Assess your skin care products.
Granted, we probably all own more skin care products that we actually use on a daily basis. While some products may be useful from time to time, there are likely a few products in our drawers that are simply gathering dust, products many of us don’t even know how or when to use! These are the products you want to access. Start by pulling all of your products out of your drawers and sort them into products you use daily, products you use from time to time and products that you never use. Toss anything that is no longer working for you, products that don’t fit your skin type any longer as well as products that you purchased more than two years ago. Viola, your drawers will be neater and the products you do use will be more accessible!
Wash your makeup brushes.
Fact: Many people rarely wash the makeup brushes, even if their skin is breaking out on a regular basis. Truth: Oil and bacteria can accumulate in your makeup brushes bristles, causing clogged pores, breakouts, and irritation. Stop putting this critical step off and give them a thorough cleansing. Begin by filling a glass with warm water and add a tablespoon of a gentle facial cleanser. Next, swish the brushes in the glass to create a good lather. Finally, rinse and lay them on a towel to dry overnight on your counter. Keep this habit up and your skin will thank you!
Make sure to apply sunscreen daily.
Fact: Wearing facial sunscreen year-round reduces premature skin aging. However, a lot of people don’t think to use it until the weather heats up significantly. If you haven’t been wearing a moisturizer with sunscreen now is the perfect time to begin! Just please keep in mind that for an SPF to truly protect your skin and prevent the harmful UV rays from damaging it, you must apply your SPF generously. Also, remember to apply your facial sunscreen to your neck too. This area is an extension of your face and needs protection also!
Spring clean your pores with a professional facial.
There is no doubt that the most effective way to clear blackheads and clogged pores from your skin is to schedule a facial with an esthetician to manually remove them. Likewise, the change of season is a time when your skin is prone to stress due to allergies and environmental factors. This makes it a perfect time to consult with an esthetician about how to transition your skin into spring.
There you go! Follow these four simple steps to spring into a new season with radiant, glowing skin!