Let’s face it- we all have some good habits and some not-so-great ones, it’s what makes us human. Whether it’s Indulging in junk food, picking at our split ends, or spending too many hours scrolling through IG with the phone half an inch from our eyeballs- we are all guilty of at least one of these. However, when it comes to our beauty regimen, these mistakes can seriously hinder our glow-up.
So, in an attempt to save our skin (literally), we’ve listed down the modern-day beauty habits that we need to ditch right TF now. Break these bad habits now so your skin and hair no longer need to pay the price!
Every time you shampoo your hair it rips off the protective layer of your strands and disrupts the natural biome as well as PH balance of your scalp. Hence, causing your tresses to look lifeless. To avoid dull-looking strands, wash your hair just 2-3 times a week and use a dry shampoo or hair mists in between washes to keep your grease-free and smelling sweet.
We know you’ve heard it zillion times but it bears repeating: Let your zit be and don’t pick at it. There’s enough expert-backed data to prove the perils of picking and popping the zits. It damages the skin and increases the risk of post-pimple scarring and pigmentation. If the temptation remains, try investing in pimple stickers. It will conceal the pimple and help in flattening it.
Twisting our hair into a towel is a go-to step post-shower for most of us, but it might be damaging your tresses. Hair cuticles open and swell when the hair is wet, making it prone to damage and frizz. So when twisted into a towel, the friction can weaken your strands, permanently damaging your hair. Instead, gently squeeze your hair with a microfibre towel or an old t-shirt to reduce the damage.
Not only are makeup wipes dry and irritating to our skin but they are also not as great as cleansers. While they appear to help us get rid of the makeup, they don’t remove dirt, impurities, and excess oil residing in pores. Pro Tip: You can double cleanse your skin after a long day of wearing makeup. We swear the amount of makeup removed in the second wash will leave you surprised.
TBH, we love the feeling of freshly exfoliated and renewed skin. However, here’s the thing: when done too frequently, it could take off the topmost layer of your skin, leaving it exposed to irritation and bacteria. Instead, look for over-the-counter chemical exfoliants that are not so harsh to the skin.
Application of skin products in the wrong order will prevent it from being absorbed properly, hampering it from serving its purpose. We recommend following this step-by-step guide when layering your skincare products.
Not wearing sunscreen leaves your skin vulnerable to premature aging, sun damage, pigmentation, and skin cancer. PSA: Apply sunscreen every day as the last step of your skincare routine and before makeup application. It should be at least 5-star UVA and SPF 30 protection.
No, it’s not just your makeup tools, but your hand towel and pillowcase could also be brewing bacterias, which you can then transfer back to your skin. So to keep your skin clean, wash your pillowcases, face towels, and brushes at least once a week. Don’t forget your phones- you can use an alcohol spray to give your phone a spritz regularly.
You need to stop this ASAP. Yes, we know that splashing water on our faces is the last thing we want to do when we are hella tired but it’s essential. Not removing your makeup can give way to breakouts, dull skin, and irritation. So, double cleansing is the best thing you can do for your skin.
Ditch these bad beauty habits to get the glow up of your damn dreams.
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