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5 Common Morning Beauty Blunders

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5 Common Morning Beauty Blunders
1No sunscreen
2No antioxidants
3Wrong retinol
4Wrong moisturizer
5No makeup primer
Beauty blunder #1: Skipping the Sunscreen
Yes, this is obvious, but it’s so important that it warrants repeating. Even if you’re going to be inside all day, you get sun exposure just while walking to and from the car, and UV rays can penetrate glass while driving or sitting by a window. You’re likely using moisturizer anyway, so use one with at least SPF 30. Sunscreen ingredients and formulations have come a long way; you won’t even notice the difference!
Beauty blunder #2: Not Using Antioxidants

Did you know that sunscreen isn’t enough to protect your skin from all environmental damage? UV rays generate free radicals, and unfortunately SPF doesn’t shield your skin from them. Using a serum or sunscreen that contains antioxidants like vitamin C or E helps take your skin protection to another level.
Beauty blunder #3: Using Retinol in the Morning

If you’ve heard that using retinol in the morning is a bad idea, you probably think it’s because this ingredient makes skin extra-sensitive to the sun—but this isn’t the real reason why it’s best applied at night. Retinol is deactivated by UV light (which is why it should be packaged in an opaque tube) so don’t waste your money by using it when the sun is up.
Beauty blunder #4: Using the Wrong Moisturizer
It’s important to strike a balance when it comes to your skin’s moisture levels. Too little hydration and your skin feels tight and looks dry and flaky. Too much and skin gets shiny, pores get clogged and makeup basically slides off your face. You probably know where your skin falls on the hydration spectrum.

If you’re oily, try a lightweight serum, or see if your sunscreen is enough. If you’re dry, stick with a cream but be careful with an oil. While it may provide the moisture your skin needs, it may leave you looking too slick.

Need a suggestion? Adore Cosmetics’ brand ambassador, supermodel Erin Heatherton, told InStyle that one of her favorite products for her beauty regimen is the Essence Facial Hydrating Cream for Normal to Dry Skin (also available for normal to oily skin).
Beauty blunder #5: Not Using Makeup Primer
In addition to helping your makeup stay put, primers offer many more benefits for your skin. From oil-absorbing to redness-neutralizing, moisturizing, sun-protecting and so much more, there’s a primer to fit every skin’s needs. And because your makeup primer can stand in for one, two or even three other products, it will save you time in the morning, too!

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Some More Mistakes
Besides side-stepping these beauty boo-boos, you can avoid even more other ones. It helps to know how oxygen can help your skin (and how it can’t so marketing hype doesn’t suck you in), not to mention the real benefits of vitamin C, quick ways to knock 5 years off your appearance and common causes of skin discolorations.
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