New Year Skin Resolutions- a guest post by Emily Hinton

New year new start. I bet you have heard that a few times right?! Why not apply this saying to your skincare routine too! Our skin is complex, and ever changing – which means it is important to keep your skincare routine updated.
Here are some great ways to keep your skin looking fresh and glowing for 2014…
January – H2o
Drinking water is a great way to keep the skin looking fresh and hydrated from within. Try drinking the recommended 8 glasses a day to ensure you have radiant skin
February – Moisture moisture
In the cold winter months especially, it is vital to moisturise the skin. Using a good moisturiser will help keep your skin supple and help prevent from breakouts
March – Lusicous lips
Do not forget to pay attention to your lips in the winter. Cold weather can dry them out and make them flaky and sore. Use a protective lipbalm such as Vaseline to help protect your lips against the cold and a moisturising lip balm to help put the moisture back into chapped lips
April – April showers
Make an effort to turn down the temperature from super hot in the shower. Very hot water is very drying on the skin and can leave it looking red and patchy. At the end of your shower turn the very hot water down to help keep your skins natural moisture locked in
May – 3 is the magic number
Cleanse, tone and moisturise. You have heard it all before. But that’s because it really works. The tried and tested 3 step skin routine is a fab habit to get into. Your skin will love you for it!
June– Swapshop
Swap your heavy foundation for a lighter BB cream. BB creams are a wonderful combination of primer, foundations, moisturizer and serum. So not only is it quicker to get ready – it leaves your skin looking fresh and glowing. It is also perfect for the warmer summer months due to its lightweight feel
July – Sunny days
Always use a moisturiser or beauty product with an element of SPF. This is such an important aspect of summer make up. SPF rays can damage skin and make it age prematurely. Pay a bit more money for products with a good amount of SPF in.
August – Soapsuds
Never use a bar of regular soap on your face. The skin on your face is very delicate and needs specially formulated products. Always use a product which has been designed for the face
September – Out with the old
Throw away any old make up that is over 1 year old. Eye make up should be changed at least every 6 months. Make up comes in to contact with your skin on a daily basis and your skin is full of bacteria. This build up over a time can leave your make up covered – so if ever you need an excuse to buy more make up here you go!
October – Relax
Apply a face mask once a week. Not only is it a great way to grab some me time but your skin will love you for it.
November– Scrub up
Always use a facial exfoliator to help buff away dead skin cells. Not only does this leave your skin feeling soft and looking great, it helps to promote new skin cells to grow which keeps you looking fresh
December – Gently does it
The skin under your eyes is very delicate. Always apply under eye cream with your fourth finger to ensure you apply little pressure.
Follow these new years skin resolutions and your skin will love you for it.
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*Duly noted. I must take better care of my skin and will be attempting to stick to these!*

3 comments for “New Year Skin Resolutions- a guest post by Emily Hinton

  1. These are great points and things I need to stick to, too! The hot water in the shower thing is something I’ve been learning to do – hot showers are just lovely but so bad for skin and hair. Also, I would find it soooooo hard to throw away make up. I do have a few that must be several years old!

  2. this is just so handy! thanks for sharing, dear <3

  3. I need to start using these. My skin is a horror!