Around this time of year, many people get the itch to do spring cleaning! From your house, to your garage to your clothes, spring is the perfect time to clear out the clutter, toss what’s not working for you anymore and replace it with something new and fresh for spring. Your house and your closet are obvious places for spring cleaning, but do you ever do self-care spring cleaning, meaning you clean out the products that are part of your self-care routine? If not, you should. Here’s a few ideas.
Skin Care Products
Of course I’m going to start with skin care products. It’s what I know and love! Spring is the perfect time to take a look at all your products. If you haven’t used something in a month or more, toss it. If you’ve had it for a while, toss it. Or, if you’ve used a product for a while and it’s just not working the way you’d like, don’t be afraid to toss that too. There is no rule saying you have to use something until it’s gone if it’s not doing its job!
Next, look at your skin. Would you be comfortable going without makeup during the hot summer months? If your answer is no, it is probably time to evaluate WHAT skin care products you’re using and make sure they are actually helping you achieve makeup optional skin. If you need help with this, I’m always available for product consultations.
Lastly, think about the warmer months ahead. Do you have a good SPF as part of your routine? If not, it’s time to get one because the sun will be shinning bright soon and your skin needs to stay protected. Again, if you’re not sure what you need, contact me. I’m happy to make some suggestions and offer ways to easily add an SPF to your daily routine without adding more products.
You should go through a similar spring-cleaning process with your makeup. I know I’m guilty of grabbing new things I see, using them for a while and letting them sit in my makeup drawer untouched for months. The problem with this is makeup expires. If you keep it too long, bacteria can grow inside and well, you know the rest.
Other Ways to Spring Clean Your Self-Care Routine – Hair Removal
Who doesn’t need to do some spring cleaning when it comes to hair removal??? Warmer months are coming which means shorts, dresses and bathing suits. If you have not booked your spring sugaring service you need to get on the schedule because shaving all summer is not going to be fun. Sit down, take a look at your calendar and head over to my booking site. Find my next available sugaring appointment and join my wait list for cancelations.
Spring Cleaning for Your Health
If you’re feeling a little ‘meh’, your skin or some other aspect of your body is not the way you’d like it to be, spring is a great time to focus on caring for yourself from the inside out. I’m obviously not a doctor, so I won’t even begin to get into specifics, BUT I will tell you there is a direct connection between how you’re body is functioning, your skin and your overall health.
So, if something is just a bit off, talk with your doctor. Maybe you need some blood work, supplements or something else to refresh how you’re feeling. There have been so many times clients come to me struggling with their skin and there is actually something more going on beneath the surface that is causing issues with their skin.
It’s been a long winter so carve some time to take a look at your self-care products and routine. See what needs to be evaluated and consult with a professional for help if necessary. From skin care to makeup and hair removal, I’d love to help with your spring cleaning. Contact me with questions!