Spring has arrived and now is the time for spring cleaning! It’s important to go through your skincare products at least once a year and toss old, expired products. As the temperatures get warmer you will also want to opt for lighter products and transition to pretty spring colors in your makeup routine. We’ll help you get started with a spring skincare chore list.
1. Out with the old, in with the new.
Go through your cabinets and look for products that you have bought over the past year. Most liquid products like cleansers, moisturizers, foundations and serums only have a shelf life of a year. Powder products like eyeshadows are good for up to two years. Now, you probably have quite a few questionable products in your cabinet, maybe even some makeup from 5 years ago. These products probably won’t turn green and fuzzy but using expired products can cause irritation, infections and breakouts. Replace them with new products to keep your skin healthy.
2. New season, new look.
Winter has a tendency to leave your skin dry and dull looking, not to mention your sun-kissed look has faded over the months and you need to bring your skin to life. Give your skin a fresh new look by using exfoliators to slough off dead skin and reveal fresh, vibrant skin underneath. Brightening masks will help you even out your skin tone, leaving you with a fresh, clean look. For spring makeup looks swap out your bold winter shades for a warmer palette and pair with a shimmery lip gloss for a sun kissed glow, without the sun damage.
3. Moisturize & protect.
I know we are always stressing the importance of both moisturizing and using sunscreen. With warmer weather upon us, now is the time change out your moisturizer for a lighter, water-based moisturizer. The air is less dry so using a thicker moisturizer like you do in the winter is unnecessary and could lead to breakouts. While sunscreen is definitely important year round, it is even more so during spring and summer. Your face sees a lot more sunshine during these seasons, so be conscious of this and always use SPF on your face. Remember to apply sunscreen after your moisturizer or you can also opt for a light-weight moisturizer with SPF.
4. Get bronzed.
Sundresses, shorts and tanks always look great with a nice tan, but try and avoid baking in the sun or using tanning beds. I know, the sun is shining and soaking up that Vitamin D seems like a good idea, but some sun damage is irreversible and can lead to skin cancer. Instead, use a SPF when outdoors and choose a self-tanner to achieve that sun-kissed look.
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