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Three major mistakes in skincare and makeup

Three major mistakes in skincare and makeup Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Beautiful and healthy skin is every woman's dream at any age. However, there are certain red flags or mistakes that many people make, according to a Ukrainian cosmetologist's TikTok.

Three major skincare mistakes

Using dirty makeup brushes

This is something you absolutely must avoid. Get into the habit of ensuring that your sponges are clean before each use. It only takes a few minutes, but your skin will thank you.

Sponges used for applying makeup can collect dirt, excess makeup, as well as oil and sebum. This can create a breeding ground for bacteria, which in turn can lead to skin problems such as acne or irritation.

For cleaning your brushes, you can use warm water and mild soap or specialized sponge cleaners. It's also important to let the sponge dry thoroughly before using it again.

Wiping your face with body towels

Never wipe your face with body towels. It’s better to replace them with paper towels.

Body towels are used more frequently and have more time to collect bacteria and other contaminants. Using such a towel on your face can transfer these bacteria, potentially leading to skin problems.

Instead, it's recommended to use soft towels or specialized microfiber or bamboo towels designed specifically for the face. These have a gentle texture and are less likely to irritate the skin.

Brushing teeth after skincare routine

The cosmetologist advises brushing your teeth first and then proceeding with your regular skincare routine. The reason is that brushing your teeth can cause water to splash onto your face, washing away your skincare products.