Are You Making These Common Beauty Mistakes?
Are simple beauty mistakes keeping you from looking your best? Keep reading to learn about common beauty mistakes that you should avoid.
Wearing too much foundation: Foundation done right can even out your skin tone and hide blemishes, but too much foundation can may you look older. Why? Because extra foundation settles into the lines and wrinkles on your face making them more noticeable. Opt for lightweight, translucent foundation and only use as much as you need.
Choosing the wrong shade of lipstick: There’s nothing wrong with a bold red lip, but if you want your lips to look fuller, you’re better off opting for lip gloss or a light pink shade. Darker shades can make your lips look thinner, which makes you look older.
Sleeping in your makeup: Sleeping in your makeup clogs your pores and irritates your skin. Wash your makeup off before going to bed so you can keep your face clean while you sleep. Washing off your makeup also allows you to apply nighttime moisturizer or retinol cream, which can help you look younger.
Keeping your makeup for too long: Sometimes makeup needs to be replaced long before it actually runs out. If you don’t replace makeup periodically, it could harbor bacteria that can harm your skin. It is particularly important to replace your eye makeup about every three months to avoid infections.
Washing your hair too often: Keeping your hair clean is important, but washing it too frequently can strip it of its natural oils and sap away color if your hair has been dyed. In most cases you can get away with washing your hair just 3 times a week. Use fewer hair products, avoid touching your hair with your hands, and invest in dry shampoo to keep your hair clean between washes.
Coloring your hair too light or too dark: Coloring your hair much darker than your natural shade can leave you looking older while going too far with the bleach can leave your skin looking ashen. Coloring your hair can be fun, but for best results stick to shades that are near your natural hair color and consider adding highlights to frame your face.
These are just a few mistakes to avoid. To learn more about looking your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Serure.