Beauty (And Better Life) Habits I Want To Start Making

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“Are you a resolution squasher?” That’s how I introduced a post about plans I had last year. Do I dare tell you how I fared in keeping them? I guess it bears mentioning that I did try, but I was unsuccessful. So here we are again.

For a beauty enthusiast (and a person who actually gets paid to write and edit beauty-related stories), I have poor beauty habits. I sometimes don’t wash my face. I don’t drink a gallon of water each day. I don’t fill in my brows when I don’t feel like it. But there might be some beauty treasures I am missing out on because, to be honest, I can get a bit lazy (especially during that time of the month). So here are some of the things I want to be good at because why stop at merely doing things when you can be extra?

Wash my face*

no matter how tired or sleepy I am

While some people find it satisfying to do their skincare routine before hitting the hay, I am sometimes too tired (or lazy) to do it. I don’t usually wear makeup, except for days when I need to attend events or those special moments where I have nowhere to go but feel like putting some color on my face. This, to me, gives me the liberty to just use a makeup wipe (and that’s going a step further already). But I feel like I contradict myself after saying that I learned how important consistency is in skincare (and in life).
So here’s to washing my face, and doing the whole shebang no matter how pooped I feel. You can quote me on that.

Walk, run, move

This one’s not exactly a beauty habit, but it does give beauty benefits. This is also not just a want but more of a need. I have to start moving again. I am at my heaviest (discounting the time I was pregnant), and I don’t feel good. The motivation to work out still eludes me, but that’s just an excuse to keep putting things off. So I will start working out again. I don’t even remember when the last time was, but I will do it again. 

Drink up

A tweet asking about a skincare routine instead of just “drink lots of water” as a tip made rounds last week, and it made me chuckle. Yes, I want to know what products you’re using! Don’t give me a snakeoil answer. But even though drinking lots of water can’t be the only reason why someone’s skin is in good condition, it can really help a lot. So you can bet your bottom dollar that I will start chugging my way to clearer skin (and overall good health).

Stop poking my spots

There’s a reason why I’m amused with Dr. Pimple Popper, and that’s because I like to poke my spots, too. The difference is, of course, she’s a licensed medical practitioner and I’m just someone who can’t stand feeling bumps on her skin. I know full well that I expose myself to the risk of getting infections when I do it, so I’ll stop. I promise I will. 

Visit a doctor

I’m quite positive that one of the reasons why I have acne again is because I messed with my hormones again. I stopped taking BCP again because I just didn’t feel like taking them again after finishing my last pack, which was a couple of months ago. So now my face is a zit zone. Aside from the effect on my skin, going off the pill might have caused trouble in my overall health — or maybe not; I wouldn’t know cos I haven’t asked an expert. So I’ll do that.

What beauty habits are you going to make?

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Jorj creates and helps shape stories that stick in people's minds, tug at their heartstrings and move them to action. When not trying to make sense of the world through writing, she busies herself with making videos.
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