Beauty Tip Of The Day: Avoid Using Multiple New Products On Your Skin At Once

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Hello Beauties!

A short post today, but hopefully a very helpful one! One of the best beauty skincare related tips I have for you today is to avoid using too many NEW products on your skin all at once. This is especially important for people who are experiencing a breakout and have the urge to use every new product on the market to help eradicate the problem. However, this only makes your skin more sensitive and reactive, increasing irritation and making the problem so much worse. I know because I have been there many times in the past! The best thing to do is to be gentle with your skin, and avoid overusing too many new products all at once. By only introducing one new skincare item within your routine at a time, you are able to properly assess and see if that product makes a difference to your skin or is in fact an irritant. You should only switch up that one new product within your tried and true skincare routine that you know works to see its effect on your skin. This also help to avoid irritation as your skin could freak out by the overwhelming amount of new products being applied. If you experience irritation or a breakout within the time frame you introduced the new product within your regime, you at least know what the culprit is.

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beautywithinandout

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Beware That Your Beauty Products Expire!

Makeup on countertop

Like food, our makeup and skincare products have an expiration date. For the longest time I did not pay attention to this, and was not aware about the dangers of using expired skincare and makeup products. Not only will expired beauty products not perform as well, they can also have harmful side effects. Our skin is our largest organ and so we must take care of it. This includes, throwing away any expired beauty products, especially lipstick or gloss, where you can potentially ingest harmful chemicals. A study shows that only 1 in 4 women pay attention to the expiration date of their cosmetic products and continue to use them for many years, even if they smell odd or change in consistency and colour. Women are putting their health at risk by doing this, but I completely understand when you pay a lot of money for a product and love it so much that you want it to last forever. However, your products do eventually expire and you should toss them in the bin! When using expired beauty products, you put yourself at risk of infections with growing bacteria. It could cause to many skin problems, such as eye styes, breakouts, and so on. The most sensitive is the eye area, followed by the lips.

Here is a list of the maximum period of each use for the most important cosmetics:

Mascara: 3 – 6 months
Blusher: 12 – 18 months
Lipstick: 18 months
Foundation: 6 months
Eye shadow: 12 months
Liquid Eyeliner: 3 – 6 months
Shampoo: 24 months
Shower Gel: 24 months
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Powder eyeshadow: 2 years
Cream eyeshadow: 12-18 months
Nail color: 1 year
Fragrance: 2-5 years

It is particularly important to pay attention to the expiration date of natural/organic beauty products, because they usually expire much faster than chemical infused beauty items, as they only contain a safe and small amounts of preservatives. To check the expiration date of your beauty items, simply look under the bottle and it should have the expiration date written or it should have a small jar like icon and a number with the letter “m” for months.

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Link to Blog: http://www.chicprofile.com/2009/10/expired-cosmetics-are-a-danger-for-your-health.html

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beautywithinandout

xx

Beauty Tip: Limit the Amount of Products You Put on Your Skin

Woman Applying Moisturizer

With years and years of trial and error on my skin, I have definitely learnt what to do and what NOT to do. One of the biggest beauty tips i’ve learnt and practice now is to limit the amount of products I use on my skin to avoid suffocating it and clogging my pores. Layering and layering products on your skin does more harm than good. It doesn’t let your skin breathe, because you are suffocating it with all these different mixtures of ingredients. I used to use around 6-8 products with my skincare and makeup routine. Now, with my skincare routine, I only cleanse, tone, and moisturize. This has significantly helped my skin as it’s no longer irritated or clogged like it used to be. It also makes your routine ten times faster! My makeup routine now also consists of three steps. I use the same mosturizer (no added primer), my powder, and a setting spray. Keeping everything simple is the way to go!

Sue Dann, the national trainer for the German skincare range, Dr Spiller (I use their wonderful collagen cream), explains in an article why too much product is really bad for your skin. Dann explains that part of why this luxury anti-ageing brand is so successful is that, their formulations “…work with th skin you have, rather than against it.” Sue explains that;‘”Good skin, like a good relationship, is the result of good habits practised daily, over the long term. It requires regular application of home care prescribed by a skin care professional.” Basically, what she is getting at here is to stick to a simple, good quality skincare regime ritually and avoid changing up your products, as well as using a lot of different products all at once. I couldn’t agree more with her! Your skin can’t handle a lot of different products all at once. If you just stick to your simple 3 steps, cleanse, tone, and moisturize, your skin will love you!

-Read the full article here.

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beautywithinandout

xx

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