New Year New Me

With the advent of the New Year comes a desire to start over and accomplish greater things. An ideal place to begin is always with yourself. Your appearance and how you feel have a strong impact on self-worth and motivation to get things done. There are changes you can make right from the beginning of the year that will result in a healthier and happier you. Here are our top suggestions on how to get the New Year started on the right foot and hopefully set the right tone for the rest of 2022.

Change Your Look

Putting renewed effort into improving your appearance is a great way to boost self-esteem and feel like you are investing in yourself. If you are aiming for new goals like finding a new job, going back to school, or attracting a new partner, changing your appearance can help reinforce that confidence and create a look that better matches your new future.

It does not even take all that much to do this. You can start with a visit to your hairdresser for a new haircut that better frames your face. If you are looking to be bold, you can also consider trying a daring new hair colour, or keep it stylish and subdued with tasteful highlights.

If you have often found doing makeup a chore, consider permanent makeup. From microblading to lip blushing, you can eliminate many of the daily makeup rituals with just one treatment. Many of these procedures can last as long as a year or more. If you are hesitant and want to try something more short term, consider professionally installed eyelash extensions from experienced hands like Bondi Lash & Beauty Clinic.

Make Skincare Resolutions

The skin is the largest organ you have and is a key component and reflection of your appearance and health. People can often tell the life you have led and your age just by looking at it. For a youthful and healthier appearance, it pays to invest in the best skincare for your face and body.

Knowing the type of skin you have should dictate what kind of product you buy. From cleansers to moisturisers, choose what is most suitable and apply them at the right time. Avoid making use of too much product, but be generous with sun protection. Replace old makeup when due and regularly clean brushes to avoid infections and clogging of pores.

Healthy skin also depends on what you feed it. Ensure that you keep well hydrated and stick to a balanced diet with plenty of greens that will boost oxygenation and drainage of toxins.

Rejuvenate with A Spa Day

Christmas holidays can be a wonderful opportunity to spend time together as a family. However, with all the cooking, cleaning, socialising, and organising celebrations, it can also be a tiring experience. Not to mention that this is one of the hottest periods of the year.

Taking a small break at the beginning of the year to indulge and rejuvenate is a great idea. Consider going out for a massage and facial to ease stress and feel ready to face the challenges of the new year. Within less than an hour, your circulation and immunity will have improved, alongside a feeling of deep relaxation and easing of muscle tensions.

To feel refreshed, consider a body wrap. This is a detoxifying treatment that opens up the lymphatic system and softens and clears up skin. As excess fluid and toxins are extracted, you may even feel more toned as fat cells shrink. Treatment begins with a scrub before wrapping which is great for removing dead skin cells and revitalizing skin.

Manage Stress

Starting the new year with a session at the spa will feel wonderful, but this should not mark the end of your efforts to relieve stress. Stress can lead to a variety of health problems if allowed to persist.

Take time to reflect on your lifestyle and seek out ways to restore a better work-life balance in your life. Identify activities you can partake of to manage stress like exercise, meditation and even aromatherapy. Try to adopt healthy habits like getting good sleep and eating a healthy diet to support this effort.

Making self-care actions like enjoying a warm bath, listening to relaxing, music and taking a walk in the park a part of your routine will also help. Enjoying a massage, taking a yoga class and practising mindfulness are other relaxation techniques to consider adopting more regularly. 

Go Organic

There has long been hype surrounding organic foods and how they are better for our health. Certainly consuming foods that are free of pesticides, growth hormones and genetic engineering is ideal. But you should also consider the products you put on your skin.

Organic skincare products are good for your skin, safe to use, and environmentally friendly. These products are made using no chemicals. They are best for nourishing skin, preventing the absorption of toxins, and are sustainable. Those that have had allergic reactions or irritation to regular skincare and makeup products benefit from being able to care for their skin without side effects.

The purer ingredients used in their manufacture also tends to make these products pleasantly natural-scented and more effective for their purpose. It also gives them a more lightweight texture that is easier for absorption and more enjoyable to apply. Make organic skincare and makeup products a part of your new year’s resolution to achieving healthier and radiant looking skin.