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Here Are 14 Painful Beauty Mistakes β€” How Many Are You Guilty Of?

Don't tell anyone, but...*whispers* I clean my ears with Q-tips.

  1. 1. Have you brushed your hair while it was still wet?

    Have you brushed your hair while it was still wet?

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1. Have you brushed your hair while it was still wet?
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Wet hair is more prone to breakage when it's brushed, so it's better to towel-dry first.

  1. 2. Have you applied makeup on un-moisturized skin?

    Have you applied makeup on un-moisturized skin?

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2. Have you applied makeup on un-moisturized skin?
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Moisturizer hydrates the skin and forms a protective barrier. In addition, it's a great way to make your skin the perfect canvas for makeup application.

  1. 3. Do you shampoo the ends of your hair?

    Do you shampoo the ends of your hair?

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3. Do you shampoo the ends of your hair?
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Since the natural oil comes from the roots, shampooing your ends could dry them out prematurely.

  1. 4. Do you always use clean makeup brushes?

    Do you always use clean makeup brushes?

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4. Do you always use clean makeup brushes?
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Foundation and concealer brushes should be cleaned frequently at once a week minimum.

  1. 5. Have you cut your bangs while they were wet?

    Have you cut your bangs while they were wet?

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5. Have you cut your bangs while they were wet?
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If you cut your bangs while your hair is wet, there's a chance they could bounce up when dry and look too short.

  1. 6. Have you put conditioner on your roots?

    Have you put conditioner on your roots?

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6. Have you put conditioner on your roots?
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Since the oil is more concentrated on your roots, it's best to apply conditioner from the mid-length to the ends.

  1. 7. Do you put on sunscreen even if you aren't hanging out in the sun?

    Do you put on sunscreen even if you aren't hanging out in the sun?

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7. Do you put on sunscreen even if you aren't hanging out in the sun?
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If you aren't outside, but you're still hanging out in front of a computer screen or window, you're exposing your skin to potentially damaging light.

  1. 8. Do you actually? Or do you just rely on the SPF in your makeup routine?

    Do you actually? Or do you just rely on the SPF in your makeup routine?

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8. Do you actually? Or do you just rely on the SPF in your makeup routine?
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Sure, if you apply enough makeup, you can get the correct amount of sun protection. However, you'd need seven times the normal amount of foundation and 14 times the normal amount of powder to get the protection you need.

  1. 9. Have you ever slept with your makeup on?

    Have you ever slept with your makeup on?

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9. Have you ever slept with your makeup on?
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Sleeping with makeup on can prevent the rejuvenating cell turnover process, which can make skin look older.

  1. 10. Have you used a makeup removing wipe without rinsing your face afterwards?

    Have you used a makeup removing wipe without rinsing your face afterwards?

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10. Have you used a makeup removing wipe without rinsing your face afterwards?
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Rinsing actually removes the dirt, oil, and makeup from the face. Plus, makeup remover wipes usually leave a film on your face that needs to be washed off.

  1. 11. Do you wet your hair first before going in a pool?

    Do you wet your hair first before going in a pool?

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11. Do you wet your hair first before going in a pool?
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Your hair soaks up water like a sponge, so it's best to wet it before going in a pool so it doesn't suck up all of that chlorine.

  1. 12. Do you clean your ears out with Q-tips?

    Do you clean your ears out with Q-tips?

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12. Do you clean your ears out with Q-tips?
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Cleaning your ears with Q-tips can damage your ears if you poke too deep, and it can push the earwax further into your ear.

  1. 13. Do you pump the brush in and out of the mascara tube?

    Do you pump the brush in and out of the mascara tube?

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13. Do you pump the brush in and out of the mascara tube?
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Pumping your mascara can introduce air and bacteria into the tube.

  1. 14. Finally, do you bite your nails?

    Finally, do you bite your nails?

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14. Finally, do you bite your nails?
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Biting your nails can increase the chance of infection and make hangnails more common.

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