Spring is here! Now is the perfect time to give your beauty cabinet an overhaul. So what's inside?
Let's go through a check list right now.
1. Lay out all the products that are currently in your beauty cabinet.
2. Out of these products how many are you actually using?
3. Do you know how these products are benefiting or affecting your skin?
4. Are you familiar with the ingredients in these products?
5. Do your products contain any of the following ingredients, also known as the "dirty dozen":
Synthetic fragrance/Parfum, Dibutyl phthalate, Parabens, Sodium laurel sulphates, Triclosan, PEG compounds-Propylene glycol, BHA and BHT, Synthetic colours-Coal tar dyes, DEA related ingredients, Petroleum, Siloxans, Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives.
Checking through the ingredients list
So many people are suffering from skin concerns/conditions and are unaware of where these are coming from. The ingredients in your skincare product should be beneficial to your skin or contribute to the overall wellbeing of your skin. For example so many products contain synthetic fragrances which may influence your initial decision to purchase a product, however these ingredients are harmful to the skin.
Your beauty regime
Now you have checked your ingredients list, check through how many products you are using, are you overloading your skin with too many products? It is important to stick to a regime that your skin needs at the time. Our skin changes with environment, hormones, age, stress and health factors. If you were using a product for a specific skin concern that you no longer have, do not incorporate it into your regime anymore. Keep it simple. Check expiry dates on your products, if your products are out of date they can also cause an adverse affect on the skin, or influence the effectiveness of an active ingredient.
By now you should have minimised your beauty cabinet. What to do in the future?
Look out for ingredients lists. Shop for what your skin is needing at the time, not what the latest marketing craze is. Be wary of intense smelling beauty products. Connect with the brand, know what you are using and ask questions if you are unsure of what is right for you.
Please feel free to email any skincare enquires to firstname.lastname@example.org