Each of us wants to look good: we spare no time for self-care, money for good cosmetics and energy for fitness. However, even the most avid beautyholics make these mistakes! Test yourself, for sure you also make typical mistakes of a well-groomed lady.
1. Use foam cleanser only in the evening
Many women are convinced that you need to wash your face with foam or a special gel only in the evenings, when you wash off your makeup. But in the morning it is supposedly enough to rinse your face with water so as not to disturb the natural pH of the skin. In fact, everything is completely wrong! In the morning, your skin also needs a thorough cleansing - you need to remove the remnants of the night cream and skin secretion to open the pores and allow the skin to breathe.
2. Wash your face with cold water
Well, yes, your grandmother also told you that in the morning you need to wash yourself with cold water in order to be fresh and shine later. Nothing like this! Cold water leads to vasoconstriction (hello, nasty "stars"!), Dryness and flaking of the skin. The optimal temperature for washing is room temperature, + 24-25 degrees. That's when you'll really shine.
3. Use hair mask frequently
Most hair masks, especially professional ones, have small print on the back saying "Use once a week". The fact is that this recommendation should be taken literally - the mask is applied along the entire length of the hair, excluding the root zone, only once a week. And in no case should you replace the usual hair conditioner with a mask. What will happen? Instead of strengthening and moisturizing, you will get brittle hair: "overfed" with useful substances, they become weak, too soft and prone to split ends.
4. Shave your legs with soap or shower gel
It's just legs! Why transfer shaving foam to them? Well, then do not be surprised that the skin of the lower legs dries very much, and the risk of cuts and scratches also increases. Shaving foam moisturizes and creates a protective “cushion” between the skin and the blade, while the gel, on the contrary, dries the skin, making it more vulnerable.
5. Don't blow-dry your hair: "Let them rest"
Sometimes you give your hair a real "holiday" by letting it dry naturally. Well, we hasten to disappoint you: this is a mistake. On long hair, water evaporates slowly, its molecules squeeze proteins out of the hair structure, making it brittle. Is there a way out? Of course there is: blow dry, but with cold air.
6. Scrub problem skin
As soon as rashes or black spots appear on the skin, you rush to clean it as soon as possible - scrubs, peels and even electric brushes are used. But this is just a fatal mistake! You can’t touch any pimples at all - with the help of a scrub, you will only spread the “infection” all over your face. If there are problems - on the contrary, use the most gentle cleansing foams and temporarily suspend the use of any aggressive cleansing methods. All this entertainment is only for clear skin!
7. Spraying perfume on your hair
You have certainly heard that it is the hair that retains the scent of perfume the longest. That's how it is, but only any toilet water or perfume contains alcohol, which means they mercilessly dry your hair - then don't be surprised that your hair has become so dry.
8. Started using anti-age products in advance
There is a misconception that if you start using anti-aging products earlier, then the skin will stay young longer. In reality, everything is somewhat different: you simply “overfeed” the skin with collagen and hyaluronic acid. Even if she still perfectly produced elastin on her own, addiction can occur, and in the future anti-age will no longer help - when it is really needed.
9. Do not apply cream on the décolleté area
We all know perfectly well that 2 times a day, moisturizer should be applied to the face and neck. Have you forgotten about the décolleté area? Here she is the first and will give out your age in 20 years! To prevent this from happening, stop being greedy - pay attention to the delicate skin of the neckline, then you will only be grateful to yourself.
10. Tweeze your eyebrows before applying makeup
Not many ladies remember that eyebrow plucking and makeup are two rituals that are in no way compatible and should not happen one after the other. Most often, we first pinch excess hairs, shaping the eyebrows, and then we begin to paint. Despite the redness and the fact that tiny wounds formed in place of the hairs, ready to accept any infection. Then some shadows will definitely fall on this area or an eyebrow pencil will be applied. Wonderful! It is best to adjust the eyebrows, for example, in the evening - during the night the skin will have time to calm down, and you will be able to proceed to make-up without a twinge of conscience.