Beauty Resolutions I Solemnly Swear To Follow In 2022

Beauty Resolutions I Solemnly Swear To Follow In 2022

Sakshi Rawte

Alright, we all know how it really is with new year’s resolutions, don’t we? Every December, with a rather stern mind we take it upon ourselves to set a few resolutions for the new year. New year, new beginnings, they say. However, fast-forward to the second week of the brand new year, and we’re barely able to keep up with a single resolution. Nuh-uh, gone are the days when you’d give up on your resolutions.

This time around, I’ve gathered a few beauty resolutions for you and me too! Hey, I want to hold myself accountable too. In my defence and yours too, sometimes following a certain beauty resolution through can be difficult. I mean, there were days I forgot to use sunscreen. Yep, I committed the ultimate sin. But, in 2022 just like you, I’m going to be a tad bit vigilant about my beauty choices and decisions. So here are a few resolutions I solemnly swear to follow, and I’m hoping you do too. —

Never. Forget. Sunscreen.

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Not forgetting sunscreen had to be on top of this list, especially after the number of times I’ve forgotten to use it in the past year. Sunscreen should be the MOST important product you own, something you should be utilising every single day. Yes, even if you’re not stepping out, sunscreen must always be applied. If you’re someone who happens to venture out in the sun, you should be reapplying your sunscreen every few hours.

Throw Away Those Makeup Wipes

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Who’s even using makeup wipes in 2022? They might be easily available and super easy on the pocket, but they bear a negative impact on the environment. ‘Tis the year to choose more optimal ways of removing all traces of your makeup. Not only do makeup wipes tend to cause irritation when dragged along the skin, but they also don’t do their job very well. Comparatively products like cleansing balms and oils go deeper into your skin and get rid of all the makeup and grime. So, to the last pack of makeup wipes that are sulking in my drawers, goodbye!

Always Finish My Night Routine

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This might sound like your regular beauty resolution that seems like it’s super easy to follow, doesn’t it? Being a skincare savant myself, I feel so ashamed to admit that very often I’ve simply fallen asleep without finishing my night-time skincare routine. Our skin tends to repair itself and absorb skincare products more efficiently at night, so you could imagine how crucial a night-time routine is! This year, I solemnly swear to give up on my laziness and finish my night routine before hitting the sack.

Stop Hoarding

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Um, you and me, we’re both super guilty of hoarding beauty products. I promise you, there’s absolutely no need for you to own 3 moisturisers and 5 lipsticks of the exact same shade. Hoarding is a nasty devil that takes up so much of your space and is unhygienic too. I know exactly how tempting it is to get your hands on the newest launches and best beauty deals. As a resolution, in 2022 I’m defo going to stop hoarding beauty products by either resisting the urge to purchase them or simply give them to Team MM and my besties.

Clean My Brushes Once A Week

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Ugh, as much as a tedious task this one is, it’s just as important. You could have the best skincare routine in the world, but if you’re not cleaning your makeup brushes regularly there’s no way you’re steering clear from breakouts and pesky zits. Set aside a day of the week where you devote a few hours to clean your brushes with a gentle cleanser. An easy-peasy way of doing this would be adding a reminder to your calendar so you never forget to do it.

Use A Clarifying Shampoo

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Okay, I’m gonna admit I was a little late to the clarifying shampoo party. Only recently did I discover how magical of a hair product this is! A clarifying shampoo is the ultimate deep cleanse your tresses need once every month. Constant travelling, increasing pollution and using multiple hair products at the same time leads to a lot of product buildup in the scalp. This could lead to your hair appearing dull, lifeless and extremely dry. This is when a clarifying shampoo acts as a true haircare hero and swoops in to clear all buildup and give you locks that are squeaky clean. I’m definitely adding this to my 2022 hair routine right away!

Embrace Retinol

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Whilst this ingredient is often made out to be the big bad wolf in the skincare industry, it’s actually quite the opposite. NGL, my previous run-ins with retinol had me a little scared of trying it ever again. This new year, I’m not going to let a pesky purge terrify me. After all, retinol is the anti-ageing hero, and your early-to-mid twenties are the best time to embrace it. Hey hey, I’m just trying to keep the fine lines at bay.

Give My Skin A Break

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Saved the best resolution for the last! As a makeup enthusiast who loves a good opportunity to go full glam, I often end up throwing my skin under the bus. The world’s best cleansers, masks and serums can’t save your skin if you’re not allowing it to detox from time to time. I promise to give my skin a much-needed detox every few weeks and allow it to just breathe.

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