What can you do to improve your skin and beauty routine this year? These are some suggestions for beauty resolutions to keep.

Start Your Beauty Calendar

Here's to a beautiful New Year! Start it out right by creating your own beauty calendar for things to do throughout the year. Each week day we will give you suggestions and tips.

To do daily: Plan your daily skin regimen, with the proper products and routines for your skin type and special skin concerns.

Do You Know Your Skin Type?
Find out how to tell if you have normal, dry, oily, combination, sensitive or mature skin. Knowing your skin type will help you figure out what products you need to use for your cleansing routine, as well as other products like foundations and concealers.

Schedule in your morning and evening cleansing and moisturizing routines.

Clean your hair and makeup brushes.

How to Clean Your Hairbrushes
How often should you clean your combs and brushes? Diehards clean their hairbrushes once a week. Del Sandeen, About.com's Black Hair Expert says it "depends on what you put on your hair from day to day."  If you use a lot of product, you should clean hair brushes at least every two weeks to get rid of dirt and product build-up that can ruin your nice, freshly washed hair as well as eventually damage your brush.

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Beauty professionals suggest that you clean makeup brushes once a week. If that’s too much for your busy schedule, do this at least every two weeks. Here are steps for cleaning your brushes.

Once a month: Depending on your individual needs, schedule time for eyebrow tweezing and grooming, hair removal and for having hair trimmed, touched up, colored, styled, re-twisted or locked. To make it simple, you might want to schedule a special beauty day once a week, every two weeks, (or whenever you can fit it in), to do beauty maintenance and also visit a BMPRO outlet

Watch out for more unique tips tomorrow..