From the shower-time secret to better skin to discovering a truly signature scent, these simple changes in your routine will ensure you’re at your most beautiful for 2015.

Never neglect the neck

Neck Skin

It doesn’t all end at your chin…Failing to give your neck the same treatment as your face in your skin care regimen is a major beauty blunder. The skin on your neck is the first place to show your age, as it is prone to pigmentation, loss of elasticity and wrinkles. Even after a face lift, there’s no hope of hiding an ill-cared-for neck, so show your neck some love today.

Youre doing it all wrong


Repeat after me: Hair, body, face. This is the holy mantra of skincare. 

As soon as you step into the steamy shower, your pores open and the impurities inside can be cleansed away. However, washing your face and body before your hair can lead to product runoff from shampoo and conditioner clogging pores on your face, back and shoulders. Wash your body after you’ve rinsed out all traces of shampoo and conditioner and leave your delicate face till last.

Brush it off


Failing to brush your hair and body before your nightly shower is a slip-up in your skin care routine. Brushing your hair before showering conditions and balances your strands by distributing the scalp’s natural oils. Removing tangles while hair is dry is important, as wet hair is more susceptible to breakage.

Use a dry brush on your body before showering to exfoliate and stimulate blood flow to the skin. This unclogs pores, decongests skin and kickstarts your lymphatic system, releasing toxins and reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Size matters

Size matters

Using the wrong amount of product is a major beauty blunder. Here’s what you should be doing:

Shampoo and conditioner: A 50 cent piece-sized amount. If it doesn’t lather or spread easily, add more water and not more product. Too much of either product can leave hair dull, dry and prone to split ends.

Suncream: A teaspoon’s worth of product on your face and a shot glass worth of product on your body provides all the protection you need.

Night cream: A 50 cent-piece sized amount. At night, your skin is most receptive to active ingredients, so be generous in your application.

Layer up

Fragrance bottles

For 2015, the concept of the signature fragrance is outdated. The only way to create a fragrance that truly reflects who you are is by mixing two or more scents together. Spray one scent on your wrists and one on your neck. Apply a scented lotion as well as your normal fragrance. Once again, it’s all about experimenting.

BB Beauties, which of these beauty blunders are you going to leave behind in 2015?


#35 Ponie 2015-08-05 20:53
Great tips
#34 PseudoKate 2015-05-05 10:27
I don't wash my hair and face in the shower. I treat them as different routines. I'll wash my hair after I shower by using the basin or hand shower, and always wash my face over the basin.
Yes, this may not work for some people who are in a rush, but I just plan my time properly. This is why I've never had problems with back acne.
#33 Madibo 2015-04-08 11:11
Less is more thus I will use shampoo and conditioner sparingly - by just adding more water!
#32 Barbie1995 2015-04-01 19:59
I never neglect my neck...Its very important, oh and behind the ears
de la Croix
#31 de la Croix 2015-03-27 18:02
Love this article!! Such great points!
#30 missgeecoza 2015-03-19 11:16
great article
#29 Saal 2015-03-19 06:30
NEVER knew that less is more with hair products! informative article
#28 Mokgadi86 2015-03-16 09:14
Using the wrong amount of product.
#27 Pigeonpear2 2015-03-14 23:34
Love to shower so I can do all in record breaking time unless its a pamper me moment. Usually wash my hair, rinse, apply conditioner or hair mask, wash my body then my face then rinse all off. Interesting tip on brushing hair before a shower and the right quantities to use ;)
#26 Rasmotas 2015-03-05 08:27
Great tips!
#25 RheaM 2015-02-24 13:09
I am so guilty of skipping night cream sometimes. Usually I just shower and I want to collapse into bed.
#24 Tenyvonm 2015-02-23 17:44
Guilty of some of these - found this article useful.
#23 Thamag 2015-02-19 12:14
This article is so useful
2ly gal
#22 2ly gal 2015-02-19 12:13
I need me some body brush and try different fragrances at a go. Very insightful article
#21 tashanda 2015-02-17 14:19
The neck pointer is soo true. I've seen a lot of ladies with light faces and dark necks. Always do whatever you do to the face, to the neck also.
#20 Zanshine 2015-02-16 11:25
Very helpful article, thank you! I've recently started getting into the habit of always brushing my hair before washing it, and it really does help! Also a firm believer in plenty of exfoliating and moisturising!
#19 kaamilahstoutz 2015-02-12 16:38
found all these points quite informative. will definitely try to use them as part of my daily routine
#18 Megzp 2015-02-09 11:29
Love the hair tip!
Kenastacia Asia
#17 Kenastacia Asia 2015-02-09 08:46
I have been neglecting my neck should definitely give it more attention, don't want my neck to give away my age.
#16 sashnee 2015-02-05 09:05
i love love this article

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