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Friday, January 2, 2015

Setting Your New Years Skin Care Goals

The new year is such an encouraging time for everyone. It marks new beginnings and gives everyone "permission"to start a fresh. I know that many of you have a vision for your skin, but how exactly do you expect to achieve them?

This will be the very first year that I set goals for my skin, because if you don't make a plan, you plan to fail.

1. Keep Your Goals Clear and Concise

Most things that are overly complicated tend to be discouraging. If your discouraged then you probably wont follow through with your plans, and you'll find yourself in the very same place in the following your. Below are a few examples of how you should set your intentions for your hair.

  • "I want to reduce the size of my pores"
  • "I want to improve the moisture levels in my skin"
  • "I want to create a night time skin care routine to combat wrinkles." 
2. Be Realistic

When you understand your particular skin type and genes, you will be able to make realistic goals for your skin. Expecting to have flawless skin throughout your 40's and 50's when you spent excessive amounts of time in the sun in your 30's, may not be realistic. Aim for the realistic and hope for the magical!

3. Keep a Skin Care Journal

A skin care journal is so helpful and necessary. You'll want to record the current state of your skin and begin to keep track of the techniques and products you have tried throughout the course of the year. By the end of the year you should have a clear idea of what your skin likes, dislikes and needs. Tracking your journey will also make it easier when you make next years goals, because you'll have a clear understanding of what is truly realistic.

4. Stay Focused

We often set goals and never follow through with the plan. Keep your goals at the forefront of your mind by leaving notes for yourself in the places that you go to everyday. For instance, a sticky note on the bathroom mirror that reminds you to apply your spf in the morning with a picture of your skin care goal will keep you focused and encouraged.

Do you have any goal setting tips? Leave me a comment below or send your response to admin with the Subject: "Setting Your New Years Skin Care Goals" and I may feature your advice on Good Beauty Diaries.

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