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5 Beauty Products You May Be Using Incorrectly All Along!

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Sometimes we take for granted familiar products and may not be aware that we are not optimizing the product’s full potential because we are using them incorrectly. Here are five common products that are commonly misused:

Nail Polish

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By shaking the nail polish bottle before you start will create air bubbles. Instead, roll the bottle between the palms of your hands to ensure the color is mixed. The heat of your hands will also warm up the polish, helping it to spread more easily. The best way to get an even distribution of polish on each nail is to aim to apply the first stroke down the center of the nail and then do the next two on either side. Apply each coat as light and as thin as possible. Let it dry before applying the next coat. 

Lash Curler

Curling always comes first before applying the mascara. Using a lash curler after you have applied your mascara can lead to clumping and may even yank out a few sticky lashes! 

Brow Pencil

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The aim of a brow pencil is to only add color to the sparse areas of the brows. The pencil should be just one to two shades darker than the natural hair color and apply it with a light feathering motion in the direction of the hair growth.

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Moisturizer

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As serums are made with smaller molecules and are highly concentrated, they are  effective when they are closer to the skin. As such, serum will be truly effective if applied before a moisturizer. 

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Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is meant to be reapplied every two hours, but most people do not reapply. The best time to apply sunscreen is in the morning 30 minutes before going outside. It’s crucial to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.  In order for sunscreen to do its job, the active ingredients must sit on top of the skin.