6 Beauty Resolutions Every Person Should Make In 2018

If your like me ...then new year's resolutions never seem to last—especially for those of us who can’t even commit to listening to a whole song—you might want to consider pursuing a few of these beauty resolutions. After all, you should live every day like the unofficial beauty guru you were destined to be.

1. Adopt a cruelty-free beauty routine

There’s no reason to still subsist entirely off makeup or beauty brands that test on animals or use animal products. While you might think cruelty-free beauty products are more expensive, they really aren’t.

Who knows, if enough people make the permanent switch to cruelty-free brands like e.l.f. and The Honest Co., then maybe more companies will follow suit. Because making the makeup industry a more ethical environment is always a good reason to give into peer pressure.

2. Don’t skimp on your ideal skincare routine


We’re all obsessed with magically having a poreless clear face, but we typically forget about the rest of our skin. Yet we should put the same amount of time and care into the skincare on the rest of our body.

3. Be more adventurous with your makeup


Whether you want to finally decipher how beauty gurus craft a successful cut-crease or learn how to carve your brows so they’re finally sharp enough to cut the f*ckboys out of your life, use the New Year to figure out how to experiment with your makeup. If you make a mistake, don't fret. Mistakes help you learn, and mastering your makeup skills is no easy feat.

4. Get into some protective styling


Let's get real: your hair needs a break from your regular blowdrying, straightening and curling. While we all like to change up our hairstyles from time to time, frequently heating or coloring your hair can damage it. If you still want to have healthy hair and keep up with the latest trends, wearing wigs can help protect your natural hair and allow you style your faux-hair however you want.

Regardless, wearing synthetic wigs is the best option to shop for ethical wig options and secure your locks. As someone who's worn synthetic wigs for the last couple of years, due to hormonal hair loss, you can make nearly any synthetic wig look like real hair––plus synthetic wigs are typically more budget-friendly!

5. Forget the haters


t’s 2018, and there shouldn’t be any room in your life for makeup-shamers. If you want to use your lilac eyeliner to sketch flower petals around your pimples (not that I've ever done that) or partake in the full face of highlighter challenge 24/7, then do it.

My point is makeup is for everyone, so choosing whether you want to wear makeup (and how much of it you want to put on) is solely your decision. After all, you wear makeup for you and not for anyone else. If anyone is going to judge you for putting on makeup, wearing a wig or how you wear makeup, then your next New Years resolution should be to cut that toxic person out of your life. #ByeFelicia

6. Protect your skin


Even if you’re just running a few errands, you need sunscreen. According to Elle magazine we should be applying sunscreen in the morning on my face, neck and hands. I know hands sound so random, but I’ve read that premature sun/aging spots can show because of sun damage while driving." After all, you're still exposed to the sun even if you're just commuting to work or class.

While some of us have the luxury of picking any white sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF, sunscreen isn’t a one-size fits all (nor is anything in the beauty realm)—because apparently most sunscreens still leave a gross white cast on your face, especially for POC. Thankfully there are still several moisturizers with SPF that don’t leave that won’t haunt your face with a weird white residue. Beyond wearing sunscreen to help protect your skin from premature aging and cancer, there are other ways you can protect your skin.