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Resolutions for a beautiful New Year

Relaxnews (AFP) logoRelaxnews (AFP) 4/01/2016

Make beauty resolutions you can keep. © Provided by AFPRelaxNews Make beauty resolutions you can keep. A new year is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, and this includes ditching all those bad beauty habits that may have become ingrained in your routine. Here are five easy-to-keep beauty resolutions for 2016.

1. Remove makeup

It may sound obvious, but going to sleep with a face full of makeup is an easy mistake to make, particularly during party season. Cosmetics can clog the pores and slow down the repair process, leading to overnight breakouts and dull skin. Use a simple cleanser before going to bed for happy morning skin.

2. Exfoliate

The benefits of dry brushing are widely known -- it sloughs off dead skin cells and boosts circulation for brighter skin. Brush your body in the direction of the heart for a few minutes before showering every day and you could see a real difference.

© IANS 3. Wash makeup brushes regularly

Brushes can harbor all sorts of bacteria, so it's important to cleanse them regularly. Rinsing them in warm soapy water around once a fortnight and leaving them to dry naturally will keep them free of germs, as well as keeping them more effective in the long term.

4. Moisturize with SPF

UVA rays can damage the skin regardless of the weather, so it's important to protect it if you want to ward off the aging process. An easy way to incorporate this into your routine is by using a daily moisturizer containing SPF 15 or higher.

5. Go natural

The ‘Slow Cosmetics' movement has been gathering pace over the course of the last year, so there's no better time to try out a more natural approach to your beauty regime. Cutting out synthetic ingredients, silicones and chemical preservatives such as phenoxyethanol and focusing on organic ingredients could do wonders for both you and the environment.

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