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Must-do updates to your beauty routine

Solid beauty routine

With long days, crazy work schedules and the stress of daily life, it can be difficult to maintain your beauty regimen. This year, resolve to spend more time pampering and taking care of the most important person in your life -- you! To kick start your new plan, incorporate a few of our do-good beauty ideas.

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Floss

Yes, you hear it from your dentist every six months, and now we're telling you too -- floss! Not only is flossing important in maintaining a dazzling smile, healthy gums and fantastic teeth, it's also essential for good overall health. In fact, oral habits impact more than just your mouth, as gum disease can impact other areas of the body. Yikes!

Wash your face

After a long day or girl's night out, it's tempting to cuddle up in bed without washing your face -- but don't do it! At the end of the day, your skin contains makeup, oil and other environmental elements like dirt that can clog pores. Keep your face glowing by sticking to your beauty routine. Trust us. Your skin will thank you.

Get regular facials

Sure, it may seem like a challenge to fit one more appointment into your schedule, but regular facials really do make a difference in your skin's health. Phoenix-based aesthetician Sarah Garcia recommends getting a facial every month if it fits into your budget. A good aesthetician will customize and treat your skin accordingly as well as track the overall health of your body's largest organ. Get professional cleansing results at home by using an oscillating brush and working with an aesthetician to select a cleanser suitable for your skin type.

Hydrate your hair

During the cold months, your hair needs extra help and protection against the climate. Vanessa Vasquez, Phoenix hair stylist, recommends treating your hair with a deep conditioner or mask once a week. Vasquez says dry-haired beauties can even benefit from using a deep conditioner twice a week.

Don't skip the SPF

Use sunscreen -- even when it's cloudy. You may not feel the warmth of the sun's rays on your skin, but that doesn't mean you can skip the sunscreen! Even on overcast days, the harsh UV rays can do damage. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF and include it in your daily routine  -- no matter what.

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