Get-gorgeous upgrades for skin, hair, nails and makeup, plus ideas for the guys.

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Want to make a New Year’s resolution you’ll actually keep this year? Instead of setting one outrageous goal, start with a few easy get-gorgeous upgrades.

Whether you want to improve your skin or take better care of your lustrous locks, put your best face forward and consider these products to help with your beauty resolutions.

Improved skin

Take your makeup off with local beauty brand Kari Gran’s Cleansing Oil ($30 at karigran.com), designed to balance and cleanse skin using natural ingredients.

Skin needs moisture, especially in winter, so treat it daily with local firm Julep’s Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil ($36 at Julep salons), a hydrating boost that minimizes fine lines.

Get dewy skin with a spritz of locally made French Girl Organics Floral Toner in Néroli du Maroc ($18 at etsy.com/shop/FrenchGirlOrganics). It provides a fresh glow with a soothing scent.

While a cream can’t work off holiday weight gain, Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45 at Sephora) can help to achieve smoother-looking skin. The cult-favorite is made from guarana, a native Amazonian plant that contains skin-tightening caffeine, as well as coconut oil for softness.

Keep your pout plump during harsh weather with a lip mask that’s good enough to eat. The Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask ($26 at Sephora) delivers much-needed moisture via agave nectar, jojoba oil and vanilla extract.

Fresh makeup

Simplify your beauty routine with the Clarins 4-Color All-In-One Pen ($30 at Nordstrom), a game-changing retractable pen that includes three eye liners and a nude lip liner all in one slim package.

Want your makeup to last longer? Before applying foundation, set a solid base with Smashbox’s Studio On The Go: Primers Set ($6 at Ulta), which includes a foundation primer and primer water.

Get a polished look with the newly launched Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan ($15 at amazon.com). The foundation is infused with DHA, a self-tanner ingredient, so skin glows even after you take off your makeup.

Time to refresh your makeup brushes? The Sonia Kashuk Angled Crease Brush – No 26 ($11 at Target) is a versatile tool for applying eye makeup, at an attractive price.

If you’re looking to add more pop to your look, try a natural-looking pair of faux lashes. Tarte’s Tarteist PRO Lash Adhesive ($9 at Ulta) is great for beginners, making application practically foolproof.

Polished hair

Instead of committing to a new hairstyle, enhance the one you already have. Trade your old styling tools for the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand ($270 at Sephora). Different size barrels create beachy waves or pretty, defined curls.

Improve the health of your hair by using a heat spray, such as L’Oréal Paris’ Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Blow Out Heat Spray ($4 at Target), before blow-drying. The volume-boosting spray locks in moisture and adds shine.

Healthier nails

Condition and moisturize cuticles with Julep’s Take a Breather Oxygen Nail Treatment in Sheer Pink ($18 at Julep), a strengthening formula that encourages strong, healthy nails.

Say goodbye to harmful chemicals and try local firm Butter London’s Greenery Nail Lacquer ($10 at butterlondon.com). The yellow-green cream, inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year, is a bright, chip-resistant color you can feel good about putting on your skin.

Men’s goals

Make an effort to buy better-smelling soaps. The not-too-fragrant Hudson Made Worker’s Soap ($18 at E. Smith Mercantile, Pioneer Square) provides a deep clean with scents of cedar, patchouli and tobacco.

Find a scent that reflects the great Pacific Northwest with locally made Juniper Ridge Backpacker’s Cologne in Big Sur ($60 at Freeman, Capitol Hill). With aromas of salt air, black sage, burnt honey, camphor and pine needle, it offers a nice alternative to more common colognes.

Style your hair with a simple product like BYRD Hairdo Products Matte Pomade ($22 at Rudy’s Barbershop locations), a line created by a pro surfer that gives a medium hold with laid-back natural texture.