CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
A study found that 72% of women never wash their brushes or sponges, even though they collect dirt and bacteria which can cause breakouts. "You should wash loose powder brushes every two to three weeks, and those used to apply foundation once a week." Mix a couple of drops of gentle facial cleanser or shampoo and lukewarm water in a cup, swish your brushes around, rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry, and lay flat to air dry.
SANITIZE YOUR SMARTPHONE
Your phone that you can't keep your hands off of, can get more germ-infested than a public toilet. The glass touch screens on mobile devices are so good at spreading viruses that sharing them may be almost as bad as sneezing in someone's face. All those germs land right on your cheek and jawline every time you chat away, causing spots and irritation. To keep your phone (and face) bacteria-free, wipe it down with an antibacterial wipe a few times a day.
SLEEP IS CRUCIAL
"Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which is why you look pale and washed out if you only get a few hours." It's also the best time to rejuvenate your skin."
Your body's cellular renewal team has the night shift, so this is when you want to equip your skin with as many nutrients and hydrating ingredients it needs to do a fine job.”
EXFOLIATE FOR SMALLER-LOOKING PORES
It's amazing how something so tiny can feel so huge, but enlarged pores are one of the most common beauty complaints. Pores appear larger when they're filled with dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and keratin, a protein that lives on the surface of skin. To help clear out your pores, you need to be exfoliating regularly.
DON'T NEGLECT YOUR NECK AND CHEST
Most of us are guilty of stopping our skincare routine as soon as we hit our chin. And our neglected neck and chest take vengeance by wrinkling, sagging, and displaying dark spots that beg to be hidden by a turtleneck. The skin on these areas is thinner, and doesn't have a strong blood supply, so it doesn't heal well. Use the same products as you would on your face, but start lightly (every other day) when applying as they may cause some initial irritation.