new year new youOnce the champagne fizzles and the ball drops, we all celebrate the New Year  with a pile of promises to travel more, eat less and finally get to the gym. This year, however, give your resolutions a makeover by focusing on must-dos that put beauty in the forefront. Need a little guidance? Here are 10 resolutions we’ll be following all year long.

1. Start with a freshly exfoliated palette.

Weeks of festive makeup and deliciously fatty foods have probably left your pores crying for help. Kick off the new year with an exfoliation treatment designed to reveal your freshest, most glowing skin.

2. Slather on the sunscreen rain or shine.

Have a habit of skipping the SPF? Stop the cycle once and for all. Not only does a good-quality sunscreen keep cancers at bay, but it also protects your skin from premature aging. That’s what we call a total win-win situation.

3. Actually get your beauty sleep.

We’re all guilty of sacrificing a snooze for more important things – did someone say “Orange Is the New Black” marathon? – but regularly skimping on those eight hours does more harm than you think. This is when your skin does most of its repairing and rejuvenating, so get yourself to bed at an appropriate hour. We promise: Netflix will still be there when you wake up.

4. Follow through on that skincare routine.

Cleansing, toning and moisturizing may seem like time-consuming tasks, but they’re the only ways to keep that healthy finish in tact. This year, set aside enough time to go through your nightly regime. You’ll be basking in the results before spring rolls around.

5. Give your hair color a little upgrade.

Been rocking those chestnut locks for five years now? Don’t be afraid to switch it up. Whether you’re interested in adding a few brightening highlights or want to go for a full color switch, even the most minor changes can make a major confidence impact.

6. Finally schedule that deep-tissue massage.

Daily stress isn’t just frustrating; it can also send your body into crisis mode. Combat the residual effects with a therapeutic massage that promotes healing and sends your muscles back to their most relaxed state.

7. Make facials a regular occurrence.

Equal parts stress reliever and beautifier, facials have long been the secret weapons of women with youthful, dewy skin. Treat yourself to a little indulgence, and schedule one every few months. Trust us: Those pores and fine lines with thank you.

8. Try a new nail color every month.

File this one under the new experiences category. Though everyone gets attached to a certain cream or red, there’s something to be said for forcing yourself to switch things up. Who knows? You might find a new signature color that makes your style sing.

9. Break yourself out of the hairstyle rut.

Love a perfect top knot? Envious of those women who can pull off a side braid like it’s the easiest thing in the world? There’s never been a better time to give a few new ‘dos a whirl. You can even try clip-in extensions for that extra length boost.

10. Ditch those bad beauty habits for good.

Whether you’re sleeping in your makeup or smoking a pack a day, now’s the time to say buh-bye to the habits that put your skin – and health – at risk. Find your worst vice, and kick it to the curb. By the end of the year, you’ll feel like a whole new person.

Ready to make 2015 your most gorgeous year yet? Schedule an appointment with the beauty experts at Bella Vita.