What would you like to know?
Share this Story

Our New Year's beauty resolutions

Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content. Before joining SheKnows, Chrissy freelanced for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Wee...

Goals for 2012

A new year means a new beauty routine! With 2012 rapidly approaching, we’re giving a lot of thought to our beauty goals for the year ahead, and we thought we’d share a few beautiful goals with you! Enjoy!

Woman with homemade facial mask

Pay attention to expiration dates

Funny enough, many women don't really think that their beauty products have expiration dates. Maybe it's because we don't really want to throw out all those expensive lotions and potions or maybe it's sheer laziness, but whatever it is, expiration dates aren't merely recommendations. If you've been wearing the same mascara for longer than three months, it's about time to hit the drugstore, beauties! And if you can't remember the last time you bought a new daily moisturizer, it's high time to swap the old for the new. Doing so can help you avoid infections from old, separated chemicals and prevent you from using ineffective, expired products.

Take care of skin from the inside out

Skin care experts often say that skin is a physical indicator of how healthy you are on the inside, and it makes sense! This year, resolve to take skin care an extra step beyond facials and face masks. What do we mean? Watch what you eat and try to avoid any acne triggers; exercise so your skin retains a healthy glow; and give your skin the room to breathe once in a while by going makeup free. The road to beautiful, healthy skin certainly isn't an easy one, but it's definitely a reachable goal if you really try!

Use healthier products

There's been a lot of talk about "organic" and "natural" products the past few years, and it's hard to know what separates reality from fiction. This year, resolve to get educated on natural and organic beauty and start to learn about the ingredients that make up your favorite products. Knowledge is power, and knowing what products might be harmful for you and which ones will do the best job in the safest way is one of the smartest things you could do this year!

Make time for pampering

Life gets busy and before you know it, another month has passed by and you've hardly taken any time to pamper! This year, make pampering a priority and pencil it in your schedule just like you would a meeting or a date. Whether you resolve to get a facial once every two months or promise to take a nice, long bubble bath at least once a week, making pampering a priority can help keep you sane all year long.

More New Year's

Festive New Year's fashions
Ring in the New Year beautifully
4 Festive New Year's nail looks

Recommended for You
Comments
Hot
New in Beauty
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!