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Daily Skincare Blunders
Do you think you can pass the beauty faux pas test? See how many of the following beauty routine mistakes you are making that keep you from the results you crave:
1. Not Preparing Your Skin Properly
Before you start each day you have got to take the first step of daily skincare – preparing your skin first? I’m not just talking about your face. Your entire body needs an exfoliator at least once a week. Remember, your skin cells have a lifespan and new ones are created as the old ones die off. If you don’t scrub the old ones out of the way, the more youthful, smooth ones can’t show through.
2. Using the Wrong Products For Your Skin & Hair Type
You are excited to use a popular styling product but afterward, your hair looks worse than it ever looked before. What gives? You probably used a product that was great for someone else’s hair type but not your own. Here’s the deal: You’ve probably had a hairdresser tell you that your hair is coarse, fine, or somewhere in the middle. Thickness isn’t as important when it comes to styling aids-it’s all about the diameter of each hair and what its texture is. Use only hair products for fine, coarse, curly, etc according to which of these suits your type.
The same goes for your face: you must figure out what your skin type is in order to use skincare and makeup made just for you. If you aren’t sure which skin category you are in, there is a simple explanation of each HERE.
3. Skipping the Moisture
The reasons gals give me for skipping out on lotions and moisturizers is because they say their daily skincare routine results in already oily skin, or it’s hot weather, or they are just plain lazy. What’s the big deal anyway? As long as you use the correct one for your skin type, moisturizers give the skin a drink of water, so to speak. Just like we wouldn’t skip drinking water daily, moisturizing daily is a must also. Not only does it make your skin look healthier immediately, the hydration allows skin to repair itself properly and wrinkle at a slower rate.
4. Not Using Tools Correctly
Contrary to how you may feel at the moment, daily skincare and haircare tools are created to help you – not be a thorn in your side. Certain brands work better than others, and it may take a couple tries before you get your groove. Why be so hard on yourself if a beauty tool doesn’t work right the first time!
Some bobby pins are better than others and they can be your best friend. Be sure to have the squiggly line of the bobby pin against your scalp when placing into your hairstyle (so the image shown below is upside down, in other words). This placement helps create a texture and grip that your hair needs to hold on, especially if your hair is super soft and fine. The Diane 2″ Bobby Pins are my fave because they are professional-grade and stay where you put them.
If you have short lashes, you want to find a brush that is short. If it’s thickening you want, look for that claim on the box. If you already have thick lashes, then go for a long thin brush that lengthens. If you need to thicken those babies up, look for a short fat wand whose bristles are close together. The last option is what I look for most and right now, I am loving Rimmel’s RetroGlam Scandal Eyes. Yes, I seriously bought it because it said “retro” and it’s my fave so far.
can be a tremendously helpful tool because it has hold and thermal protection.
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Comment below how well you passed the daily skincare test!
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