5 Things to Help You Break Your Bad Beauty Habits This Year

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* No more acne scars from pimple popping
* Give up nail biting for good this year 
* Commit to protecting your skin with proper SPF sun care

Breaking any bad habit is usually not an easy process. When it comes to not-so-great beauty habits, it helps to have a product to counteract the habit and make it a part of your everyday routine.

We’ve rounded up some helpful products that aren’t necessarily meant to break your bad beauty habits, but make it convenient and easy to stop the bad and start slowly incorporating the good.

1. Instead of picking at blemishes, try acne patches instead

Acne Patches are a K-Beauty staple and one that has made a splash in the states recently. Instead of picking at your blemishes (which can cause scarring and further spread bacteria to other parts of your face), simply apply these non-drying patches for overnight results. Mighty Patch Acne Patches are made with the highest quality hydrocolloid, which is a fluid absorbing agent that draws out fluid and other impurities from your pimple. This, in turn, will reduce the blemish size and speed up the healing process all while protecting your skin.

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2. Stop biting your nails for good

A great hack to stop nail-biting (it’s also great for curbing thumb sucking) is Mavala Stop. This clear nail enamel is a prevention treatment that has a bitter taste, which will help break the nail-biting habit. Simply apply a coat over the entire nail or even polish and allow to dry. This enamel is sheer, discrete, should be applied every two days and the treatment continued until the nail-biting ends.

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3. Start cleaning your makeup brushes and beauty sponges as often as you really should

We all know you should be cleaning your makeup brushes and sponges as often as possible, as it is one of the most effective ways to keep your skin clean and healthy. The Selene Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer tool will help make this process painless and fast, to ensure your skin remains in good health. Cleaning your brushes more frequently can also help extend the life of your brushes. With just three simple steps: you first attach the brush to the spinner, pour water and soap into the provided bowl and dip and spin to clean and raise and spin to dry. In about 30 seconds this battery operated machine will have your brushes clean and ready for use.

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4. Sleeping with your makeup on

One of the biggest beauty no-nos’s out there is sleeping with your makeup on. Failing to remove your makeup before bed can be detrimental to the complexion, so it’s important to make sure to cleanse regardless of how late of a night it is. To make it easy, use one of the most recommended and liked makeup wipes on the market, Neutrogena’s Hydrating Makeup Remover Facial Cleansing Wipes. These wipes will remove all traces of dirt, oil and even waterproof makeup while conditioning and soothing the skin in one step. With their travel sized, re-closable packaging, you can easily keep them by the bed to ensure you always have access. In addition to stubborn makeup removal, these wipes contain cucumber and aloe extracts to leave skin feeling soft and conditioned.

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5. Forgetting sunscreen

One of the biggest ways to protect your skin from the signs of aging (and of course, skin cancer) is by using a solid SPF everyday.  If you tend to forget this crucial skin care step, a great option is to use a Beauty Balm (BB) Cream with a high SPF level. BB Cream is a great alternative as they are a multifunctional, one-step product, so you’re less likely to forget to apply it. The Purlisse Perfect Glow BB Cream gives you oil-free, moisturizing and natural-looking coverage that is great for all skin types and provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection every time. Another great way to use this, and for extra coverage, is to layer the tinted face moisturizer under your favorite foundation.

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