1. Take care:
The holidays are an enjoyable time to spend with family and friends. However, it's also the time of year where we can be more stressed, tired, and tempted to eat every sugary delight within reach. Those three factors combined can wreak major havoc on your skin. January is a time to get a fresh start and undo the damage from the previous 12 months.
We resolve to - wear SPF everyday, stay hydrated, cut back on sugar, and most importantly - get our beauty sleep.
How many of you have this routine - cozy up into bed, roll over onto your side and scroll through your various social media accounts one last time before actually going to sleep? Guilty. Did you know that the little blue light being emitted from your phone directly onto your face can actually cause skin damage like the sun? In addition to blue light being able to prematurely age your skin, it also severely disrupts natural sleep patterns.
We resolve to - apply serum to face and neck every night before bed and keep cell phones at bay throughout the day and at least an hour before going to sleep.
Another way to disconnect from your devices - go exploring! In New York City alone, there are tons of ways to adventure without being tethered to a gadget. Take a day trip to the Cloisters, go on a walking tour of Central Park, or just opt to walk to your destination instead of using Uber or public transit. If you crave more excitement - book a weekend ski trip, go on a long scenic hike, or plan a trip overseas; there are ways to wander the world within any budget.
We resolve to - get outside more (SPF in tow of course!) and enjoy our surroundings.
It's easy to get caught up in the stresses of everyday life and forget to focus on your own well-being once in a while. Allowing yourself little indulgences here and there is a great way to reconnect with yourself, relax, and enjoy a moment. A stressful week at work deserves some chocolate and a massage. Whatever way you choose to unwind, just do it! Taking a step back to rest and rejuvenate ensures that you're always functioning as your best self.
We resolve to - be in tune with ourselves to recognize when stress levels are high and a mental break is much needed.
5. Eat well:
While it may be cliche to make a resolution in the new year to eat better and exercise more, it's a resolution for a reason. A new year = fresh start and an opportunity to ditch old habits for newer and better ones. Luckily with plentiful fresh, organic, and local produce options, eating well is easy to do - you just need the motivation to do it!
We resolve to - try new recipes, cook at home more, and be conscious about consumption.