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5 Beauty Mistakes Women Make

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Beauty Tips



beauty-mistakesWhen it comes to beauty, we women are obsessed! We spend billions on products that we believe will make us look or feel better about ourselves. Some products are great but the thing is that no matter how great a beauty product is, if we make mistakes the product never fulfills its potential.

There are five beauty mistakes that many women make. These mistakes are so common that you’ll find them committed by women from different cities, countries and nationalities. The funny thing is that they’re not only universal, they’re completely avoidable.

Let’s begin with mistake number one. Spider eyes!

Yes, I’m sure you’ve either committed this offense yourself or you’ve unfortunately laid eyes on a woman who’s made this very common mistake. A spider eye refers to the over-application of (usually black colored) mascara. The mascara has been applied so much that it clumps up and makes eyelashes appear thick and hard. Rather than accentuating a girl’s beauty, spider eyes make you look like you’re a spider! It’s not a great look and it’s definitely not fashionable.

The second beauty faux pas is bedroom hair. Bedroom hair was at one point heavily encouraged by celebrities, hair stylists and just about every woman who couldn’t be bothered to comb her hair in the mornings. It’s now become so popular that it’s more or less the norm for some women to go out and about with messy hair because it’s ‘fashionable.’ Whilst bedroom hair is super comfortable and requires absolutely no effort, the truth is that it doesn’t look that great. In fact, it can give off the impression that one’s hair is unkempt. Rather than sporting a complete ‘effortless chic’ hairdo, why not instead try something simple like a bun? It’s elegant and takes just a few minutes to do.

The third beauty mistake is one that can have long-term consequences; not moisturizing your skin daily. Yes ladies, moisturizing your skin every single day is absolutely important because it wards off premature aging, adds shine and keeps your skin looking and feeling super soft and supple. Moisturizing your skin might seem like something that doesn’t need to be done in your teens or twenties, it will cause you to look years older.

The fourth mistake is one that most of us make without sparing a thought for its consequences. It is not reading the labels on the products we use! Whether it’s your shampoo, eyeliner, blusher or tinted moisturizer, it’s important to read the labels on the products you use and familiarize yourself with the types of ingredients that are in your beauty products. For example, if you have sensitive skin, it’s worth checking what’s in your current beauty products to make sure that your products are free from anything that could be irritating your skin further.

The fifth and final beauty mistake is ignoring what you eat. Remember, nothing enhances your beauty more than watching what you eat and upping your intake of healthy fruits and vegetables. Exercise also does wonders for your hair, nails and skin and doing just a little bit will have a positive impact on your overall health and beauty.

This article was written by fellow blogger Vicky Olubi. Vicky is the founder of My Curls UK, a natural hair blog that is read by women in 93 countries. Furthermore, Vicky’s has been featured in several UK media publications such as Prima, Black Hair & Beauty and Hip & Healthy. Visit Vicky’s blog at www.mycurlsuk.wordpress.com.

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