Clean Up Your Beauty Regime
Spring clean your beauty regime
Whether your make up bag contains products you haven’t touched in years, or you’re just ready to inject some extra freshness into your beauty regime, these five tips will have you (and your skin) feeling revived in no time.
Clean your brushes.
Dirty make up brushes can be the root of skin problems. Over time they may accumulate old makeup, dirt and dead skin cells and should be cleaned regularly. Chemical cleaners aren’t necessary though! Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap is a really effective cleaner and contains no fragrance or synthetic detergents ¬– so is great to use for the job.
Bin the junk.
A lot of what we put on our skin ends up being absorbed into our body. So if you haven’t already, now is a great time to clear your beauty cupboard of anything with any nasty, harmful chemicals. Some ingredients found in beauty products that we try to avoid include butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), parabens and phthalates – the list goes on! It’s a confusing space so the ‘simple is best’ message is often the best. Opt for brands that use only naturally derived ingredients. Brands we love include Inika Organic, Ere Perez, Weleda and the Jojoba Company.
Treat yourself (to a DIY natural face mask)
Making your own homemade face mask is relatively simple and you’ll likely already have the ingredients in your pantry and fridge. We’ve got one for every skin type.
For great skin, invest in a dry body brush. It may sound like the farthest thing from pampering, but dry body brushing has a lot of fans and has some pretty amazing benefits beyond just smooth skin. Dry body brushing helps to improve circulation, skin tone, energy levels and general wellbeing.
Healthy skin starts with what you’re putting in your body. Insufficient water consumption can result in dry, flaky skin. There’s no hard and fast rule on just how much water we should be drinking a day but as the weather gets warmer everyone should be upping their intake. Water obviously provides moisture, but that’s not all. It also flushes toxins out of the body so can help clear the skin too.