Fresh Start: Beauty Tips for the New Year

With our vigorous holiday social schedules, we are all a little guilty of over-spraying, over-contouring, and over-polishing – all for good reason, of course. When the season comes to a close and you begin to decompress, give yourself a reviving fresh start with a 2019 beauty overhaul.

Inventory Your Makeup

If your makeup bag is bursting at the seams because you can’t bring yourself to throw away the Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick or the Chantecaille Liquid Lumière you bought in 2016 (because you know you’re going to wear it again someday), it’s time.

Sadly, this old makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria. Not only should you discard every item that is a year or older but give your brushes a good washing as well. The Bobbi Brown Brush Cleaning Spray works wonders.

Update your makeup collection with everything Clé De Peau.

Reveal Your Luminosity

You may already cleanse, tone and moisturize, but don’t forget one of the most important steps in a beauty routine. Scour off the dead skin cells to reveal your radiant skin through regular exfoliation and resurfacing.

Tighten and tone with La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask and get a clear, dewy, glowing complexion with the help of La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator.

Let Your Skin Breathe

Endless days of shopping and nights of holiday partying had you too wiped out to even consider taking off your makeup before bed. For that, you get a pass.

But this new fresh start has you taking your makeup off in a nightly routine to allow your skin tissues and cell protein production to increase as you sleep. Try Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask or Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Revitalizing Night Ritual Mask. The Sisley-Paris Neck Cream – Enriched Formula helps to revitalize one of our most vulnerable areas of the skin.

Or try a complete Biologique Recherche face care regimen.

Up Your Hair Care

Help repair damaged cuticles from hot tools overuse. Oribe Gold Lust Restore & Repair Shampoo and Conditioner will moisturize, reverse damage, and smooth the cuticles without weighing your hair down.

Let your locks get some down time by unplugging your curling wand and flat iron. To give yourself a beachy vibe in this time of hair restoration, use a lightweight sea salt spray like Sachajuan Ocean Mist.

Switch to an Au Natural Beauty Routine

If you’ve finally had enough of chemical ingredients, consider switching your routine over to include more earth-friendly beauty products. Purge any product with phthalates or parabens.

Because green products are different than what you might be used to, test a few different brands and styles to find one that works with your skin.

Give Your Nails Some Love

Give your nails a little extra TLC this month by laying off the gel polish. Nourish them with Dior Huile Abricot Daily Nutritive Serum, and polish them with non-toxic Smith & Cult nail lacquer.

Take the holiday out of your beauty routine and focus your energy on skin and hair care. Moisturize, exfoliate, floss and toss your old products to reveal a healthier you.

About The Author

Anne-Marie Pritchett

Anne-Marie Pritchett, a.k.a. AMP, is a lifestyle writer and editor with ten years of experience covering the luxe lifestyle scene, including travel, fashion, interior design, food and spirits, art and culture, beauty and more. Her biggest creative influences derive from worldly experiences and the people she’s encountered and interviewed along the journey. AMP is also a copywriter and strategist who creates lively, innovative custom content for a variety of international brands including Coach, Cabela's, Caesarstone, Walker Zanger, Crate and Barrel, Basis and more. For editorial consideration please contact [email protected]

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