When you’re feeling unhappy with your appearance, not like yourself, in need of a change or even simply desperate to take better care of yourself and your body, it’s easy to feel like you need to make a complete lifestyle overhaul. 

However, the fact is that implementing some small, simple changes will be more than enough to make a difference in how you look and feel, and smaller habits will be easier to maintain in the long term. Here are six beauty routine habits to try in 2023 to look and feel your best. 

Incorporate a Lip Scrub

One facet of the ever-popular skincare routine that tends to be neglected is lip care, which is a huge mistake. Struggling with dry or chapped lips is not only something that makes many women feel self-conscious, but it’s incredibly uncomfortable too. 

Invest in a lip scrub, and a hydrating lip conditioner and put an effort into caring for your lips – they’ll thank you for it. 

Use a Hair Mask

If your hair is feeling drab, dry, boring, damaged, or all of the above – you DO NOT need to cut bangs. The answer doesn’t always lie in a new cut or colour.

Simply levelling up your hair-care routine can sometimes make a world of difference. Ask your hair stylist for a few hair mask recommendations for your specific hair type, or even look online for some natural, homemade concoctions you can try! 

Try Double-Cleansing

Usually, less is more when it comes to skincare. However, the art of double-cleansing is a phenomenon even most dermatologists can get behind. It involves washing your face twice: first with an oil-based cleanser and then again with a gentle foam or cream cleanser. 

Learn more about double-cleansing and give it a try – it might be a real game changer for your skin health. 

Wash Your Face with Warm Water

Yes, sure, you’re washing your face every day, which is great. However, you’re probably washing it with steaming hot water, either in the shower or at the sink. 

Super hot water can be damaging to your skin, and dry it out leaving it looking and feeling a little worse for wear. Try out the simple habit of washing with warm or even cool water instead. 

Use More Natural Products

Our beauty products are packed with chemicals and that doesn’t agree with everyone’s skin type. 

If you have sensitive skin that’s prone to breakouts, then switching over to organic might be the best decision you ever make. Do some research on natural swaps and see if you notice any changes. 

Apply Products Gently

Not only do you need to apply your products in the right order, but you should also be considerate to apply them gently to your skin. 

Instead of rubbing in all your lotions and potions with a level of aggression that really highlights the fact that you’re late for work, instead, dab them gently into your skin and neck, without creating too much friction. Your future, wrinkle-free self will thank us later.