Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring clean your beauty regime

The daffodils are blooming, the temperature outside is slowly rising & the clocks have gone forward, which means one thing - spring is officially here!

When spring time hits, everyone appears to be happier and more cheerful, as it’s the time of year to get everything in order & spring clean your life – the office, the house, clearing out the toys the kids have outgrown; so why not also think about giving your beauty routine a spring clean?! Here are 4 steps to have spring fresh skin to last you until summer:

1. Throw out old products
Have a spring clean of your beauty products and check their expiration dates. Makeup & skincare products do expire, so if you keep using them you could risk spreading bacteria which causes skin infections & break outs. A rough guide to how long products last:
Mascara – 3 months
Concealer – 6 months
Lipstick – 1 year
Foundation – 1 year
For skincare such as moisturiser & cleanser etc, be sure to check for an a expiration date.

Remember to also never use an old applicator in fresh products, as the applicator will transfer bacteria to the new product.

2. Wash your brushes
Makeup brushes are prime breeding grounds for bacteria. If you use your brushes every day, you should be washing them every week. Of course, we’re all human and this is definitely one of those chores we tend to “forget” every now and then, so what better time to remind yourself and get washing?!

3. Update your products for spring
During the cold winter, all our skin wants is a thick moisturiser to counter-balance the freezing temperatures. However, your winter moisturiser is probably too rich for summer, so it’s a good idea to switch to one that’s lighter one. Try the Guinot Creme Hydra Finish tinted moisturiser for a healthy glow, which also has SPF 15 – perfect for spending those spring days picnicking in the park!

4. A new mani

What better way to welcome spring than to get rid of that winter ox-blood manicure and re-fresh those fingertips with a pastel blue or green. Our Shellac manicures last up to 2 weeks with no chips! Call us to book an appointment – 020 8301 0040

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