Even though there are 24 hours in the day, just like there always has been, sometimes it seems like there is never enough time to get everything done. So the wise beauty product creators out there came up with some brilliant time-saving ideas to help cut your grooming time in half. While they may be saving you time at first, some of these products could be causing damage. So what is more important? Saving a few minutes, or healthy hair and skin? Think twice before using the following products.
Makeup Removing Wipes
It can be tempting after a night out to just grab one of those pre-soaked makeup removal pads and rub it all over your face. While doing that, at least, is better than nothing, it probably isn’t a good idea to use them on a regular basis, especially if you have sensitive skin. Without the added step of rinsing when you wash your face the old fashioned way, some leftover grime is bound to be left behind. Think about it: you are pretty much just spreading the dirt around. The wipes also tend to leave behind residue from the cleanser which can be irritating and dry your skin out. If you must use a makeup wipe, then at least rinse your face after. Your skin will thank you for it.
2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
A quick shower is significantly hindered by having to shampoo, rinse, and then condition, rinse. The 2-in-1 shampoo-conditioner combination is the perfect time-saving solution to those who press snooze a couple times too many in the morning. Except the silicone in the 2-in-1 formulas can eventually leave fine hair with a buildup that will weigh it down. This is even more of a problem if you use other silicone based products like serums. A separate conditioner can be applied only on the ends of hair where it is most needed, so it won’t have the chance to weigh hair down or make roots greasy.
Wet to Dry Straighteners
Blow drying your hair is damaging enough on its own, so why not skip that step, and save not just your hair, but a bunch of time? Sorry to break it to you, but trying to flat iron your hair when it is wet, or even just damp is the worst idea in the world. The fact that wet to dry flat irons even exist is mind-blowing. These straighteners heat up all the moisture in your hair and release it in the form of steam. Obviously, this will end up leaving your hair extremely dry and lead to static and fly-aways. You will require copious amounts of heat protecting spray and leave-in conditioner. The money you will spend on extra products will eclipse the convenience of not having to blow dry your hair. So, in the end the convenience factor isn’t much of a factor at all.
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