Beauty Mistakes Even Beauty Editors Make

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We may be beauty editors by trade, but we are still humans at heart, therefore, we too make major beauty mistakes every now and then. Some were mishaps while others were complete misfortune, but one thing is for sure: We’ve learned our lesson and won’t be repeat offenders.

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Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Editor

“I know it’s absolutely horrible for my skin and I should avoid doing it at all costs, but I’m guilty of picking my face from time to time. When I wake up in the morning to a monster pimple and I know no amount of concealer is going to cover it up to my satisfaction, I can’t resist the urge to get it off my face as fast as I possibly can. In the end, it doesn’t do much for my skin, but it’s a hard habit to break.”

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Try This: Instead of picking at pimples, apply an anti-acne solution like Clear Clinics Labs Vanished, which uses salicylic acid to dry up blemishes. $35, clearcliniclabs.com
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Brittany Burhop, Senior Editor

“I know I shouldn’t do it, but I sometimes use flat irons and curling irons at temperatures that are way higher than what’s recommended—and often without the use of a heat-protective spray. I know it’s damaging my hair, but I’ll do it when I want my style to last all day.”

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Try This: Cricket’s Ultra Smooth Professional Hair Dryer is infused with hair-protecting keratin protein and argan oil, so your hair gets a straight shot of oil and protein as the heat passes through for another layer of protection. $117, cricketco.com

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Liz Ritter, Executive Managing Editor

“There are still some nights I don’t wash my face. It’s incredibly lazy and I know it is bad for me, but sometimes, I just don’t have the energy. When that happens, I make sure to exfoliate first thing in the morning…although I know that’s not really a substitute.”

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Try This: For those nights when you just can’t drag yourself to the bathroom to wash your face, keep a pack of cleansing towlettes like Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes by your bedside to remove makeup, dirt, oil and debris. It’s better than going to bed with a dirty face! $6, cvs.com

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Yolanda Yoh, Editor-in-Chief

“I hate to admit it, but I don’t wash my makeup brushes enough.”

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Try This: Super easy to use, the 2X Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove removes all types of makeup from your brushes. Just swirl dirty brushes in a circular motion on the glove with cleanser to get them as good as new. $35, sigmabeauty.com

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Margaret McGriff, Senior Web Editor

“One of the many beauty mistakes I’ve made in the past was doing my own highlights. Not only were they too light and uneven, it also completely destroyed my hair (serious breakage!). Had I gone to an experienced colorist, they would’ve found the right color, applied it better and advised me to do weekly deep conditioning to keep my hair healthy.”

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