We’ve all made beauty errors. It’s inevitable. We all have pushed the limits of our beauty routine on the odd occasion. But this year I have taken a special focus on my skincare and beauty routine. Turning 25 made me realize that it was time to put a bit more care into how I treat my skin and myself. Maybe it’s the early mornings, the sleepless nights, and my uncanny ability to stress over everything, but this has been the first year that I’ve began noticed changes with my skin. It’s drier, requires more maintenance, and my eyes have
The 10 WORST Beauty Mistakes
Not Washing Your Makeup off at the End of the Day
I get it, sometimes you get home and just want to crash. On days like that, even the simple task of removing your makeup feels like a total stretch of your energy. But, if you want your skin to continue to look bright and fresh – you’re going to want to take the time each day to remove your makeup. Your face deserves a break at the end of the day, so be sure to give it that overnight refresher but removing your makeup before heading to sleep each night.
Using Makeup Products Past their Expiry Dates
We’ve all done it in a pinch, but using a mascara or a lipstick passed it’s expiry is actually terrible for your skin, lips, eyelashes – where ever it’s applied. You likely wouldn’t drink a glass of milk passed it’s expiry and that’s how you need to think of your makeup. You may not get that initial “ugh! gross!” reaction like you would from drinking expired milk, but you will irritate the applied area. For example, if you use a old mascara – expect to deal with itchy dry eyes.
Not Hydrating Your Skin after Exfoliating
When you exfoliate your skin and remove that layer of dry skin, you want to follow-up with a hydrating product. By using a hydrating moisturizer after exfoliating you’re helping balance your skin in the long run. The more you exfoliate, the drier your skin will feel, so be sure to apply a moisturizer after to keep your skin feeling hydrated and soft.
Abusing Heat Tools
Nothing will ruin your hair faster than overusing hair tools. While they may make your hair look great in the moment, they will cause long-term damage. Rather than always using heat tools on your hair, begin to embrace heatless hair care techniques that require zero heat. Find a few easy overnight tricks so you can wake up up with gorgeous hair everyday.
Not Using a Body Lotion After Showering
Hot water and harsh soaps dehydrate your skin.To ensure that you keep your skin looking it’s best and avoid dulling it with soaps and hot water, always apply a body butter or lotion once you’re out of the shower. A lotion will help restore and hydrate your skin from head to toe.
Not Starting the Day with a Big Glass of H2O
We all know how important water is for our health and overall well-being, but did you know that starting your day with a big glass of water also helps wake you up, hydrate your skin for the day ahead, and also help with digestion issues? Water is a miracle worker, so rather than turning to a new beauty product to up your beauty game – first, turn on the tap and grab a glass of water!
Neglecting Creating a Skincare Routine
Creating a skincare routine that you use consistently helps you achieve healthier looking and feeling skin. When products are used on a consistent basis you’re giving them time to actually work, so rather than bouncing around from product to product, establish a set of products to continue to use year round.
Not Using a SPF
Nothing will age and ruin your skin faster than sun damage. Along with skipping the tanning beds, and investing in a good sunscreen, also consider investing in a foundation with SPF to use daily. The fact is, even the lights we sit under at the office give off some damaging rays, so you’re going to want to use something that protects you all the time, not just when you’re on the beach.
Not Using a Hair Serum
Hair serum helps sooth , smooth, condition, and protect your hair throughout the day. If you feel like your hair is losing it’s shine or is feeling more damaged, than treat it to a daily serum and watch as your hair gets healthier, shinier, and softer than ever before.
Over Dying Your Hair
While hair dye is a great way to change and refresh your look, using it too often can result in dry damaged hair. Try to wait a few months between dyes and don’t make any major changes to your hair colour if your hair is damaged.