How to Break Bad Beauty Habits


Although we’re not followers of inflexible magnificence guidelines—just like the 1 that claims we are able to solely put on vampy lipstick within the fall—there are specific pointers that we should always prioritize for the sake of more healthy pores and skin. Sure, there are “bad” habits which might be really acceptable, like not washing your hair each different day, however others go away rather less wiggle room.

Beyond the extra broadly recognized ones, equivalent to biting your nails or utilizing soiled make-up brushes, there are a bunch of under-the-radar habits you in all probability didn’t know you have been doing. With the assistance of some consultants, we’re right here that can assist you kick them as soon as and for all.


Okay, so we’re beginning with an apparent 1, however critically; no different behavior, no matter how typically you do it, causes worse injury. Plus, we might all the time use a reminder. According to Dr. Craig Kraffert, Board-Certified Dermatologist and President of Amarte Skin Care, vaping is the simplest method to curb your nicotine behavior and ultimately give up altogether.

“[Smoking] provides zero beauty benefit—only damage,” he says. “Vaping is not as damaging to the skin as smoking and there is not a great deal of data yet to quantify the relative level of damage that occurs with vaping vs. smoking.”

Not Using Primer

If you’re a make-up wearer and discover that your face is all the time melting off by lunch, it may very well be since you’re not correctly prepping your pores and skin beforehand. According to Megan Luman, Senior Mehron Educator and Celebrity Makeup Artist, one of many greatest errors she sees each women and men make is just not hydrating earlier than they apply basis and different powder/cream merchandise.

“Most people don’t understand the importance of a primer because no one has ever educated them on it. The skin is the largest organ of your body—therefore, it needs WATER!,” she says. “So anything you put on your face that contains water, i.e. liquid/cream foundation, you can count on your skin drinking it up.”

Luman recommends utilizing a silicone-based primer, like Mehron’s Velvet Finish Primer, because it higher controls oil, fills in traces, and even helps merchandise mix extra simply. “Silicone is a larger molecule that our skin cannot absorb, so it creates a barrier between the skin and the makeup. So essentially, the two never actually touch.”

Using Makeup Wipes as a Cleanser

If you’re consistently on-the-go or just too drained to take away your make-up earlier than mattress, know make-up wipe isn’t the place your cleaning routine ought to finish. In truth, they really go away residue on the pores and skin and go away it dirtier than it was earlier than. According to Dr. Kraffert, a whole lot of them additionally comprise doubtlessly hazardous chemical substances, equivalent to formaldehyde releasing preservatives, that guarantee an extended shelf life, however finally dry out the pores and skin.

“In Korea, makeup wipes are falling out of favor due to a general sense that they are not the best option for skin health and beauty,” he says. “I might suggest utilizing a correct cleanser equivalent to Amarte Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam for a deep cleanse with out residual dryness or tightness.”

Assuming Makeup with SPF is Enough

You’re off to an important begin in case your make-up merchandise embrace some stage of UV safety, however the draw back is that we neglect to protect the remainder of our physique. According to Dr. Kraffert, “Although SPF is certainly an added benefit to makeup products such as foundations, the makeup isn’t applied thick enough and evenly enough in most cases… to key beauty zones—neck, décolleté, hands and arms—to be considered enough protection from the sun’s harmful rays.”

The resolution is straightforward: Invest in a physique SPF, just like the Amarte Ultra Veil Sunscreen.

Sleeping on Your Side

Ever surprise why celebrities like Kim Kardashian swear by sleeping on their backs? According to Dr. Jame Heskett, advisor for the anti-aging model HydroPeptide, having your face in opposition to a pillow, particularly if it’s not silk or satin, really accelerates the formation of traces and wrinkles.

He says, “Practice simply stress-free on the again while you’re awake. Once the physique makes the connection between leisure and physique place, it is going to be simpler to go to sleep in that place. If you’ll be able to’t all the time sleep in your facet, a minimum of fight wrinkles with a robust anti-aging cream, like HydroPeptide’s Nimni Cream, so every part bounces again within the morning.”

Exfoliating Every Day

You’ll be hard-pressed to discover a magnificence junkie with out his or her trusty facial cleaning brush, which makes it simple to go overboard with exfoliation. Dr. Heskett says once we do that each and even each different day, it throws our pores and skin’s pure micro organism stability out of whack. This, in flip, results in random breakouts and different pesky pores and skin points.

The pores and skin has a pure stability of fine micro organism and oils that preserve your pores and skin wholesome, glowing and youthful,” he says. “When you exfoliate too much, you run the risk of creating an imbalance in the skin, which can lead to redness, dryness and breakouts. Then, more products get thrown at the problem, which starts the vicious cycle all over.”

Instead, preserve your exfoliation to someday every week, and for those who actually need to curb this unhealthy behavior, think about shaving. “I know this sounds crazy, but the best exfoliation I’ve found is shaving,” says Heskett. “With a regular razor and shaving cream, shaving your face will remove dead skin cells like expensive spa treatments. And no, you won’t grow a beard.” (LOL, thanks.)

Cleansing With Hot Water

At the top of an extended day, nothing feels higher than a steamy bathe. Unfortunately, it’s form of a nightmare in your pores and skin. According to most dermatologists, together with Dr. Kraffert, scorching water “damages skin’s protective barrier and causes engorgement of tiny blood vessels, which may lead to permanently dilated skin blood vessels over time and result in skin ruddiness and uneven tone.”

In truth, avoiding scorching water is gospel in what we think about the skincare capital: Korea. So, get into the behavior of washing your face outdoors of the bathe and with a delicate exfoliant as an alternative. “Washcloth exfoliation is hard to control and often misses the mark by creating too much exfoliation with irritation, or not enough with suboptimal results,” says Kraffert. “Instead, I might suggest steadily exfoliating with Amarte Daily ExfoliPowder, a plant seed-based sharpening cleanser that removes dry, boring pores and skin.”

Great skilled ideas, proper? There’s no time like the current to kick bad-for-you habits and change them with routines that’ll preserve you glowy, wholesome, and blissful.

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