I don’t know about you but I have some really bad beauty habits that I can’t seem to break. I’m hoping that some of you will be able to relate to some of the things that I am going to mention. I wanted to confess some of mine that along with a couple of ways in which I am trying to change those habits.

Who is guilty of coming in from a long day at work or straggling in from a night out with your mates and turning to the dreaded packet of your favourite makeup wipes to take off your makeup. Of course, most brands claim that they ‘rehydrate the skin‘ or ‘remove all your makeup‘ or even ‘give your skin a fresh, clean look‘ but we all know this isn’t entirely true. I am guilty of using a makeup wipe almost every night to take of the makeup that I caked on in the morning but they really aren’t as good as having a proper skincare routine. So I’ve decided to take a new approach that surprisingly takes the same amount of time. The classic Vitamin E Cream Cleanser from The Body Shop and a reusable makeup wipe that can be washed and reused over and over again is simple yet effective! Not only does it make me feel better that I have properly removed all my makeup but it makes my skin feel and look good the following morning too. I’ve also re-found my love for the Angels On Bare Skin Cleanser too.

Hands up if you forget to moisturise daily! *slowly raises hand* Aren’t we all guilty of it? I’ve got myself into a routine of religiously moisturising my face morning and night however that can’t be said for the rest of my body. Don’t get me wrong, my Alex drawers is full of moisturisers from various brands but I just never remember to use them. It’s a chore that I always forget about doing. Who wants to stand with your legs wide apart, waving your arms around waiting for your moisturiser to dry? I would much prefer the extra ten minutes in bed, thank you! Although I have found some quick drying saviours that have come in handy recently. Firstly, are The Body Shop yogurts. I don’t know what it is about the formulation but I love it! It’s lightweight and dries quick which is what everyone is after. I’ve been using them after a hot bubble bath too and they are so cooling. By the time I have finished deciding what to wear, the moisturiser has sinked into my skin and I can get on with enjoying my day.

Confession: I’ve never washed any of my brushes. This is mostly because I really can’t be bothered. It takes ages, I’m too lazy and the feel of new brushes excites me far too much. On the other side, new brushes are so expensive and this girl would rather spend money on Too Faced releases or Lush goodies than a new set of makeup brushes every month. It wasn’t until I have realised that many of my skin breakouts was because of how clogged up my brushes were that I have got out of this habit and try to wash them at least every two weeks. For those of you wondering, a fellow blogger recommend Superdrug’s Baby Shampoo to cleanse those bristles and I second that. It works an absolute treat! Not only is it cruelty free but it leaves my brushes feeling super soft and clean. Goodbye horrible dirty brushes!

Finally, there’s nothing better than keeping your skin looking fresh and clean by drinking your recommended amount of water everyday. I feel like many can relate to this one too. Drinking more water really does have a lasting effect on my skin. It just looks so much brighter and glowing. I should really drink it more often. This is something that I vow to do over the summer months starting from today. I am making a promise to myself that coke is for special occasions and from now on I will only be drinking water with or without sugar free juice.

Are you guilty of any of these beauty habits? Let me know in the comments if you have taught yourself any bad beauty habits.

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