Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag: 5 Top Tips for a Fresh Start
Spring is the perfect time to refresh and clean out your makeup bag. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, it's important to ensure that your beauty products are clean, fresh, and safe to use. Here are our five top tips to help you get started:
- Check your makeup's expiry date. First and foremost, it's crucial to check the expiration dates of your makeup products. Old makeup can harbor bacteria and cause skin irritation, breakouts, or infections. Generally, you should replace your mascara every three months, liquid foundation every six to twelve months, and powder-based products every two years. If a product has exceeded its shelf life or has been open for too long, it's time to toss it out and replace it with a fresh one!
- Reorganise your makeup and skincare products. Once you've checked the expiry dates of your products, it's time to reorganise your makeup bag. Start by taking everything out and separating your products into categories like eyes, lips, face, and skincare. This will help you see what you have and what you may need to replace. You may also want to invest in some storage solutions like our Makeup Storage Pod or Podlette.
- Refrigerate your products. Did you know that refrigerating your makeup products can extend their shelf life and keep them fresher for longer? Plus, it can feel great to apply cool products to your skin, especially during the warmer spring months. Consider investing in a Beauty Fridge to store your products!
- Clean your makeup brushes. Cleaning your makeup brushes is a crucial step in maintaining good hygiene and preventing breakouts. Brushes can harbor bacteria, oil, and dirt, which can transfer to your skin and cause acne. It's recommended to clean your brushes at least once a week, using a gentle cleanser or brush cleaner. The STYLPRO Original is a great tool for cleaning and drying brushes quickly and effectively.
- Clean your makeup sponges. Similarly, cleaning your makeup sponges is essential for preventing bacteria buildup and maintaining good hygiene. Dirty sponges can cause breakouts and skin irritation, so it's important to clean them regularly. The 2-in-1 STYLPRO Spin & Squeeze is a handy tool for deep-cleaning your sponges AND brushes and ensuring they're ready to use again, instantly.
Spring cleaning your makeup bag is an essential task that can help keep your beauty products fresh, clean, and safe to use. By checking expiry dates, reorganizing your collection, refrigerating products, cleaning brushes, and sponges, you can ensure that your makeup bag is ready for the new season. So go ahead and start your spring cleaning, your skin will thank you for it!