The New Year has come and gone and we have all settled back into our day to day life, but how are your New Year's resolutions holding up? If yours haven't lasted, I have put together this guide to some fresh aims and goals to help you get through the year and back on track.
How are your New Year's resolutions going? If you're anything like me you might be running a little bit behind on some of your goals. Instead of feeling down about what you haven't achieved yet, I think it is actually a great idea to set yourself smaller targets each day, week or month so you can start getting on top of your year-plan! 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. I shall not... 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, containing Zinc Oxide to provide a physical layer of broad spectrum protection. This nourishing sunscreen also includes soothing Green Tea, Rosehip and Calendula to calm and protect skin, making it ideal for all skin types, including sensitive, as well as children's delicate young skin.
2. I shall not... WASTE
No more plastic bottles! Cut down on your waste output with the Ethique Damage Control Shampoo, a 100% biodegradable solid shampoo bar packaged in a compostable box. Designed to leave your hair soft, smooth and hydrated, this New Zealand made bar contains a purifying blend of Coconut Cream, Cocoa Butter and Peppermint Oil to nourish and energise your hair while cleansing away dirt and build-up.
3. I shall... FERMENT
One of my personal goals this year is to support my 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 600mls at a time. Read more about this in my blog The benefits of kombucha.
4. I shall... 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 which lift dead skin cells and remove impurities before turning into a milky liquid. Vegan and Certified Organic, it can be used weekly to help keep skin looking bright and glowy.
5. I shall not... 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 I recommend the WOTNOT Facial Wipes. Natural and convenient, these gentle wipes are vegan, biodegradable and compostable. No excuses!
6. I shall not... SCROLL
A bad night's sleep can throw off your entire day, so replace your late night phone scrolling with a soothing cup of Edible Beauty Tea No. 3 - Sleeping Beauty. Caffeine free, this calming blend is made with relaxing Chamomile, Passionflower, Oats and Lavender to promote a restful night sleep.
7. I shall... 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.
8. I shall... 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.
9. I shall... OVERCOME LAZINESS
If your goal is to overcome that "maybe I'll go tomorrow" attitude then I suggest you have the 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. I shall... HYDRATE
Made it your goal to stay hydrated this year? Invest in a new Cheeki Classic Insulated Bottle insulated water bottle that keeps 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 and 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 1 Litre size!