Ladies make up does have a shelf life. Yes many of us are guilty of keeping our lipsticks, glosses and mascara for far too long. So then instead of enhancing our beauty becomes a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause irritations and breakouts. Follow below guidelines for make up shelf life:
Sleeping with make up on – The skin cells regenerate and rejuvenate in the night as you sleep. So when your skin pores are clogged and suffocated with makeup the skin has no chance to breathe and regenerate itself.
Always holding hair in a tight ponytail – This puts alot of stress on the strands of your hair especially around the hairline causing it the hair to break.
When did you last wash your makeup brushes and sponges ? – It is important to clean , oil and condition your make up brushes inorder to get rid of oil, bacteria, dirt and old makeup that can clog pores and cause acne.
Washing your face before your hair – This causes the pores along the hairline to clog and can lead to acne especially if you have a sensitive skin.
Facials – Not only does this set you back a couple of euros but also if its not done well can cause your skin to break out. Make sure the the aesthetician you visit for facials is well trained so they can use the right products for your skin type .
Wearing too much or too little moisturizer clogs the pores and prevents the skin from breathing. Too much of anything is never good but at the same time do not under moisturise . Find a balance depending on your skin type and moisturise accordingly.
Switching routine/products without giving them a chance to work. Sometimes especially with acne breakouts you want your skin to clear so bad that you are ready to try anything and everything. It is important to choose a skin care routine or product that suits you and to stick to it for atleast a month inorder to know if its working or not.
Using harsh products to clean the face – Bar soaps may contain products that strip your delicate skin of the natural oils l leaving it dry and flaky. Instead use a gentle cleanser that will not damage youe skin.
Removing eyelash extensions – You know those days when your eye lash extensions have stayed on too long and are now starting to grow out. If you do attempt to pluck them off be really careful as they are attached close to your natural eyelashes and you might end up losing your lashes in the process. Been there done that. Alternatively go to a professional to have this done.
Biting nails – I dont even remember when i started this habit , i was probably around 12 years. Its been so hard to break but finally my nails are growing out and am not biting them anymore. Not only do you introduce germs into your mouth but also have short unsightly nails, torn cuticles and sometimes even infections .
Licking biting and chewing lips causes chapped lips that are dry and sometimes even painful. Keep lips moisturised and avoid repeatedly licking them.
What beauty sins are you guilty of commiting ? Please let me know in the comments below.