This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues. You can find here at beautytalk.
Do you still go to bed well when the makeup is not washed? Do you still have the habit of biting nails or combing your hair when it is wet? If you answer “yes” then this is a serious mistake in your beauty.
Although we do not deliberately make the skin and hair become worse, these lifestyles certainly have some influences on your beauty. As a result, although you often take thorough care of the hair and skin, your hair and skin are not much improved.
Here are some bad beauty habits we should give up for the beautiful skin and hair.
1. Go To Bed At Night While Still Having Makeup On The Face
You feel tired and exhausted after a day of work, then you keep the makeup layer on your face and go to bed until next morning. Sleeping in such a way is not a good idea, as the makeup layer on your skin can damage your skin. When you do makeup all day and do not remove it at night, the makeup will block pores and cause acne, even other skin-related problems. In addition, makeup can break collagen and elasticity of the skin, accelerate the aging process, darken the skin, and cause wrinkles.
Not only that, if you do not remove makeup at night, it can cause redness, irritation, and skin infections. Therefore, the effective solution is to remove your makeup with olive oil and a mild facial cleanser and then moisturize your skin every day. Just such a simple step can bring a significant effect on your skin care.
2. Do Not Use Sunscreen Regularly
Whenever you are exposed to the sun, you need to use sunscreen because ultraviolet rays can strike you at any time. Exposure to ultraviolet rays can make the skin more prone to burns and wrinkles and reduce skin elasticity.
A study in 2013 found that exposure to the sun may be responsible for 80% of the signs of aging on the skin. In addition, the sun may increase the risk of skin cancer. Thus, if you do not use sunscreen when exposed to the sun, no matter how much you take thorough care of your skin, your skin still become worse.
Moreover, you should apply sunscreen regularly, even though you are not in the sea. Besides, you should shield your body carefully when going out, especially on sunny days.
3. Do Not Moisturize The Skin At Night
The water content in the cuticle of the skin accounts for about 80%, when the water content is low, the skin will become dry and cracked. For oily skin, the lack of water will produce more oil, make skin surface darker, and increase acne.
However, many girls often skip moisturizing the skin due to the unpleasant feeling of the greasy skin without knowing that this is a very wrong habit. With only a layer of serum and night cream, they can help moisture the epidermis, which results in a soft skin and better skin elasticity.
Furthermore, regular moisturizing helps to brighten your skin tone and prevent skin aging. Choosing a suitable moisturizer for each type of skin is also very important. People with oily skin should choose a moisturizer that contains less oil, while those with dry skin should use a moisturizer with a natural oily substance.
4. Go To Bed Late
Night time is the best time for skin cells to be restored and regenerated. In particular, between 21:00 and 23:00, the skin is able to absorb the best nutrients (you should take skincare steps at this time), and from 23:00 to 4:00 am, collagen will be produced rapidly, harmful substances will be destroyed, and injured cells will also be recovered. Hence, you should not skip this golden time.
In addition, insufficient sleep will make the activities of the skin cells become abnormal, while disordering metabolism and nervous system, thereby accelerating skin aging, increasing wrinkles, and making the dried, dull, and inelastic. If you do not want your skin to deteriorate, right from today, you should stop joining the nightclub, sleep for 7 to 8 hours a day, and go to bed before 23 o’clock. For sure, your skin, even your hair will be considerably improved.
5. Use The Technological Devices Before Going To Sleep
Using technology such as phone, tablet, laptop, and so on before going to bed is almost the common habit of everyone. Many studies have shown that exposure to light emanating from visual aids for 2 hours stimulates the brain which makes it difficult to sleep and causes dark circles and wrinkles under the eyes.
In addition, it slows down the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps to regenerate the skin while going to bed, thereby speeding the aging process. Indeed, this kind of light also has a great impact on skin aging like UVA rays in the sun. Hence, you should limit using technological devices as much as possible not to harm your eyes and skin before sleeping.
6. Comb Hair When It Is Still Wet
Do you know that combing your hair when it is still wet is one of the bad habits that you need to get rid of immediately? Your hair is the most fragile when it is wet if at this time you continue to brush the hair, the hair will stretch and break easily. Thus, you should give up the habit of always brushing your hair when it is wet.
In addition, you also need to keep in mind the type of comb you are using. Using plastic combs or combs with tight teeth will be easier to break your hair because of friction. It is the best to use a wooden comb with widely spaced teeth to brush your hair. Besides, you can choose soft thorned combs to massage the scalp and increase blood circulation.
7. Bathe And Shampoo With Hot Water
Regular bathing with hot water is also one of the bad habits that affect your skin and hair. Hot water can make the body feel more comfortable, however, frequent bathing can lead to dry and rough skin and shampooing with hot water can split the hair and cause scalp irritation due to losing the amount of natural oil that is needed to moisturize.
To avoid damaging your hair and skin, it is advisable to rinse with cool water and warm water in turns, not use overheated water, and moisturize the skin immediately after bathing.
8. Dry Your Hair With High Temperature
You do not have much time to dry your hair naturally and then the solution you usually use is to frequently dry your hair at high temperatures with the hairdryer. This bad habit makes the structure of the hair become less stable, destroys the hair protectors, and stimulates the growth of sebaceous glands. At that time, your hair will be dry, split, broken, and eventually fall.
A safe solution for you if you do not have enough time to dry your hair naturally is to dry your hair with a soft towel before using a hairdryer, set the temperature of the dryer in a moderate level, place it 15-20 cm away from the hair and not let the hair dryer at a point more than 15 seconds. Besides, you should note not to dry until the hair is completely dry because this will lose the natural moisture of the hair.
9. Shampoo Too Strongly
Do you think that scratching your scalp strongly can clean your hair? That is such a utopian thing. Because when you use your fingernails to scratch your scalp too hard, it will make your scalp hurt. This is very dangerous because it helps fungi and bacteria easily penetrate through the scalp and cause disease.
Furthermore, it is not sure that shampooing too hard will make your scalp cleaner. Instead, you should use fingertips to gently massage the scalp before and while shampooing to stimulate capillaries to promote hair growth and not forget to use the right amount of shampoo with the length of your hair.
10. Use Hair Conditioner In The Improper Way
You are too lazy to use a hair conditioner or use it in the improper way will damage your hair. In addition to providing the necessary moisture for the soft hair, hair conditioner also contains essential nutrients for the body and end part of the hair. The habit of applying hair conditioner to the root of the hair usually leads to the excess moisture since the scalp already secrets natural oil.
On the other hand, applying hair conditioner directly to the scalp can cause greasy and sticky hair if the hair is not rinsed thoroughly. Thus, you should apply hair conditioner on the total hair except for the hair roots. If you use the conditioner properly, it will promote the optimal performance of the product and prevent unwanted results.
It is obvious whether your hair or your skin is beautiful and strong or not does absolutely rely on the skincare or haircare products but it is also affected a lot by your daily habits. We hope that after reading the article, you will realize which of your habits is good for the skin and hair and which is not and you will have timely regulation to improve your skin and hair.