11 Do's And Don'ts For Your Daily Beauty Routine


Do's And Don'ts For Your Daily Beauty Routine

Do's And Don'ts For Your Daily Beauty Routine

Article by Heather Jadus
Photo Credit: Dasha & Mari
Magazine: Issue #32

Do you wonder if you are doing the right thing for your skin every day?  Try these 11 tips, mostly Do's and a few Don't's for your daily regimines!

1| DO! Remove your makeup EVERY NIGHT!
The most important thing to do to wake up looking fresh is to remove all of your makeup before bedtime, that means leftover mascara, lip color—everything. This ensures that your pores will be clean and your eyes free of leftover gunk.  

2| DON'T Use ANY Oil FREE Products!
Using oil free products on your face causes your skin to dry out.  This in turn will cause your body to overcompensate by creating more oil.  THIS is what causes your breakout.  Well... that and hormones. Hormones are a bit trickier to regulate but if you're using oil  FREE!  Throw it out!

3| DO! Sleep on a Silk or Satin Pillowcase
Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase also helps both your hair and skin. Fibers on most cotton pillows are rough against your hair and your skin.  This can cause breaking damage to your hair and wrinkles to your skin.  You will notice that silk or satin will not leave any marks on your face after sleeping on them.  This causes great improvement!

4| DO! Run a Humidifier in Your Bedroom Overnight
Using an air humidifier in your bedroom produces durably hydrated, plump skin which is more resistant to irritants and allergens but also to appearing dry and fine-lined. By working on your skin’s hydration overnight you are helping your nighttime moisturizer work even better.  They key to healthy skin is hydration.  

5| DO Use Hand and Body Lotion or Oil EVERY DAY!
Moisturizing your hands and body with a thick, lotion or body oil will keep your skin, hands, feet and fingernails looking their best.  Hands get dried out throughout the day with exposure to dry air and excessive washing, and few of us apply hand cream with every water exposure as we should. Night is a chance to try to undo some of the damage, so be sure to slather something on at bedtime!

6| DON'T Use Any Products With The Word "Fragrance" Listed in the Ingredients  
Fragrance in the cosmetics and personal products industry is considered "trade secret", therefore companies are not required to tell you what ingredients make up that scent.  There could be 1, 5, 10 even 100 ingredients within that word.  This doesn't mean you have to use unscented products.  Just use products that list the actual ingredients used to make that scent.

7| DO Pin Your Hair Back At Night
Your hair contains oils and dirt that can get on your face and pillowcase and cause breakouts. Braid your hair or pin it up into a bun to keep it off your face as you sleep.

8| DO Get at Least 7 Hours of Sleep EVERY NIGHT
A good night’s sleep can really effect the way you look. Sleep can reduce dark circles because a lack of sleep compromises your body’s circulatory system and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it hasn’t properly drained.  Lack of sleep also causes your skin to look pale and tired because your circulation has been impaired.  So catch those zzzzz's!

9| DO Use Essential Oils on Your Face
Keeping in line with # 2 above, find a good facial oil or serum to use daily.  If straight oil seems too much for your face just put a drop in your moisturizer.  Your skin will suck it up and be more supple than ever!

10| DO Use eye cream
No doubt you’ve heard it a million times, but eye cream is important. Start using great moisturizers and eye cream at night (even if you’re in your 20s). When the morning rolls around, your skin will be plump and hydrated.

11| DON'T Use Sunscreen 24/7!
So many people tell you to wear your sunscreen day and night.  But why?  Why do you need those extra chemicals in the moisurizers and makeup that block the sun from your skin if you are not going to be in the sun.  There are many sunblock ingredients that aren't that healthy for your skin and some are even known carcinegens.  However, we DO have to protect our skin from the sun but only if your actually in it.

Be Informed. Be Safe.  Be Healthy.

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