Its the perfect time to go through all your beauty products and purge what you don’t need or things with yucky ingredients. I use this time to get rid of samples I have been holding onto, products I no longer used to clean out all the drawers in my bathroom and reorganize them with what I’m keeping.
Ideally you should be cleaning your brushes at least once a month if you have not been doing that start now. Not regularly cleaning your brushes can lead to bacteria on your brushes which then goes on your face. I use a spray I can use all the time. You can also make an easy cleaner with warm water, dish soap, and olive oil. Work brushes through the oil mixture. Rinse well and gently squeeze out excess water. Place brushes on a towel handle higher then the brush side to dry.
Clean off your hot tools. Wipe your flat iron or curling iron with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Wipe down with a wet cloth repeat as necessary. This will remove build up from products on your hair prior to use.
Hair Brush- Fill a bowl with warm water and mild shampoo swish the brush around and then place the brush brustle side down to dry.
Now go through your drawers and cabinets and evaluate everything you use regularly. Check expiration dates. Get rid of the products you no longer use. Get rid of the products with less then 1/4 left. Make the switch to cleaner products if you haven’t already. You can do this one of two ways. Make the switch and toss everything else or buy as you use up what you have. I prefer using then buying. I don’t like to waste. Look for products without synthetic fragrances, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, or lead. Your skin is your largest organ treat it well and use quality products.
Finally, wipe out make up bags and drawers you keep your stuff in and reorganize.
As a rule of thumb these products should be switched out every:
Mascara- 3-6 months
Eyeshadow- 3 months
Eyeliner- 3 months
Liquid concealer-1 year
Powder or stick- 2 years
Foundation- 6-12 months
Cream blush-1 year
Powder blush- 2 years
Face powder- 2 years
Lipstick/gloss- 1 year or if you’ve been sick toss.
Unsure how long you have had a certain product? Toss it better safe then sorry!