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Self-care related New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually want to keep

New Year’s resolutions are tricky. On the one hand, making them feels empowering, productive and positive. Like you’ve got your life under control and you’re making a real effort to improve yourself. Which are all good things, right?

Well yes, as long as you actually keep them. Because let’s be honest— we’ve all been there… when March (or February...) rolls around and we haven’t read as many books as we said we would, eaten as healthy as we wanted, or tried as many new get the gist. That leaves us feeling pretty crummy. 

So here are seven realistic, doable resolutions that 1. will undoubtedly improve your well-being 2. help establish a healthy start to the year, and 3. you’ll actually want to keep! 

1. Explore essential oils 

Some people eat, sleep and breathe essential oils, literally. You don’t need to go full-on obsessed and incorporate them into every aspect of your life, but try a new facial serum that contains essential oils or pick up a diffuser— you can find diffusers under $20. Mix and match and find a scent that you love. Do a little research and pick a couple oils with benefits you could really use– such as Thieves Oil which supports a healthy immune system or Lavender Oil to promote calmness and relaxation. Or in our serum's case, Frankincense Oil, which is a Godsend for everything skin-related!

2. Moisturize (properly) 

Yeah okay, I know what you’re thinking reading this one. “Pshh I do moisturize!” But take a moment and think about this one— how often do you moisturize? What kind of moisturizer do you use? Does it contain SPF? Do you moisturize in the shower/bath? Do you use the same moisturizer in the morning and at night? I know they can be pricey, but moisturizers don’t just keep your skin from getting dry and flakey. They protect you from the sun, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and depending on the ingredients, can heal acne. Thankfully, we carry three different RESTORE Facial Moisturizers which contain healing oils, Green Tea Extract, Jojoba oil & more, and are still affordable. Also linked above, our favorite products to moisturize while in the shower or bath (yes, it's a thing)!