The unexpected beauty advice that will change your grooming routine forever!
We learn most of our beauty regime at an early age, and it’s not something we often think to question – but new research shows some of our best established grooming habits might be doing more harm than good.
Here are some of the steps we most commonly get wrong went it comes to beautifying:
- Applying deodorant in the morning
Experts suggest that while most of us put on antiperspirant in the morning, it would actually work more effectively if applied in the evening, before bed. This is because antiperspirant works by absorbing into the skin and blocking the pores so moisture can’t escape. By applying deodorant before you go to sleep you give the product a greater opportunity to be absorbed, at a time when you’re calm and your skin’s cool.
- Over brushing your hair
We’ve all heard the myth that brushing your hair 100 times will leave it super-soft and shiny. But brushing your hair too much can cause split ends, breakage and even hair loss. Rather than brushing excessively it’s best to detangle your locks gently, starting at the ends and working your way towards the root. Then stop brushing once you’re knot free.
- Flossing your teeth before brushing
It’s a common misconception that flossing is for removing food and debris from between the teeth before then brushing them away with the toothbrush. In fact dental floss is designed to remove the tiny debris that your brush can’t reach and so it’s best to floss after brushing.
- Using electric hand dryers
Though they may be kinder to the environment, electric hand dryers can leave your hands covered in germs. Wet hands pick up bacteria more easily than dry hands and in public bathrooms germs linger in the air. Because hand dryers take longer to completely dry your hand than a paper towel most people don’t wait until their hands are completely dry meaning their hands are left damp and susceptible to the germs in the atmosphere.
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