot. But I just forget to apply it daily :/

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • What I really need to do is wear SPF more. I have a very light skin, so sun affects it a lot. But I just forget to apply it daily :/

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Jasmine Ledezma

    I definitely need to start wearing SPF especially living in Arizona. The sun is no joke here! I also want to start caring for my skin more. Great post!
    xo Jasmine| http://www.jasmineworewhat.com

  • Jasmine Ledezma

    I definitely need to start wearing SPF especially living in Arizona. The sun is no joke here! I also want to start caring for my skin more. Great post!
    xo Jasmine| http://www.jasmineworewhat.com

  • Great tips 🙂 Although I don’t wear that much make-up on a day-to-day basis, I’m trying to go days without wearing any. This allows my skin to breathe X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

  • Great tips 🙂 Although I don’t wear that much make-up on a day-to-day basis, I’m trying to go days without wearing any. This allows my skin to breathe X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE