Spring Clean Your Make Up Routine!
Beauty Expert, Dorothy Ryan had advice for spring cleaning your beauty routine. With spring quickly approaching, it’s natural to want to switch over your closets and give your home a good deep-cleaning. Why not overhaul your beauty routine while you’re at it? Spring is a great time of year not only to swap your heavier winter moisturizers for lighter formulas, but it’s also a good excuse to clean out your beauty closet and start fresh. No beauty products last forever, so it’s necessary to replace older products on a regular basis.
Some great spring products to try:
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation ($13.99, drugstores)
Clinique Makeup Brush Cleaner ($12.50, department stores)
DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew UV Moisturizer SPF 15 ($38, Sephora.com)
MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush ($32, department stores)
Sally Hansen Lift & Define Mascara ($7.99, drugstores)
Spring Cleaning tips from Real Simple magazine:
Anti-aging and acne treatments: Three months to a year. Antioxidants are easily oxidized, so be on the lookout for any changes in color.
Body lotion: Two to three years, particularly if it’s in a pump container.
Shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel: About three years.
Bath oil: One year.
Sunscreen: Check the package for an expiration date.
Mascara and liquid eyeliner: Three to four months. Make sure you’re diligent about replacing these items to prevent contamination and infections.
Eye and lip pencils: Three to five years. Sharpen them before each use as a way to preserve them and keep them clean.
Lipstick and lip gloss: Two to three years.
Foundation: About two years. Most bottles are designed to last that long. And if you don’t use it, chances are you didn’t love it to begin with.
Perfume: About two years. To get more mileage out of a perfume, resist the temptation to display a pretty bottle on your vanity. Instead, stash it away in a cool, dark place.
Nail polish: One year.
Hairstyling products: Three to five years. Most are alcohol-based, which helps preserve the formula.
Bar soap: Up to three years.
Shaving cream: About two years.
Deodorant: Up to two years.