Bad Beauty Habits

18 Bad Beauty Habits You Need to Change This Year

How many of these bad beauty habits do you practice? If you’re reading this, we’re willing to bet at least four or five…

Your health and appearance are important, but there are some beauty habits that can actually be harmful. Because not all beauty habits are good ones, and some of them are downright bad.

Bad beauty habits are hard to break, especially when they’re old ones. In fact, it can be difficult to even realize you have them until you go and do a full-scale inspection of your daily routine.

That’s why we have compiled a list of 18 bad beauty habits we see women practicing that you need to change this year if you want to look your best at every age!

18 Bad Beauty Habits

Here are some bad beauty habits you should change.

1.     Not Caring for Your Hands

Your hands are one of the first places that show signs of aging. Yet, we often neglect them, subjecting them to harsh conditions and chemicals without giving them the TLC they deserve.

If you want to keep your hands looking young and healthy, you need to start taking care of them now.

2.     Over-Exfoliation

One of the most common bad beauty habits is over-exfoliation. Over-exfoliation can cause inflammation, and redness, and even lead to permanent damage to your skin.

If you’re using a physical exfoliator (like a sugar scrub), only use it once or twice a week.

And if you’re using a chemical exfoliator (like glycolic acid), make sure you follow the directions on the product and don’t overdo it.

Also Read: 13 Home Remedies to Reduce Facial Redness Fast

3.     Washing Face Directly Without Removing Makeup

Many people are guilty of washing their face without first removing their makeup. This is a bad habit because it can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

Additionally, not removing your makeup before washing your face can cause your skin to age prematurely.

To avoid these issues, be sure to remove your makeup before washing your face each night.

It’s important to find a good way to remove makeup from your face since you should never sleep with it on.

Removing all traces of makeup will ensure that your skin doesn’t look dry or irritated.

4.     Not Wearing a Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. Not only does it help protect you from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays, but it also helps prevent premature aging and skin cancer.

Yet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, only 15 percent of Americans regularly use sunscreen on their face every day.

If you’re not already in the habit of wearing sunscreen, make 2022 the year you start. Your skin will thank you for it!

5.     Using Harsh Face Cleansers

Even though it might feel like you need to scrub your face clean of all dirt and grime, using a harsh cleanser can actually do more harm than good.

Harsh cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry, tight, and irritated.

Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser that will clean your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture.

6.     Touching Your Face Often

One of the worst beauty habits you can have is touching your face often. Your hands are full of bacteria, which can easily transfer to your face and cause breakouts.

Plus, touching your face can also lead to wrinkles and premature aging. If you want to keep your skin looking its best, it’s important to keep your hands away from your face as much as possible.

7.     Popping Your Pimples

We all know the satisfying feeling of finally getting rid of a pesky pimple. But did you know that popping your pimples can actually cause more harm than good?

Not only can it leave behind scars, but it can also spread bacteria and lead to new breakouts. If you want clear skin, resist the urge to pop!

The next time you feel one coming on; grab some acne-fighting topical cream instead.

8.     Using Expired Makeup

One of the bad beauty habits you can have is using expired makeup. Not only is it bad for your skin, but it can also lead to infection.

Expired makeup can cause breakouts, rashes, and even eye infections. So make sure to check the expiration dates on your makeup and toss anything that’s past its prime.

9.     Sleeping in Makeup

Sleeping in makeup is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Not only does it clog your pores, but it also rubs off on your pillow and sheets, which can cause breakouts.

Plus, it can lead to premature aging and wrinkles. So make sure you wash your face every night before bed!

10.    Not Washing Your Pillowcase

Another bad beauty habit you can have is not washing your pillowcase. Your pillowcase comes into contact with your face every night, so it’s important to keep it clean.

Not washing your pillowcase can cause breakouts, as well as exacerbate existing skin conditions.

Plus, it’s just gross. Make a habit of washing your pillowcase once a week and you’ll see a difference in your skin.

11.      Not Drinking Enough Water

Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your health, but it can also do wonders for your skin.

When you’re properly hydrated, your skin looks plumper and more radiant. Not to mention, it can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

So if you’re not drinking enough water, make it a priority this year. Keep a bottle by your desk at work, or set an alarm on your phone so that you’re reminded to drink at least eight glasses each day.

You make like to read: 18 Best Home Remedies for Sun Tanning – Get Rid of that Unwanted Tan Fast!

12.     Using Dirty Makeup Brushes

It’s so important to keep your makeup brushes clean, yet so many of us don’t do it as often as we should.

Over time, dirt and oil build up on the bristles and can cause breakouts, irritation, and uneven application of makeup. 

Cleaning them regularly (every 3-4 weeks) with a mild soap or brush cleaner will remove bacteria and oils that have built up during use.

Bonus: Dry them upside down to avoid moisture collecting at the base of the brush where bacteria thrive!

13.     Using Makeup Wipes

Makeup wipes are one of the worst offenders when it comes to bad beauty habits. Not only are they bad for your skin, but they’re also terrible for the environment. If you’re using makeup wipes, it’s time to make a change.

Here are six reasons why you should ditch the makeup wipes and switch to a better option.

  1. They strip your skin of natural oils
  2. Moreover, they can dry out your sensitive skin
  3. Increase inflammation on the surface of your skin
  4. They contain harmful chemicals like alcohol and fragrances that can lead to breakouts
  5. Furthermore, they don’t remove waterproof mascara or eyeliner easily
  6. They create more trash on the planet which is not good for animals or humans!

There are so many other great alternatives out there, so do yourself a favor and take care of yourself with something better!

14.     Sharing Your Makeup

We all have that one friend who loves to share her makeup. And while it may seem harmless, sharing makeup can actually be pretty dangerous.

Here’s why:

You never know where that makeup has been. If your friend has ever had a cold sore, there’s a chance she could have transferred the virus to her makeup and then to you.

Bacteria can grow on makeup, especially if it’s old or expired. So, even if your friend’s makeup is clean, there’s a chance it could be covered in bacteria that could cause breakouts or other skin problems.

 Using someone else’s makeup can bring on an allergic reaction, especially if you have sensitive skin.

15.     Applying Skincare Products in the Wrong Order

One of the most important steps in any skincare routine is layering your products in the right order.

This ensures that each product can do its job properly and that your skin gets the full benefit of each one.

Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of layering their products in the wrong order.

16.      Using Hot Water for Showering

One of the worst things you can do for your skin is use water that is too hot when showering. This can strip away your skin’s natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and irritated.

If you have sensitive skin, using hot water can also cause redness and inflammation. Stick to lukewarm or cool water instead to help keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

17.      Tweezing Out Ingrown Hair on the Face

One of the most common bad beauty habits is tweezing out ingrown hairs on the face. This can cause scarring, redness, and irritation.

If you must tweeze, do so carefully and with clean hands and tools. Pull the hair in the direction it is growing, not against it.

When you remove hair from your eyebrows, make sure to use a trimming tool instead of plucking individual hairs.

Using a trimming tool avoids breaking or pulling at the eyebrow hair and ensures even length. The same goes for removing unwanted nose hairs!

18.      Using Comedogenic Skincare Products

A lot of people think that all skincare products are the same, but that’s not true. There are different types of skincare products, and some of them can actually be bad for your skin.

Comedogenic skincare products are one type that you should avoid. These products can clog your pores and cause breakouts.

So, if you’re using any comedogenic products, make sure to stop in 2022.

Bottom Line

It’s worth investing a little extra time and money into taking care of your skin if it means a lifetime of good looks and confidence. We know bad beauty habits can be hard to break, but trust us, your skin will thank you in the long run.

We hope you find this post useful, and if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment down below!

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