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5 Makeup Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

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Makeup can be an easy thing to use but a tricky thing to master. To look your best when wearing some, you’ve got to practice your technique and use the right products. A lot of makeup is about confidence and finding a look that’s perfect for you!


However, there are many mistakes that can be made on your journey to becoming a makeup master. It’s critical to learn about them as soon as possible, and try to avoid them as much as possible, to ensure your skin stays clear and beautiful, and you’re not suffering from a makeup overload in a few years time! 


Make sure you seal your makeup after use, and never use something that’s past its shelf life! 


1. Leaving Your Makeup on for Too Long


Leaving your makeup on for too long is the cardinal skin of the makeup world. If you’ve been known to go to bed with your makeup still all over your face, and then you wake up with foundation all over your pillow, you’re really not doing your skin any favors! Sure, falling asleep like this once or twice isn’t going to hurt, but try not make a habit of it. 


Because your skin gets naturally dirty through the day, and when you leave your makeup on at night as well, you’re going to make things much worse, leading to a breakout of some kind. Your skin needs to be cleaned up, and allowed to breathe, at some point or other! 


Sure, skin doesn’t breathe in the way you would typically think it does; if you’re curious, you can click here to learn more about how foundation can affect your skin, but in the meantime, it’s important to note that your skin still needs to be bare at times. It needs access to the air, to ensure that your pores are clear and open, and that you’re not clogging your skin up with any overwhelming, outside oils. Because even when a product promises to be good for your skin, it’s still going to cause the odd spot or two! 


2. Not Cleansing Your Skin Properly


Following on from the point above, it’s a good idea to commit to a proper cleansing routine, to ensure your skin is clean and both looking and feeling well. After all, there’s a lot of dirt in those pores, especially if you touch your face a lot, and you’ve got to get it all out for healthier, glowing skin. 


So when the time comes to remove your makeup, don’t put all of your faith into removal wipes and/or removal solutions. Even just using soap and water isn’t the best course of action; it’s much better to invest in a cream cleanser, that’s far more heavy duty and can really work its way into your pores and make a difference. 


Not to mention that a lot of modern makeup products are made to be water resistant, and as such, aren’t entirely removed by a water based product. Maybe you can still use the wipes you have in a pinch, but to make sure you’re properly cleaning your face night after night, get yourself a cream or lotion instead! You’ll be able to cut down your morning skin routine as a result. 


3. Using Too Much Products for Your Pores


Your pores don’t much like being covered in 5 or 6 different types of products, and at some point or another, they’re going to let you know about it! You’re going to have a breakout of some kind or another, and it’s not going to be nice to deal with it. After all, even just a couple of spots can really knock a person’s confidence, and you’ll want to prevent this from happening as much as possible. 


And to do that, you’re going to need to cut back on the amount of products you use. Try to eliminate one product at a time and see how it affects your skin – give it a week at the least to really see the effect. Always be on the lookout for these ingredients in your favorite products; if they contain any of them, you might want to cut it out. 


4. Covering Up Spots and Blemishes


Now, covering up spots and over blemishes on your face is what makeup was originally intended to do. However, when it comes to keeping your face clean, and helping those blemishes to reduce and quickly disappear, makeup can be less than helpful! Try to avoid using a lot during these periods. 


Maybe you like to pop a spot (though this is heavily recommended against), maybe you just let them go away on their own, thanks to your ability to scrub up with a bit of extra soap when they appear. Either way, putting more makeup back on top will only worsen matters, and make it much harder for a spot to heal and fade. 


When you’re someone who seems to easily develop spots as well, you’re going to need to be extra careful about the kind of makeup you wear, and the amount too, during the healing stage. Make sure you’ve never got anything heavier than a BB cream on your face during these periods, and be sure to use more exfoliator than usual when the night rolls around. 


5. You’re Not Gentle Enough with Your Face


Whenever the time comes to remove your makeup, you grab a cleansing wipe and scrub or rub your face down, and you pay extra attention to the eyes simply because it can be hard to remove everything you’ve applied, right? Well, by doing this, you may be damaging your skin’s health, and you’re certainly helping wrinkles to form in the meantime! 


Because when it comes to taking care of your skin, it’s a good idea to be gentle, even if you have dry skin that can withstand a lot of oils and/or exfoliating. You don’t want to tug it and irritate it far more than you need to, as this can cause redness and further dryness. You’ll want to invest in a gentle exfoliator, and why eye patches and face masks can do your eyes the world of good when applied. And when it comes to your eyes, you definitely want to be as gentle as possible. 


The skin around the eyes is incredibly thin; this is why it’s one of the most sensitive places on your body, and why so many shower creams and bath gels tell you to keep the product inside away from the area around your eyes. It’s also why your eyes show dark circles and/or bags when you’re tired or run down – don’t make any of these naturally occurring problems worse in the name of hygiene! 


Do you think of yourself as a makeup aficionado? Even so, you’ve got to be sure that you’re not making the mistakes above on a regular basis! Take better care of your skin and your skin will take good care of you, and when you apply your makeup in the future, it’s going to sit much better on your face as well. 


All in all, make sure you’re gentle with your face, and that you mix the right products when using them, and that you never let your makeup sit for too long. If you’re someone who’s prone to blemishes and breakouts, this is definitely advice you’ll want to take to heart! 


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