We’re only human and we make mistakes, no question. However, when it comes to makeup, you might want to keep reading for a wake up call because you might not even know you’re already making these mistakes!
And isn’t it fitting how it’s almost new year’s eve? So what better time to change your makeup habits than now?
I mean, we create new year’s resolutions. We don’t wear clothes that are out of season. We even might change our hairstyles when we like. So naturally, just like everything else, our makeup habits need to be checked on and updated as necessary.
Think about it for a second. Since you started wearing makeup, what habits have changed since then? I have a feeling there’s not much and that you’ve been doing bad makeup practices all this time.
If you’d like to find out what you might need to change, keep reading!
- Stop blowing on your brushes. If it has become a habit for removing excess makeup, opt for the light-tapping technique and avoid blowing spit into your brushes. Blowing on your brush will make it a good breeding ground for bacteria to grow, and this builds up each time you blow. And because the bristles land on your skin, the bacteria will end up on your pores which might cause breakouts.
- Don’t over-trim or over-pluck your eyebrows. It’s really tempting, but keep your hands away from your razor or tweezers. Too much eyebrow grooming may lead to ingrown eyebrow hairs and uneven patches of eyebrow hair.
- Clean your brushes regularly and dry them out properly. I need to emphasize this one – again – clean your brushes regularly. If the bristles are stiff, clumping, falling out, sticking to your skin, a wash and clean might be overdue. Remember that your brushes are your tools and they need to be looked after so they can do a good job.
- Lock in your concealer and foundation using a translucent powder.
- Never sleep with your makeup on. I have to admit – I’m super guilty of this especially on long days working or after a fun night with the girls. However, your nighttime skin care regimen should be taken seriously and not for granted. Leftover makeup is not just makeup – you also have pollution on your face at the end of the day. This can lead to breakouts, wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin problems.
- Stop squeezing your spots. In fact, keep your hands away from your face as much as you can. Squeezing spots can lead to infection, making the spot worse and longer to heal.
- Another thing you should stop doing is picking on your cuticles and the rest of your skin. Skin tags can be annoying but picking on them will only cause wounds and possibly an infection, no matter how small. Breaking the integrity of your cuticle might lead to bleeding and inflammation, giving you an end result of a weaker, unhealthy nail.
- Never forget to apply moisturizer before wearing foundation. This is basic makeup 101, people. Especially if you have dry skin, not using moisturizer will lead to dry, patchy skin after applying foundation. A good moisturizer will make your makeup application go smoothly with the bonus of getting healthier skin in the long run. As you age, your skin will age much quicker if moisturizing is not a habit you include in your beauty routine.
- And never pick on your mascara! You might only end up smudging your eye makeup and even puling out your eyelashes to the point of balding. So, don’t!
Do you have other bad makeup habits I didn’t include in this list? Share them below!
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