You always take time to push your old coats to the back of the closet and bring forward the fun, light tops for spring, but what about your skin care routine? Here are 5 changes to make this season.
Tis the season for spring-cleaning! It’s time to toss out the old to make room for the new, and just like swapping your winter wardrobe with lighter clothing or dusting and cleaning the entire house, it’s important to update your skin care regimen and start fresh for spring.
Especially with living in Ohio, the cold temperatures and dry air make our skin itch, and worsen skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. So as the weather warms up, try these 5 tips to switch up your skin care routine for clear, healthy skin.
Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to purge old skin care products and cosmetics. Believe it or not, these products have a shelf life. So no matter how long you’ve been holding onto that free sample of foundation you received in the air and just haven’t found the right occasion to finally use it, or if it’s been that huge, old bottle of conditioner that forever keeps its place in the corner of your shower, it’s time to toss! Old, expired products can harbor bacteria and loose their potency.
You want to toss the following items:
- Anything past the expiration date
- Products that are dry or crusty
- Anything with a change in smell, color, or consistency
- Mascara order than three months (always toss makeup that is older than a year, no matter how much there is remaining).
- Old, dirty makeup brushes or makeup sponges
TIP: Unlike food, cosmetic companies aren’t required to put expiration dates on beauty products, but a few brands list them anyway, so start by taking a look at the package. Look for a symbol of a jar with an open lid, number, and letter. The open lid means the expiration date applies once the product is opened or the seal is removed. The letter is usually an “M” for month or “Y” for year. So if you see “12 M” on the symbol that means the product will last up to 12 months after it has been opened.
Looking to refresh your look and replace old items? Stop by any H&H Science location to test and try out our mineral makeup like or fabulous Detox My Hair Line to help deep clean refresh your hair once a week.
Swap Moisturizer for Lighter Lotion
In warmer, more humid weather, you’re more likely to sweat when you’re out. For spring skin care, switch our your heavy moisturizer for a lighter lotion. For example, swap your H&H Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer with our H&H Facial Moisturizer, or our H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer if you have oily or acne-prone skin.
Exfoliate for a Healthy Glow
By exfoliating your skin, you can help remove all those dry, dead skin cells after slow build up during the winter months and restore your skin to a fresh, new glow. Start by gently exfoliating both your face and body once a week to help keep moisturizers better adept at absorbing into the skin and removing dead skin cells. Try our environmentally friendly micro-bead H&H Brightening Polish to gently cleanse and exfoliate.
For spring and summer, use a lighter foundation and lighter, brighter makeup colors. The dull, drab days of winter are behind you, so freshen up!
Slather on the Sunscreen
While it is important to wear sunscreen all year long, start your spring off right by switching to at least a SPF 30+. At H&H Science, all of our sunscreens are SPF 50+ and fortified with antioxidants and provide UVA/UVB protection. TIP: Kill two birds with one stone with our H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream as it is both your foundation and sunscreen! Or for acne-prone skin, try our H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen.
What do you think? What are your tips spring cleaning your beauty and skin care regimen? Let me know in the comments below!