I don’t know about you, but I love setting goals and resolutions every year. It helps me envision a better year ahead! I’m bringing in the new year with my top 4 skincare resolutions for happier, healthier skin. Although many grand resolutions can be daunting to fulfil, these are all simple and achievable.

Thank you to Andalou Naturals, the #1 best-selling natural skincare brand, for sponsoring this post. Andalou Naturals is also cruelty-free as well as the first beauty brand to be 100% non-GMO project verified.

On to the resolutions…

01. Going cruelty-free with ALL your skincare.

Of course, the first and most important skincare resolution is to switch to cruelty-free products. Animal testing is completely unnecessary, and there’s no good reason to support it in 2018 (or ever).

Many of the most popular skincare brands like Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Clearasil, Neutrogena and Simple are not cruelty-free. But there are ethical brands out there that offer the skincare products you need for your exact specific skin type and budget, so let’s keep voting with our money by supporting these brands instead.

02. Sticking to a skincare routine that’s appropriate for your skin type.

No matter how amazing a product is, if it isn’t right for your skin type, it could do more harm than good. Second only to going cruelty-free, I can’t think of a more important skincare resolution.

Great skincare brands like Andalou Naturals offer lines for every skin type, which makes skincare shopping so much easier. They offer an “Age Defying” line for dry and very dry skin with fine lines and wrinkles, a “Brightening” line for normal and combination skin which targets sun damage and hyperpigmentation, a “Clear Skin” line for oily and active skin with congested pores, and a “Quenching” line for parched and depleted skin in need of an extra boost of firmness.

Since I have sensitive skin, I’ve been trying out their “1000 Roses” line for sensitive skin, which is specially designed to soothe easily irritated, delicate and dry skin.

I found all the products in that line to be extremely gentle and moisturizing, and nothing caused any breakouts or irritations. The Rosewater Mask ($14.95) may be my new favorite hydrating mask, as it left my skin super soft after just one use. Other standouts for me were the CC Color + Correct ($19.95), which has added SPF, and the Moroccan Oil ($19.95).

The rose scent is present without being overpowering and is derived from natural, non-irritating ingredients. The packaging is a gorgeous shade of pink, perfect for displaying on your vanity. Plus, none of the products contain any synthetic colors or dyes.

03. Switching to products that don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals.

When it comes to skincare, especially for products that absorb into the skin, I try to go for natural brands that don’t use nasty preservatives or harmful chemicals.

The main ingredients I typically avoid in skincare are parabens, phthalates, and chemical sunscreens. Methylparaben for example has a harmful effect when exposed to sunlight among other health concerns. Phtalates are added to fragrance and are often undisclosed on labels, but they’re endocrine disruptors and quite unnecessary. For sunscreen, I go for physical sunscreens over chemical ones as they’re just as effective without any potential adverse effects.

Andalou Naturals uses nature-derived ingredients which are also organic, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian, and non-GMO verified. Their products do not contain artificial fragrances or colors. As an added bonus, their ingredients are also sustainably sourced and fair trade.

04. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis (even on overcast days).

While it is so easy to forget sunscreen especially on cloudy days, wearing a moisturizer, primer or foundation rated SPF 30 or higher is absolutely essential to protect your skin from the invisible radiation of the sun. This will not only keep skin looking healthier and younger, but will also help prevent damage and skin cancers.

While more easily detectable UVB (ultraviolet B) rays that cause sunburn are only present late morning and early afternoon, UVA (ultraviolet A) rays are present all day long regardless of cloud cover. A suncare product with SPF of 30 or higher will shield skin from 97% of the UVB rays, but the product must be labelled “broad-spectrum” for protection from both UVB and UVA rays.

Andalou Naturals offers lots of great suncare options, including their BB and CC creams and daily facial lotions, all of which have an SPF of 30 and broad-spectrum protection.

Where To Buy

If you’re interested in trying out some of the awesome products from Andalou Naturals, they can be found online at Andalou.com, Amazon, Ulta, Pharmaca, iHerb, Target, Walgreens and CVS or in person at Whole Foods and Sprouts.

For the latest skincare updates, you can also follow Andalou Naturals on Facebook and Instagram.

The Giveaway!

Enter the giveaway below to win the entire 1000 Roses skincare line from Andalou Naturals. To win, you must first comment on this post and share one of your new year’s resolutions with us. Second, you must visit and like Andalou Naturals on Facebook. There are other extra options as well for bonus entries.

Open to USA & Canda. The winner will be announced on February 3rd.

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164 Comments on "4 Skincare Resolutions Every Girl Should Make In 2018"

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Margaret J
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My New Year’s resolution is to be kind to myself and kind to others!

Jill Hurtley
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New Years resolution-to continue to switch ALL products in my home to cruelty free!

Emma
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My new years resolution is to start trying to make some of my own products

Rechelle
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One of my goals this year is to spread kindness! I plan to share little blessing cards with random strangers who look like they could use a little cheer as well as mailing to my friends & family throughout the year 🙂

Kelly Stevens
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My new years resolution is to stay cruelty free and get my lazy butt in the gym again 😁

Laurie Turner
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My New Years resolutions are to use my money more wisely, and to keep things SIMPLE.

Maria Young
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my new years resolution is to be less wasteful and reuse as many things as i can!

Robin
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I hope this line is available in Canada!!

Sandra
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Yes!! I love this line!! One of my new year’s resolutions is to stop getting in my own way and focus on being my best, healthiest, fulfilled, and creative self. I know this is a vague “resolution,” but I just signed a lease for an apartment of my own (after seven years of living with roommates), so I’m already on my way there.

Courtney
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My resolution is to save at least $1000 by the end of the year! I’ve never been able to save more than like $100 so this is gonna be a challenge haha

Cristina
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My goal is to go 100% cruelty-free with all my beauty care needs. I’m more than halfway there! 🙂

Paty
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My resolution this year is not to buy any item until I finish all the backups I have, that way I will finish all the makeup/skincare that is not cruelty free and start with new, bunny aproved items 🙂

Tara
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My new year resolution is to learn one Beyoncé dance. And to let go of “things”. I want a clutter free life and mind.

Ally G
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One of my New Years resolutions is to listen to my body and quit taking shortcuts! Nurturing my skin with a daily routine is one way I’m focusing on this.

Jennifer
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1. Not buy ALLLLLLLL the skin care and makeup
2. Walk at least five minutes a day on the elliptical

Ashley Andrews
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My new year’s resolution is to go vegan.

Nina
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My resolution is to buy cruelty free everyday! I am slowly re-vamping my beauty products and taking the time to do my research and make educated purchases. Feels good to do good 🙌🏼 Thanks for your continued guidance and inspiration!

Cheri Lynn
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My resolution was to find a natural and cruelty free moisturizer sine the rest of my skin care is natural and cruelty free. I’ve been using one of Andalou Naturals moisturizers for about two weeks now and I love it. My skin is soft and hydrated and hasn’t broken out once.

Fawn
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My New Year’s Resolution is to strive towards Minimalism!!

Augusta
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My resolution is to start a Cruelty Free Lifestyle Youtube channel!

Rachel Rose
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Last year I went through ALL my products and made a commitment to only use cruelty free. This year, my resolution it to make sure I’m taking the time to use them even on days when I’m really busy or tired. When I take care of myself I am better able to take care of those around me. If I want my loved ones to strive to be their best, I need to encourage and support them by being my best!

Courtney
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My Resolution is to be all around healthier, lifestyle, eating, mindset and choices!

Ling
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My resolution is to reduce my carbon footprint and use less plastic.

Elizabeth Braun
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Best way is to go vegan or, at the very least, vegetarian. Animal agriculture causes more greenhouse gas release than all other sectors added together!

Olivia
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My resolution is to start the day with a smile 🙂

Frances
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One of my New Years resolutions is to take better care of myself (i.e. getting enough sleep, exercising, get my eyes checked, go to the doctor for annual checkups etc.)

Rory
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One of my resolutions is to be more at peace with myself and my limitations! My physical disabilities and mental health limit what I do and can achieve, but that doesn’t meanthere’s no value to what I DO do!

Amanda
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My New Year’s resolution is to try and be more proud of who I am as a person and more confident in myself.

Kristin
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I’ll be honest, no resolution this year. I’m planning my wedding in May and it’s all I can think about. In fact, my resolution might be to not let it make me crazy 😉

Cait
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New Years resolution is to completely switch all products to be cruelty free with everything!

Kaniesha
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My most important New Year’s resolution is to work harder and attempt to stop fearing failure.

Kelly
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My new year’s resolutions are to educate myself about the skincare products I’m using, and go completely cruelty free in all aspects of my life, not just on skincare products.

Tracy
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My main resolution this year is to take more time for myself. Its something that often gets overlooked but even just five minutes of peace and deep thoughts makes such a difference in not only my health but my mood

Jess
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Since I am already cruelty-free, my resolution has been to get my bf on board too! As he runs out of personal care items, I replace them with cf ones!

Kelly
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I also want to get down a recycling routine. It horrifies me the amount of paper/plastics I’ve been throwing away

Allison
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I don’t set resolutions, but I set goals for the year! I have three goals centered around hobbies and personal growth, and they are taking an improv class, elevating my photography skills, and returning to my French studies. Your blog has been a HUGE help when I made the decision to go cruelty-free as a goal in 2017, and I love learning about new (to me) brands like Andalou Naturals!

Claudia
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My resolution this year is to eat healthier and waste less food 🙂 so far I’m five pounds down

Julie
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My resolution is to take better care of myself! My kids are older now and I cannot use them as an excuse anymore!

Aggie
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One of my new years resolutions is to purchase only vegan products from cruelty free companies.

Shannon
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I love these resolution ideas. Some I already had in mind were going beyond makeup and switching over all my hair and skincare to cruelty free. The sunscreen one seems like a good one to add, too. 🙂

Aggie
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New Years resolution is to be a minimalist. Only buy things I need and getting rid of things I don’t use regularly.

Angele Legault
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I’m just now learning about all of the harmful ingredients in skin care products. I’m so grateful to your website for this information!

Ashleigh
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A couple of my resolutions for 2018 are to blog regularly and open my crystal shop!

delaney
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Hey everyone! I have some big goals this year and one of them is to really use up a lot of products in my current collection so I may bring in lots of new cruelty free options!I have such a backstop (cruelty free and not) and I really want to make the full conversion this year into ALL cruelty free! 💙

Brooke Nemchak
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I don’t do New Years Resolutions because I’m fortunate enough to be living a life I’m very happy with but my goals for the year are to finish my Masters Degree and land a job with a NFL Team!

Heather
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Thank you for the opportunuty! My resolution for this year is to take control of my well being, both physically and mentally. Healthier eating choices, healthier product purchases, and healthier thinking habits.

Deb
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2018 is the year I regain my health and go 100% cruelty free through out my life.

Trish Elliott
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Take better care of me & thee!

Maria Moran
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Read 1 book every other month, make family more of a priority, and enroll in grad school in the fall!!

Ashley
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One of my new years resolution is to finish transitioning to all cruelty free cleaning products. Last year was beauty and hair products, this year its on to the household stuff!

Vanessa
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I’ve gone cruelty free with my skincare and as well as for my baby! Anyway, resolution is to take time for self-care and read! I heart books.