Break these bad beauty habits immediately

Kim Kardashian Wet Hair Bad Beauty Habits

Here’s how to say goodbye to old vices

New Idea New Idea and WHO Executive Beauty Editor / April 06 2017

We all have our own quirks and bad habits, but the problem with beauty-related vices is they can affect your appearance, and sometimes your confidence as a result. Look your best by saying goodbye to bad habits and welcoming some new routines. You have nothing to lose and only beautiful things to gain.


Bad habit: Not trying new makeup

Good habit: A good place to start experimenting is a brighter lipstick shade. After all, you can always wash it off.

Try: Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayon

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayon


Bad habit: Not moisturising your body because the weather’s too hot.

Good habit: Switch to a feather-light hydrating lotion that won’t make your skin feel as sticky.

Try: Aveeno Daily Moisturising Sheer Hydration Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Sheer Hydration Lotion


Bad habit: Sleeping on your stomach

Good habit: Switch to sleeping on your side. Sleeping on your stomach creates pressure and deepens wrinkles, according to Radical Beauty, How To Transform Yourself From The Inside Out by Deepak Chopra
 and Kimberly Snyder. A silk pillow slip will help keep skin looking smoother by morning and extend your blow-dry, too.


Bad habit: Too lazy to take off your makeup

Good habit: Keep your cleanser in the shower and cleanse twice, especially on days where you’ve applied water-resistant sunscreen. Or try micellar water, which cleans thoroughly with just a makeup removing pad – no water necessary!

Try: Garnier Micellar Water in Oil

Garnier Micellar Water in Oil


Bad habit: Brushing your wet hair

Good habit: Young or old, hair is more fragile when it’s wet and a normal hairbrush will create frizz and breakage. Use
 a comb or brush designed to 
be used on wet or dry locks.

Try: Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer


Bad habit: Not reapplying sunscreen

Good habit: It’s simply the best 
anti-ageing advice we can
 give you, so
 adopt the habit
 of topping up throughout the day (yes, even in winter) or set an alarm on your smartphone as a reminder. One shot glass is needed to cover your body.

Try: Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen

Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen

Do you have some not-so-good eating habits that you need to ditch, too? Here are seven ways to curb your bad food habits.

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Adriana has been writing about the beauty world for more than 15 fun-filled years and has a real passion for helping women navigate gracefully through those tricky 45+ years.