Monday, 5 March 2018

Skincare and Makeup Habits You Need to Quit Immediately

You always have the best of intentions with skincare routine. Each day, you drink water, you cleanse, and you prime. You are doing a lot of things very, very right. Unfortunately, even with a dozen great habits you put in, there are some really terrible ones sticking around for the ride.

Using gritty exfoliators... or not exfoliating at all

Exfoliating your skin is critical for a healthy, glowing complexion. As you get older, your skin cell turnover starts to slow way down, leaving dead skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin. That not only leaves your skin dry, dull and wrinkled-looking, but also prevents the absorption of any of the products you use to moisturize your skin.

Giving your skin a good scrub to slough off those dead skin cells will leave you with a more vibrant complexion, almost immediately. Avoid gritty scrubs that contain rough exfoliators and harsh peels to avoid irritation and inflammation, and opt for gentle ones. Exfoliate no more than a couple of times a week, but only once a week if you have sensitive skin.

Forgetting your neck and chest:The skin on your neck and chest is just as important as your face, and equally as delicate. “Any product you use on your face should also be used on your neck and chest!”

Sleeping in makeup:No matter how tired we are after a long day at work or going out with friends, it is really important to take the time to care for your skin at night. If you have an acne/ oily skin, it is imperative to wash away all that excess oil that your skin produced during the day – not to mention all the makeup that was applied and worn during the day which can lead to clogged pores. You also want to wash away all of the pollutants that skin is exposed to during the day – this is especially important to maintaining youthful skin.
Popping your Pimples 
It’s so tempting to dig right in when you see a big juicy whitehead emerge on your flawless face ,but you should know it does more harm than good ,the two most common things that will follow will be scaring and infection ,this will then leave your face filled with acne 
Forgetting to Wash Makeup Brushes 
Dirty brushes become more abrasive and dry as they become more caked with product and debris from your face. ... Cleaning your brushes regularly keeps them soft enough to not cause damage to your face. Avoid germs. Dirty makeup brushes are also a breeding ground for bacteria.
Some of my favourite makeup brush cleaner will be for Real  Technique ,please visit amazon to purchase ,link will be on the right hand side ,I also do have a post on how to wash you makeup brushes please check on my archives.

Using your Hand or Wrist to match your Foundation 

I know, everyone does. When I was not into Beauty and needed a new foundation I will match it on my hands  And that’s so wrong, because your skin isn’t the same colour all over. So, if you match it on your wrist, you can end up with a shade that’s too light or dark for your face and makes you look like a mask
By the way, matching your foundation to your jawline isn’t much better. It works, if you like to wear turtleneck tops (or is that just me?). But, what if you wear something low cut? According to makeup Gurus like Jackie Amina it’s Much better to test foundation on your chest. That way, you can wear it with any kind of clothes and be sure your skin will be the same colour all 


Making sure you cleanse your skin correctly is an important step for maintaining glowing skin. The key is to remove impurities that can clog your pores without overcleansing. which strips away your skin's natural protective oils. While the evening cleanse is crucial to removing dirt, oil, makeup and environmental pollutants, it isn't always necessary to cleanse again in the morning. The oils that your skin produces while you're sleeping are hydrating and balancing, so you don't want to wash them away.

To avoid overcleansing your skin, gently wash your face with a good cleanser and lukewarm water at night, and rinse with just lukewarm water when you wake up to retain more of your own moisturizing oils.

Did any of these resonate with you? Let me know which ones you struggle with in the comments below.  We're all guilty of at least one :)

    Thanks for always reading 



  1. Beautiful girl. I love your new profile image.
    I use to be guilty of over cleansing, it is so easy to do lol. I love your skincare posts, they give me life.

    1. OMG to think it my skincare post gives you life ,that’s an honour because your skin glows


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