1. I resolve to double cleanse
Even if you don’t wear foundation, you should still use a makeup remover before your regular cleanser. Why? Because most sunscreens (which you definitely need to be using) are designed to stay on your skin and require a makeup remover to ensure that it’s properly washed off. If you don’t, ingredients from your sunscreen might get left behind, leading to clogged pores, breakouts and problem skin.
2. I resolve to change my mascara regularly
While you can keep most of your makeup for about six months to a year, you should toss your mascara after three months. It has a shorter lifespan than other products because of its proximity to your eyes, as well as the nature of the product, which carries with it a higher risk of transferring bacteria back and forth from your peepers to the tube. After all, an eye infection is so not cute. Also, if your mascara starts to dry before the 90-day mark, it’s also time to ditch it.
3. I resolve to mask at least once a week
Facial masks are like multivitamins for our skin. They might not be absolutely necessary, but they give your complexion a nice little boost and help to treat specific conditions. And if you find cream or clay masks too much of a hassle, then why not use a sheet mask? There are a ton of awesome ones now that just take 15 minutes, which is a small price to pay for better skin. One to try is the IDS Skincare DermaShield Mask ($105 for a box of 10). The multipurpose mask not only protects skin from damage caused by UV, Infrared, blue light and pollutants, it also hydrates, brightens and softens fine lines.