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squeezing spotsIt’s no secret that most of us have a bad habit or two when it comes to our beauty regime and whilst most of them are minor indiscretions, there are some which can undermine your whole routine. Below, we’ve listed our top five beauty bad habits, with some handy suggestions on how you can beat them.

Nail biting

One of the most common bad habits on the planet is nail biting. Some people do it as a result of nerves, or feeling the need for comfort, but nails which are bitten down to the quick can look seriously unsightly. Use a bitter nail paint to discourage biting, then once your nails have started to grow, apply Decleor Ongles Nail Oil to help restore vitality and strength, as there’s a good chance your new nails will be weak and brittle.

Spot popping

Although the temptation to deal with spots and blackheads is huge, allowing them to heal by themselves is a much better option and reduces the chance that you’ll leave yourself with scars. Also, according to current wisdom, popping spots can actually cause more; when you apply pressure to the top of a spot, you also push more germs under the skin cause can spread and cause further outbreaks. Opt for dedicated products, such as the Dermalogica MediBac Clearing System which will remove the dirt and soothe the skin.

Not cleansing your face before bed

Everyone knows that removing your make-up before bed is an absolute must to prevent clogged pores, but you should actually be washing your face before bed even if you don’t wear make-up. The pollution and dust in the air can actually cling to skin and can be equally, if not more harmful than make-up. The Decleor Hydra-Radiance Smoothing and Cleansing Mousse with Cloth is a great product which gently cleans skin as well as giving extra moisture, cutting down the time you need to spend on your skin and maximising your sleep time!

Forgetting sunscreen

We live in an information age, which means that EVERYONE knows the harmful effects that the sun’s rays can have, so there’s no excuse for forgetting to wear sunscreen. Dermalogica Pure Light SPF50 is a great all-round lotion for anyone wanting to avoid hyperpigmentation, whilst the Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 is water resistant and perfect for anyone wanting to go from pool to lounger without having to reapply.

Neglecting your neck

The vast majority of people seem to think that their beauty regime stops at their chin, but taking care of your neck and décolletage is just as important. The skin around this area often gets the most exposure to sun and the elements and needs restorative care to ensure is stays looking good. Decleor Clay and Herbal Cleansing Mask is a gentle mask which can be used all the way down to your décolletage area and will give you a fresh, purified and softened complexion.