The New Year is upon us, and with it, many of us are going through the same frustrating tradition. For some reason, we feel the need to make extravagant promises to ourselves and the world that we will completely revolutionize our lives—throwing out every “bad” habit and introducing a host of “good” ones.However, many of us end the same year feeling upset with our inability to deliver the impossible results we recklessly promised on January 1st. We at Blush do not want that kind of frustration for you. That’s why we are giving you a choice of three ways to make lasting changes to your beauty routine that will deliver a year of the kind of results you crave. New York Times bestselling author and productivity expert James Clear says that it takes two minutes a day to build a lasting habit.With that being said, we’ve curated a list of two-minute or less beauty routine tweaks that you can incorporate into your day. Commit to two minutes a day, and, before you know it, you will have built a habit! Give yourself manageable goals, and together we can help you reach them. This practice of making micro-changes will give you exponentially more results than dreaming but never acting on an entire beauty routine overhaul.

Commit to taking off your makeup every night.
Sleeping in makeup invites in acne and clogged pores. You may have had a blast staying out late at that party, but that is not an excuse to prevent your skin from doing its nightly healing and regeneration. Blush has several different products to help you. For instance, Jane Iredale’s Magic Mitt is a great tool to have. This knitted micro fiber cloth is a cleansing godsend because it bolsters the skin’s natural defenses against bacteria by keeping your acid mantle intact. To gently wipe off makeup, just use the mitt and warm water!

Commit to adding a product with Hyaluronic Acid to your skin regimen.
Hyaluronic acid is the wonder molecule of skincare. HA is the molecule found in the body responsible for retaining water and keeping skin plump and soft. It may sound unbelievable, but HA is able to hold one thousand times its weight in water. Fifty percent of the body’s HA is found in the skin, but as we age, the body’s HA stores begin to deplete.. Two great products with HA are our HA intensifier from Skinceuticals and our Hyaloronic serum from Jane Iredale. Adding these products to your routine can boost HA stores, keeping your skin looking young and fresh. Use at least once a day for best results. 

Commit to keeping your lips healthy and smooth
People may remember to moisturize their lips, but fewer people think to exfoliate their pout. However, your lips generate dead cells just like the rest of your face. With one of our delicious, sugar-based lip scrubs from Sara Happ, you can keep your lips fresh and happy. (Our favorite is the Confetti Cake lip scrub). Use at least once a week for best results, but, for her part, Sara Happ uses it everyday. If you choose to incorporate this tip, do make sure you moisturize afterwards. Try Sara Happ’s Lip Slip for a maximum hydration with a gorgeous silky finish.

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