You should be washing your face nightly! We know, we know, your 9-5 was rough and you are just.so.tired. But it is very important that you wash off the grime and environmental debris before your face hits the sheets. This can collect in your pores and cause breakouts and dullness, yuck! Once you get used to a nightly routine we promise that it won’t seem like a chore. A minute of cleansing is all you need. Might as well brush your teeth while you’re at it (wink, wink). Try a cleanser from Dermalogica, which is a line specifically created by dermatologists. There are multiple cleansers for different skin needs. Try Special Cleansing gel if your skin is oily, or the Ultracalming cleanser if your skin is dry and dehydrated.
Throw out your old makeup sponges regularly! This is a big one, as bacteria can grow in makeup brushes and sponges that have been in use for awhile. Makeup sponges that have been around for awhile are breeding grounds for bacteria. Gross. Love your sponge but don’t want to replace it all the time? Try the Beauty Blender makeup sponge! This amazing, egg-shaped sponge is used with a specially developed cleanser, and can last up to six months! After use, wet the sponge and pump some cleanser onto it, then scrub and rinse! The sponge comes in a plastic container that turns into a drying stand when you’re not using it. Convenient! The pointy end of the Beauty Blender is perfect for reaching tiny corners of the face or applying concealer. The rounded end applies perfect coverage to all other areas of the face.
Ditch your old mascaras after a few months of use! The last thing you want is bacteria in or around your eyes. Dipping your mascara wand into the tube and then onto your eye lashes repeatedly is necessary, but it can lead to bacteria coming in contact with your peepers. Seeing a trend here? Avoid bacteria! Don’t wait until the last minute, especially when Planet Beauty carries so many great ones! Toss those wands and try Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara. Your lashes will be fluttery and gorgeous. And healthy, too!
Treat your strands to a weekly hair mask! You know how good it feels to gulp down some water when you are oh-so-parched? Well that’s that great your hair feels after treating it to a super hydrating hair mask. Daily environmental exposure, chemical processes, and heat styling can do major damage to the hair. Damage that conditioner alone can’t treat. Once or twice a week, slather on the Enjoy Hair Mask and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Then rinse and say ahhhhhh. Even the most unruly tresses will feel soft and silky!
Always always always use SPF! We know you’ve heard this one before, and you know the importance of protecting your skin from cancerous rays, so there’s no excuse not to! Sun damage causes wrinkles and age spots, but luckily there are many ways to protect your skin these days. An easy way to apply SPF: gently brush Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30 onto your face before any sun exposure. This finely milled, mineral powder provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. You can use it alone, or over moisturizer or makeup. See? That wasn’t so hard.
Shopping at Planet Beauty for products that are good for you? That’s a resolution we don’t think you’ll mind.
Kirsten is a makeup junkie currently working as a Beauty Advisor at Planet Beauty. She has a degree in Fashion Design and an unofficial degree in all things girlie.