Beauty New Year's Resolutions for 2016

New Year's resolutions either you love them, or you hate them.

Whether you're into the whole "new year, new you" thing or not, one thing's for sure: When it comes to taking care of ourselves, we usually choose ourselves last.

Making a beauty New Year's resolution doesn't have to be about the way you look — it's about the way you feel.

The problem with New Year's resolutions is that people tend to take a "go big “approach, and doing too much too fast often leads to failure. It's unrealistic to say you're going to hit the gym six days a week when you haven't laced up a running shoe in months — you end up feeling burned out and defeated, rather than proud and accomplished.

Making a beauty New Year's resolution is a great way to start small.
Whether you vow to quit the nail biting habit you've had since you were a kid, just choosing one thing that will make you feel better about yourself is the key to a lasting New Year's resolution.

Here are some beauty resolutions I have made and for you to consider making for 2016.

Cut Back On Heat Styling
The easiest way to get shiny, healthier-looking hair is to break up with your blow dryer and your flat iron every once in a while and air dry your hair.

Heat styling can cause breakage and split ends, giving your hair a break every once in a while will do some good.

Take Off Your Makeup before Bed
I know I should do this, but 2016 is going to be the year I make it happen.
Neglecting to wash your face at night can get in the way of your skin's overnight regeneration process, which can lead to clogged pores, blemishes, and generally dull skin.

Floss Teeth Every Night
Really, every night? I am so bad for not flossing… It's an old cliché that the first thing people notice about you is your smile, so give off a great impression with your pearly whites.

It's good for your overall health, and you'll be your dentist's fave patient at your next visit.

Switch Some Products to Organic Products
If you've ever considered switching to an all-natural beauty routine, there's no time like the present - getting back to basics by using organic skin care products and makeup can really make a difference in some people's complexions.

Give Your Nails a Break 
Even nails need a break sometimes.
When nail polish is left on for a prolonged period, something called a keratin granulation can develop. These are white, rough patches on the nail that form when the polish is removed along with the superficial layers of nails cells.

Give your nails a break every few weeks and nourish them with a nail and cuticle treatment.

Clean Makeup Brushes Regularly 
I even did a blog post on cleaning makeup brushes but I admit I don’t do it on a regular basis…

Regularly cleansing makeup brushes is so much easier said than done. When it comes to your skin, it's totally worth it to take the time to make sure your makeup application isn't doing more harm than good, because a brush full of dirt and germs won’t your (and my) complexion any favors.

The most important Resolution is finding your beauty from within. 
When you feel beautiful on the inside it shows on the outside.

Jennifer Linklater
"Beauty is more beautiful when it is on the inside"