It’s an old saying when applying makeup that less is more.
This is true for other beauty secrets such as facial treatments, pedicure treatments, and hair treatments.
Here are five beauty habits you should reduce today.
There are some bad beauty habits that we need to break. Check out this video and learn of some of them.
1. Overdoing It With Vitamins
While vitamins are good for you, you can actually go overboard with some. Watch your vitamin intake, so you do not get effects such as skin flushing, skin becoming darkened, or hair loss. And, it’s not just over the counter vitamins either. You must watch your daily intake you receive via food also. Pay attention to the labeling of foods and adhered to the daily recommended intake.
2. Exfoliating Daily
Exfoliation is a great way to rid yourself of dead skin cells. However, too much exfoliation strips your skin of vital cells and can irritate your skin. Now if you feel the need to cleanse your face with something other than a moisturizing wash, opt for a facial peeling mask. There is no granular substance, and you just lightly peel it from your face. These masks can help soothe irritated skin.
3. Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard
Sometimes it seems to take a bit much to get clean teeth. But stop giving it all you’ve got to brush your teeth, which wears down your tooth enamel or irritates your gums. Opt instead to use a soft bristle toothbrush or use an electric toothbrush such as the Philips Sonicare Plaque Control Rechargeable Toothbrush. You can also use a pre-rinse mouthwash to help soften and remove the plaque easily from your teeth.
Brushing too hard can wear down your tooth’s enamel and hurt your gums
4. Indulging in Weekly Pedicures
Pedicures are wonderful at producing soft, beautiful feet. However, you increase your chance of catching infections going each week. Even though these foot spas are thoroughly disinfected, there may be a chance everything is not cleaned as well, and you could walk out with a nail fungus infection. Instead, do your own pedicure at home.
5. Wearing the Rush-N-Go Ponytails
Sometimes you run behind when getting up and out the door for work. You can always depend on grabbing a hair band and putting up your perfected rush-n-go ponytail or bun. However, pulling your hair back and up from the nape of your neck is a consistent pull of your hair follicles. It stresses your follicles, and you’ll notice hair loss or thinning patches around the hairline.
Make sure when you do use a band that it’s a fabric coated hair band and not a plain rubber band such as these Goody Ouchless No Metal Black Elastics. A rubber band literally cuts into your hair, weakens and breaks it. You don’t have to eliminate wearing ponytails, just do so in moderation. Wrap your hair for a sleek style or sleep with foam rollers so you’ll always have soft curls ready for the next day.
What tips do you have for other readers about not overdoing it with their favorite beauty ritual?