Q&A Monday

For all your beauty advice…

Good morning, and Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Thanks for the great questions this week. Read on about dollar store hair color, washing your face in the morning, and multitasking.

Dear Brooke, I was recently shopping at my local dollar store, and I came across hair color for a dollar! I am desperate for my hair to be colored, and this would be such an inexpensive option. How bad could it possibly be to color my hair with color that’s only a dollar? Susan E.

Dear Susan, I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for with products, and if you’re paying one dollar for hair color, you’re going to get hair color that’s worth one dollar. I can understand the appeal of buying something you need for such an inexpensive price, but I would steer clear of that one dollar hair color! If you put it on your hair, chances are you’ll end up with dry, damaged hair that doesn’t even look like the color on the box. It’s up to you if you want to give it a shot, but my professional opinion is a big fat “NO”! You can buy professional color at Sally Beauty Supply. It will cost you more than a dollar, but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and it’s much, much better for your hair.

Dear Brooke, I have normal to dry skin, more on the dry side. I wash my face every night, and most mornings, my skin feels normal and clean. I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, and would love to not have to do my skin care routine. Can I get away with only washing my face at night? It sure would help me in the morning! Claire R.

Dear Claire, Personally, I don’t think there’s any problem with not washing your face in the morning, if you wake up with your skin still feeling clean and normal. I don’t recommend this for oily skinned individuals, but if your skin feels great, then all I would suggest is a few splashes of cold water to refresh your skin, and of course, your daily sunscreen. If you’re going to make a habit of this though, make sure you keep your pillow cases clean. Dead skin, and any oils that build up on your sheets and pillow cases can cause breakouts, and have a negative effect on your skin. Go for it, just pay attention to how your skin reacts long-term, and make changes accordingly.

Dear Brooke, I am always looking for ways to save time with my makeup application and I was wondering if it’s a good idea to mix together my moisturizer, my foundation primer, and my foundation together and apply it all at once? Heidi W.

Dear Heidi, I think this idea is certainly a way to save time, so give it a shot. However, I would only try this on days you’re in a hurry, or for an everyday¬†natural look. If you have an event, or need a little more coverage with your foundation, take the time for all three steps separately. My thought on that is, the individual products need time to absorb into your skin for the maximum effect. But, if you’re looking for a way to cut a few corners in your morning routine, I see no problem in putting three steps into one. You’ll know right away if it’s not going to work, and the beauty of that is, it’s just makeup! You can always take it off, and put it back on the way you always do. Let me know how it works for you!

Thanks again for the great questions this week, keep them coming. Email me your questions for Q&A Monday to brookeknowsbeauty@hotmail.com

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