5 Things Beauty Experts Want You To Stop Doing

Everyone has a different beauty routine to keep themselves looking great. Yours might be low-maintenance, or it could be complicated, (like all the highlighting and contouring techniques you see going around Instagram).Your regime might work for you, but many women find that they have problems. If you have an issue but you're not sure what you're doing wrong, It might be a good idea to seek a professional. I sometimes turn to people who know better than me when I don't know what I'm doing, and I've discovered that there are lots of things that dermatologists and beauty experts wish people would stop doing.

Here are some of the most important ones I found.


Using Tanning Beds

Most people know that we shouldn't spend hours tanning in the sun, and if you absolutely must, you need to put some sunscreen on. But a lot of people believe think using tanning beds is safer. Unfortunately, it's not true. People in the tanning industry would like you to think otherwise, but the scientific evidence doesn't agree with them. Research suggests that there is a link between indoor tanning and skin cancer, just like there is with natural tanning.


Straightening Damp Hair

Stylists have their own frustrations too. Drying your hair thoroughly before you straighten it can take a long time, depending on your length, but it's worth the wait. It protects your hair if you wait for it dry before you get the straighteners out, along with using a head protectant. Applying heat to damp hair can damage it, leaving it broken or frizzy. Make sure you finish with the hairdryer before you start with your straighteners.


Too Much Exfoliation

Exfoliating can be great for your skin. It helps to get rid of dead skin, keep you smooth and get your circulation going. But I recently discovered that you can exfoliate too much. Something you need to watch out for is using skin peels. They are excellent products, but you can be in danger of exfoliating too much. It can leave your skin sensitive and raw, and you might develop rashes. If you overdo it, give your skin a break to let it recover, then reassess how often you should exfoliate.


Using Too Much Makeup

I love wearing makeup as much as the next makeup addict, but I know there's such a thing as too much. Makeup should help to compliment your features, not cover them up and act as a new face (PREACH!) There are some products that women use a lot more than others, such as foundation or eyebrow pencil. If you spend an hour putting on layers of makeup every day, you need to start making your routine more simple.


Trying to Copy Trends

There are always new makeup trends you can experiment with, but that doesn't mean you have to copy them exactly. There's no need to keep up with the ever-changing fads if you have looks that work for you, and it's unlikely you'll be able to copy anything exactly anyway.


Some things in your beauty routine could be damaging, but others are just annoying or unwise. Change up your regimen now and then to keep it healthy.