Thou Shalt Not Commit: Beauty Sins

Beauty faux pas happen, we can all confess to that. But what about those bad beauty habits we didn’t even know we are committing in the first place? Here are 3 common beauty sins you could be guilty of without even knowing it.

Washing Your Face Before Your Hair

Our faces may feel the dirtiest when it comes to the end of the day, but stepping into the shower and washing your face first is a big mistake. Immediately go from top to bottom. When you wash your face before you hair, your skin is absorbing all the dirt, debris and product that washes away with shampoo, and this could be detrimental to your complexion. So ladies, be sure to reach for the shampoo first, then your facial cleanser.

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Cleansing with Hot Water

Heat kills bacteria, this is true. But so does your facial soap, so no need to turn up the heat with your water temperature.  Scorching hot water can cause broken capillaries in the facial area. Your skin is delicate, thin and easily reacts to temperature differences. To keep your skin in check, cleanse with lukewarm or tepid water.

Using a Straw When Drinking

Can’t drink without spilling water? Scared to stain your teeth? For whatever reason you may prefer sipping through a straw, be warned, it could cause premature wrinkling.  Repeated facial expressions, like pursing your lips can eventually cause wrinkles. So if you’re prone to spillage, practice makes perfect. Worried about coloration on your pearly whites, using a teeth whitener can help brighten and prevent stains from forming.

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