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Quit Gnawing On Your Nails: 7 Terrible Habits That Are Affecting Your Beauty

“Stop biting your lips or touching your face so often!” - Yep, these are a few things your mom has probably told you a million times. Those words of wisdom may seem hard to follow, but you need to know that all the terrible habits that are affecting your beauty. Don’t believe us? Scroll below to find out what habit of yours is damaging your skin and health.

1. Zit Popping


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Popping a zit may give you momentary satisfaction, but once done, it scars your face for a lifetime! When you pop a zit, you’re actually breaking the wall of the clogged pore which contains body fluids and bacteria.  When that comes into contact with the other skin cells, it gets contaminated and increases the risk of further acne. We’ve told you how to deal with those marks within the four walls of your home but keeping your hands off those pesky pimples should be a rule of thumb to follow.



2. Frowning For No Reason


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We get that you like to express yourself through facial gestures, but honestly honey, you need to stop! Because in time, the lines formed via frowning can deepen, lose its elasticity and become a permanent aspect of your face. If you don’t want to look like an old prune, you’ve got stop frowning and start smiling more often. If that’s not something that comes natural to you, go ahead and pick up a L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Anti Wrinkle cream for yourself.



3. Biting Your Nails


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Didn’t your mom scold you enough for biting your nails? Don’t hold it against her, she had good reason for it. Unbelievably, you have tons of micro germs and bacteria hidden beneath your nails, and biting them will only give them easy access into your body. Going overboard with the chewing can also have a major impact on your cuticles and destroy the texture and structure of your nail.



4. Sleeping With Makeup On


terrible habits that are affecting your beauty


Face it, we’re all guilty of sleeping with makeup on at least once in our lifetime. While this may be convenient for you, it can have a serious impact on your skin. While you’re in deep sleep, makeup can clog your pores and oil glands, making it hard to breath and more prone to acne. Plus, it will make your skin duller and way more prone to ageing.



5. Stop Slouching Around


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If you do want back pain, go ahead and slouch. You want to look unattractive in pictures? Be our guest, slouch more often! You can change your ways, it’s not too late. All you have to do is just make an effort to sit up straight. Excessive slouching can contribute to spinal deformation, jaw pain and headaches. Trust us, you don’t want to go through that. Stand up straight with confidence, it will definitely make you look more attractive.



6. Using the Same Dirty Makeup Brush On Your Face


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We don’t get it. If you can clean your hair brush and toothbrush, why can’t you do the same for your makeup brushes? If not cleaned regularly, it could become a germ field for bacteria to grow. To keep that at bay, you must clean your brushes at least once a week. Use warm water and shampoo to clean them, instead of soap, as it’s much more gentle to the brush bristles.



7. Nibbling On Your Lip


terrible habits that are affecting your beauty


Nibbling on your lip could mean anything. A subconscious action, a sign of nervousness, getting rid of dead skin cells or even rubbing off a pout. While these things seem harmless, if you take a closer look, it actually does more harm than good. Excessive lip biting can cause your poor lips to bleed or catch some serious infection. To avoid chapped lips you must always moisturize them.


MUST-READ: The All You Need Guide to Dealing with Ingrown Toenails

MUST-READ: 16 Simple Yet Life-Changing Tips To Glowing Skin

Published on Nov 19, 2014
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