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Five beauty resolutions to keep in 2014
by Katie |  Dec 19, 2013

Every year, you ponder what New Year's resolution you could make that's not totally unrealistic. Because let's be honest - there's no point committing to something you know you can't stick to. Have you ever considered overhauling your makeup routine? The fact is, many of us have bad beauty habits that we've stuck to out of convenience or simply not knowing any better. That's all about to change, though.

Without further ado, here are your top five totally do-able beauty resolutions for the new year:

Resolution #1: I will remember to exfoliate
You thought cleansing and moisturizing was enough? You might be pretty proud of yourself for remembering to wash your face every night, but you can't forget to exfoliate a few times a week. Otherwise, you won't get rid of the dead cells that sit on your skin's surface. By sloughing off that layer of skin, you'll avoid clogged pores and reveal a smoother, healthier complexion beneath. To make things easy on yourself, you might want to invest in a cleanser with built-in exfoliating agents.

Resolution #2: I will regularly clean my makeup brushes
Unless you don't mind a major breakout, it's crucial to clean your makeup brushes. After all, you're using them on a daily basis, and over time, the bacteria can build up in the fibers and cause serious skin problems down the road. You could invest in a special brush cleaner, but even a mild shampoo will do. Once a week, massage the product into the bristles with warm water, use a towel to press out the excess water and lay them flat to dry.

Resolution #3: I will not neglect sunscreen
There's no excuse for exposing your skin to harmful rays, so make it a point this year to apply sunblock daily. If you're worried about a greasy complexion, reach for the chantecaille protection naturelle spf 46 PA+++ powder. It's a multitasking miracle that soaks up excess oil, evens out your skin tone and offers full-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

Resolution #4: I will not sleep with makeup on
No matter how tired you are, try not to hit the hay until you've washed off your makeup. Otherwise, you could wake up with a few blemishes in the works. For those nights when you just can't fathom going through your entire skincare regimen, make sure you have some convenient makeup remover pads and cleansing wipes handy.

Resolution #5: I will give my hair a break
All that blow-drying, flat ironing and curling is taking a toll on your tresses. So force yourself to go au naturel at least once a week, and treat your locks to a deep conditioning treatment. Before you even think about reaching for your heated styling tools, spritz on the alterna bamboo smooth anti-breakage thermal protectant spray to strengthen and smooth out your strands while also simultaneously repairing any damage. In fact, this spray can significantly reduce snapping, splitting and breakage - by up to 87 percent.

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