Spring is all about new beginnings – and that includes your beauty essentials. Many people don’t know that beauty products eventually go bad. Using products for longer than their intended use can not only lead to an increased risk of bacterial infection but can cause skin to become irritated and products to lose their effectiveness.
Step One: Proper Storage
A majority of our products like our oils and body butters have a shelf-life of up to 24 months. For products that go on the eye like our Castor Oil Eyelash Serum, mascara, or eyeshadow, the timeline for use after being opened is 6 months to a maximum of 1 year. Shift through all your products and check which ones have been sitting around for a while – you’ll be surprised at how many you find! If you don’t remember when you first opened a product, it most likely means it should be discarded. Once your skincare and makeup have been sorted through, proper storage is key to maintaining their longevity. Our beauty essentials should always be stored in a cool, dry place to keep fresh!
Step Two: Washing Your Application Tools
We’re talking about your makeup brushes, hair combs, even the pouches you use to hold your products should be wiped down! Though this sounds like a lot of work, it’s easy. Most application tools like eye and facial cleansing brushes can be cleaned with simple soap and water. For those with greater use and dirt like hairbrushes and combs rinse first using vinegar before washing thoroughly with soap and water!
Step Three: Organizing
And now, we've reached the final step! See how easy this has been?
As the weather becomes warmer, our skin routine is bound to change. Though most of us are staying home, things like switching moisturizers – for instance, swapping a heavier Vitamin E Oil or Avocado Oil to a lightweight facial oil like Grapeseed or Jojoba, or using our whipped Almond Body Butter as opposed to our thicker raw and unrefined butters, and opting for a sunscreen with a larger SPF still stand.
For organizing, we suggest placing the products you use most often in an easy-to-reach place, so you don’t have to shift through a bunch of products and create a mess looking for what you need. The best way to ensure you are keeping your beauty products decluttered is by creating space for them. This could mean placing different kinds of products in different cabinets or using pouches to separate your makeup – however you do it, we believe in you!
Have fun spring cleaning!