Now that we are in a New Year, we need to give ourselves the opportunity to start off our skincare routine on the right foot. Yes, we may be 2 months into the New Year, but it’s not too late to get started. To help you get started, here are some common beauty mistakes that ladies make day-in and day-out. It will take some time to adjust but it’ll be worth it.
Mistake #1: You neglect your under-eyes when it comes to applying sunscreen
This is not something that we hear of often. Sunscreen is great for our skin. It keeps off the harsh effects of the ultraviolet rays of the sun on our skin. But most times when we apply sunscreen on our face, we tend to skip the skin under our eyes.
The skin on our under-eye is very thin and thus, susceptible to being damaged easily. Although it may hurt the eyes when the cream find its way there, the skin under your eyes will thank you so long as you are extra careful.
Mistake #2: You sleep with your makeup on
Although I know that there are days when you can be extremely tired, leaving your makeup on your face is one thing you should never allow yourself to do. Makeup contains chemicals that can be extremely harmful on your skin when it stays on your skin for too long. That’s one on the causes of skin conditions like blocked pores and acne.
So, make it a duty to remove every trace of makeup on the face. This is because any trace of makeup residue on your skin could be harmful to your skin.
Mistake #3: You’re applying a bronzer that’s a bit too red for your skin
Don’t get caught making this mistake! Us ladies want to achieve that rosy-cheeks look, but you need to make sure that every time you apply your bronzer, the colour should be as natural as possible. You can do this by selecting shades that are closer to the colour of your skin. The more natural it looks the better it suits your skin.
Make sure that as you apply your bronzer, you blend it in with the rest of your face. This will help even out the colour instead of it being so dark and concentrated at your cheek area.
Mistake #4: You’re not treating your skin according to your skin type
Everyone has a different skin type and so each skin type needs to be shown a special kind of love. What most people don’t understand is that they believe that just because one skin care routine worked for one of their friends, it will work perfectly well for them too.
The truth is that the most effective skin care routine is the one that pays special attention to your skin type. So if you have dry skin, you would need to moisturize more and use more oil-based products than someone who has oily or combination skin type.
Mistake #5: You neglect your neck
From applying makeup to skin care routines, the neck is one of the most neglected parts of your face. Some ladies forget to blend in the makeup all the way to the neck. Some don’t apply any makeup on the neck region making the makeup on their face look more like a mask.
Although the neck is not as exposed as your face, the skin on your neck is thin and would require a lot of care. So make sure that you exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize just as often as you do your face.
What beauty mistakes will you be avoiding this year?
I can totally relate to the ‘neglecting your neck’ mistake, and I’ve made a mental note to give it just as much care as my face!
Great post! 💕💕
Glad you can relate. Thanks for reading.
Very helpful tips. I will start taking care of my under eyes and neck area. I have not been paying proper attention to these two areas. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for reading.
Great tips Stella. I don’t go far in Winter so I don’t get to wear much make up but whenever I do go out I like to take it off at night even though I am so tired 🙂
Yea same here. Thanks Claire.
Some great tips – i’m hoping to start using more sunscreen. Tend to forget as don’t tend to get burnt or even tanned, but doesn’t stop them rays damaging my skin. Other than using moisturiser or foundation with SPF i don’t do enough! x
Thanks Jodie x
Ooops I am making a few of these, right I’m going to the pharmacy to stock up on my biotherme products!
Great tips! I always forget about my neck!
As I don’t know much about makeup at all these were new to me. 😀 I do know that I tend to sleep with the makeup on when I do wear it. Hehe, so that is one of the mistakes.
Yea many tend to. Not good for the skin at all.
Oh dear .. I’m busted! I’m forever forgetting about my neck and sometimes wear my make-up to bed. 🙂 Thanks for a fun post we can all relate to!
Thank you for reading.
I am a bugger for not taking my make-up off before I go to bed, must change that
Oh yes please do..
Some really great tips, I’m definitely bad for not taking make up off before bed, especially when I’ve been at a event! So frustrating! 🙁
Yea many struggle with that too.
Some very helpful tips here, i always forget about my neck
Many of us do.
Ahh not taking your make-up before bed is the worst, I really try my best not to do that ever! xo
Nice one xo
Great tips. I use factor 50 all over my face and neck and also use my anti ageing creams on my neck as I don’t want it to give away my age when I am older.
Ah my neck! I do forget that for days at a time. Good reminder.
Many of us do tend to forget..
So true. Good skincare habits are crucial! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks for reading.
Guilty of sunscreen and neck neglect 🙁 I never forget to take makeup off though 🙂
Many of us are..
Great Tips thanks for sharing this will keep this in mind to remove makeup before sleeping
Thanks for reading Jennifer.