Makeup Habits To Break

by The Organized Dream
Here are some makeup habits that I`m sure we all have done in the past and even I`m guilty of. They’re not uncommon for us to do, but are habits that need to be broken. It’s good for you and your skin will thank you!

1. Going to bed with your makeup on. It`s unhealthy to go to bed with your makeup on because the dirt, oil and makeup you have worn all day sits on your skin while you sleep and can cause eye irritation, break outs and clogged pores. 

2.  We make the mistake of storing makeup in our bathroom. The warm, moist air created by the shower promotes the growth of bacteria in your makeup and can actually shorten their life span. It`s recommended that you store your makeup in a cool, dry place. 

3. Not cleaning your makeup brushes, which to me, is rather disgusting and possibly the worst. The build up from the brushes can be bad for your skin. Clean your brushes every 2-3 weeks with baby shampoo or mild soap and warm water will greatly reduce the growth of bacteria and dirt.

4. The use of expired makeup. It`s not that it`ll really harm you, it`s just they won`t work as well. They will start to deteriorate. Colors won`t be as vibrant and can look splotchy on your skin. You have to keep in mind that bacteria does grow on the cosmetics also which is yucky to think of anyway. If you’re not sure when makeup expires, you can check out one of my older posts, When Does Makeup Expire? (Free Printable). You’ll find a printable with all of the expiration timelines for each cosmetic that you can print for free!

5. Not using sunscreen. This is probably the most important one to pay attention to. Using a moisturizer than contains a good SPF will help with preventing sunspots, wrinkles and, yes, skin cancer. This will also help you to remember to use it.

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Julia Nyanyo May 5, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Good tips, I am good at cleaning my brushes and never sleep with make up on but I do tend to forget how long I've had things sometimes, I think I might go and have a bit of a clear out right now!

Kate Lynn May 8, 2015 - 2:15 am

This is something I need to do too! It is my number 1 habit.

Ash and Crafts May 6, 2015 - 12:52 am

Although I have sensitive, freckled skin, I am so bad at remembering to apply sunscreen! Thanks so much fors sharing these tips with us at the Merry Monday link party! Hope to see you again next week, Kate!

Jessica Claudio May 6, 2015 - 2:04 pm

I like these tips. With the sun shining bright and the urge to go outside it is time to bust out that sunscreen.

Heidi's Wanderings May 7, 2015 - 6:31 am

I never thought about the fact that the moisture from the shower would cause bacteria to grow. Now I need to rearrange some other space to put my make up.

Kate Lynn May 8, 2015 - 2:16 am

A lot of people don't realize it. I found out about it a few years ago and my makeup actually lasts longer not keeping it in the bathroom also!

The Chunky Chef May 9, 2015 - 1:22 am

Great tips!! Thank you for sharing with Friday Favorites, we love having you join us 😀

Dori Shelton May 9, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Great list! I gave a shout out and a link back in my weekly "Saturday Morning Coffee Thoughts" post. Have a great weekend!

Cyndee Christman May 10, 2015 - 1:13 am

Thanks for the tips! Thanks for partying with us at Idea Box!

Erlene A May 10, 2015 - 11:48 am

Great tips and reminders to check the makeup we ladies use. I know I'm probably guilty of using makeup way too long.

Melissa French - The More With Less Mom May 12, 2015 - 1:55 am

I just recently moved my makeup to my bedside table, I like it better. Thanks for posting. Hello from Turn It Up Tuesdays.

Jas May 12, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Good tips to follow! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!


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