Trying to achieve flawless skin is difficult with harsh pollutants in the air. To protect your face, one trick is to keep your hands out of your face.
However, the following six seemingly harmless beauty products should be avoided as well.
1. Your Favorite Hair Spray or Perfume Beauty Product
If you’re like most women, you spray a ton of hair spray to hold that perfect style. Unfortunately, a lot of it does get on your face. Afterwards, you may spritz perfume on your pulse points, such as your inner wrists, behind your ears, inner elbows, and on your temples.
However, hair sprays and perfume, both contain alcohol. As you know, alcohol dries your skin out, quickly making you look older than you are, try to avoid this beauty product.
To overcome this, ensure you could your face with a towel to prevent the hair spray from getting on your face. Alternatively, wipe your face with a warm towel to get the spray off. Avoid perfume on your face. To help the scent last longer, apply a tiny dab of Vaseline to these points before applying your perfume.
2. Deodorant on Hot Days
If you sweat often or live in a sweltering climate, the thought of deodorant on your face to keep it from gleaming or sweating all day may have crossed your mind. There are even facial deodorant wipes that exist on the market. Sweating helps cleanse the pores and enables your skin to breathe.
Mother Nature has a completely safe product for you. Aloe Vera not only heals your skin, but acts as a natural skin coolant. Aloe Vera gel is a product to keep your face cool and dry for a few hours.
3. Hair Color for Your Brows
If you’re looking to match your eyebrow color to your hair, skip the at home coloring kit. This dye can irritate your
skin and keep your eyes teary. Instead, use a tinted brow mascara to color in your eyebrow arch.
4. Shampoo as a Facial Cleanser
If you’re in a rush and feel you can take care of your hair and face in one step, you may want to rethink that. Hair shampoo strips your hair of oil and dirt. While you do want to strip these irritants from your face, shampooing is not the correct process.
It’s very harsh for your skin and can leave it dry and flaky. If you don’t have time for your normal facial cleaning process, opt for plain water until you can continue your normal facial regimen.
5. Heavy Creams and Lotions
If you have dry skin, you should never apply heavy creams or lotions to your face. For one, they are too thick for your delicate face. Your skin will not be able to breathe. Lotions are not going to treat your anti-aging problems at all.
Finally, the fragrances found in creams and lotions will irritate your skin. Always use a light facial moisturizer, such as this Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream.
6. Vinegar and Acidic Products
Some homemade toners are made with vinegar. Yes, it’s excellent and inexpensive to use, but the longer vinegar sits out, the more acidic it gets. Vinegar can burn your tender skin.
If you’re guilty of any of the above six items touching your face, give it a week and see if your face improves. You should notice clearer skin that’s less irritated.