New year’s resolutions really do get a bad rep. Nobody seems to be able to stick to them beyond February! We think that is partly because of the fact that some resolutions are so far fetched. That is why we believe in making promises to ourselves that are achievable and realistic to keep. This includes making beauty resolutions for 2021 that ensure great results and are easy to follow all year long. So come, take these five beauty resolutions for the next year with us...
- 01. Go sulphate-free
- 02. Avoid impulse buying
- 03. Generate less waste
- 04. Invest in quality ingredients
- 05. Watch what you put in your body
01. Go sulphate-free
TBH, we have all tried to go completely sulphate-free in the hair care department at least once. But the temptation of using a product that ‘lathers up’ always takes over. But if you can avoid that temptation, going sulphate-free can have long term benefits for your mane. Using products like the Tresemme Pro Protect Sulphate-Free Range won’t strip your scalp of its natural oils, will keep the vibrancy of your hair colour intact, and are practically irritation-free. Need we say more?
02. Avoid impulse buying
2020 gave us a lot of time to spend on at-home skincare, and there were both pros and cons to it. It wasn’t just sanitisers that people hoarded, they also excessively shopped for trendy skincare products seen on Instagram or TikTok. This left many confused and overwhelmed as to what actually to use for their skin. We want you to throw that habit of impulse buying out of the window, even if your favourite beauty guru swears by that product. Pay attention to your skin’s needs, keep your skincare routine minimal and use products formulated specifically for your skin type.
03. Generate less waste
Going sustainable with your beauty practices is beneficial for the environment and economical for you. Invest in brands like Love Beauty & Planet that use recycled plastic, upcycle your empty beauty product containers, and practice mindfulness while using water and other resources. The ultimate goal of adopting low-waste beauty habits starts at the individual level, and we hope that 2021 is the year for it!
04. Invest in quality ingredients
You do not need to splurge your whole salary to pursue good skin; quality ingredients are available in affordable packages everywhere. Educate yourself about the best ingredients the beauty industry has to offer. They are a useful and no-BS kind of way of keeping your skin in its best shape possible. Label check whatever you buy and try out minis first to avoid discarding big bottles if they don’t work for you.
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05. Watch what you put in your body
It is a well-known fact that the food and drinks you put in your body are directly responsible for how your skin and hair looks. And while we recommend you try and be more healthy this year, you also need to watch the energy you are putting in your body. The people you surround yourself with and the thoughts that you have in your head, mental health is equally essential for being the most beautiful you!