5 Beauty Mistakes Every Filipina Should Avoid This 2017

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With everyone so obsessed with beauty in this digital age, keeping up with the latest trends can be a difficult task. What is the right shade of foundation for my skin? Am I using the right primer? Is this product safe for my skin? These are just some of the questions makeup aficionados ask themselves on a daily basis. At times, the information overload can cause even the most makeup-savvy individual to mess up.

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. So listed below are common beauty mistakes that you could be already making. Remember, newbies are not the only ones prone to errors! Professionals can learn a thing or two from these tips as well.

 5 Beauty Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

1. Sleeping with your makeup on

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Sleeping with your makeup on has nothing but negative effects on your skin. It can cause clogged pores, irritation, and makes your acne flare up. No matter how tired you are, always make sure you take your makeup off. Aside from your daily cleanser, you can use products such as micellar water, oil-based makeup removers, and cleansing wipes to really clean your face.

2. Leaving the house without applying sunscreen

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One of the most common beauty mistakes is applying sunscreen only during the summer season. Sunscreen should be applied all year round to prevent premature aging, skin cancer, and other harmful skin conditions. Some foundations and primers already contain SPF, but you should not rely on them entirely.

When choosing the right sunscreen lotion or cream, get one with at least SPF 30. That way you stay protected from UVA and UVB rays.

3. Not cleaning your beauty tools

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Makeup brushes is an essential part of every woman’s beauty kit. After a certain amount of usage, they become caked with residue, oil, cream, and dead skin cells, which eventually leads to bacteria buildup. It is recommended that you clean your brushes daily, but not only does this put a dent in your free time, it also causes damage to your tools.

So how often should you wash your brushes instead? A thorough washing once a week will be enough. By thorough, it means you really need to get in there! Aside from brush cleaners, you can use clarifying shampoos or baby shampoo mixed with lukewarm water to clean them.

4. Applying concealer all wrong

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Applying foundation on top of your concealer, using the wrong shade to conceal your under eyes or blemishes are all common beauty mistakes. First of all, concealer comes after the foundation. Brighter shades should be used for puffy eyes while concealers with your skin tone (not green-based ones) help cover blemishes.

Important side note: green color correctors can be used to cancel out redness, but for optimum coverage, you need to use a full coverage concealer to cover acne and scars.

5. Not protecting your hair from damage

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Hair is always at risk for damage each day. This can from be from hair irons, blow dryers, hair color, or from the sun. To prevent permanent damage, you need to check your hair products before using them. You can use a deep conditioner once a week to soothe dryness and damage. Products infused with argan oil and omega-3 can promote strong and healthy hair. You can also whip up your own home remedies using olive oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, and even mayonnaise!

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