Another year has gone by and we are entering into a new beginning and, as many people like to say, new year means new you. But why not just aim to be a better you - it's far more acheivable and doesn't require a personality transplant.
One of the things you could focus on in 2017 is enhancing your natural beauty and being a better version of yourself without chemicals, makeup or plastic surgery. That means embracing your skin, detoxing your body and finding ways to cleanse your mind too...
ExfoliateOne of the best beauty tips for better skin starts with a good and consistent skincare routine. So aside from removing your makeup and washing your face every night, you should also take the time (only a couple of times a week) to deep cleanse your skin with a little exfoliation. Exfoliating rids the skin of the surface dry skin cells making it the easiest way to improve the smoothness of your skin.
Cut out the vicesLiving a healthier lifestyle is usually at the top of everyone's goals come the new year. Whether it's joining a gym, or eating more fruit, or quitting smoking, being healthy is always a popular resolution. So why not make a massive change this year and stop doing something that will result in feeling and looking better. Smoking and drinking are two major vices for many of us that can have huge negative effects on the skin and overall physical appearance. Also, eating less sugar (as miserable a life as that may sound) will do wonders for your complexion. Why not give it a try for 30 days and see what a difference cutting out just one negative vice may do.
Drink more waterAnother popular resolution that usually goes out the window by April is drinking more water, and it happens to be one of the best things you could do for your health. It takes up no time nor does it cost any money, and yet it can give you the best skin you've had since you were a newborn. There are some great apps and motivational water bottles that can help you monitor your daily intake of water and keep you on the right track. Within days you'll notice that you have more energy, glowing skin and feel less tired.
As Beyonce once said, one of the most beautiful parts of a woman is her smile, and the more you do it the better you will look and feel.
It may be hard to muster one up sometimes (especially after the disaster that was 2016) but even if you have to fake it at first, you'll soon find that it becomes your most worn accessory.