What are your beauty habits and are they helping or harming you?
You could be using the best beauty products out there and yet still not get the results that you desire..
This could boil down to bad beauty habits. So what are they?
Uncover the 6 beauty habits to get out of today!
1. Not removing makeup before sleeping
You might feel like it’s a chore to remove makeup at the end of a long day, however it’s very important for your skin health. Dirt and oil has been slowly building up on your face (on top of the makeup that you have on) throughout the day. This makes it an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, which leads to breakouts, etc. Not only that, your pillow would be contaminated with these dirt and bacteria as well. So do spend a few minutes to cleanse your of makeup, your skin would thank you for it!
2. Using the same old makeup for years..
If you notice that your cosmetics have cracked, separated or gives off a weird smell, you’re better off throwing them away. Using expired makeup can cause you breakouts and even eye infections. Typically, makeup like mascara has to be changed every 3 months, 6 months for makeup with cream consistency (like foundation, lip gloss, concealer, etc) and 2 years for powders.
3. Not cleaning your makeup brush or sponge
Yes, while we’re still on the topic of makeup, this is one that many still do. Your makeup brushes and sponges are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria. And if you do not wash them every 1-2 weeks, you’re effectively apply bacteria on your face every time you makeup. Just wash with soap, rinse off and leave to dry before keeping.
4. Picking at your skin
Picking your acne or blemishes (though satisfying as it may feel) would only delay its healing and you’d also risk spreading the bacteria elsewhere. And worst of all, it could lead to unsightly scars on your face.
5. Not moisturing
Even if you’ve normal, combination or oily skin, you still need to moisturise your face. Moisturisers help to plump up your skin and prevent wrinkles from forming. If you’ve combination, oily or problematic skin, you might to consider going for water based moisturisers instead (like Medik8 Hydr8 B5 – a lightweight water based hydrator with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5). And notice the difference in terms of softness and smoothness after applying.
6. Slacking on the sun protection
Did you know: The most preventable cause of skin ageing is sun damage. And that’s why we cannot stress enough on the importance of sun protection. If you’re in the habit of skipping sunscreen everyday, you might want to reconsider this habit if you want to “age gracefully”. Do go for sunscreens that are broad spectrum (protects you against both UVA and UVB). For 2-in-1 sunscreen + day moisturiser, you might to consider either Medik8 Hydr8 Day or White Balance Day.
Medik8 products are designed with green chemistry techniques that is kind to your skin and to the environment. At the same time, they contain the active ingredients in innovative delivery methods that have been scientifically proven to deliver you results!