You probably have a well-established beauty routine, but you may be making some common mistakes. Using products the wrong way can cause damage to your hair and skin. Here are some of the beauty mistakes women most frequently make and what you should do instead.
Many people think that shampooing their hair every day is the best way to keep it clean and healthy, but that isn’t true. Washing your hair too often can strip it of its natural oils and leave it dried out and damaged. Washing your hair every other day will allow it to retain moisture and stay healthy.
Another common mistake is using too much conditioner. You should not put conditioner on your scalp. The hair at the roots is new and healthier and doesn’t need conditioner. Applying conditioner to your roots can also make your hair oily. Focus on applying conditioner to the tips of your hair.
You should always protect your hair from heat damage when blow-drying or straightening it. Not doing so can make it dry and frizzy. Spray your hair with a heat protectant before styling with heat.
Many women moisturize their faces but neglect the skin on their necks. The skin on your neck is thin and delicate and can be sensitive, so it is important to take care of it. Cleanse and moisturize your neck every day.
After you apply moisturizer to your face, it needs time to dry. Don’t put your makeup on right away. Wait a minute or so before you begin to apply your foundation to prevent the makeup from thinning out and streaking.
Many women don’t clean their makeup brushes nearly often enough. It is a job that is easy to overlook, but it’s important. Not cleaning your brushes can allow bacteria to build up. You should clean your makeup brushes once a week.
Standing too close to the mirror when plucking your eyebrows can cause you to focus on each individual hair, rather than the overall shape of your brows. You could overpluck and wind up with thin or uneven eyebrows. Use a large mirror and stand a couple of steps away so you can see your entire face.