Beauty Saint or Sinner?
These sins aren’t deadly, but they can age you
We can’t all be perfect. Even Gwyneth Paltrow (probably) has a bad face day. But there are some beauty sins you could be committing that are making you look less Gwyneth and more scary. Thou shalt not commit these anymore!
Sin: Sleeping With Your Makeup On: We know that having a few too many or working late can lead you to think it’s OK to skip the cleansing and head straight to your pillow. Uh-uh, girlfriend. A writer for the Daily Mail recently left her makeup on overnight for one month. The result? Her skin looked like she was about 10 years older. We’re talking wrinkles, flaky skin, and deep, cavernous pores. Think the opposite of Nike’s slogan: Just don’t do it.
Sin: Over-Exfoliating: Put down the Clarisonic and no one gets hurt. While it can be tempting to hit up your Clarisonic twice a day or use your favorite skin scrub on the reg, you’ve got to take a break. Over-exfoliating irritates your skin and actually makes your pores produce more oil, which leads to frequent breakouts. Try two, maybe three times a week at the most.
Sin: Pulling Your Ponytail Too Tight
Maybe you’re a maniac on the workout floor or think the sleeker the ponytail the better. Regardless of the reason, pulling your hair too tight can lead to hair loss. While it’s not permanent, loosen up — your hair will thank you.
Now that you know what not to do, here’s what to do: Check out the FFF Team’s best beauty tips!
xx, The FabFitFun Team