Spring is in the air! That means it’s time for longer days, blossoming flowers, and bringing out your best attire for warmer weather. Of course, it’s also the perfect time to reset with a little spring cleaning
While you might already be in the habit of deep cleaning your home this time of year, something many people overlook is spring cleaning for your beauty and wellness. So, to help you out this season, here are some quick and easy ways to refresh your routine.
1. Detox your cosmetics
If you haven’t already made the switch to clean beauty, it might be time to do some investigating and check the labels on your products for toxic ingredients. Unfortunately, many popular drugstore formulas still contain potentially harmful ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances, and more. However, the good news is that there are so many more options available these days that won’t pose a risk to your health, hormones, or skin. When in doubt, it never hurts to do a bit of research on topics like “The Dirty Dozen,” and other problematic ingredients, to make informed decisions about what you feel comfortable keeping in your routine.
2. Toss any products that are expired
Beyond checking your cosmetics for unhealthy ingredients, another best practice is to also weed out any expired products. Once those expiration periods have passed, many formulas will be ineffective or even harmful for your skin, so it’s time to go ahead and let them go. Most product labels will feature a dated label or icon indicating their shelf life, so you can easily do an inventory and get rid of anything that doesn’t make the cut.
3. Swap out your seasonal staples
While it isn’t necessary to overhaul all of your cosmetics, it can be helpful to use this time to switch out heavier creams for lighter moisturizers, as well as trading cozier winter fragrances for spring and summer scents. You can use this opportunity to replace or replenish your daily essentials with whatever is most appropriate for the weather and time of year.
4. Organize to inspire new habits
If you’ve found yourself slacking on self care recently, spring cleaning can also be a great time to reconnect with your routine by simplifying and paring it down to just the essentials. Once you’ve purged any unnecessary clutter, you might consider creating a special shelf or counter top display with your must-have items. This will help keep them in your line of sight and inspire your daily rituals.
5. Clean your makeup brushes while you’re at it
If you aren’t already in the habit of regularly washing your makeup brushes, and other applicators like sponges and spatulas, spring cleaning is the perfect time to do so. Because these types of tools can collect product residue, dust, and bacteria, giving them a good cleanse will help prevent harmful debris from transferring to your skin when you use them.
6. Streamline your routine with beauty and wellness subscriptions
One more great way to stay on track through springtime and beyond is to treat yourself to a subscription service that keeps your favorite products coming. For sticking to your supplement regimen, Hush&Hush offers monthly plans that provide you with refills on the regular. Bonus: they also come with a discounted price, so you’ll be able to keep the good stuff coming and save a little money for your new spring wardrobe.