Taking care of your skin and hair is serious WORK. Between those frequent salon visits for threading, waxing and facial, there’s the daily skincare ritual that you follow so religiously. Us women love pampering our skin and hair so much that sometimes we don’t know where to stop. We are eager to try every new beauty trend or product and make it a part of our beauty routine.

But do we really need to go that extra mile when it comes to beauty products? Believe us when we say this, removing a few beauty habits from your routine will make your life a lot simpler.

 

Exfoliating skin every day

Exfoliating skin every day

The best way to get rid of dead skin cells and improve blood circulation is by exfoliating your skin. But do you need to do it every day? Definitely not! No matter how gentle a scrub you use, using it daily will only damage the surface layer of your skin and make it dry and irritated. Exfoliate your face not more than two times a week; rely on double cleansing to thoroughly cleanse your skin daily.

 

Bath bombs

Bath bombs

A long bubble bath with bath bombs is the best way to relax and pamper your body. But did you know they do nothing for your skin? In fact, most bath bombs are made using detergent which contains alcohol and other drying ingredients. This zaps moisture from your skin, making it feel dry and itchy. What may seem like the most relaxing thing ever, might actually be damaging your skin.

 

Buffing nails

Buffing nails

If you prefer doing your nails at home, it’s ideal to not buff them each time you apply polish. In fact, your nail paint will adhere better to a smooth surface than an etched surface. Constant buffing can also damage your nail and cause it to thin out. Now, you don’t want that, do you?

 

Styling hair every day

Styling hair every day

Using heat styling tools every single day is a big no-no. They end up damaging your hair, leaving it dry and frizzy. Plus, it’s such a waste of time on rushed mornings. If you’re having a bad hair day, simply spritz some dry shampoo to get rid of the greasiness. You can also use hair accessories or scarves to conceal bad hair days.