Posted on January 22, 2014
While many people feel compelled to amp up their fitness routines at the start of the new year, few bother to take stock of their current beauty routines. Forget the days of focusing on fitness exclusively; swap these hair and skin sins for a brighter and more beautiful 2014.
Sin: Not Washing Your Face at Night
Swap: Face Wash
Switch: Beauty Cleansing Towelettes
Remove dirt and grime with the help of cleansing towelettes, which come suited to a variety of skin concerns and types. These pre-moistened towelettes take the drudgery out of cleaning away cosmetics right before bed. Brands like Neutrogena, Estee Lauder and L’Oreal offer towelettes that promise to remove any residue of make-up while brightening skin with ingredients like vitamin C.
Sin: Picking Pimples
Swap: Finger Excavating
Switch: Blue Light Device
This smaller, rechargeable version of the larger acne-fighting Zap promises to clear blackheads and blemishes without drying or puncturing the skin. Tanda Power Zap uses the same combination of three technologies, blue LED, sonic vibration and gentle warming, to penetrate pesky pimples just like its big brother the Tanda Zap. Dermatologists frequently use blue light as a noninvasive method of clearing acne lesions sans drying benzoyl peroxide.
Suggestion: Tanda Power Zap
Sin: Skipping Multivitamin
Swap: Pill Popping
Switch: Spray Vitamins
Want longer, stronger nails, thicker hair and nourished skin? Try vitamins. With substantially better absorption in the bloodstream versus taking capsules or tablets, spray vitamins offer an instant feel-good boost while being vastly easier to digest and a simple way to add vitamins to your daily regimen. Cellfood Multivitamin offers 100% RDA of 12 critical vitamins and contains 78 trace minerals and elements, 34 enzymes, 17 amino acids and electrolytes.
Suggestion: Cellfood 100% RDA Multivitamin Spray
Sin: Tugging on Wet Hair
Swap: Traditional Brush
Switch: Detangling Brush
Offering pain-free detangling with less damage to the hair, there are many new options in the way of detangling brushes. Composed of unique teeth configurations, these spiked plastic colorful egg-shaped knot banishers are the perfect option for avoiding split ends and hair breakage when you're brushing wet hair.
Suggestion: Knot Genie
Sin: Skipping Skincare Extras
Switch: Antioxidant Mist
After a day in the sun, or anytime you feel your skin looks dehydrated, try an antioxidant mist. These convenient sprays improve skin texture while hydrating and firming. Antioxidant mists firm skin and create a protective barrier of vitamins to fight damaging free radicals while collagen-stimulating peptides enhance skin’s suppleness.
Suggestion: Dermalogica AGE Smart Antioxidant Hydramist