Beauty advice comes at us from every direction. From our mothers, sisters, magazines and even blogs like this one, we’re constantly on the receiving end of beauty “dos and don’ts” that are supposed to make us better looking or healthier. While it can be tough to cut through the noise, we’ve tried and tested many pieces of advice here at bp and have decided to share the top bits of knowledge that have proven to help rather than hinder our efforts.
“When I first started experimenting with makeup as a teenager, the best beauty advice that I received was to always remove my makeup before going to bed to avoid getting acne and not having to see my “night before face” on my pillow case the next morning. This was not always the easiest task when I would come home from a late night at work or from a night out, but I would force myself to remove my makeup and do my nightly routine of makeup removal, cleansing, toning and moisturizing my face before I went to bed.
Years later, my routine of removing my makeup before going bed remains the same. When I look at my face as an adult, I feel my skin looks pretty much the same with the exception of fine lines starting to creep in.”
“While my number one piece is the same as Regina’s – to remove every trace of makeup before bed – I have a close second to share. Give yourself one day a week to ‘detox’ from your day-to-day products. On Sundays, I do a few things – I skip makeup entirely if I know I’m not leaving the house or going anywhere special (which I often try to make sure is the case), I wash my hair with a clarifying shampoo only (Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo) and if I’m feeling really ambitious, I’ll use my Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask to take care of my rampant blackheads. Giving both my skin and hair a chance to breathe and recover from the build up of products has made a huge difference, particularly when it comes to my skin.”