You wash your face every night. You drink enough water daily. You eat right. You exercise. You use SPF every day. You get enough sleep.

Great job!

However, a few of your daily beauty habits may still be hurting you:

Wrapping wet hair up in a towel. Rubbing your wet hair with a towel, pulling/wrapping it too tightly, or brushing or combing it too hard can all lead to damaged, frizzy locks.

Instead: Gently blot away excess moisture with a towel. If you must wrap up your wet hair after climbing out of the shower, use a cotton t-shirt instead, since the fabric tend to be more gentle on hair. Also, be sure to use a good leave-in conditioner and a widetooth comb.

Being too hard on your face in the morning: When you sleep, your skin regenerates, reestablishes its pH, and increases collagen production. So using harsh cleansers and scrubs when you first wake up can undo these great benefits.

Instead: Cleanse your skin well before you go to bed. In the morning, skip the cleanser completely, splash your face with water and apply a moisturizer with SPF. Or, use a mild cleanser, rinse carefully, and apply a moisturizer with SPF.

Misusing your mascara. Moving the brush in and out multiple times forces air, and bacteria, deeper into the tube.

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