With a New Year comes the desire to start anew. Whether it’s a lifestyle change, reaching a goal or an improvement to our daily habits, there’s always joy in a fresh start!

One way I refresh my day-to-day habits at the beginning of the year is upgrading my beauty routine. Read on for five simple ways you can get started, too!

Switch Your Moisturizer: Before applying my makeup, my skincare routine is incredibly important to me. Based on the season and/or time of the year, my regular moisturizer may not help keep my dry skin hydrated.

Consider your skin type (Are you oily? Dry? Have combination skin?) and how the weather may affect it. It may be time for you to think about switching your moisturizer as well!

My PickLa Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream 0.5 fl. oz.

Try a Primer: When applying makeup, next to properly moisturizing your skin, the most important step for a flawless finish is the base for your foundation. The right makeup primer serves as a base for your face makeup and allows it to go on smoother and last longer.

My PickChanel Le Blanc de Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base

Properly Remove Your Makeup Before Bed: You may be thinking, how will this improve my beauty routine? Truth is, leaving your makeup on overnight leads to clogged pores – and clogged pores lead to breakouts. Investing in a great makeup remover is an essential task to complete if you want clean, clear, and healthy-looking skin BEFORE you apply your full face.

My PickNeutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes | Ulta Beauty

Simplify Makeup Trends: We all know how popular highlighting and contouring has become in recent years but  – if you still haven’t mastered the latest makeup crazes after following every YouTube tutorial known to man – I suggest investing in an all-in-one compact with an easy-to-follow guide.

My PickAnastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Boost Your Brows: Whether you like your brows thin and arched or full and bushy, there are an array of makeup pencils and stencils to help you easily achieve your desired look.

My PickELF Essential Eyebrow Stencil Kit

Tell Me: How do you update your beauty routine for a New Year?