Throw out your makeup sponge after every use (or at least once a week). You can buy a 32-pack of makeup sponges for less than a Starbucks coffee.
Studio Tools Latex Sponges, $2.79; target.com
Wash your face every night before bed (or at least keep cleansing wipes on your nightstand).
Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes, $5.69; drugstore.com
Floss. Daily. Did you know that brushing alone only cleans about 65 percent of your teeth? That's right, flossing daily will clean the other 35 percent your toothbrush misses.
Get rid of your mascara every six months—it's a breeding ground for bacteria! If you notice a change in smell throw it out sooner.
See which mascara is right for you in our Ultimate Mascara Challenge.
Did you know that you can get worms from biting your fingernails? If that doesn't help you kick the habit, try painting your nails a bright color each week. Each time you go in for a nibble, you won't want to mess up your mani.
Change your moisturizer to one that has an SPF. Already use one? Use a heavier moisturizer in the winter to protect your skin.
See how to get soft, glowing skin in winter.
Exfoliate once a week using mild soap and a washcloth or loofah.
Take a multivitamin every day. Read our list of the best vitamins and supplements to take daily.
Clean your lip and eye pencils every month simply by sharpening them.
Clean your makeup brushes weekly, since build-up can lead to breakouts or infections. Learn how to wash your beauty tools here.
Most people don't realize that the sun's UV rays are still strong even when it's cold out. While most of your body parts are covered, be sure to wear sunscreen on your face and handseven in the winter and on cloudy days.
Do your Kegel exercises every day. It can help with bladder control later on in life and can even make sex better.
As good as they feel, try not to take really steamy showers. Super-hot water tends to dry out your skin.
To avoid breakage, don't comb your hair immediately after you shower. Instead, wrap it in a towel and let it dry that way for 10 minutes. Then, using a wide-tooth comb, start combing from your ends up to your roots in 2-inch sections.
Post-shower, apply your body lotion before you completely towel off. The moisture will lock in better on damp skin than it would if it was completely dry.
Since washing your hair daily can strip it of its natural oils, try to commit to shampooing every two days. Dry shampoo is your friend (see our top pick here) and is great for reviving second-day strands.
Don't share your makeup with a friend! It's the easiest way to transfer germs and catch pink eye—plus other gross bacterial issues you don't want.
Don't pluck out your false eyelashes. See a pro or carefully clip them to your natural lash length.
Give yourself a monthly breast exam in the shower. Your ta-tas will thank you.
Radiate from within by supplementing your diet with the right nutrients. NYC- and Miami-based dermatologist, Dr. Fredric Brandt recommends injecting your water with antioxidant-rich booster drops to help flush out toxins from your skin.
Change your hairstyle. If you can't remember the last time you got a different cut, now is the perfect opportunity to go a little shorter, get bangs, or add a few face-framing layers.
Commit to a skin-care routine. Try a new regimen for at least two weeks before changing products, as this is the amount of time it usually takes for a formula's results to show.
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To avoid damaging your hair, use a heat protectant spray before firing up your hot tools.
Experiment with new trends. We're not asking you to try pleather leggings, but adding in a new color or accessory can instantly transform any outfit.
Start using an eye cream. It's never too early or late to fight fine lines and wrinkles!
Up your current SPF to 30 or higher.
Speaking of SPF, use it on your hands! Hands are exposed to sunlight as much as your face (ex: driving!) so you need to protect them too.
Get your skin mapped at your dermatologist's office or an esthetician's counter. (Elemis, SK-II and Dermalogica all offer these services, free of charge.) This can help you better understand the changes and problems that are brewing underneath your skin.
If it's been longer than a year since you've last seen your OB-GYN, now is a great time to schedule an appointment. Skipping your annual exam can cause you to miss life-threatening problems that could otherwise be detected early.
Start using a balancing toner. Balanced skin is happy skin and happy skin is healthy skin.
Stop splitting your ends. Instead, snip an inch above the split to prevent damaging the hair even more. Then, you can have fun splitting those one-inch pieces.
Keep a toothbrush at your desk and brush after you finish your coffee or tea. This will help prevent stains from setting.
Stay away from tanning beds. Instead, become a self-tanning pro with these tips.
Toss your pillowcases in the wash every week, especially in the summer. They house sweat and oils from your face and hair, which can cause breakouts.
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Eat more good-for-your-skin foods like salmon, almonds, and berries.
Maintain your eyebrows. Amazingly enough, they're the high points of your face and without clean arches, your makeup can look messy.
Schedule a beauty date with your BFF, sister, or mom. That way, you can both feel indulged and have some quality catch-up time.
Force your guy to wear sunscreen. Being of the male gender does not ward you against sun damage and skin cancer!
Post-sun, spritz yourself all over with an antioxidant mist. These good-for-your-skin nutrients help fight off free radicals and the damage done to your skin via UV rays.
Wear blush! Rosy cheeks, no matter what time of year, is just the pick-me-up that your complexion needs.
Get at least 6-8 hours of beauty rest!
Have trouble falling asleep? We've got our fail-proof tips for your best rest ever!
Invest in an ionic hair dryer. The technology is more gentle on strands, plus dries your hair faster!
Don't forget to read our other 33 Best Kept Hair Secrets for more tips on getting great hair.
Give yourself a time out now and then. With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we need to relax and bring our stress levels downor else we end up wearing it. See how stress can ruin your looks.
Clean your cell phone. Did you know that it contains more germs per square inch than a public restroom toilet? That's like laying your cheek against the seat in a McDonald's bathroom. Ick. Use rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball to disinfect.
Start using a product with glycolic acid or retinol both are amazing chemical skin fixers that help prevent and dissolve fine lines, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture and tone, and even acne.
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Embrace what your mama gave you. That means spider veins, dark under-eye circles, belly flab, unruly hair, and all. Need more reasons to love yourself? See what men had to say about seeing you naked.
Want an instant self-confidence boost? Try changing your bra size which will not only support you better but also improve your posture.