When applied correctly, makeup and other beauty products can work wonders on a woman’s appearance. When applied incorrectly, however, makeup can actually distract from a woman’s natural beauty. Most os us first learned how to do our makeup in the late stages of elementary school or the early years of high school. When you’re first introduced to makeup, you want to experiment as much as possible. That means loads of color, layers of makeup and shimmery shadows. The bad news: those beauty blunders are a detriment to your natural beauty. The good news: we’ve all been there.
Every woman, at some point in her life, has been guilty of at least one (most likely more) of the following beauty blunders. Hopefully we’ve all learned our lesson and these mistakes will never happen again:
1. Fake Tanning
Using an enhanced or tinted moisturizer can most definitely give your skin a natural and radiant glow. Most self-tanning products on the market, however, make your skin look orange and fake. Applying countless layers of fake tanning lotion over your body and face will not make you look sun-kissed–it will make you look like an Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Do yourself (and your significant other) a favor and toss your tanning lotion in the trash.
What’s more is that these products don’t just give you an unnatural look, but research suggests that they may also pose some health risks. Many of the chemicals in these products are indicated for “external use only,” though many women accidentally ingest trace amounts in various ways, and this can be dangerous. Recent investigations also show that tinted moisturizers and tan-enhancing topical treatments may also damage your body’s DNA, leading to potentially serious consequences.