6 Common Beauty Mistakes
Alright chicks, it's time for some tough love. I need to tell you, chances are, you're doing it wrong.
I'm taking about your beauty routine. But it's not your fault! A lot of women are misinformed when it comes to their every day beauty routines. Let's see if we can't take your beauty to the next level by changing a few simple habits.
Here are six, often wrongly performed tasks when it comes to getting the best results out of your skin, nail, and hair care routines.
#1: Properly Paint Your Nails
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Not everyone is a professional when it comes to painting their nails, but this is a safe guide for full nail coverage and most likely the least amount of nail polish getting on anything other than your nail. Give your polish a better chance of survival by always finishing with a top coat. This protects the nail polish against chipping. (via indulgy.com)
#2: Insert a Bobby Pin
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A fact unknown to many, the wavy part of the bobby pin was designed to have a better hold on the hair instead of slipping off, which is why it should be on the bottom when putting it in your hair. With this knowledge you will now hopefully have better luck keeping that bobby pin to style your hair the way you want it. (via honeyandfitz.blogspot.ca)
#3: Drying Your Hair
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When it comes to drying your hair, using a blow dryer all the time isn't very healthy for it. A popular trick these days is to braid your hair before going to sleep and unbraid it in morning. This will reveal gorgeous beach waves desired by many. Here is a video for how to french braid your hair. Leaving your hair a bit damp as you braid it allows for a better chance for your hair to dry into the wavy style. (via ohsoprettythediaries.com) Also, preserving a blow out with overnight twisted braids is another trick that works well. (via thebeautydepartment.com)
#4: Washing Your Hair
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Washing your hair is a routine that people don't always follow guidelines for. First of all, your hair doesn't need to be washed everyday. You need to keep some of the original oils in your hair, and colour treated hair fades a lot faster if washed daily. As for the washing steps: Lather the shampoo in your hands first and then massage the shampoo into your roots, no hard scrubbing is needed for the rest of your hair. Rinse with cool to cold water for best results. Apply conditioner to the ends and length of your hair, not as important for the roots, and leave it in for 3-5 minutes like the bottle says. (via hellogiggles.com)
#5: Washing Your Face
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When it comes to washing your face, here are some easy steps to follow in order to get clean and fresh looking skin. A lot of people tend to wash their face twice a day. Consider just washing your face once a day to keep some of the moisture in. Use a cleanser to remove makeup and any dirt or excess oil from your face. Follow up with a toner to remove any tricky makeup or dirt and tighten your pores. And lastly, use a moisturizer to make your skin feel smooth. (via redbookmag.com, carolinamerlegirl.blogspot.ca)
#6: Perfume Over Clothes
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Most people spritz on some perfume overtop of their clothes before leaving the house, but this is actually harmful for the fabrics of clothing, and in return can make the perfume smell not as desirable. Rubbing perfume into your wrists isn't the best way to apply it either. A better way of wearing perfume is to lightly dab or spray it onto one or two of the "pulse points" of the body (knees, wrists, base of throat, and behind earlobes) before getting dressed. (via realsimple.com)
Which of these beauty blunders are you guilty of?
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Great, simple tips!
These are excellent tips!
wow didnt even know the last one thats good to know!
Unfortunately, I'm guilty of it all, except for the bobby pins...I don't wear those. I'll try my best to break these habbits.
nothing new for me except the bobby pin thing.
I never knew how to insert bobby pins properly and as a result they keep falling out and my hair falling apart! I would buy packs after packs and lose them all haha. I love braiding my hair before bed..I always get a nice wavy style and it saves a lot of time in the morning.
Thaanks For the great tips!
I had no idea that perfume was bad for your clothing.. I load mine on before leaving the house! Oops.
Great tips... I'm very bad for spraying perfume on all over me and my clothes makes sense its not good for the fabric.
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