As the year draws to a close and everyone starts to plan for the new year, many begin thinking about making make resolutions and goals. Fitness, financial, educational, and career goals are all common choices, but what about beauty resolutions? Since our team at Studio Branca SalonSpa is devoted to beauty throughout the year, we’ve come up with five New Year’s beauty resolutions. Try these out to make your 2019 a more beautiful year!
Regular Skin Care Regimen
The first step in anyone’s beauty routine should be a solid skin care regimen. When your skin is properly looked after, it will be clearer, smoother, and healthier. In addition to improved skin health, makeup is easier to apply and looks better on the skin when it’s taken care of.
A basic daytime skin care regimen should include cleanser, toner, serum, spot treatment (if needed), moisturizer, and sunscreen. For the nighttime, your regimen should include two types of cleanser (one to remove makeup, one to remove all the excess dirt, oil, and makeup residue), toner/essence, eye cream, serum, hydrating mask or face oil, and moisturizer/night cream. For expert assistance on developing a skin care regimen, make an appointment with one of our skin care professionals! You can also find a wide variety of SkinCeuticals skin care products at our salon/spa.
The phrase “treat yourself” is an important one! Throughout the year, take time to look out for number one. Things like eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and drinking water go without saying, but don’t underestimate the value of taking designated time for yourself. Whether it’s taking a vacation, going to the spa, reading a book, or soaking in a bathtub, relaxing is crucial to your health.
A great way to practice self-care in 2019 is by indulging in one of our new MedSpa services at Studio Branca SalonSpa! We are now excited to offer HydraFacial, SkinPen microneedling, microblading, and dermaplaning. These are great treatments to receive during the wintertime and it’s an excellent way to treat yourself to some much-deserved self-care. We live in a busy world that is constantly switched on. Take a step back and switch off for an hour every day. Your brain and body will thank you!
Prevent Hair Damage
Bleaching, using heated styling tools, sun, wind, and rain can put your hair through a lot throughout the years. If you haven’t been stringent about protecting your hair from damage, now is the time to start! Always use a heat protectant like the Liss Unlimited Thermo Blow-Dry Cream when curling, straightening, or blow drying your hair. For those who treat their hair with bleach, dye, or straightening/smoothing treatments, make sure you’re deep conditioning your hair, using serums, and using products that are safe for chemically treated hair.
Moisturizing seems like a no-brainer, right? But are you doing it all over your body? We often focus so much on caring for the skin on our face that we forget about the rest of our body. Think about how dry and ashy your legs, elbows, and feet can get during the winter! Regular moisturizing can prevent that. Exfoliating your skin before moisturizing is another great way to get rid of dead skin cells and keep things smooth and silky. For thorough exfoliation and simultaneous hydration, we’d recommend the SkinCeuticals Body Retexturing Treatment!
Get Rid of Expired Products
You wouldn’t keep expired food in your pantry or fridge, right? Makeup and beauty products have expiration dates too. The difference is that many people don’t think to throw beauty products away and hold onto them for months and even years past expiration. Using old, expired products can cause skin inflammation, acne, redness, bumps, and even a rash. A good rule of thumb is to replace your mascara every three months, replace eyeliner and eyeshadow every six to 12 months, lipstick every one and a half years, and foundation and powder every 12 months.
Start Your New Year With a Salon Appointment
As you’re making beauty resolutions, start the year off right by making an appointment with us! Studio Branca SalonSpa offers professional hair, makeup, skin, spa and body services, in addition to our brand new MedSpa services! Let us help you begin 2019 feeling beautiful, refreshed, and confident.