Whether it's forgetting to cleanse, tone and moisturise or simply not getting enough sleep, it's easy to forget to follow the golden rules of beauty. Luckily, the new year is the perfect excuse for a fresh start – and we've found the best hair and beauty resolutions you'll want to stick to in 2016…
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There are hair and beauty resolutions you'll want to keep in 2016
Exfoliate once a week
Exfoliation is key to keeping your skin radiant and cleansing the pores of dirt and bacteria. You should aim to exfoliate as part of your skincare routine in order to see a difference – but stick to once a week otherwise you could risk irritating your skin.
Clean all of your brushes
Think about how often you use your hairbrush and make-up brushes – and now try to remember the last time you washed them. Make sure to wash your brushes once a week as dirt, oil and bacteria build up very quickly, which can lead to breakouts or leave your hair feeling greasy.
Make the time to cleanse, tone and moisturise
They're the three golden rules of skincare and yet many of us often skip these steps, especially after a late night. However, just taking the time will help to improve your complexion and keep skin healthy. Make sure to cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day, every day.
Look after your hair at the gym
If one of your resolutions is to work out more, don't just focus on your body – your hair needs attention too. Make sure to condition your hair after a gym session, as sweat is full of salt that could dry it out and cause breakages.
Getting enough beauty sleep could improve both your tresses and complexion
Avoid face wipes
While they are a great way to quickly remove make-up after a night out, they shouldn’t be your go-to solution every night as they are filled with harsh chemicals which can strip your skin of its natural moisture. Instead, try balms or lotions as these will not only remove make-up, but they will be gentler on your skin.
Try out different trends
Most of us are guilty of sticking to one go-to look, but experimenting with hair and make-up is fun and you could discover an unexpected style that suits you. There's an abundance of tutorials available online, so if you want to master a new trend, set aside the time to watch the videos and practice – you may even pick up a trick on how to save time, whether it's for contouring or when you're curling your hair.
Stop touching your face
Whether you're doing it absent-mindedly or checking out your skin throughout the day, every time you touch your face you are spreading oil and dirt across the pores, which can lead to breakouts and blemishes. Instead, stick to washing your face twice a day and try to avoid touching it.
Get more sleep at night
It's called beauty sleep for a reason – after a long day, it's the time when your body is at its most active, repairing any damage and allowing itself to recuperate. You should be getting at least eight hours a night – not only will this allow your skin to rest and stay radiant, but it will also give your hair a chance to repair any damage.
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