Healthy habits make for healthy skin and hair, so keep on top of these routines.
Cleaning out your makeup bag
Makeup expires. And just like you wouldn’t eat food past its expiration date, you shouldn’t use old makeup, either. Go through your goodies every so often and toss outdated items. Besides the fact that products can change over time and possibly become less powerful, they can also harbor bacteria. Every time you use your mascara or dip your fingers into face cream, you’re adding to the bacteria inside. Think of how it can grow over the course of months or “ dare we say “ years.
Resolve to clean out your makeup bag and medicine cabinet every 2-3 months. Try adding a label to the back of some products so you can easily identify how long you’ve been using it.
Properly remove your makeup
You put makeup on your face to make yourself look and feel your best, but if you leave it on overnight, it can have the opposite effect, especially thick products like foundations. Makeup clogs your pores, so they can’t cleanse themselves properly.
If you leave makeup on your face, don’t be surprised if you wake up with pimples and blemishes “ you haven’t given your skin a chance to breathe. So load up on gentle face washes and eye makeup remover creams. You spend plenty of time putting makeup on your face “ taking it off is much faster and just as important.
Resolve to remove your makeup every night.
Read ingredients on labels
Do you buy all your makeup and beauty products based on pretty packaging, nice promises for better skin and hair or just because it’s the perfect shade or price? There’s more to choosing the right product. Read the ingredients “ you may be shocked to learn some of the chemicals in the products you spread on your body.
According to the David Suzuki foundation, U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Yuck! Learn which chemicals they consider the dirty dozen here: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosm…
Resolve to read the ingredient label and background on products every time you try something new.