Every woman wants to look beautiful every moment of her life. Even though it is an impossible task (we all have our bad days), that doesn’t mean we will give up trying! Trying to always look fantastic means we are ready to try out various methods, products and tricks. While some of them may work out really well, others can lead to a disaster. There are some beauty choices that you should simply avoid at all costs. Otherwise, you will find yourself regretting them deeply because they will affect your health in the near future.
1. Wearing falsies too often
Yes, falsies are great when we want to add some glamour to our look and really feel like a movie star. As much as they add to your makeup, you should not wear them as a part of your everyday makeup. The lash glue used for sticking falsies could start irritating your lash line after some time. Also, the hair on those places could start growing more sparsely. And let’s not forget that it’s very easy to accidentally rip your lashes out if you pull falsies too quickly.
So, the more frequent you use them, the greater are the chances that you will damage your own lashes. It is very important to know how to properly apply them to your eyes. Eyelash extensions are another accessory to watch out for. Even though they look really glamorous while you’re wearing them, they will almost definitely drag your lashes along. If you go too far with them, you could have troubles growing your lashes later on.
2. Anti-wrinkle cream
Anti-wrinkle creams are the main weapon of choice when it comes to fighting wrinkles on your face. They are skin care products that many women start using even while they are in their mid-20s. That’s how bad we want to stop the passage of time. The most important substance in these creams is topical retinoid. It improves collagen production in your skin (which makes it more elastic and plumper) and also prevents skin-aging caused by the UV radiation.
However, the problem with the retinoid is that it could easily irritate your skin – it can dry it out, cause redness or even make your skin sensitive to UV light. So, if you are really determined to use anti-wrinkle cream, then it’s better if you use a 15SPF sunscreen (at the very least) or simply apply a smaller dose of the cream.
3. Deodorant that serves as a makeup primer
We use deodorant because it absorbs sweat under our armpits, while some of us also use it as a makeup primer. Well, stop with that immediately! Deodorant is far too aggressive for your face and it will definitely lead to clogging of pores. As a result, you’ll get a face full of blackheads and acne. What’s even worse, we all know that many deodorants contain fragrances, which could easily irritate the skin on your face, sometimes ending up with inflammation.
4. Dyeing your hair too often
Many women simply love playing with colors of their hair and different haircuts – after all, hair always grows back, right? However, it could be months or even years until it’s grown back to the length we want, not to mention its quality. The biggest danger to your hair is dyeing. Many colors require your hair to be bleached before the color is applied, and that’s about the worst thing that could happen to your hair. And just think about what could happen if you do it every month or even more often.
Women who spend a lot of time in the sunny weather (like Australian girls) usually have very fair hair that’s also pretty brittle and naturally dry. So, think in advance and avoid colors that would require you to bleach your hair. In case there’s a color you really don’t want to give up on, then make sure you use a lot of nourishing masks every time you wash your hair and use a sun protection spray when you’re outside.
5. Tanning beds
It’s no secret that using tanning beds increases the risk of melanoma. Still, it’s no obstacle for many women to get the tan they want in order to look slimmer and more attractive without having to spend hours under the sun. Tanning beds can actually lead to various types of carcinoma, including squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Women younger than 35 should definitely stay away from tanning beds, especially if they use them regularly. Choose the safer option and switch to tanning creams and sprays, as they contain only a color additive.
6. Poorly executed plastic surgery procedures
With the development of plastic surgery techniques, it has become much easier for women around the world to undergo these procedures. Faces are the parts of our bodies that get most frequently “improved” in some way, followed by breast and butt cheeks augmentation. While plastic procedures are safe in their own right, the problem is with the professionals who perform them.
Many women skip the part where they carefully look for the right expert, checking out reviews and recommendations. The result could easily be a poorly done plastic procedure that makes matters worse. If you want everything to go according to the plan, make sure you find doctors of the highest quality possible for a plastic surgery procedure. Your search will pay off big.
7. Eyebrow tattoos
As tattoos are permanent, you need to be aware that tattooing your eyebrows could be a huge disaster if one tiny mistake is made. So, if you made up your mind about tattooing your eyebrows, it’s better to draw the shape you want and wear that look for a couple of days. If you still like the new look, then opt for microblading – there is a lower risk of mistakes and it is only semi-permanent.
8. High heels
Of course, it’s perfectly fine to wear high heels on a special occasion but wearing them almost every day will definitely do you harm. First of all, you could develop bunions on your big toe joint (and they are very unpleasant and hard to get rid of). Moreover, the awkward angle of your feet could cause metatarsalgia – a strong pain in the ball of your foot.
9. Hemorrhoid cream used for removing puffy eyes
Even though hemorrhoid creams are good at fighting swellings in your intimate region, it doesn’t mean they should be used to hide under-eye bags. The skin under your eyes is far too sensitive and you could cause skin irritation. You should better apply cold packs or cucumber slices.
10. Removing a mole on your own
If you have a mole that simply annoys you whenever you look at yourself in the mirror, don’t rush and try to remove it by using homemade remedies and products. This is a job for a professional dermatologist – not only will they do the job right but they will also check if it’s cancerous. If you try to remove a mole at home, you are risking skin irritation or even scarring.
Beauty is a result of the numerous choices you make every day. By making sure those choices are smart and safe for your health, you will manage to both feel and look great and healthy. Stay away from things that could do harm to your body – there are always safer ways to be beautiful.
A huge thanks to Mia Johnson for her guest post today! I hope you guys found this helpful and informative. For more on beauty, browse this tab here and keep an eye out for fresh new content. I wrote a fun piece in collaboration with Popchips, and that’s going up tomorrow so check back! Sending love from the DMV.