February 7, 2013
The majority of ladies are guilty of having a few bad habits, whether you bite your nails or play with your hair too much. Even though it's fine to live with certain habits, Shape magazine recently broke down the worst beauty habits ladies have, and why it's important they break them now.
Towel drying your hair
Most women use strengthening hair products like shampoo and conditioner to help lock in moisture and keep hair healthy. However, the benefits of these products might be lost as soon as you throw your locks up in a towel to help dry it.
A New York-based dermatologist told the magazine wet hair shafts are like "loosened springs that stretch and break more easily," so by twisting the hair up in the towel, it can be more susceptible to breakage and frizz. To avoid this, try gently patting down your locks in small sections, blotting and squeezing the water out.
Washing your face with harsh creams in the morning
Washing your face in the morning can help you wake up and feel prepared to face the day, but what you're using on your complexion could be hurting it rather than helping. The dermatologist reports using scrubs or harsh cleansers in the morning can strip your skin of essential oils, making your face more dry or red throughout the day. Women should instead use a more thorough scrub or face wash at night to remove the grime and dirt of the day.
Opting to wash your face in the a.m. with just water and then lathering on a moisturizer that contains SPF, may be the way to go. Bliss products like Bliss Fabulous Everyday Face Lotion SPF 15 might be a perfect option since this cream helps protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays, while offering antioxidant vitamins and minerals.
Exfoliating on the regular
Another beauty no-no has to do with exfoliating. Rubbing your skin with exfoliating cream or body wash can make you feel baby soft all over. However, you need to be careful with how often you do a treatment. The dermatologist urges women to understand their skin type - oily, dry, etc. and then go from there.
"If you have skin that tends to be oily, be careful not to overdo it, as this may have the opposite effect and cause your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil," the expert told the news source.
To be on the safe side, only exfoliate when you feel your skin might need it - if it starts looking dry or feeling to oily.