5 beauty practices you need to follow

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5 beauty practices you need to follow

Posted on: January 25th, 2018

Whether you’re a beauty guru or complete novice, we’re all guilty of slacking on our beauty regimen. The thing about your beauty routine is that it needs to be just that – routine. Changes in your skin and appearance don’t happen overnight; they take time to appear if you follow a habitual routine and good habits. Now is the time to implement these 5 simple beauty practices so you can look and feel your very best.

 

SPF: We all know it’s true that SPF is super important, right? You’ve graduated from the days of your mom slathering Coppertone on every inch of your body; you’ve made it through the baby oil and tanning bed days (thank GOD), but now what? Regardless of the weather, you need to be wearing an SPF lotion or makeup product on your face every day to protect your skin from age and sun spots and wrinkles, not to mention disease. Choose a light-weight formula that can be easily applied under your makeup, and let it soak in while you brush your teeth and get dressed, before applying your makeup.

 

Don’t overbuy products: Raise your hand if you have a handful of beauty products you never use. Now raise your hand if you have a whole drawer. Yup, we thought so. Instead of getting sucked into pretty packaging every time you hit the makeup aisle, take careful inventory of the products you already have before buying more. Toss products you never use instead of hoarding them; they’re just taking up prime real estate in your makeup arsenal, I don’t care how much you spent! Which leads to…

 

Check expiration dates: Gasp, that’s right, beauty products and cosmetics have expiration dates. Use this Cosmetic Calculator to check your products’ shelf lives. According to the website, “Cosmetic products which shelf life is less than 30 months must be marked with ‘Best before’ date according to common regulations in the most of the countries. Such products can no longer meet safety requirements as soon as expiry date has been passed.”

 

Kick bad habits: Hopefully we don’t even have to say it, but no, no, NO smoking. Okay, glad that’s out of the way. In that same vein, drinking too much alcohol, especially sugary drinks, wreaks havoc on your skin. Make sure you get at least 6 hours of sleep every night, drink plenty of water daily, and keep your hands off your face (no, seriously, don’t even think about it). Finally, no matter how tired you feel, stick to your nightly skin routine, or at the very least, wash your face.

 

No excuses: We get it – excuses are easy. Sometimes we really just are that tired to wash our face; that pimple is just that tempting to pop; the wine is just too good to stop at two glasses. But by making a true commitment to your skin by sticking to a routine, your current and future self will thank you.

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