Common beauty blunders – we all make them (even the beauty and skincare experts at Kristals have made them at some point!). Sometimes they happen out of ignorance, other times we listen to bad advice from celebrities (hi, Snooki and Gwyneth Paltrow!) or even from well-meaning friends. Or we read a headline but not the whole article or misunderstand what the piece is actually saying.
But that’s okay. Here at Kristals we’re here to help! Read on for the common beauty blunders you never have to make again.
Kristals Tips: Common Beauty Blunders to Avoid
Conditioning the Wrong Spots
Start working in conditioner around your ears and take it to the ends. Don’t apply it all over like do would with shampoo, since the hair close to the roots is healthy and doesn’t need it, not to mention that the extra product there can actually wear your hair down.
If you want that va-va-voom volume, skip this one of the common beauty blunders and only put conditioner from your ears down.
Not Knowing Your Skin Type
This is huge, and people often dive in and try different substances that others rave out without checking to see if they’re a fit. And an online quiz is NOT how your figure out your skin type.
See a dermatologist and then grill him or her about what to look for on ingredients lists for sunscreens, antioxidant serums, exfoliators and moisturizer. Also see if they have lifestyle tips that fit your type of skin.
Meanwhile, this will help you know your skin type and if you already have an idea, these are for you:
- Kristals Skin Care Tips: How to Conquer Your Oily Skin
- Kristals Skin Care Tips: 5 Natural Dry Skin Remedies
- Kristals Skin Care Tips: How to Revive Dull, Tired Skin
- Kristals Skin Care Tips: A Guide to Fab Skin at 50+
Using Eye Cream for Puffy Eyes
Since these creams have hydrating agents, they may actually make the puffiness puffier—NOT the goal.
Instead, see if you can find a light eye gel that contains caffeine, use potato slices, or simply apply an ice pack for 15 minutes to bring down the puffiness.
Too Much Bronzer
Take it easy. You want a glow, not to be glowing like you were exposed to radiation in a screwy science experiment.
Knowledge is power – now you don’t have to make these common beauty blunders anymore! Go you!