Beauty Products I Won't Be Using Next Year
It’s not quite spring yet, but I am cleaning away my cupboards a little early. While there are plenty of great beauty products that do wonders for your well-being—whether that’s giving you silky-soft skin or shiny hair—there are also a handful that either have the potential to cause some major harm or are a total waste of money. Here are (8) beauty products that will be a no-go for me in 2019!
Eyebrow Razors: You can shave everywhere else, so why not use a razor to shape your eyebrows? Because it’s just a nightmare waiting to happen, that’s why. The tiny razors are cheap and look easy enough to use, but they can be risky. It’s best to leave your brows to wax or thread honestly.
Shaving Cream: Shaving cream might be less expensive than shaving gels, but saving money might not be worth it when it comes to your skin. While it gets the job done, purchasing a gel instead—which isn’t that much more, by the way—is going to offer more benefits, making it easier to soften your hair for a closer and less-irritated shave.
Stretch Mark Cream: There are many creams on the market that say they can banish your stretch marks in minimal time. I’ve tried a few myself. They honestly don’t do anything for your skin, at all. A 2015 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology looked at repairing stretch marks after pregnancy in particular and found tropical treatments can’t do anything to fix the problem, which are essentially disrupted elastic fibers that don’t allow your skin to go back to normal after stretching.
Any Summers Eve Product: Your hoohaa naturally self cleans itself with warm water. That’s it. Douching interferes with pH levels, reduces acidity, and kills beneficial bacteria. Stay away from harsh soaps and feminine deodorant.
Artificial Scent Deodorant: While it has made my underarms smell like a floral paradise the issue is that deodorants that use those powerful, synthetic fragrances are stock-full of chemicals. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) says they have been associated with everything from allergies and skin condition
Alcohol Based Toner: Toner has become a regular part of plenty of people’s skincare routines, giving them a glowing complexion. Unfortunately, when it’s alcohol-based, it tends to have the opposite effect, though. They’re supposed to help remove all the dirt and grime on your face, but to do that many products typically contain alcohol, which can completely dry out and irritate your skin.
Anti Aging Shampoo: Sorry, but no anti-aging hair product is actually going to anti-age your hair. Why? Well, mainly because once your hair leaves your head, it’s already dead. There are certainly ways you can make your strands look healthier and more lively, but it’s impossible to prevent your hair from going gray or become “younger” no matter how convincing the commercials look.
Hair Removal Creams: This heavily irritates my skin. Leaving it burning and bumpy. Not needed, PERIOD.
Now that you know what hasn’t worked for me, I feel a lot wiser about simplifying my beauty care products. It’s high priority for me to only keep the essentials for any/all occasions. Make sure you leave these products behind and purchase ones that not only work for you, but are good for you as well! We all deserve to show up feeling glo’d up. You can actually meet other beauty savvy women at our Flourish Media Conference this February. Snag a ticket and share your new year goodies with all of us!