If you’re like most people, you tried at least a few new home beauty treatments in the past two years. Whether you turned to box dye for your hair while salons were still closed or every new facial mask you could find when you suddenly started experiencing “maskne,” many of us have switched up our beauty routines a time or two in 2020 and 2021.
If you’ve found that your skin and hair have been lackluster, dry, or otherwise more damaged than usual during the past two years, the start of the new year is a great time for a reset. Ready to make 2022 your most beautiful — and healthiest — year yet? Keep reading to learn a few beauty resolutions to set in the new year, and how the best Hair Salon in Henderson can help.
1. Wash Your Makeup Off Completely Before Bed
At the end of a long day, the last thing you may feel like doing is spending even more time in the bathroom carefully removing your makeup and cleansing your skin. But whether you’re someone who purposefully wears makeup to bed to impress a partner, don’t feel like removing it, or tend to simply forget, this is one habit that will wreak havoc on your skin.
At night, your skin goes through its most important process of the day. While you sleep soundly, it begins its regenerative process, slogging off old dead skin cells and cycling in new ones. If you leave your makeup in place, it may block this process and clog your pores. Besides preventing the turnover of new cells, this can also lead to acne breakouts, redness, enlarged pores, and other skin woes.
If you tend to skip this important nightly step, simplifying your evening skincare routine may help. Wipes or cotton pads and a makeup remover make getting your foundation, eyeliner, and other makeup off quick and easy. Double cleanse to make sure that you’ve gotten rid of every last trace of makeup, then follow up with any serums or moisturizers you typically use at night.
2. Treat Dry Winter Skin and Hair Before They Start
The cold, dry air of winter can leave your skin dried out and chapped. And your skin isn’t the only part of your body that suffers; your hair, too, may experience more breakage and lose its moisture this time of year. If you live in a region that experiences cold winters, protecting and treating your hair and skin before winter damage can begin is a great resolution to set for yourself.
Your skin may lose up to 25 percent of its normal moisture during the winter months than it does the rest of the year. Switching up your skincare routine to include a more hydrating moisturizer is a good idea as temperatures begin to drop. If your cleanser feels like it’s pulling moisture out of your skin, swap it out for something less harsh as well.
Protecting your strands from the effects of winter takes just a few routine changes as well. Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner to replenish any lost moisture. Dry your hair completely before going outside in the cold. While it’s always important to use a heat protectant, it’s even more essential this time of year. Finally, if your hair could use an extra boost of moisture, schedule a Tea Tree Scalp Treatment with the best hair salon in Henderson. This decadent spa treatment helps to get rid of dead skin cells on your scalp and hydrates your skin and roots.
3. Give Your Makeup Brushes a Frequent Wash
More than 60 percent of women who use makeup brushes report cleaning their brushes less than once a month — or even less! Your makeup brushes pick up more than just makeup; they also collect oil and dead skin cells. Each time you use your brushes, sponges, and other makeup tools, these are pressed back onto your skin. Not only does this make your makeup less effective and prevent proper coverage, but it can also cause your skin to be oily or lead to breakouts.
Make it your goal in 2022 to clean your makeup brushes regularly. Every time you use your brushes, wipe them off with a tissue or makeup cloth to remove excess makeup and oil. Then, give them a deep clean at least once a week. Soaking your brushes weekly will keep them clean and help them to last longer as well.
4. Never Skip Heat Protectant
Many of us turn to blow dryers, curlers, straighteners, and other tools to perfect our daily look. But while many of these tools have become far more friendly for your locks in recent years, skipping heat protectants is still a major mistake.
Much like sunscreen protects your hair from both the short and long-term damage of sun exposure, using a heat protectant spray or gel on your hair helps prevent damage now and in the future. In the moment, it helps to lock in moisture to prevent frizz and replenish your hair with nourishing vitamins. Over time, using a heat protectant can help to prevent split ends, dry strands, and other side effects of regularly using heat tools on your hair. Many of these products help your hair to dry faster as well, which means that you need less heat — and less damage — to get your desired look.
5. Show Your Damaged Hair Some Love
The year 2020, and even much of 2021, saw many of us doing our own hair rather than visiting salons. Now that you can finally visit your stylist again, it’s time to start showing your damaged hair some love.
No matter the source of the damage, scheduling a Keratin Treatment with the best hair salon in Henderson is a great way to give dry, sun-damaged, or chemically colored hair a boost of proteins. This Awapuhi Wild Ginger conditioning treatment will give you soft, smooth, and frizz-free hair. Kick-off the new year with beautiful, undamaged locks you’ll love to show off!
Make 2022 Your Most Beautiful Year Yet
If you’re ready to make 2022 your most beautiful — and healthiest — yet, these 5 beauty resolutions are a great place to start. From showing your locks some love to preventing winter damage before it can strike, making a few small changes to your hair and skin routines can add up to some big changes.
Ready to treat yourself to a Keratin or Tea Tree Scalp Treatment with the best hair salon in Henderson? Overdue on a fresh color or trim? Schedule your appointment today to see how our experienced stylists can help you reach your beauty goals in 2022.