Sometimes our bad habits have a larger impact than the good, and that’s especially true when it comes to beauty. Don’t undermine your ‘good’ beauty habits by committing beauty sins – break yourself of these bad, beauty habits, stat!

You Sleep in Your Makeup

I get it – you come home late, you’re tired and the last thing you want to do is wash your face. I’ve been there. This laziness comes with a price, and it isn’t just an increased likelihood for breakouts.

Visit this resource to learn about all the dirty details to this bad habit, including additional exposure to free radicals, breakdown of healthy collagen, and more.

A full face wash and makeup removal is best, but if you’re just too tired to get out of bed, do yourself a favor and have makeup remover wipes next to your bed.

You Still Smoke

If you smoke, you already know it’s bad and you should quit. So I won’t bore you with more reasons why. Instead I’ll let this article do it, which discusses how smoking negatively impacts health and appearance, including bags under eyes, psoriasis, yellowing of teeth, premature aging, thinner hair and many many more.

If you need help with quitting, there are tons of aids available, including Quit Tea Natural Stop Smoking Aid and NicoDerm. Meditation can also help if you decide to go cold turkey.

You Don’t Wear SPF

Here’s an easy, bad beauty habit to break! Just apply SPF to your face, daily – you won’t regret it.

SPF shields your skin from harmful rays, decreases chances of developing skin cancer, prevents skin discolorations and slows down the development of wrinkles and premature skin aging.

This article answers a variety of questions regarding why you should wear SPF.

Browse here to view a selection of face moisturizers with SPF.

You Don’t Drink Enough Water

Our bodies are made of 55 to 75 percent water and every system of the body counts of water to function, so it makes sense that one should replenish it, and often.

This is also another easy, bad beauty habit to break! Just drink water.

In addition to keeping the body hydrated, water helps skin appear younger, is a natural stress reliever, helps to burn fat, boosts mood and brain power, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, in addition to a variety of other benefits, which this article lists.

Invest in a water filter for your home so you have zero excuses to not drink water.

You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Beauty sleep is not a myth – it’s a real thing!

Our body functions on the circadian rhythm, and it repairs itself during sleep. At night, the skin’s most important function is to renew itself, a process called microcirculation. This, as well as a decline in body temperature, help reduce the severity of wrinkles. The body cools about half a degree in anticipation of bed time, and in doing so, the circulatory system increases blood flow to the skin – the reason why cheeks often flush at night.

During sleep there is also a secretion of growth hormone, which helps repair and rebuild body tissues. Read this article to learn more about the science behind beauty sleep.

If you need more convincing, explore this article to learn the top 10 health benefits of a good night’s sleep.

For those who have trouble sleeping, there are several options to explore including meditation and sleep aids.

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