5 Beauty Expert Do's and Don'ts

What to do and What NOT to do when it comes to using your favourite makeup, skincare, and haircare products!

Tip #1: Don’t use body lotion as a face moisturizer and definitely, don’t skip moisturizing altogether. 

  • Skipping moisturizing altogether is never a good idea as all skin types need some form of moisture.
  • When you use nothing, it creates a rebound effect where your skin becomes dry and needs more oil, which leaves you with an overabundance.
  • And body lotions are not meant to moisturize the skin on our face, which is different than that of our bodies!
  • Oil is NOT the enemy of your skin: it’s your friend!

Instead: Gel-based moisturizers are ideal for oilier skin types!

  • Gel-based moisturizers are water-packed and have lighter structures than creams
  • They also contain humectants to hold water to the skin, which means they provide hydration without a greasy finish

Try this Product: Olehenriksen C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer

  • This is a brightening, vitamin-C-rich gel-cream that hydrates for up to 24 hours.
  • Has a peach tint that illuminates if you’re not wearing any makeup, and also works under makeup!

Tip #2: Don’t use your hair mask like a conditioner: don’t apply it to soak wet hair or rinse it out quickly, skipping a shower cap

  • Using your hair mask like you would a conditioner is never the ideal way to get the most out of it.
  • Slapping it on soaking wet hair in the shower for a minute and rinsing doesn’t allow it to do its magic.
  • You can technically do this, but I’m suggesting you go the extra mile.

Instead: Shower caps and steamers are your best tricks!

  • Apply to damp, towel-dried hair, comb through and either pop a shower cap on to trap in some heat OR you can use steam from the shower or a facial steamer without the cap on to help the mask better penetrate your hair.

Try this product: Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Masque 

  • Lightweight hair mask that has sugar cane extract, meadowfoam seed oil and, of course, their signature fair trade shea butter.
  • Going to leave you with weightless smooth, soft hair.
  • No animal testing, no mineral oil, no petrolatum for your beauty checklist.

Tip #3: Don’t do multiple passes with your flat iron or use it on the highest setting 

  • Too many passes in one spot will cause unnecessary damage and create pockets of damage.
  • Cranking up to the highest heat setting for a faster job is a terrible idea, fine hair can’t take this, fragile, dry, curly hair will likely split from the damage.

Instead: Opt for a flat iron with steam options and proper temperature controls

  • Use a lower heat setting and go over each section slower for less damaging, better way results.
  • When you’re looking to buy one, don’t buy one with only one temperature option: it might not be for your hair type!
  • Straighteners with steam can infuse moisture back into the hair, which also results in shine!

Try this product: L’Oreal Professional Steampod 3.0 Limited Edition Barbie collaboration

  • 78% less damage than a regular straightener.
  • Choose the temperature according to your hair type.
  • Super cute, limited edition Barbie X Steampod collab, adds a touch of glam to your hair tool arsenal.

Tip #4: Don’t use a heavy, glittery bronzer all over your face

  • We’re all guilty of these: applying too much, forgetting your neck so you have two different skin tones or the heavier handed application with glittery formulas,
  • Bronzing is also about an overall, sun-kissed glow and not a contoured makeup application, which is a complete other technique.

Bronze Summer Glow

Instead: Opt for a bronzing gel instead of a powder.

  • I find gel formulas to have a much more natural, healthier look in their finish.
  • Gel products can be mixed with another medium (moisturizer, serum, foundation) to give a more natural look vs. the sculpted bronze look.

Try this product: Indeed Labs Nanobronze Bronzing Gel

  • Lightweight combo of bronzing, blurring, and hydrating formula w/ hyaluronic acid.
  • Customizable colour: can apply directly to the skin or mix 1 – 2 drops in your moisturizer/serum/foundation.

Tip #5: Don’t use expired sunscreen or forget to reapply during the day 

  • Not checking your expiry dates means two things: if it’s expired, it won’t do its job properly AND if it’s expired before you’ve used it, you’re not wearing it enough!
  • Also applying once a day because you’re unsure of how to reapply over makeup.

Instead:  Check the expiry date before you purchase and use a damp beauty sponge to gently press sunscreen into the skin vs. rubbing it all over.

Try this product: Monat Sun Veil Broad-spectrum SPF 30

  • Mineral-based sunscreen that contains Zinc Oxide
  • It’s a lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion with hyaluronic acid (yay!)

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