8 Beauty Sins I Committed in My 20s That I Really Regret (PHOTOS)

woman in newportI'm not even going to try and be humble about it. I was a hot ticket 10 years ago -- back in my 20s when gravity, hormones, and a slowing metabolism hadn't caught up with me yet.

I knew I looked good (as obnoxious as that sounds) -- and that's probably why I didn't worry too much about using my common sense when it came to my beauty routine. I was super-naive and figured I'd simply gotten good genes and would never have to worry about the aging process rearing its ugly head.

But now that I'm about to turn 36 in a couple months (yikes!), I honestly wish I could go back in time and give myself a swift kick in the rear end for committing as many beauty sins as I did.

If only I'd paid a little more attention to the possible permanent damage I was doing to my appearance (not to mention my health), maybe I could still get away with telling people I'm 28. Ok, that may be pushing it a little. But I probably could pass for 30 had I realized how important it was to take care of myself.

Check out these photos to see 8 beauty mistakes I really regret making back in my 20s.

 

Image via Mary Fischer

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LadyM... LadyMinni

I have no melanin in my skin, so I'm not going to age well at all. The best thing I can do is stay out of the sun, exercise, and keep a good skincare routine.


I have a few tips for fried hair. I have dyed every 4-6 weeks since I was 13 because my hair is grey. One tip is to only wash every other day, at least during the winter. During the summer you should be fine because your hair produces more oil. Tip 2 is to soak your hair in olive oil for 30 minutes (or more, depending on damage) at least once a month. This can get expensive though, because you have to coat everything. Tip 3 is to use Amla oil in your hair. An Indian friend told me about it and it is amazing. Outside of the internet I have only been able to find it at Sally's Beauty, in the ethnic hair care section. (Next to the coconut oil.)

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