It’s that time of year again when we move the clocks forward, the days become lighter and we hope to see a glimpse of the sun every now and then. Spring is in the air so it’s time to spring clean your home and your skincare routine and give your makeup brushes a really good clean.
Makeup Brush Hygiene
If you are using your makeup brushes daily then it’s a good idea to give them a thorough clean once a week. Brushes can harbour bacteria which will irritate your skin and cause breakouts. Wearing makeup on a daily basis isn’t great for your skin but for some people it’s a necessity. A great way to give your skin a break is to have one makeup free day a week. Perhaps you have lazy Sundays at home, so use this as the day you also clean your makeup brushes.
The best way to clean your brushes is to first rinse them in warm water to get the excess makeup off. Then using either baby shampoo or a gentle antibacterial face wash, squirt a small amount into your hand and swirl the brush around in the liquid so it starts to lather. Any makeup that is lodged in the bristles should now start to come away. Once there is no makeup left on the bristles run the brushes under warm water until they have been thoroughly rinsed.
Leave your brushes to dry at a slightly downward angle on a paper towel, so that the excess water can run away and not pool around the bristles. Make sure they are completely dry before using them again.
If your brushes are made with natural fibres you can also use a drop of olive oil on them to keep them soft.
It’s also a good idea to give all your products a quick check to make sure they haven’t expired. All makeup has an expiry period so it’s best to throw out that lipstick you’ve had for 3 years.
Daily Skincare Routine
Now you’ve got lovely clean brushes it’s important to adapt your daily skincare routine to fit with the season. Warmer weather and less exposure to harsh conditions means your skin doesn’t need to be covered up as much. Use a lighter moisturiser, even try a facial oil instead and switch to a foundation that has a lighter coverage, like a liquid foundation or a tinted moisturiser.
But before you go baring your skin to the great outdoors, give yourself a really good exfoliate first. All those heavy duty moisturisers and thicker foundation over winter could have left your pores blocked and not just on your face. Give yourself a top to toe scrub to get rid of any dead skin cells lurking on your skins surface and remove excess dirt and oils that may be clogging your pores. It may even be worthwhile investing a professional facial treatment to get your skin in tip top spring condition.
Once you’ve got your skin clean and ready for Spring then it’s time to get outside, making sure of course you are wearing a good SPF to protect your skin from the harmful UVA rays from the sun. But getting outside in the fresh spring air on a nice day will let your skin breath and give you a healthy glow after the long winter months spent inside.
Future Skincare Protection
It’s great to give your skincare routine a good spring clean but you also need to be looking at future prevention of spots and acne. Adding a daily sachet of help: clear skin to your skincare routine will help keep on top of all the great work you’re doing in keeping your skin clean and healthy.
Help: clear skin is a simple soluble formula containing natural ingredients which have been proven to help you prevent spots, leaving you with naturally clear skin and a healthy complexion. Simply empty a sachet once daily into your favourite beverage or soft food (can be either hot or cold), stir until dissolved and look forward to clearer, healthier skin in just a few weeks. Getting set for Summer couldn’t be easier. Springing your skincare into action now could leave you with a healthy complexion before the summer months arrive.
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