When we find a beauty product we love, we want to use it all the time. But some things aren’t meant to be a part of our daily routine and using them too often can actually do more harm than good. Here are a few things we shouldn’t be using every single day.
- Dry shampoo - There are times when this “miracle hair-saver in a spray bottle” can save us and our dirty hair, but overuse can leave your locks damaged. A buildup of too much can cause breakage, so don’t use dry shampoo more than two days in a row.
- Deep conditioner - Using deep conditioner more than once or maybe twice a week can actually make your hair dryer and lead to breakage. If you feel like your strands still need more love, add a once a week coconut oil treatment instead.
- Medicated lip balm - “Overuse can cause your lips to rely on the medication to stay moisturized,” dermatologist Annie Chui “Use them until you are no longer chapped, and then switch to a regular lip balm.”
- Makeup primer - Sure, it leaves your skin smooth and makes a perfect base for smooth, even foundation, but the ingredients that create that flawless look don’t make your skin happy. Chiu says the silicone in primer could clog pores and lead to breakouts, so spare your skin and save this for special occasions.
- Waterproof mascara - These formulas tend to dry out lashes, so use them sparingly.
- Self-tanner - It gives us the faux glow we love without the sun damage, but overdoing it with self-tanner can leave us looking like Magda from “Something About Mary!” Plus the active ingredient in most self-tanners is DHA, which is linked to potential DNA damage, so save the sun-kissed look for specific occasions.
Source: Women's Health