Applying Makeup With Fingers; Use Beauty Sponges Instead
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You don't have to get your hands dirty when trying to achieve a flawless makeup look. The allure of using fingers as a makeup applicator probably boils down to the natural finish that it provides. After all, improper use of brushes can leave unsightly makeup strokes. However, when using fingers, you inevitably tug your skin to ensure proper blending. In the long run, this will cause fine lines and sagging skin.
Another issue is if you use cosmetics that are in a jar and your fingers are directly dipped into the product, the makeup will most likely become a breeding ground for bacteria — no matter how clean you think your hands are. If you're all for that natural-looking finish, then there's a foolproof alternative — a beauty sponge. You just have to wet it, squeeze then bounce the cute squishy applicator to evenly apply makeup. You just have to be extra diligent in cleaning it if you want it to last.
No To Toothpaste As Pimple Zapper, Yes To Pimple Patches
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This is a myth that's as old as time, but surprisingly many people still do it. For the cooling sensation perhaps? That, and also because it does dry up your acne, thanks to a particular ingredient called triclosan. But toothpaste also has a ton of other ingredients that might not agree with your skin, which can worsen the situation or can cause other bad effects in the long run. So let's be safe, ladies, and use products that are created exclusively to treat pimples like pimple patches. Some claim that these can solve your problem overnight. While this may not happen every time, you can be sure that it will definitely calm down your acne so it won't be as angry tomorrow as it is today.