We Asked Team Byrdie About the Beauty Resolutions They're Making

Updated 04/23/19
Beauty products on a nightstand

While we’re not about that “new year, new you” life here at Byrdie HQ, there’s something undeniably alluring about the fresh start that January promises each time it rolls around. We just can’t resist the ritual of resolutions, even when they’re more tiny tweaks than life-altering changes. Indulge your inner traditionalist and read on to find out the beauty resolutions the Byrdie team are making (and hopefully keeping) this year.

Mica Ricketts, Deputy Editor

I Resolve to Combat My Adult Acne

“With my 30s fast approaching, there’s only so many more pimples that a gal can take. In truth, I kick-started my journey to banish hormonal breakouts at the end of last year thanks to an appointment with consultant dermatologist Justine Kluk, but my beauty junkie tendencies have meant that sticking to a pared-back routine of basic cleansers and topical treatments is proving difficult so far. Let this year be the year I bring things back into balance with a simple cleanse, treat, moisturize routine and failsafe ingredients I already know my skin loves. (Lactic acid, I’m looking at you.)”

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser
Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser $18
Gallinée Youthful Serum
Gallinée Youthful Serum $58
La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Soothing Moisturizer
La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Soothing Moisturiser $16

I Resolve to Take Sleep Seriously

“I’m a renowned napper, so friends and family members are likely to find this one a little amusing. After all, hitting the sack is rarely an issue for me. However, whilst it is true that I’m out like a light once the adrenalin of a busy day has worn off, I rarely wake up feeling well rested. To combat this, I’m going to be giving myself a strict phone curfew of 10 p.m. and heading to bed with a good book instead of blue light, allowing my brain to truly switch off and relax the old-fashioned way. I’ll also be investing in a good sleep spray that’ll help me to stay asleep once I’ve drifted off.”

This Works Sleep Plus + Pillow Spray
This Works Sleep Plus + Pillow Spray $46
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate $49
Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase
Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase $85

Chloe Burcham, Freelance Beauty Editor

I Resolve to Invest in Bodycare

“When it comes to skincare, my routine is foolproof. I wouldn’t dream of allowing my head to hit the pillow without a deep cleanse, multiple serums, facial massage and moisturizer. But when it comes to my body, I’m seriously lax. Therefore, one of my New Year’s resolutions would be to invest as much time into the skin on my body as I do my face. I’m vowing to myself to start moisturizing every night, dry brushing at least twice a week. I’ve even got a body dermaroller to help my newfound body products help sink in even further.”

The Organic Pharmacy Skin Brush
The Organic Pharmacy Skin Brush $15
Beautybio Glopro Body MicroTip Attachment Head
Beautybio Glopro Body MicroTip Attachment Head $45
L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream
L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream $44

I Resolve to Embrace My Natural Hair

“My hair is naturally curly, but you’d literally never know it. I blow-dry, straighten, smooth and wave it out practically every day. In fact, the only time I ever wear it natural is when I’m on holiday and it refuses to do anything else. So this year I’m going to try and embrace its natural kinks and curls more. Dizziak’s Hydration Wash is great for curly hair, as it doesn't strip out moisture, meaning your curls and coils are left intact. I’m also obsessed with Color Wow’s Dream Coat blow-dry spray, so I’m hoping the Dream Coat for Curls will give my hair as much shine and frizz-free action as the original!”

Dizziak Hydration Wash
Dizziak Hydration Wash $21
Color Wow Dream Coat for Curly Hair
Color Wow Dream Coat for Curly Hair $51

Alyss Bowen, Associate Social Media Editor

I Resolve to Make Time for My Beauty Routine

“I’m one of those people who leaves taking off my makeup to the last minute, right before I’m about to fall into a deep sleep on the sofa, which is why I want to make time for my beauty routine. I want to jade-roll, mask and banish away the day at least an hour before bed and really enjoy the process. I know it always makes me feel great when I do make the time.”

White Lotus A Grade Jade Roller (Double)
White Lotus A Grade Jade Roller (Double) $49
Eve Lom Rescue Mask
Eve Lom Rescue Mask $85

I Resolve to Sweat More

“Hear me out with this one, but another beauty resolution of mine is to exercise weekly. That could be with a walk or a HIIT class, but I want to move my body in some way daily. Whenever I dedicate time to exercise, I see the benefits in my skin. I look more awake, I feel great and my skin glows (if I do say so myself!).”

Clinique Fit Workout Makeup SPF 40
Clinique Fit Workout Makeup SPF 40 $20

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