Written By Empress Of Pearl Powder
Sarah Anderson March 22, 2023
Spring is here! 'Tis the season to spring clean everything and we mean everything; your home and your wardrobe as well as your skincare products and routine. Spring is a wonderful time to freshen up your surroundings and also switch up your skincare routine.
If you've been putting this off for a while, now is the time to finally detox your beauty routine and look closer at your skincare stash. If you're in the process of spring cleaning your home, don't forget to include your skincare.
Below you will find out exactly what to keep and what to toss out, plus how to ensure your skin care routine is spring fresh and ready.
1. Throw Out Your Expired Products
Spring cleaning is the ideal opportunity to get rid of expired products and ensure everything you're putting on your skin is clean, effective, and safe.
Most skin care products have an expiration date and when used past that time the stability and effectiveness of the active ingredients lack potency and can also wreak havoc on your skin. Products can usually last two years if left sealed, but should be used within one year once opened. When spring cleaning your skin care, check the expiration dates.
Even if a product hasn't reached its expiration date, changes in color, odor, texture, or if it has separate, clumped, thickened or thinned, it time to toss it out and start anew. Also, if you're not using products, throw them out!
Be honest with yourself and invest in products that work for you and your skin. In addition to throwing away older products, wash your makeup brushes and make that a weekly habit.
One of the wonderful things about pearl powder, it has a two year shelf life if stored properly, so you won't have to spring clean that every year.
Store pearl powder is a cool dark place, but DO NOT refrigerate.
2. Add Sunscreen To Your Skin Care Routine
In the spring your skin will experience more heat by spending more time in the sun. You'll want to increase your sunscreen to SPF 50 if you were using a lighter number in winter.
Also stay away from spay on sunscreen, according to Schweiger Dermatology Group's Dr. Rachel Nazarian, "half of it goes into the air, barely any of it gets onto your skin, you're breathing in half of it. It's just not the right way to get good coverage" Creams work best.
If you haven't been exfoliating regularly during the winter, now is the time to start. Casting off dead skin cells will help your skin better absorb your skin care products readily and give you a healthy glow. Just be sure to apply a gentle exfoliate that won't cause you irritated skin!
A good way to counteract dryness is to give yourself a pearl powder facial twice a week to slough off dead cells and boost your skin's natural rejuvenating abilities.
Use A Good Hydrating Moisturizer
Switch old products that haven't worked for you well and use new ones that are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, and hyralonic acid to help your skin recover from the dry, colder months, boost collagen production and smooth wrinkles.
Store Your Skin Care Properly
Storage is one of the most important parts of ensuring your products are working properly. In fact, it can mean the difference between a product helping or hindering your the skincare concerns you want it to combat in the first place.
Skincare products are designed to withstand the range of normal room temperature. Temperature extremes like freezing, heat in direct sun, or storage in a hot car will all impact the products shelf life and stability. Skincare labeled as "preservative free" will be particularly sensitive to degradation and microbial contamination under excessively hot or cold conditions.
Any product that was stored in extreme hot or cold temperatures should be discarded. Any product container that is soiled, or looks like it's seen better days should also be ditched. Start clean, mark containers after opening, and have confidence that your skincare is safe and effective going forward.
Say Hello To Your New Spring Time Routine
Spring is the time to start transitioning your skincare routine into something that will work well for you all year long! From your cleanser and SPF to the moisturizer and antioxidants, there are some things you should change if you don't want to avoid looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Don't worry though, we've got you covered! Visit Empress Of Pearl for the best products to help keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the entire year.
We promise that with a little effort and these great products, you will be on your way to having beautiful and healthy skin shortly!