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10 New Beauty Habits to Make and 10 Oldies to Break

Mix up your routine with these creative swaps

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En español | It's so easy to get stuck in a beauty rut. There's comfort in an “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” attitude, not to mention a routine and products we know and trust. We've had bad experiences — the detangling brush that pulled out more hair than it left, the self-tanner that turned us Cheetos-orange and the bath bomb that itched like poison ivy. But here's the thing: If you don't keep trying something new, you miss the chance to make better use of your time, money and looks. Ready? Here are 10 changes that'll do it.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.