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A Beautiful 2019: Top 5 Skincare Resolutions

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 by Elysiann Bishop

2019Happy New Year! As we look with anticipation to a calendar full of possibilities, the tradition of making resolutions comes naturally. If you haven’t yet come up with the perfect resolutions for 2019, allow us to suggest improving how you care for your body’s largest organ – your skin. The good news is that making a big impact on your skin’s appearance and health doesn’t have to take hours of your day. With a few simple commitments, you can start the year with a fresh skincare regimen that works.


Resolutions or Bucket List?

Posted on: January 4th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

Bucket List for 2017Happy New Year! Perhaps you’re part of the 45% of Americans who make New Year resolutions. If so, we commend you – may 2017 be a year of great accomplishments! However, if you’re perpetually among the 92% of Americans who do not achieve their resolutions and are looking for an alternative route, have you considered a “bucket list”?

By now, the term bucket list has become mainstream in our culture – a reference to experiences we’d like to check off, typically in a lifetime. Why not make 2017 the year of the bucket list? From simple to grandiose, bucket list items can be modified to fit your interests and lifestyle. While resolutions often focus on kicking bad habits, a bucket list is all about interesting and exciting things you really want to do – (more…)

Prep for Party Looks: New Years Makeover

Posted on: December 28th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

Party PrepThe New Year means new beginnings – out with the old, and in with the new! So if you’re headed to a New Years party, why not welcome 2016 with a fresh face? Here at Actifirm, we have all the tools you need to prep skin for flawless makeup looks. In celebration of New Years, we’ll focus on two skincare products – Actifirm Phyto Relaxin and ActiLift Firming Mask.

This time of year, skin can become dry and flaky, making fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging all the more apparent. When you add makeup to skin, it can make these signs of aging even more pronounced. Our solution? Prep skin with strategic skin care techniques prior to makeup for smooth application and a beautiful finish. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions: Success Starts With Small Steps

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

2015 Actifirm GoalsHappy 2015! With the changing of the calendar comes a sense of new beginnings – and, of course, New Year’s resolutions. While many of us make them, Time magazine reports that less than 10% of us follow through and keep these traditional promises to lose weight, eat better, get fit, or spend less, to name just a few.

How can you keep your resolutions this year? Being realistic, stating specific changes, and breaking the process into small steps can make a big difference over the long haul. Self-improvement gurus such as Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project and Leo Babauta of the Zen Habits blog advocate this sort of process for lasting change. (more…)

5 Bad Skincare Habits to Lose Before the New Year: Start 2015 Right With These Holiday Changes

Posted on: December 26th, 2014 by Elysiann Bishop

5 bad habits to breakYou know that taking care of your skin is important. I’m here to tell you that proper skincare is far too important to put off until the New Year. After all, the holidays can take a toll on the most flawless of complexions — poor diet, too many cocktails, not enough sleep, and cold dry air all contribute to the problem. Without further ado, here are five bad skincare habits to ditch before the New Year.

Using Dirty Makeup Brushes: Using dirty makeup brushes can completely sabotage your best skincare efforts by introducing dirt, oil, and bacteria to the skin. To clean your makeup brushes, simply work