Ladies, it’s a new year and it’s time for a new and improved beauty routine. I’ve had a few flubs myself (well maybe more than a few), but this 2015 I’m vowing to turn it all around by getting rid of some bad habits. Check out what I’m purging below and hopefully you’re in better beauty shape than I am!
Okay, I know it’s an inconvenience but it’s seriously just one more step to add to your routine that’ll benefit you in the long run. Nothing ages you quite like sun damage and with the crazy heat in Singers, we really do have to be careful about skin cancer. Try and apply a high SPF sunscreen early in the morning when you wake up and ideally reapply it throughout the day to avoid ruining your skin.
Missing Your Neck and Decolletage in Skincare
Remember that beauty doesn’t end at your chin. When you’re cleansing your face, moisturising and doing all that finicky skincare stuff (oh but is it so worth it), remember to dip a little lower and make sure you’ve covered all your bases.
Sleeping with Make-Up On
Who hasn’t fallen victim to this after a night out? If looking at yourself in the mirror the morning after resembling something out of Lord of the Rings hasn’t scared you, you should probably know that unlike a lot of beauty mistakes, sleeping in your makeup is something irreversible. The damage is done and the best thing you can do to your skin is not to do it again.
Using straighteners/curlers on wet hair
Yeah, you know that sizzling sound your wet hair makes when you pass a straightener over it? That’s not a good noise. You’re literally scorching your hair follicles and drying it out; let your hair dry completely before putting your styling tools to it. (A good hair protectant is your best friend.)
Not Washing Your Make-Up Brushes
When you’re using your make-up brushes often, cleaning them is an absolute must. While they’re picking up shadow and all the fun stuff, they’re also privy to oil, dust and bacteria which isn’t so fun and can even lead to breakouts. Simply swirl your brushes round in a bowl of lukewarm water with a dollop of gentle shampoo, rinse under warm water and leave them to dry on a cloth. Ta-da!