Common Beauty Problems and the Easy Ways to Deal With Them

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We all strive for beauty perfection, but let's face it - sometimes we make mistakes. Maybe you've been too tired to take off your makeup at night and slept in the residue, or perhaps you've applied too much bronzer and ended up looking like a tangerine. These beauty blunders can be frustrating, but the good news is that they're easy to correct.

In this article, we'll explore some common beauty problems and provide simple solutions to help you avoid them in the future. So, read on to learn how to tackle these common beauty blunders and achieve your desired look with confidence.

Common Beauty Problems and the Easy Ways to Deal With Them

Not exfoliating before you apply foundation

Concealer and foundation may cover up an uneven complexion and blemishes, but it is not going to hide your dry skin. In fact, it is going to make dead skin even more obvious. This is why it is so important to use a face scrub to exfoliate and renew your skin before you apply any makeup.  I have been guilty of forgetting this ritual and end up with a load of dead skin rolling up as I apply my concealer.  Nice!

Washing your hair excessively

You may think that there is no such thing as washing your hair too much, however, it can leave your hair looking dull and dry. Shampooing every day is okay if you have fine hair and you use products that are gentle. If you have coarse or thick hair, or you lather more than you should, it will strip your hair of its natural beneficial oils. The best thing to do is use a natural shampoo every few days.

Making misguided treatment options

Cosmetic treatments have become very popular over the past few years, with lip fillers being a good example of this. However, a lot of people don’t really know what they are getting themselves in for when it comes to cosmetic facial surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. For instance, there are so many different types of lip filler injections. The best way to overcome this problem is to book a consultation with an experienced surgeon and listen to their advice on the best treatment for your desired outcome.  Make sure you thoroughly do your research and don’t just book something on a whim.

Ignoring your neck

It is easy to ignore your neck when it comes to your skincare and makeup routine. However, your neck needs just as much care as your face does. You should use moisturiser all the way down your neck. Plus, you will want to avoid that infamous foundation line, which means you need to blend your foundation into your neck carefully. Nothing looks worse than your face being a different colour from your neck!  Remember to cleanse and tone your neck too, and don’t forget behind your ears.  It’s also good practice to exfoliate your neck as dead skin will build up here just as much as the rest of your body and face.  Being a busy mum can mean I quickly whip off my face makeup, but often forget about my neck, so I’m certainly guilty of this one too!

Not washing your makeup brushes

We all get lazy and forget to wash our makeup brushes from time-to-time. Not only is this ill-advised because you are going to end up with a mixture of products and shades, but it also means that bacteria will build up. This can cause you to break out, especially if you have spot prone skin. 

Not using enough heat when straightening your hair

If you straighten or curl your hair, do you use the low heat setting to try and save your hair from damage? This could actually have the opposite impact. Using a low heat means you will probably have to go over sections a number of times, which could be more detrimental than using a high heat setting. Of course, it’s important to only use flat irons on your hair on rare occasions and try to restrict daily use.  Why not let your hair be wild and free?

Using the wrong shade of foundation

Choosing the right shade of foundation can be difficult, especially if you are buying it online. However, using the wrong shade can make you look washed out or leave you with a noticeable foundation line. The best way to avoid this is to test the foundation on your jawline to find the perfect match for your skin tone. If you are unsure, it's better to go a shade lighter than darker and blend it in well.

Over-plucking your eyebrows

Your eyebrows frame your face, so over-plucking them can make your face look unbalanced. If you have over-plucked your eyebrows, the solution is to let them grow back naturally. Once they have grown back, you can then shape them to enhance your facial features.  You could opt for semi-permanent eyebrow makeup in the meantime.

Using expired products

Using expired makeup and skincare products can lead to breakouts and skin irritation. Most products have a symbol on the packaging that indicates how long they will last once they have been opened. If you are unsure, it's best to check the expiration date before using a product.

Skipping sunscreen

Sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine, regardless of the weather. Skipping sunscreen can lead to premature ageing and an increased risk of skin cancer. Make sure you choose a natural, reef-safe sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply it every two hours if you are spending time in the sun.

Not blending your eyeshadow

If you apply eyeshadow without blending it properly, you will end up with a harsh and unnatural look. The best way to avoid this is to use a blending brush to blend the eyeshadow in a circular motion. Make sure you blend the edges well to create a seamless finish.

Using too much product

Overloading your face with too much makeup can make you look cakey and unnatural. Instead, start with a small amount of product and build it up gradually until you achieve the desired coverage.

Not removing your makeup properly

Sleeping with your makeup on can cause breakouts, irritation, and premature ageing. To avoid this, make sure you remove your makeup properly every night using a gentle cleanser and toner. You can also use a micellar water to remove your makeup quickly and easily.

Applying too much bronzer

Bronzer can add warmth and definition to your face, but applying too much can make you look like you've been tangoed. To avoid this, start with a small amount of product and blend it well. You can also use a big fluffy brush to apply it lightly all over your face.

Skipping lip balm

Dry, chapped lips can ruin any makeup look. To keep your lips soft and hydrated, make sure you use a good quality lip balm regularly throughout the day. You can also use a lip scrub to remove any dead skin before applying your lip balm.

Using the wrong brushes

Using the wrong brushes can make it difficult to apply makeup evenly and can leave you with a patchy finish. Invest in a good set of makeup brushes and learn which brush to use for each product. Clean your brushes regularly to avoid bacteria build-up.

Not drinking enough water

Drinking water is essential for healthy skin. Not drinking enough water can lead to dryness, dullness, and breakouts. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Skipping dental treatments

Dental hygiene is an important part of your overall beauty routine. Skipping regular dental checkups and cleanings can lead to tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Make sure you visit your dentist every six months and follow a daily oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing.

Not wearing your retainer

If you've had braces or aligners to straighten your teeth, it's important to wear your retainer as instructed by your orthodontist. Not wearing your Essix retainer if you hate it, can cause your teeth to shift back to their original position, undoing all the hard work you put into achieving a straight smile. Make sure you wear your retainer as directed to maintain your beautiful smile.

Using cheap perfume

Cheap perfume may be tempting because of its low price tag compared to luxury perfume brands, but it can contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin and cause allergic reactions. Invest in a good quality perfume that suits your skin type and lasts longer. Also, make sure to apply it in moderation and avoid spraying it on your clothes.

Not getting hair trimmed regularly

Regular haircuts are important to keep your hair healthy and prevent split ends. Not getting your hair trimmed regularly can lead to dry, damaged, and frizzy hair. It's recommended to get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks to keep it looking healthy and shiny. Also, don't forget to nourish your hair with regular conditioning treatments and avoid using excessive heat styling tools.  There are lots of ways to save money at hair salons if you find them expensive.

Final word

In conclusion, these are just a few of the common beauty blunders that we all make from time-to-time. However, with the right knowledge and some simple tips, it's easy to correct these mistakes and achieve a flawless beauty routine. Remember, beauty is not about perfection, it's about feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Just avoid these common beauty bloopers and you'll be fine:

  • Not exfoliating before applying foundation
  • Washing your hair excessively
  • Making misguided treatment options
  • Ignoring your neck
  • Not washing your makeup brushes
  • Not using enough heat when straightening your hair
  • Using the wrong shade of foundation
  • Over-plucking your eyebrows
  • Using expired products
  • Skipping sunscreen
  • Not blending your eyeshadow
  • Using too much product
  • Not removing your makeup properly
  • Applying too much bronzer
  • Skipping lip balm
  • Using the wrong brushes
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Skipping dental treatments
  • Not wearing your retainer
  • Using cheap perfume
  • Not getting hair trimmed regularly


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