When the Friends theme song went, ‘When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year’, I didn’t think they meant the last 22 years of my life. Well, sitting in the corner of my room, glued to my laptop with a 2-day old bun, here’s hoping 2022 is my, our and everyone’s year! But before 2022 hits us, let’s sit together and make a few beauty resolutions so that if not us, at least our skin has the best year ever, shall we?
- 01. Never forget sunscreen
- 02. Swear by CTM
- 03. Stop hoarding
- 04. Clean brushes
- 05. Body care on point
- 06. Stay hydrated
01. Never forget sunscreen
Even after knowing how essential sunscreen is for our skin, many of us often skip or forget about it. So let’s resolve, you and I, to never start the day without sunscreen and always keep one in our bag (or on the shelf because you need it even when you are at home) for reapplying throughout the day. Let’s protect our skin from the sun damage and save ourselves the stress of dull and aged-looking skin, shall we?
02. Swear by CTM
Are you someone who says they’ll follow a skincare regime, but then it’s six months later, and the products have dried up while you scroll through Instagram for a new skincare regime you swear you’ll follow this time? Well, let’s ditch all of that and follow the good ‘ol CTM routine: Cleanse. Tone. Moisturise. Period.
03. Stop hoarding
Let’s just accept that we’re all guilty of this one. As beauty buffs, we feel we need every single launch of every single brand there is, and in that weak moment, we give in to our temptation and empty our pockets on things like hair mists (guilty of buying 3 of those just yesterday, sheesh!). Not only is it unnecessary but also unhygienic because most often, we tend to keep products way beyond their expiration date. So, key for 2022- clean up vanity and quit hoarding!
04. Clean brushes
2022 is finally the year to quit procrastinating on cleaning brushes, blenders and other makeup applicators. Let’s resolve to clean them once a week to steer clear of breakouts and pesky zits! We are going for clear, glowing skin this coming year, and there’s no room for dirty brushes there.
05. Body care on point
Between all this talk about face care, it's essential to not forget about the rest of your body which requires attention and love too. So don’t forget to moisturise your hands, feet, and the rest of your body every day to maintain the elasticity and suppleness of the skin. Also, scrub once a week for max hydration and to achieve that supreme goddess glow from head to toe.
06. Stay hydrated
I know; it sounds like a broken record, right? Everywhere you go, every beauty article you read always says stay hydrated. But how much are we following it? So let’s resolve to make water the ultimate boss babe drink because it's the good ‘ol H20 that helps us flush toxins out from the inside and helps maintain skin elasticity and health. Bottoms up to that! (Your water glass, I mean.)
Written by Anyuktha Nallani on Dec 30, 2021
As a skincare and makeup hoarder who watched The Devil Wears Prada a hundred times, this seems like the perfect place to be! A writer with a degree in fashion, I love everything beauty, fashion, art, and literature. When I’m not working, you will find me talking about energy cleansing, binge reading books and binge watching Kdramas while trying to select the right shade of lipstick to go grocery shopping!