The year is fresh, and that means aiming for聽New Year鈥檚 resolutions聽that will revamp聽your look. Maybe that means shooting for聽cleaner eating or smarter sweating, but let鈥檚 not forget the power of a bangin鈥 new beauty regimen. As with every habit overhaul, though, the first step is kicking bad routines to the curb.聽Here are five skin and hair habits your stylist and facialist聽wish you鈥檇 break up with already. They鈥檙e all easy enough to commit to, so here鈥檚 to your best beauty year yet (and there鈥檚 not even a crazy juice cleanse involved)!


1. Never Cleaning Your Hair Tools:We totally get it. Between getting to work on time and all the gazillion other things on your TDL, cleaning out your hair dryer is probably not even on your radar. However, George Gonzalez, celebrity stylist and owner of George the Salon in Chicago, says lint and hair can build up, blocking airflow. That means you鈥檙e using more heat than necessary on your delicate locks, and you probably didn鈥檛 even know it! Time to clean that puppy. Give some love to your curling iron and straightener while you鈥檙e at it. For even shorter QT with your dryer, try out this聽Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer聽($195). Your rehabbed hair can thank us later.


2. Re-Styling Dry Hair:聽If you鈥檙e guilty of this one, you鈥檙e def not alone. There鈥檚 only so many hours in the week to devote to styling your hair from start to finish. Plus, dry shampoo was invented for a reason, amiright? Unfortunately, Gonzalez says that constantly going over your dry hair with a straightener or curling iron is exactly what we can thank for some of those bad hair days. Oops. If one part of your hair is messed up (hello, bedhead!) make sure to re-wet it with a handy sprayer聽like this聽Bed Bath & Beyond 8 oz. Spray Bottle ($2) before styling, or it will only get worse. Noted.


3. Not Using SPF in Your Hair:Unless you鈥檝e been living under a rock, you are hopefully devoted to daily SPF for your skin. But who knew聽that our聽locks were desperate for sun protection too? Yeah, not us. Luckily, Gonzalez set us straight.聽Not using hair products with SPF is equivalent to turning your gloriously juicy locks into a dry raisin. Sad face. This doesn鈥檛 mean wearing your fave floppy beach hat 24/7, though. Just scoop up some products聽with built-in UV protection, like Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($28) and say sayonara to a sun-scorched do.


4.聽Over-Using Scrubs and Exfoliants:Exfoliating聽your face on the daily is going to give you the softest skin in all the land, right? Actually, it聽might be best to put down聽your fave聽Fresh Sugar Face Polish聽($62) and step away for a sec, says聽Dr. Ben Johnson, founder of Osmosis Skincare. 鈥淓veryone thinks their skin needs help to turn over, but the truth is, your skin manages dead skin removal in perfect timing, according to its level of nutrition.鈥 You can still exfoliate once in a while, but Dr. Johnson also recommends聽eating healthily and taking internal supplements to help correct any dermal imbalances. Letting your skin do its thing FTW.


5.聽Using Artificial Sunscreens Every Morning:Your beloved moisturizer + SPF combo might not be up to snuff. Dr. Johnson says that if your sunscreen doesn鈥檛 contain zinc and titanium, it might actually cause inflammation. Yuck, why would we want that?! Look for a zinc-oxide based sunscreen, like a tube of聽Osmosis Protect聽Ultra Sheer Sunscreen ($30)聽instead, for long-lasting coverage without the swelling. Phew!

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