Ladies, stop being your own worst enemy. Our skin’s aging day by day, and if you’re guilty of committing a bad beauty habit you might not be looking your best even with your curated skincare regimen. We spend a lot of money on skincare to slow down signs of aging, but a few bad habits might be adding years to your skin.
It’s time to battle your terrible habits and transform your skin with our quick tips. Some of these habits can be pretty harmful to your skin’s firmness. It’s time to break away from these beauty habits to help you towards beautiful skin in the long run.
If you’re a busy mom that keeps your quick makeup remover wipes as your go-to at the end of the day, you’re only drying out your skin. Makeup wipes are not only bad for the environment but also bad for your skin. Even while they can seem to clean your skin from makeup, they can never really get rid of dirt, pollutants, and extra oil the way a cleanser can.
Instead, you can opt for micellar water, it’s one of the simplest and most efficient makeup removers you can use in your skincare routine as a no-rinse cleanser.
Dirty Makeup Brushes
A reason why your skin might be breaking out more than often is by using dirty makeup brushes and sponges. If you’re not deep cleaning your makeup brushes at least once a week, you’re just rubbing bacteria and grime from your skin to your makeup and back to your face since all of that oil from your skin transfers back with brushes and sponges.
At the end of every week, use gentle baby shampoo to wash your brush and sponges to give them a thorough deep clean.
If you’re not drinking enough water, not only are you dehydrating your body but causing dull skin along the way. You can pile on every serum and moisturizer to replenish your skin, but without water, your skin won’t be looking too plump. Dehydration will look like dry, ashy skin with less suppleness. Your water intake should be about 8 glasses daily if you want to keep your skin looking fresh.
If you forget to drink water during the day, fill a bottle in the morning and leave it nearby to track your intake. This way your water will always be at arm’s reach.
Sleeping with Makeup On
There’re a million reasons why you shouldn’t be sleeping with your makeup on, and aging is at the top. While you’re sleeping, your skin cells will be shedding and renewing each night. Sleeping with makeup on stops the skin from renewing itself, this means no healthy collagen breakdown. Your pores will be clogged causing fine lines, aging, breakouts, and a dull complexion.
Keep a quick and easy nighttime skincare routine that feels relaxing and soothing before you sleep. Use either a gentle face wash that removes all of your makeup or opt for a double cleanse method with an oil-based cleanser.
Excessively Washing Your Skin
We love recommending a hydrating cleanser to wash your face every day, but if you’re over-washing you’re only stripping natural oils from your skin. These natural oils help maintain moisture balance. Using a face cleanser more than twice a day might cause irritation, dryness, and skin disorders such as eczema.
Instead, use a gentle cleanser made for your skin type. An oil-based cleanser will remove all impurities while keeping your skin soft and smooth.
Skipping Sun Screen
If you’re using a moisturizer or foundation with SPF and calling it a day, you’re in for some bad news! Most products infused with SPF 15 won’t be enough to protect your skin throughout the entire day. If you are going to be outside between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., you should wear at least SPF 30+ since the sun's rays are at their strongest.
Keep a sun care routine for not just your face but your lips and body to prevent sunburns, fine wrinkles, and dryness.
Believe it or not, your skin reacts negatively towards even the smallest bad habits. To keep your skin clear and radiant, implement these good habits that we discussed, and you will see a healthier complexion in no time!