1. Incorporate red and gold into your beauty looks
Red and gold are synonymous in most Asian cultures for representing wealth and good luck! Add more colour into your makeup looks by trying Ere Perez's Beetroot Cheek Tint on your cheeks or Eco Minerals' Safari Gold Eyeshadow on your lids. If you want to take it one step further, use Desert Shadow's Deep Red Shadow Organic Hair Dye to transform your hair.
2. Catch up with your loved ones and friends
One of the biggest traditions of Lunar New Year is to have a big family reunion. Not that you need a reason, but gather your nearest and dearest, eat great food and enjoy their company. In the spirit of Lunar New Year.
3. Eat more lucky foods!
Speaking of food, this is your excuse to eat more great food and start your New Year off the right way. Fish, long noodles and sweets are common around Lunar New Year celebrations as they individually signify good health, fortune and prosperity. If you don't love eating fish, try taking Melrose Omega Fish Oil*.
4. Stock up on face masks
All of the festivities, food and celebrations may take a toll on your skin. Prepare in advance by giving your skin much needed TLC with our favourite Bakuchiol Overnight Mask or this Radically Rejuvenating Sheet Mask.
5. Exchange gifts with loved ones
Spread the joy and good luck by sharing your fortune! It's common to give red envelopes during Lunar New Year, but if you don't have any spare ones to give this year, check out our top 8 beauty & wellness gifts for the new year.
6. Try not to wash your hair the night before or two days after Lunar New Year
The thought behind this tradition is that by washing your hair (or cutting it) you're washing away the good luck for the year. If you can't go more than a few days without washing, try the Black Chicken Remedies Natural Dry Shampoo or Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil to keep your dry ends hydrated!
7. Enjoy the festivities
Often seen in Lunar New Year parades and celebrations, lion dances and dragon dancers are supposed to send evil spirits away. There's often two performers inside a costume, acting as its front and back legs. If you haven't seen a lion dance in person, find out where one is happening near you. It's the best part of the year.
8. Challenge yourself to something new
Use the new year as an opportunity to try something new! We know that New Years that starts on January 1st is a chance for you to do better and set new goals, Lunar New Year is no different. If you're not sure where to start, re-do your clean beauty routine with these essentials or make your period routine more sustainable!
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* This advice is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.