Beauty res­o­lu­tions you can keep

Five very re­al­is­tic pledges to make right now

StarMetro Toronto - - THE KIT - Kather­ine Lalancette

1. Clean your phone

If you suf­fer from re­cur­ring break­outs, your cell may be to blame. It presses against your high­lighter- bronzer- blushadorned cheek, rests on a restau­rant ta­ble (face down be­cause you want to be po­lite) and takes a deep dive through your purse. Keep dis­in­fec­tant wipes handy to give bac­te­ria (and blem­ishes) the boot. mere weeks af­ter a trim. Put an end to the tor­ture and coat your strands with a ther­mal shield any­where you use heat (i.e., not just on your lengths). 3. Pam­per your cu­ti­cles

Did you know treat­ing the skin around your nails to a daily dose of nour­ish­ment helps with chip­ping and break­ing? That’s be­cause nails grow thicker and stronger when cu­ti­cles are healthy, and pol­ish doesn’t lift off near the base as nails grow out (a.k.a. the doom of many a gel mani). by clean­ing your brushes at least once a week with a gen­tle soap or brush cleaner. Squeeze out ex­cess mois­ture, re­shape the brush head and let it dry hang­ing off the edge of a counter to keep the shape in­tact.

5. Wear sun­screen daily Noth­ing new here, but a reg­u­lar slather of SPF is still the sin­gle best thing you can do for your skin. That’s be­cause UV rays are the main cul­prit of pre­ma­ture ag­ing and can lead to se­ri­ous con­di­tions, in­clud­ing can­cer. Take an ex­tra

30 sec­onds to smooth on a broad spec­trum for­mula, rain or shine.

Clin­ique Pep-start Daily UV Pro­tec­tor Broad Spec­trum SPF 50, $28, nord­

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