In today’s world, you’ll see new health trends and “healthy” habits you need to try right away on every corner. From diets to various skin and teeth treatments, it seems you’re doing everything wrong when you look at the advice from the internet and some beauty magazines. These beauty treatments are often the opposite of healthy and what you should be doing to your body, though. In fact, these beauty habits will most often do you more harm than good. Here’s what you should pay attention to and stop doing ASAP to keep your body actually healthy.
Most self-proclaimed beauty gurus say there’s nothing wrong with leaving your makeup on overnight or not removing it before working out. As well as that, they claim it’s okay to just wash it off with some water and soap. In reality, this causes permanent skin damage and acne you won’t be able to get rid of.
Your pores need to be able to breathe, especially when you’re working out. Makeup clogs them and allows even more dirt to accumulate on your face. In fact, you expose your face to dirt and debris daily just by existing. If you want a clean face, don’t burden it with makeup and make sure that you properly remove it when you do wear some. Makeup removal products are always a good option but don’t forget to do your skincare routine after you remove it, too.
When you look at the wide array of hair products available in stores and all the advice online, it seems like your hair doesn’t have a chance of survival unless you over-process it. In reality, these products degrade the quality of your hair and give you more problems in the long run. The truth is, all you need is a regular cut and nettle shampoo.
Dying and bleaching your hair is especially damaging. If you don’t want it to fall out, become thin, and greasier mote often, definitely stay away from as many hair products as possible. On top of all of this, don’t give in to the trend of washing your hair every day. Once or twice a week is more than fine, as it preserves the natural oils in your hair and keeps it clean for longer. The more you wash it, the more oils your head has to produce, and the greasier your hair is in a shorter period of time.
Even though we all want that perfect white smile, it’s not advisable to treat your teeth at home by yourself. Popular teeth whitening treatments include baking soda and vinegar, both of which can be very aggressive for your teeth. They might bleach them, but they can also damage enamel and make your teeth softer. This just leaves you with a mouth full of problems and an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.
If you want to whiten your teeth, do it the right way – at the dentist. As a professional Perinth dentist would say about in-office teeth whitening treatments: “It is recommended over the take-home treatment because it’s quicker and has better results, since it is done in our well-equipped facility”. You won’t have to worry about accidentally ruining your oral health forever and you’ll still get that perfect white smile you were hoping for.
Tanning, especially artificially, can damage your skin beyond repair. Our society is obsessed with getting tanned so much that you can do it in several artificial ways, like visiting tanning places or getting a spray tan. As well as that, it’s often advised to stay in the sun for a long time just so you can get that tan. The thing is, UV rays are very harmful to your skin and can cause irreversible damage and diseases.
Even the sun isn’t as healthy as it used to be, meaning that tanning for a long period of time increases your risk of cancer. Things don’t even need to get this drastic for your skin to get damaged. Tanned skin can cause premature aging, too. So if you want to stay healthy, young, and vital, make sure to use a sunscreen with high SPF and always wear a hat and protective clothing.
As you can see, there are plenty of popular trends on here that actually don’t help you stay healthy or happy. To actually improve your life and health, you can’t really take any shortcuts. Listening to professional advice about diet and exercise, as well as skin and teeth treatments is your best shot of improving in the real sense of the world. Plus, you’ll be sure the effects of what you’re doing this way are long term. We’re confident you’ll find the best way to stay healthy and improve your body when these beauty trends leave your life.
This is an article by Mia Johnson, a freelance writer with a ten-year-long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourne, she now lives in Sydney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.