We all have bad beauty habits. Admit it. There’s so many things us ladies tell ourselves that we need to do but never get around to it. Every now and then you need a little push to get back on track and clear out your beauty products and try new things! Today I’m sharing 5 Bad Beauty Habits that You Need to Break!
I am in no means telling you that you have to do these things. This post is a bit of fun and I would love to hear about your bad beauty habits too!
1: Using Makeup After It’s Expiry Date
You know when you love that mascara so much that you never want to throw it away? Well, bad news! On all makeup and skincare products there is an expiry date. You see that symbol which is a pot with a lid coming off it that says 6M or 12M inside? (Best explanation ever) You should definitely be throwing away and replacing your products within that time frame and regularly.
It’s quite dangerous to be using out-of-date beauty products on your skin and definitely around your eyes! So throw away that foundation that’s six months out-of-date and eye shadow palette that you loved so much. Use it as an opportunity to refresh your collection!
2: Sleeping with Your Makeup On
When you get back from a night out and you’re tired, drunk and all you want to do is sleep. The last thing you want to do is take off your makeup, right?!
My top tip for this would be to put your makeup remover and cleanser next to your bed, along with a glass of water, so you won’t be difficult to find everything you need.
Sleeping with your makeup on is one of the worst things you can do for your skin, and you’ll regret it in the morning!
3: Not Cleaning Your Brushes Regularly
Look over to your makeup brushes. How long ago did you last clean them? I know, it is way overdue. It is so important to regularly clean and cleanse your makeup brushes of bacteria and excess makeup. It’s a pain, but there are so many products out there to help you do it! I use the B. Makeup Brush Cleanser to thoroughly clean my brushes and also to remove bacteria between uses. Though there’s nothing water and baby shampoo can’t do!
Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly will also reduce your chances of having breakouts! (As well as make you realise how much stuff you actually put on your face. Yikes!)
4: Using Heat On Your Hair Every Day
I hate going to the hair dressers. I will literally wait until my hair is breaking off and is so dry I can’t cope anymore. If you’re anything like me and hate going too, then you should definitely try to stop using heat on your hair every day. I know it’s hard when you have work in the morning and need to dry your hair, in which case you should definitely get some heat protection products!
Giving your hair that break from 200 degree heat a few days a week will really show a difference, and your hair will thank you for it!
5: Applying Eye Shadow Without Using a Primer
This one isn’t really a bad beauty habit as such, but honestly, an eye primer will save you so much time and effort when doing your makeup. I am currently using the Makeup Revolution eye primer and it helps my eye shadow last such a long time compared to applying it straight onto my eye lid.
I’ve also noticed less eye shadow fall-out which is amazing. There’s nothing worse than creating a perfect base, and then it becoming all pink and glittery because of fall-out. If you don’t have an eye primer handy, try using a concealer, set with face powder, on your eye lids instead! The eye shadow will stick a lot easier because of it.
Are you guilty of any of these Bad Beauty Habits? I definitely am! Let me know in the comments!