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Team Buro's beauty resolutions for 2018

Dust yourself off and try again

Team Buro's beauty resolutions for 2018
Resolutions are a waste of time... or are they? Team Buro reveals the beauty and grooming improvements we want to make for 2018. Fingers crossed these are ones we can actually keep

The older you get, the less resolutions matter. Many of us are starting 2018 with the best of intentions: Spend less on coffee, exercise more, and make less impulse buys. But while many resolutions tend to fall by the wayside as the year passes, and good intentions give way to bad habits, we can still make an honest go at it. Here are team Buro's beauty resolutions... (we promise that drinking more water and sleeping more are not among them).

GIVE MYSELF MORE FACIAL MASSAGES
"I've wanted to start doing this for the longest time but have always been lackadaisical about it. I've read all about the wonders it can do (like minimise puffiness, stimulate circulation, and lift and tone the skin), so I need to set aside time and be diligent about it. Whether it's employing Clarins' efficacious massage techniques or using Mmerci Encore's rose quartz facial massager, facial massages are going to be part of my daily regime. Goodbye, puffy skin!" — Amelia Chia, Deputy Editor

STOP PUTTING MYSELF IN A (BEAUTY) BOX
"I would like to stop typecasting myself in 2018. I used to take beauty too seriously, convincing myself that I shouldn't wear glitter on my face because I'm not frivolous or growing out of my pixie haircut would feel wrong because I'm gamine, not girly. How silly was I to forget that beauty is supposed to be fun and that we're all dynamic people whose physical appearances don't always have to correspond with who we are inside." — Jolene Khor, Fashion Editor

Go on be the glitter-speckled unicorn you want to be

WEAR LESS MAKEUP
"Not because I think I put on too much, but as a personal challenge, and also to ensure that my self-esteem doesn't rely on makeup as a crutch. My must-haves are mascara and any form of lip colour. I've started going without the former on occasion, but I'm still working on the latter!" — Andrea Sim, Fashion Writer

WEAR MORE MAKEUP
"As someone covering the beauty beat, who is exposed to so many and new and exciting products, I feel like I should be using makeup more regularly. I would like to experiment with more looks and colours, buy brands that are only available online — not because I have to, but because makeup can be fun, empowering and a means of personal expression. — Renée Batchelor, Beauty Editor

STOP THE SNIPPING
"Be patient and finally grow my hair out! — Justin Chen, Junior Creative

A salad a day keeps the bad skin at bay... hopefully

EAT WELL FOR BETTER SKIN
"My beauty resolution is to reduce my dairy intake this year. I've always had pretty good skin, but recently, I've noticed some #adultacne appearing. Research tells me that it may be due to a combination of changing hormones, stress and dietary factors. I decided to go the most realistic and doable route for me, and looked at what I could do to change my diet." — Vanessa Caitlin, Digital Creative Editor

GO THE SEMI-PERMANENT ROUTE
"Ever since I had my eyebrows inked ombré style via Browhaus' Brow Resurrection, I began seeing the merits of semi-permanent beauty procedures. Not only does it mean you look more human and are pretty much ready to walk out the door, it's also one less thing to fuss about when you're putting on your face in the morning — which happens to fall in nicely with my philosophy of (shockingly) wearing less makeup as of late. Next up: Getting my lashes permed and tinted so I can do away with eyelash curlers and mascara." — Angelyn Kwek, Writer

Underneath all that mud, is a beautiful, new you

AMP UP MY SKINCARE ROUTINE
"I'll be turning the big 3-0 this year, so I promise to cleanse, tone and moisturise twice daily... no excuses! I will also bring a brolly with me everywhere to protect my skin from sun damage, as well as hydrate my skin regularly." — Adibah Isa, Culture Editor

MASK MORE OFTEN
"To slap a face mask on every day but who am I kidding, I'll settle for at least three times a week. I should also attempt to reapply my sunscreen, but we'll see how that goes..." — Janice Sim, Lifestyle Writer

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