The New Year has come and gone and we've all settled back into our day to day life, but how are your New Year's resolutions holding up?
If yours haven't lasted, we've put together this guide to some fresh aims and goals to help you get through the year and back on track.
If you're anything like us, you might be running a little bit behind on some of your goals. Instead of feeling down about what you haven't achieved yet, it's actually a great idea to set yourself smaller targets each day, week or month so you can start small & get on top of your goals!
Whether it's taking better care of your skin or incorporating more health supplements into your daily routine, sticking to more realistic resolutions might just be easier than you think.
1. We shall try not to...BURN
Wearing sunscreen daily is crucial to help prevent sun damage from UVA and UVB rays. The Life Basics Sunscreen is an option for daily facial use. It contains zinc oxide to provide a physical layer of broad spectrum protection & is super nourishing. Itincludes soothing green tea, rosehip and calendula to calm and protect skin, making it ideal for all skin types - including sensitive skin & children's delicate young skin.
2. We shall try not to...WASTE
Try cutting down on your waste output with the Ethique Damage Control Shampoo. It's a 100% biodegradable solid shampoo bar packaged in a compostable box that's designed to leave your hair soft, smooth and hydrated. This New Zealand made bar contains a purifying blend of coconut cream, cocoa butter & peppermint oil to nourish and energise your hair while cleansing away dirt and build-up.
3. We shall try to...FERMENT
This year we're going to support our gut health! The Kefirko Kefir & Kombucha Maker Mega Kit is an easy-to-use, mess-free kombucha starter kit that is perfect for creating your own fermented drinks at home. The jar is designed maintain optimal fermentation conditions and can produce 600ML at a time. Did you know there are so many great benefits of kombucha?
4. We shall try to...EXFOLIATE
Keep your complexion fresh and smooth with the Pai Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator. Ideal for sensitive skin, this facial exfoliator is extra-gentle, containing delicate jojoba beads to lift dead skin cells and remove impurities before turning into a milky liquid. It's vegan and certified organic & can be used weekly to help keep skin looking bright and glowy.
5. We shall try not to...BE DIRTY IN BED
Break your bad habits by making sure you remove your makeup before sleeping! Going to bed with makeup on is not only catastrophic for your white pillows but also increases the chance of breakouts. For those evenings when you just want to take your makeup off as quickly as possible, try the WOTNOT Facial Wipes. Natural and convenient, these gentle wipes are vegan, biodegradable and compostable!
6. We shall try not to...SCROLL
A bad night's sleep can throw off your entire day, so replace your late night phone scrolling with a soothing cup of English Tea Shop Organic Chamomile & Lavender Tea. Caffeine free, this calming blend is made with relaxing chamomile & lavender to promote a restful night sleep.
7. We shall try to...MULTITASK
Multitasking has never been easier than with the Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream. Rich and creamy, it may soothe and treat almost all skin concerns - including dry skin, scars, rashes and mild eczema. With just six natural ingredients, this one is a must-have for use on the face and body as a general moisturiser or targeted spot treatment.
8. We shall try to...RESTORE
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, the Life Basics Superfood Facial Serum is ideal for boosting dull and dehydrated skin in need of some TLC. Silky smooth and lightweight, this replenishing serum contains superfood extracts including Kale, Spirulina, Chlorella and Parsley. Use daily before your usual facial moisturiser.
9. We shall try to...OVERCOME LAZINESS
If your goal is to overcome that "maybe I'll go tomorrow" attitude then we suggest having Amazing Oils Magnesium Bath Flakes on hand for those post-gym baths. Made from sustainably sourced magnesium chloride, these bath flakes will inspire you to take your nightly relaxation bath. Just add one cup to the bath, lie back, and soak.
10. We shall try to...HYDRATE
Made it your goal to stay hydrated this year? Invest in a new Cheeki Classic Insulated Bottle to keep your water cold all day long, so you're more likely to drink it! These super stylish bottles from Cheeki come in lots of different sizes & colours, are double-wall, stainless steel, BPA free and 100% leak proof so is safe in your bag or car cup holder. We love the classic silver in the big 1L size!
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