Mistakes are part of every person’s life; we make them, learn from them, and try to not make the same mistakes again in the future. It is a kind of never-ending cycle. While it’s in human nature to make mistakes, when you make them knowingly, nobody is to be blamed but only you. However, we are not here to discuss mistakes in general, this discussion revolves around certain beauty mistakes that most of us make in our daily lives, and that is somehow ruining our appearance in one way or another. Whether it’s your skin or hair, knowingly or unknowingly you might be making certain mistakes with them, and the mistakes in question can cost you your precious skin and hair. By making a couple of simple changes in your routine, you will be able to give your look a boost. If you want to know whether or not you are making any mistake when it concerns your skin and hair, you should give this article a read to find out.
Touching your face constantly
A lot of us have a habit of constantly touching our faces, which is one of the cardinal beauty sins to commit. Considering your hands come in contact with several things throughout the day, they end up harboring germs, dirt, and bacteria. And when you use the same hands to touch your face without washing them, you end up transferring all these foreign substances to your face, which results in clogged pores and acne. Also, if the need comes, you should only touch your face after ensuring that your hands are all clean.
Licking your lips
Licking your lips might give you temporary relief from dry lips, and it might feel good for a bit, but this beauty habit can be damaging in the long run. When the saliva on your lips evaporates, it ends up making your lips appear even drier from the surface. Therefore, you should refrain from licking your lips, and if you have dry, chapped lips, increasing water intake and applying lip balm will help to curb the problem.
Rubbing your eyes vigorously
The skin around our eyes is much thinner and delicate than the rest of our face, all that tugging and pulling can prompt the appearance of first signs of aging, therefore, you should be pretty careful around your eyes. If you have a habit of rubbing your eyes that too vigorously, you need to break this habit right away as this could also result in inflammation, and some cases end up getting pretty severe. In case your eyes are feeling irritated, you can use a clean tissue or fingertip to relieve irritation.
Washing your hair every day
If you have an oily scalp, it’s quite understandable to feel the itch to wash your hair every day, and some of you might even do that, but you should know that regular hair wash can damage your hair in the long run. Washing your hair every day results in stripping of natural oils from your mane that leaves it drier and lifeless. Ideally, every person should wash their hair two to three times a week and not more than that. Also, you should pick the shampoo based on your hair type and concerns to ensure that all its needs and requirements are being met.
Using heat styling products regularly
Exposing your hair to heat on a daily basis can cause so much damage to your locks. It’s fine to use heat styling products occasionally, but if you have a habit to use them every day, you need to stop doing that right away. You should try to air dry your hair as much as possible, and on days when you are using a heat styling product, always make sure to apply a heat protectant to your mane.