The new year is the perfect time to undertake an audit of your beauty cabinet to ensure products are up-to-date and working for you to create healthy, flawless skin – and not causing your skin irritation or harm due to expired toxic ingredients or unclean beauty tools.
These simple beauty hacks will ensure you’re polished to perfection this new year.
Beauty and Makeup Stocktake
Do an audit of your beauty cabinet and throw out any expired or old products. Products such as foundation, moisturisers and eye cream have a use-by date. Throw out anything over 12 months old and replace with new.
Skincare products are constantly improving and the new year is a good time to re-assess your skincare and makeup brands. What worked for you 2, 5, 10 years ago is almost certainly not right for you now.
Clean Your Brushes
Unwashed makeup brushes can stimulate harmful bacteria and cause skin problems. Rinse your brushes in warm water and a gentle shampoo or cleanser and pat dry. (I leave mine to air-dry on a towel).
Get a Facial – ASAP!
Sun exposure and heavy-duty sunscreens can wreak havoc on skin over the summer holidays. Book yourself in for a facial asap and maintain regular treatments (every 6 to 8 weeks) for optimum health and vitality.
Build up of shampoo, conditioners and styling products takes a toll on your hair which can lead to dandruff and other scalp conditions. Change your shampoo brand and also treat dry, sun-damaged hair to a conditioning treatment and repeat every 4 to 6 weeks.
Well-shaped and groomed brows are vital to balance and frame a woman’s face and to counteract the appearance of ageing. Book a brow shaping treatment with your favourite brow artist now to tidy and reshape your brows.
Clean Your Phone
I dare you to google what bacteria and germs are on living on your phone right now. Regular cleaning of your phone is vital for your skin’s sake.