Ditch these bad habits and start treating your skin right for your best beautiful self.
Too Many Products: It’s fun to try new products but it can take weeks before it shows results. And constantly switching products can cause your skin to misbehave due to not having the chance to adjust. Be fair and give new products a chance to do their best, sticking with one product for at least a month before moving on. Once you find a line you like, it’s a good idea to stick with it.
Drink Happy : You may want that extra glass of wine but your skin sure doesn’t. Alcohol dehydrates the skin, puffs up the face, and interrupts your beauty sleep. Instead of having that last glass of wine, opt for a glass of mineral water with a twist of lime instead.
Ditch the Salt Check the ingredients in your exfoliate, and if it includes salt, it’s time to ditch it. Opt for scrubs with gentle bamboo or sugar instead of roughly textured apricot or salt. And topping your favorite foods with an extra sprinkle of salt can also lead to puffiness in your face, which leaves your mug looking tired in the morning. Cut back in salt intake, inside and out, and your face will thank you with a beautiful natural glow.
Sweet Stuff: Excess sugar can break down the collagen that contributes to skin’s elasticity and it turns out sweet treats aren’t the only sugar culprit. Watch out for carbohydrates that quickly convert into sugar (like potatoes, pasta, and bread). Reach for foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin C instead. Replace pasta with fresh spinach or steamed green beans for a pop of fresh flavor and antioxidants.
Hair Help OK, we know you’re tuckered out at the end of the day, but sticking to a regular nighttime beauty routine means you’ll be looking your best first thing in the morning. Along with removing your makeup every night and moisturizing, take a few minutes to pin your hair back or pull it back in a loose pony. Your hair collects oil and dirt during the day, which can cause breakouts if you end up sleeping on it all night.
Brush CleaningWe all know makeup brushes should be cleaned once a week (right?) but not allowing them to fully dry before using again can result in unwanted skin behavior. Brushes harbor bacteria, which can result in rashes and break outs on the face. Wash brushes once a week and then let fully dry before using. Or have a back up set to use while the other is drying.
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