Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bad Habits

We all have bad habits, myself included. But, today, I wanted to talk about bad beauty habits that many of us share and I am also including some solutions, to help you break these habits. I have already tried a few out for myself and trust me, they work!



Bad Habit #1: Using Dirty Brushes


I have guilty of this. It has been at least a month since I have cleaned my brushes properly. :(

Not only does always having a clean brush help to distribute product(s) more evenly and ensure a more flawless finish, it also helps keep skin healthy and free of bacteria. If you start to notice that you are breaking out (especially in on your cheeks), it may be time to clean your brushes.



Makeup brushes should be washed thoroughly from time to time with mild soap and water, but in between shampoos, you can use a brush cleaner. This easy-to-use spray will not only clean brush hairs, but will also condition them and help extend the life of the brush.


Bad Habit #2: Not Removing Makeup Before Going to Bed


Sometimes it can be tempting to hit the hay before removing the day's makeup. We are all guilty of this. But this is one beauty mistake you should never fall victim to. When you sleep with makeup on, it rubs into your pillow and the pillow presses it deeper into your skin, which can cause a breakout.



These wipes come pre-saturated with a gentle, non-irritating, makeup-removing solution that removes everything and leaves the skin soft and smooth.


Bad Habit #3: Not Properly Removing Eye Makeup


So what if there are remnants of kohl around your lids, at least most of your makeup has been removed, right? Wrong. Eye makeup can be one of the main culprits of styes, which can take months to get rid of.

Just a reminder, if you have a stye, you can not wear makeup until it goes away!



For a quick fix to this makeup no-no, look no further than the baby-care aisle. It has been long recommended that this baby wash to gently remove eye makeup is not only inexpensive, but it is also ultra mild on your eyes.


Bad Habit #4: Over-Exfoliating


There is no question that using exfoliants, such as scrubs that contain sugar or ground nut shells to slough off dead surface layers, can indeed reveal softer, healthier-looking skin. But too much scrubbing can leave your face red and even create little whiteheads deep under the skin that will not go away.



This light, silky moisturizer delivers a world of difference overnight, after just one use, your skin will feel softer and will look cleaner. Using ingredients like glycolic acid, zinc, and vitamin E, the solution hydrates your skin while breaking down the dead surface skin cells to reveal fresh, live cells, hydration, minimize fine lines, and smooth the texture of your face.


Bad Habit #5: Forgetting Sunscreen


Make no mistake: There is no other beauty habit quite as essential to good health than the wearing of sunscreen. Without application of a sunscreen with a good SPF, skin may be vulnerable to sunspots, wrinkles, and even more serious, skin cancer.

Solution: Wear Sunscreen

For more information on sunscreen, please read Body Secrets, Tanning Pt. 1, Pt. 2 and Pt. 3.


Fashionably Yours,
Meredith

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