How to Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine in 6 Simple Steps
1. Throw out expired products
2. Clean your makeup applicators
3. Swap winter skincare for summer skincare
Summer cleaning is a good time to switch out products based on the season. If your winter cream is thick and highly protective, you may want to switch it out for a lightweight, water-based formula. If your summer moisturizer like MONO face moisturiser contains UV protection and some antioxydants like Vitamin C, even better, to combat allergens!
4. Nourish your skin on the inside and out
There’s a lot of cleaning and organization going on externally in spring and summer, but don’t forget about detoxing internally. Part of cleaning your beauty routine should include paying special attention to ingredients. This means adding ingredients that detoxify the skin and eliminating ingredients that cause harm to the skin. Carefully read all the labels and get rid of the products that contain badly rated ingredients; even though your product lists only one toxic ingredient out of 20, it still means that the whole product is toxic and could have carcinogenic effects on the body, disrupt your hormones, and aggravate your skin.
5. Replace toxic products
Summer cleaning your beauty routine is the perfect excuse to treat yourself and put your health first. Investing in clean beauty products is investing in your health. You wouldn’t eat and smoke carcinogens, so why put them on your face? If you’ve never detoxed your beauty cabinet before, you’re going to be in for a shock at how many of your favorite products aren’t what they say they are. You want the majority of your beauty routine to be clean, non-toxic, and safe. But the reality is that most women’s beauty collections contain an alarming amount of toxic ingredients. Replacing the majority of your collection at one time may sound daunting so take this cleaning at your own pace, one section at a time.