7 Beauty Mistakes To Avoid From Now On

Date February 8, 2018

A woman's aspiration to look young and beautiful sometimes goes too far. Both negligence and a keen attitude to the everyday rituals of beauty can result in a spoiled appearance. Below you can find the things that overtly harm whatever nature has given you.

1. Combing wet hair.

This is a habit that almost every girl has, but in reality, combing your hair when it is wet traumatizes and weakens it. Anastasia Sidorova, known as the 'Russian Rapunzel', shares in her Insta-blog the best way to handle hair after washing:

  • wrap your hair in a towel;
  • wait for 15 minutes;
  • pat your hair dry;
  • wait for another 5-10 minutes;
  • dry with a hairdryer in a delicate mode;
  • comb your hair when it's 85-90% dry.

2. Using anti-aging products before 25 years of age.

Dermatologists don't give an exact time when you should start buying anti-aging cosmetics. Dermatologists claim that the primary indicator is not your passport age, but rather the state of your skin. The key factors are stress, harmful habits and insufficient moisturizing.

However, the truth is that the problems that require treatment with anti-aging cosmetics occur after 30, so there's no need to hurry. It's best to consult a certified specialist to know what the current state of your skin is.

3. You don't sleep enough.

If you get enough sleep, you won't need super expensive products to look good. Equally, there're no cosmetics that can save you if you don't sleep enough. Cosmetics can hide flaws but can't solve problems.

No matter what your schedule is, do your best to find time for sleep so you don't get a shock when you look in the mirror. A lack of sleep results in the skin becoming dull, the circulation of fluid in the tissues (edema) being disrupted, the face losing freshness and elasticity, and on top of all that, bruises may appear.

4. You are too fond of tinting creams.

The golden rule of a healthy face is to let your skin breathe. You shouldn't cover it with make-up, foundations, and skin powder. The truth is that, if you can abstain from it, you should. Undoubtedly, in cold weather, a layer of make-up foundation is kind of 'warming' for the face. Therefore, in summer, you can do without a full face of make-up.

5.You rarely wash your brushes.

''Why should I wash them all the time? I'm not using them to clean the floor, after all", you might answer. But you'd be wrong and here is the reason why. Cosmetics + sebum + particles of dust and dirt = an ideal environment for bacteria to reproduce. All this results in the appearance of blackheads and inflammations on the skin.

6. You like sweets.

You don't ignore a single candy or a piece of cake. However, sugar destroys free radicals and thus, is one of the most powerful factors of skin aging. In conclusion, your love for confectionery products harms both your body shape and your skin. Moreover, the excess of sweets in your diet even contributes to your hair getting dirty faster!

7. You scrub your skin too zealously.

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Both salon and home peeling procedures (with acids, scrubbing particles or a special machine) are an important stage in skin care. Keratinized skin particles need to be removed periodically. However, be careful not to overuse this procedure. Salon peelings should be done according to a special course schedule, home peeling can be done once or twice a week depending on the dryness/fat content of the skin.

The deeper the effect of the procedure, the more trauma it causes and hence you should give your skin enough time to recover its natural protective barrier.

Contrary to popular belief, beauty doesn't require sacrifices, but rather a clever approach and constant care. It's far easier to preserve what you already have than spoil your natural appearance with harmful habits and having to start searching for ways of getting everything back.

This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.