Spring has scratched and clawed her way here despite Winter’s best efforts. We can see her just down the street, melting the snow. We catch a glimpse of her later in the evening as she holds the night at bay a little longer.
I love Spring. It’s messy but it’s so uplifting. I feel my mood lift with the rising temperatures.
Do you get a little…itchy? I do. I get itchy to do things. Get out there. Organize.
I guess that’s where the idea of Spring cleaning comes from – from getting itchy to get out there, get active, and get things done.
So let’s do some Spring cleaning. Let’s start with those makeup brushes, sponges and applicators. Be honest: When is the last time you washed this? Or your washed that? Let’s do it all.
Now let’s look at the makeup itself. How long have you had that? Had this one over here? Months and months? Might be time for a fresh one, even if you haven’t used it up entirely. Bacteria can cultivate in makeup. You don’t want to spread that to your eyes and your skin fights off enough invaders all day, everyday without your makeup adding to the pile.
Now your skincare products. Anything look different than it used to? Different color? Different smell? With milk that’s turned or carrots that have gotten slimy, we don’t pinch our nose or gag and keep choking it down to use it up. We pitch it! Same with skincare products. If they have a different color, smell or texture, they need to go — even if you didn’t use up the full amount.
Habits. Let’s Spring clean our beauty habits. Here’s an important one: Do what you have to do to get a solid sleep each night. You need at least 7 hours of good quality sleep. Invest the time to find out the tips and tricks that you get you and your unique sleep personality these much needed zzzzz.