Many of us take our beauty seriously and spend serious time in front of the mirror every day perfecting our makeup and applying moisturizer. However, we may be doing things wrong within our beauty regime while affecting our health in the process.
Here are just some of the mistakes you may be making.
You don’t need to wash your hair every day. 3 or 4 times a week is enough, but if you prefer to give your hair a good clean on a daily basis, avoid using too much shampoo. There is more advice at https://www.buzzfeed.com which will give you guidance in better caring for your hair.
Your hair and makeup tools should be cleaned regularly to remove the buildup of dirt and bacteria. You’re trying to make yourself look pretty by removing those dead skin cells when you exfoliate, so you don’t want to redeposit any debris back into your face
and damage your skin.
The effects of a good sleep can be found at . However, you need to remove every ounce of makeup from your face the night before because you will wake up with parched and blotchy skin. You should also avoid lying with your face pressed too heavily into the pillow as you will wake up with added lines on your face that can lead to wrinkling.
You may have a beautiful complexion, but if your teeth are covered in plaque, and your breath smells worse than your cat’s litter tray, all the work you have put into your face will be undone. Many of us hate going to the dentist but have a look at http://www.healthnewsdigest.com which may put your mind at ease. A modern dental practice is not the torture chamber you expect, so make regular visits to maintain your pearly whites.
Hot water will leave your skin feeling parched and can undo the hard work you have put in moisturizing it. Use cool or lukewarm water when washing, and splash hot water onto your face in the shower rather than letting it flow over your skin.
All the skin care products in the world won’t save your beauty if you consume a lot of alcohol and smoke cigarettes every day. Alcohol will dehydrate your face and decrease vitamin A which is necessary for fending off free radicals. Nicotine will make your skin look discolored and depletes vitamin C which protects and repairs skin cells.
There are some great ideas for a healthy lifestyle here at https://whenwomeninspire.com that can revolutionize your health as well as your beauty.
Your skin becomes dehydrated throughout the day through all the sweat you expel, so you need to re-hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water. Doctors recommend between 8 and 12 glasses a day. You may need to head to the loo more often, but your skin and your overall health will feel the benefits.
Very interesting! So easy to get this stuff wrong!
Thank you for these tips I found the shampoo link useful too.. And drinking plenty of water very important.. :-) Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL week dear Christy.. Big hugs xx Sue
It’s so easy to get busy and not take care of ourselves. Thanks for the reminder. :)
It’s funny isn’t it how we’re always finding out new things about these bodies of ours ;) Happy Friday, Lisa!
Women………… Hey Christy! we have to go out to meet George and Stephanie I tell you while waiting in the hall having a beer, “I’ll be right there” You say, two hours later….. I’m laid down in the floor already drunk and you come out of the bathroom “I’m already finished lets go” and me, ” I’m already done, you go”
This is so helpful! I’ve found that once you get into those certain bad habits, you keep doing them even if you know it’s wrong! Looking forward to your future posts!
Stop by my space sometime,
Hi Mena, I’ll be over today :)
More excellent advice, Christy. It’s easy to fall into bad habits, or even ignore advice. But taking care of our looks is important from the start if we are to benefit in later years. 😀
A lot of good tips my darling xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Many hugs!! xxx
And you spesh Christy. Was away seeing a friend in Fauldhouse. just back xxxxxx
I’m stressed! I already do two of these.. time to make some changes
Hi C! I’ve been doing some of these tips for a long time now. Thanks for increasing another hacknon my arsenal😊
Fabulous tips, Christy. I try to drink water, it is just so much more interesting with coffee or tea added SIGH!
Beauty sleep? Horsefeathers! I’d be happy to get any kind of sleep. :D
I get zero beauty sleep. I’m lucky to average 2-3 a night, and those are UGLY hours, believe me. But I work hard to keep up the rest. And yes, a beautiful smile can compensate for other things…oral hygiene is not just cosmetic but good for overall health! And water does just make everything run better, I think. It’s our motor oil.
Drinking enough water is one of my neglects.
(Think I commented on hair on the next post, but that’s because I read a bunch of posts before I started commenting)
Teeth! That’s a biggie, but healthy is the word. Do you really need to shell out $$$$ for purely cosmetic reasons? Personally, I love a little flaw here and there.
Your tips posts are great, Christy!
I didn´t know that warm water could be bad for us, if we want to beat time :D Great tips, Cb… Love & best wishes ;)
I meet so many people who cannot go a day without washing their hair, and it shows in the health of their hair. I used to be an every-day hair washer but when I had kids, I didn’t have time. Then I developed dry, sore skin on the top of my head and learned it was from the chemicals in the shampoo. I switched to goat milk soap shampoo bar. I was worried I’d have a mass of tangles without using condition (my hair was down to my belt line then), but surprise: the bar soap did not strip away the natural oils, so I had no tangles. I was shocked.
For the past ten years, I’ve been washing my hair every four to five days with the goat milk soap bar, and I have less oily hair. It’s strange the way that works. From what I’ve read, shampoo strips the natural oils, so the body has to over produce, making hair oily after a day or two. But if you don’t strip away the oils, the body balances itself and produces very little oil, making your hair less oily.
The key is to get real lye-made goat milk soap. The fake stuff doesn’t do it. Now that we have goats, I make my own, so I know there are no chemicals in it.
It’s odd. We are not taught all these wonderful tips you have in your post at a young age. We must learn them over the decades. It took me fifty years to learn all this–or for this to all sink in. Perhaps I wasn’t listening when I was 18.
Wow, Diane, that’s wonderful about your making your own goat’s milk soap and how it has helped you. Would you be willing to turn this comment into a blog post and I could post it here for you? I would link back to your site/books/etc. within the post as a thank you. Really fascinating – and great you’re going natural as well as paying attention to your body :)
Useful Tips! Thanks for sharing.
Great tips Christy. I’ll vouch! Here’s another great one – coconut oil. Pure, extra virgin coconut oil has tons of uses. I use it to take off makeup. Nourishes the skin and removes makeup in a breeze. Also if your skin is dry it’s a great moisturizer to sleep in, face and body and hair! :) xx
OH wow, these are great tips, Debby! For the coconut oil, do you use it to remove eye makeup? With a cotton pad? I would love to use that instead of makeup remover liquid. So natural! Thank you <3
Yes! Rub your whole face with it, moisten a cotton pad and swipe! <3
Good tips, Christy, on things that are sometimes too easy to overlook or not consider. What would you consider the best way to wash hair and makeup tools?
Hi Amy, so nice that you took time to read posts today! I know you’re busy so it means a lot :) I’m going to write a post on cleaning makeup brushes because I think that’s important for maintaining clear skin (the germs in them add up!). As for hair tools, clean your hairbrush about once a month by filling up the bathroom sink with warm water and a bit of shampoo. Let your brush soak in it for at least a couple hours. As it soaks, the accumulated dirt and hair in the brush starts to come off.. I would usually do this before bed and then wake up, wash the brush under the tap, removing particles, and then leave it on the counter to air dry :)
Great post! Guilty when it comes to washing hair everyday 🙈 Haha x
I used to wash my face with warm water and just found out that cool cold is better and my skin looks way better. Now I just need to get a good night’s rest.
Wishing you a nice rest tonight!
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