Spring is officially in full swing! And if you’ve revamped your wardrobe, cleaned up the cabinets, and finally recycled those old, unread magazines, it’s time to apply that organizational energy to your beauty routine.
Now is the perfect time to dive into your makeup bag, empty out the vanity, and make sure all your tools are in good shape and your products are up-to-date.
Intimidated? Don’t be. You can transform your beauty routine in just five easy steps:
1. Deep clean your makeup bag.
Start with a clean home for your beautifying tools. Dump out the contents of your makeup bag (or, bonus points: invest in a pretty new one!) and swab the inside with a disinfectant wipe to eliminate germs and product buildup. Wipe off each product, and before you place it back in the bag, take stock of each one’s lifespan: you should be replacing mascara every three months, concealer and liquid liner after six, and lipsticks, glosses, and foundation after a year. If you suspect anything is past its prime, it’s time to toss it out and hit the beauty aisle for a newbie!
2. Do an inventory check on all your hair tools.
Is your blow dryer still in perfect condition or is it on its last legs? Does your flat iron still hit the perfect temperature, or does it sizzle your strands? Make sure all your electronic tools are in good shape to ensure your hair stays safe when you’re styling. Carefully wipe the exteriors and plates with alcohol when tools are unplugged, and coil the cords to keep them from tangling.
3. Disinfect your makeup tools too.
When was the last time you took a close look at your eyelash curler?When the rubber pads start to wear down, you’re no longer getting the most bang for your buck, so swap them out for new ones. And even if they’re still in good shape, wipe the pads down with makeup rover and a cotton pad to clean off mascara buildup and lingering germs. Be sure to wipe your tweezers down as well and sharpen the tips with a nail file if they’re starting to look dull. And don’t forget to empty out your pencil sharpener and wash and dry the razor!
4. Breathe new life into your brushes.
Hairbrushes need love too. Comb through bristles with a pen to loosen stuck strands before shampooing the brush gently. Turn it upside down on a towel to dry off.
5. Get a trim to celebrate the season.
If you’re not already in the habit of booking regular appointments, now’s the time to get back in the salon! Spring is the perfect excuse to reinvent your look, but even if you plan to stick with what you’ve got, regular trims are essential to keeping hair healthy, shiny, and full of life. Book an appointment today to keep your locks lush all year long!