March 27, 2013
Spring is (finally) here and if you've been slacking on your New Year's resolution, it might be time to start a few that you can easily keep. Committing to use certain beauty products going forward in 2013 might not only help you feel accomplished, it could also improve how fabulous you look and feel. Good Housekeeping recently listed the most important beauty regimens to be adamant about this year and why.
Be diligent with sunscreen
It's no secret that sun damage is a major issue in the U.S. and around the world. Even if you shield your skin from sun exposure on sunny days or at the beach, it's not enough. The harmful UVA and UVB rays the sun emits are present on cloudy, rainy and any other type of day, so it's important to lather up regardless of what it looks like outside.
An easy way to ensure you stick to a sunscreen regimen is to look for a daily face lotion with some SPF right in it. Bliss products like Bliss Best of Skintentions SPF 15 is a great option, as is getting a dose of SPF via beauty products that also hide imperfections. The Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30 Orb Sunscreen helps give you a fresh sun-kissed look thanks to a mineral-based formula, but also protects you thanks to the addition of SPF 30.
Awaken each day with eye cream
Dark circles, bags and even wrinkles under or on the side of the eyes are common woes ladies face with age. According to the magazine, such problems tend to stem in this region due to the thin and dry texture. Even though it's impossible to get rid of all fine lines and wrinkles, using an eye cream on daily basis can greatly improve the appearance of your peepers.
Using the Elemis Time Defence Eye Reviver 15ml each day is a great place to start. This lightweight anti-aging eye cream has been clinically found to reduce the depth of eye wrinkles by 37 percent, while increasing hydration by upwards of 82 percent in just 28 days. This means sticking with the cream for even one month may boost results.
Always remove makeup before bed
It's easy to fall into bed after a long day of work, but taking a few minutes to wash off your makeup is a major must. Not only does this step help cleanse your face of debris from the day, as well as built up oil and other imperfections, it also gives your skin an entire night to breathe. Even though it can be a pain, your skin will thank you in the morning by looking fresh and blemish-free.