Spring Cleaning 101: The Makeup Version

Spring has sprung. Flowers will bloom. That means spring cleaning has begun!

Your skin care and beauty routine should be altered when seasons change, period. Climate heavily influences your skin’s oil production, for example, which in turn affects the type of moisturizer you should use, the type of foundation, powder, and so on.

With new spring beauty trends and summer trends on the rise, take this opportunity to freshen up your cosmetics bag as well!

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PREPARE: If you’re methodical and careful, your makeup products should have a longer life span. This means cleaning brushes daily, deep cleaning brushes weekly, keeping products moisture free and stored at room temperature. Don’t add unnecessary bacteria to your eye makeup and tools either (i.e. touching, licking).

STEP 1: Spick-and-span. Wash your makeup bag. We mean soap, wash and dry before replenishing it with cosmetics galore.

STEP 2: Say no to hoarding. Be honest about which items you will use.

STEP 3: Instincts and tingling senses. If you are unable to recall the last time you used it or when you bought it, chances are it has to go. Another telling sign – consistency and smell. Any changes in consistency, separation of nail polishes or weird smells from any of your products means its new home should be the trash.

STEP 4: Be in the know. Makeup and skin care products do expire.

  • Foundations, concealers and cream blushes should last about one year if you’re not dipping your finger into the actual product. If you’re a hands on person, it may need to be changed sooner.Mascara should be changed every three months. It’s dark and moist in the container – everything bacteria needs to harvest a full and fruitful life – and that is something your eyes should steer far from. Toss it out. It’s okay.
  • Powders, blushes, bronzers, eye shadow and eye liner should last about one year and a half. Pencil eye liner should be sharpened before each use to create a fresh, clean surface before applying it near your eyes.
  • Liquid eye liners last about half a year.
  • Lipsticks and lip glosses last about one year and a half to two years. Long lasting lipsticks have shorter life spans though.

STEP 5: Out with the old, in with the new. Switch up your moisturizers if needed. Dry climates call for moisturizers that are for dry skin. Usually they have more oil in the formulas. In humid climates, moisturizers with humectants are best. Look for moisturizers that are noncomedogenic (doesn’t clog pores). Those used by those with normal to oily or oily skin that are oil-free work best.

STEP 6: Wipe it down. Before putting any cosmetics into your cosmetic bag, make sure you disinfect all the containers of your makeup.

Looking for tips and suggestions on which products to try? Let us know!

Then go ahead and spring clean your wardrobe and home!

Stay beautiful!

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