We’re all guilty of falling into bad deep-seated beauty habits. Whether that be not taking your makeup off every night, touching your face too much or not washing your makeup brushes regularly, these bad habits will do more harm than good over time.
With that, here’s a guide to the most common bad beauty habits and why you need to break them ASAP.
Sleeping on an old pillowcase
A pillowcase is one of the most common areas to accumulate dust and unhygienic particles. Even though it’s not exactly something a lot of us would think about being a bad habit, an old pillowcase is absorbing your body oil, dead skin cells, and hair over time and it might even turn into an environment for dust mites to grow.
Not drinking enough water
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Dehydration leads to breakouts, dry skin and other overall skin issues. According to the Mayo Clinic, if the outmost layer of the epidermis doesn’t contain enough water, the skin will lose elasticity and feel rough. As the body is composed of up to 60 per cent water, H2O can help your skin look its best, allowing for it to stay youthful as it fights gravity.
Avoid snoozing with makeup on
We’ve all been guilty of being too lazy to take our makeup off at night. However, if this continues night after night, it leads to clogged pores over time, leaving the skin devoid of any time to replenish overnight. Following a habit of keeping all your makeup-removing cleansers by your bedside table within close proximity, is sure to allow for a daily habit of taking it off.
Forgetting to wear an SPF
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Every morning routine should consist of an SPF-loaded formula to protect the skin throughout the year, as we are exposed to both UVA and UVB rays during the day. While being the missing power player in your skincare routine, dermatologists have recommended sunblock to patients, as potential skin-damaging light might cause adverse long-term effects.
Not washing your makeup brushes
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Dirty brushes can clog your pores and oil glands. Old makeup settling in your dirty brushes can cause several viral infections thereby upsetting your skin. Infections such as the pink eye and infestations can trigger your skin while also leading to a muddy application, as it affects the performance of your tools since the microbes breed faster in the hairs of the brush.
Playing with your hair
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If you want to keep your locks luscious, it’s essential to avoid the everyday habit of constantly fidgeting with it. Thinning and balding are some of the side effects, eventually leading to disrupting your hair growth in the long run as pollutants can be left behind on your scalp leading to breakage. Experts suggest avoiding brushing to aggressively and using a wide-tooth comb for detangling.
Touching your face
As our hands come in contact with different germs throughout the day, it’s essential to leave your sensitive area devoid of all these bacteria as it’s often easily transferrable and can affect your skin texture in the long run. By eliminating facial contact with your hands, you can avoid spreading dirt, oil and prevent breakouts, as much as possible.
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