Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The 7 Biggest Beauty Sins...

Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how/where/what or which way you look for inspiration the writing and thoughts just don't come to you? Well that's been me lately I have ideas for different posts but for some reason my mind goes <------> blank the minute I pick up my laptop.

Booohoooooo....I'm over my writers block and now here's one amazing post for my beautiful DOLLS on WHAT NOT TO DO in order to keep you looking gorgeous and younger!!!


Sleeping With Your Makeup On
You went out with the girls, had one too many martinis and before you know it you're face down on your bed passed out cold. You'll wash that smoky eye off tomorrow, right? Not so fast. Aside from the fact that your sheets are about to get ruin, you're doing some serious damage to your skin. "If you're acne prone, this is the worst thing you can do to your skin." 
"Leaving makeup on overnight clogs your pores and traps in dirt from the day. Nighttime is your skin's time to repair itself."
If you know you can be a little lazy at night, make sure to leave some makeup removing wipes by your bedside like to give yourself a quick swipe before shutting your eyes.




Over Exfoliating



Sure, a little exfoliating treatment every now and then feels like tiny angels are scrubbing your face with magical toothbrushes, but exfoliate too much and you could be doing more harm than help for your skin. "Exfoliating gets rid of all the dead skin cells on your face, but this in turn makes it more vulnerable to the sun and your favorite products."
So how much is too much? I recommend a few times a week in the summer but in the winter keep it to once a week so you don't dry your skin out. 


Not Getting Enough Sleep


I know...we don't have time to pee some days let alone get seven to eight hours of sleep. Sorry to break it to you, but according to many studies there's just no way around this important beauty must. "You can apply all the makeup in the world, if you don't get enough sleep your skin is just not going to look good." Like with leaving your makeup on, nighttime is your skin's prime time to repair and rejuvenate, so those hours of shuteye are important.
If you find yourself falling behind on sleep, make sure you turn off the tube, close your laptop, and set your BlackBerry/iPhone to sleep mode so you can mentally check out and focus on dozing off.

Tanning

In a perfect world, we wouldn't even have to discuss this issue. So take this advice and pretend I'm not talking to you, because you've never been in a tanning bed...right? Well, if you happen to stumble upon one — don't do it. Just don't. On top of that little thing called skin cancer you're guaranteed to get brown spots, wrinkles, and a big frown from your derm.
I recommend wearing sunscreen every day (even in the winter), and be mindful of reapplying every few hours when vacationing.



Popping Your Zits

There is nothing more frustrating that walking around with a blemish on your face, but popping it is not the solution. "Picking at your face often leads to depressed scars, skin infections, and sometimes broken blood vessels."
Instead of popping, use an OTC benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid treatment. If you absolutely must pop, use a warm cotton swab or compress on your face to bring the puss up to the surface and squeeze gently.




Over moisturizing


Slathering your face in lotion, especially in the winter is good for your skin, right? Not necessarily. Doing so can cause you to break out, or can even give you milia, tiny white spots that are formed when dead skin is trapped in the skin.
To keep your complexion clear, choose a lightweight moisturizer. If you're prone to acne, pick a serum over a lotion to keep your pores clean.



Plucking Out 
You decided to splurge and get lash extensions but now, they're growing out and are all sorts of annoying. Can you do damage by plucking a few false lashes out? "Absolutely," 


"Your extensions are attached to your real lash, so there's no way to know if you're pulling a fake lash or one of your real ones."
Ideally, you should go to a professional to get your false lashes removed, which is quick and painless (a solution is rubbed on a cotton swab and the lashes slip right off). If you can't make it to a pro, carefully clipping the ends of your lashes where it doesn’t hit your natural lash so that they don't hang over so much.


ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL!!!

63 comments:

  1. I try not to do that things, but I have to admit that I pop my zits sometimes.. I have them rarely, so when I have one I freak out! :)

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  2. This is such an interesting post!! Actually from all those beauty sins, only one I can't manage to stop doing it - popping my zits!!!Thank God I don't have many!!

    Have a lovely day, honey!!!

    Hugs and kisses

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  3. God, I really need to stop going to bed with makeup on. I know it's bad, but when it's so late, I just get tired... Now that is often a reason not to put any makeup on and I don't know if that really is the solution...

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  4. This is a super great post!
    I have problems with the not sleeping enough part! hahaha. I really need to get more sleep

    xoxo
    Stephanie

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  5. I am guilty of almost all of them lol shame. Great post.

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  6. My biggest sin is not get enough sleep. Like never ever enough sleep, seems like my life is to busy even for sleep.

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  7. This is such an amazing post!
    Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. Going to bed with make up on also "AGES" your skin which I am guilty of at times!! Great Post Mama!

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  9. Me encantó el post.
    Besos

    http://lepetitangels.blogspot.com/

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  10. im so glad im not guilty of any of these. I used to exfoliate a lot, but now im a good girl :-)
    xx

    http://nanakkii.blogspot.com

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  11. Great post! Loved the way it was written! :D
    And thank you for the advice! Especially the 'over exfoliating' one.
    xx

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  12. I never get enough sleep and always go to bed late. Bad..bad.

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  13. hahahah i laughed so much while reading this post..
    i have to admit i TRY not to do all that but sometimes i sleep with my make up on and not get enough sleep ...
    this is a great post :DD

    kisses sweetie <3

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  14. I really enjoyed this post. I am actually guilty of sleeping with my makeup on. After working all day and staying up all night sometimes, I am just too exhausted to even raise my arms to wash my face. I know I need to stop because I do see the effects of it immediately the following day.
    Great Post!

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  15. So many people don't know these stuff!! But I do pop zits once in a while to! Urgh

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  16. I sometimes skip washing my face when Im very tired.... I neeed spanking.... :P:P

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  17. Good post! I'm sure many of us ladies know about these beauty sins, but always "forget" (I'm guilty of having sleep with makeup on once or twice), so this reminder is very good.

    I didn't know about the over moisturizing bit though. Interesting

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  18. I dont all of them except pop my pimples :( I pop em... :(

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  19. Love this post!! We know you are a busy woman but we tagged you on our blog. :-)

    http://herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com/2011/08/our-makeup-story.html

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  20. I used to sleep in my makeup all the time when I was younger. All that clubbing made me tired! haha Now I wash my face every night and it really makes a big difference in my skin. I am so guilty of popping pimples. It is like an obsessive compulsive disorder with me! Sick I know. I am really trying to stop but old habits are hard to break! Great post! Kiah

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  21. Awesome information here! I think I may be guilty of over exfoliating...I love it, but I know I have to be careful that I don't ruin my skin. Thanks for posting this! Now I'll be more conscious about it.

    xo andrea marie

    peaceloveandreamarie.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for the tips! I know I have some of these to work on.

    http://www.afoolforfashion.com/

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  23. Excellente post!!! Mistakes that we do (i do!!) many times =S

    http://girls-stuff-11.blogspot.com/

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  24. I feel so good reading this post because I def obey most of the rules... but I plead to the 5th for Rule Nr. 5! LOL

    Alba
    http://albamecaj.blogspot.com/

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  25. Ok ok I am really bad at this....I AM DOING ALL of this things with the only exception of overmosturizing!!!
    Boooo me!!! I know that I have to avoid tanning, sleeping less than 7 hours....I am really bad!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  26. Great tips!! Love this post:)

    Fashion Cat
    www.firstlookbook.blogspot.com

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  27. some of those are so simple.. but i still do them
    Great reminder!
    Forever Chic,
    Amber

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  28. These tips are great! I especially love the picture for sleeping with makeup on. It's classic!

    

Your blog is adorable and one of my new faves! Definitely following :) Would love for to stop by mine too, and follow if you like! Excited to be bloggy friends!

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  29. I am guilty as charged of not getting enough zzz's but all in all I am a good girl :)
    Very good advice.

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  30. Great advice....I pop the zits, I don't get enough sleep, those are the two worst offenders that I commit. I am trying to be better but seriously..it is so hard not to pop a zit! Thank you for sharing these tips with us! This is probably why you look so fab all the time!

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  31. Very informative and entertaining post! Thank you for commenting on my blog! I really do appreciate it!

    beautyandfashionmashup.blogspot.com
    -Alyssa from The BF Mashup

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  32. I love these tips, they're spot on! Especially over moisturizing and tanning. Thanks for sharing. xoxo, Veena <3

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

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  33. Great tips! You always have varieties and interesting things to share on our blog. that's what brings me back here.
    I have a bad habit of squeezing zits. I should stop it right now!

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  34. GOOD TIPS LOVE!
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xxxx

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  35. I should keep those in mind thanks for sharing :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  36. such an interesting article! (Y) those tips are really good actually and I'm definitely following these as much as I possibly can :P

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  38. no matter how tired or dizzy i am, i will never forget to remove my make-up before going to bed. then i'll thank myself in the morning.:D

    parenting articles

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  39. hey pretty girl! thanks for these tips...you don't know how helpful they are!!! it's true, not removing make-up can really damage the skin (but let's be honest, sometimes i leave it there!)! Also, i didn't know that artificial tanning can be so bad on our skin. i just thought everyone around the world, but especially in the US uses this treatment...here we don't really care about it, as the sun is too hot and we can get tanning all the time - yes, it's very bad for the skin as well !!

    jos xx

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  40. re your comment: i love your blog so much, of course i wasn't talking about yours...however i tend to find many posts (on other blogs) filled with so many objective information, that i sometimes wonder if they are copied articles! i just love personal blogs, that's why!

    jos xx

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  41. This is all great advice, and I'm happy to say I follow most of it!! :D
    xxx

    http://www.wardrobeunderconstruction.com/

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  42. ths s absolutely a worthwhile post marina...love u and hugs...

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  43. Great post. I totally loved reading it. Most of us know all this, but sadly we still continue doing all these sins.

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  44. Not getting enough sleep is definitely my sin. Every night I think I am going to go to bed earlier...and then I don't. I wish I could say it was becasue I was up doing something exciting. I can't.

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  45. ah, i am pretty good at some of them (aka: washing my face every night), but i do tend to over-exfoliate & pop my blemishes...I JUST CANT HELP IT! love the advice though! :) great reminders.

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  46. this is such a helpful post! thanks :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  47. Wow,

    Some of these I never thought about ...like overmoisturizing. I definitely bought makeup wipes for the sole fact that I used to always fall asleep with my makeup, and plus I just like the refreshed feel they give me!

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  48. Great post doll and super helpful :)

    ♥Priiincesss
    http://www.ltf.styleofalifetime.com/

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  49. Great post. I used to over exfoliate...And then I would peel. Not pretty.

    Love your post! Such a beautiful layout.

    Amber
    Ambersmouthwash

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  50. This is a really informative post... Thanks for posting.

    Piksty

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  51. I am definitely guilty of some of these...

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  52. Sleeping with my makeup on- thats 100% me! Lol.

    http://malloryinnewyork.blogspot.com

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  53. These are some of the BEST tips I've seen in quite some time! I love it!

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,

    ~Zabrinah

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  54. agree! ExCELLENT and FAB FAB POst!!
    Thanks!

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  55. I'm definitely guilty of over exfoliating. These are all great tips!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  56. I must say it sometimes happens that I remove my makeup in the morning ... I know it's bad bu I can't help it ! So I decided a few weeks ago to remove it as soon as I get back from work (except if I plan on going somewhere) so then I don't have to do it later !

    For the tanning bed, I actually HAVE to go ! I'm alergic to sun (I know right!) and if I go somewhere really sunny like Spain or South France (yaay for europe!) I have to get my skin ready by going to sunbeds once or twice a week at least a month before I go on holiday. Otherwise I don't go, I'm ok have really pale skin and If I wanna tan I just go in the park and get some sun =) (but always wear sun screen thoe !!!)

    xxxx Vee

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  57. i'm quite a good girl except popping my zits......

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  58. I'm so glad you guys liked this post and hope you take some key points from it. As always kisses and hugs and thx for all your sweet comments.

    Kisses,
    Marina

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